Sky's the Limit
This book can be downloaded and read in Apple Books on your Mac or iOS device.
Tired of waiting for her big break in the fashion industry, Sky Gonzalez, eternal part-time student and overworked retail drone, quits her job, sublets her New York apartment, and embarks on a semester abroad study program in Paris. Paris! Time to throw caution to the winds and jump-start her dreams. What’s the worst that could happen?
How about getting sent to the wrong Paris? As in Paris-frigging-Minnesota?
Bye-bye career dreams. Bye-bye glamour and haute couture. Hello flannel shirts, mind-numbing cold, zero bars on the cell phone, and socially challenged mountain men with tons of unruly facial hair.
Logan should have dodged the little lost waif and kept on driving. Who in their right mind walked in the middle of the road, dressed in white from head to high heels, during a snowstorm? Clueless city girls, that's who. Sky is all that Logan has gladly left behind: stylish, cosmopolitan, and a massive pain in the butt. He wouldn’t trade a single day in his quirky little corner of the woods for all the high-maintenance beauties the city can offer.
Too bad this beauty has been deemed a health hazard and quarantined in his house. Damn his doomsday-prepper neighbors and their paranoid emergency protocols. Now he has to keep Sky in and the pandemic squad out until the roads are clear. The question is, will that happen before or after Sky realizes she's under house arrest?
Funny, Sexy and Touching all at once
I received this book as a gift. Normally, I enter giveaways for authors 'new to me'. To be honest, I've read and enjoyed Elle's books before- its's been a loonnnng while. Her stories are sexy and funny and always have some underlying issues dealt in realism. However, Elle is my 'Before BookFriends' author, so following her and clicking got buried under the avalanche of recommendations.
Fast forward: I won Sky's the Limit book and made it my 10hr plane ride read. It is everything I wanted. It was funny and slightly out there at times. It's two people who believe they are not meant for each other but somehow are the right fit. And figure that out that they belong together. The secondary characters are hilarious and you can't help but actually learn to love their brand of craziness. She made me remember why I LOVED Heavy Issues amongst others in the Bowen Boys.
But... most importantly she tackled an issue with grace and perfection.
My 'hard limit' on books that tackle mental health issues. Its been my world for so long I feel the need to escape. And then I start to analyze how the author addresses the issue. So, yes, Sky's touches on depression but does so without using the topic unnecessarily.
So this gift brought me a return to an author who's writing I love.
5 out of 5 stars.