Title: Arctic Heat: An Alaska Romance (Frozen Hearts Book 3)
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: September 23rd, 2019
Page Count: 368
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
A lasting connection needs more than simply surviving a winter together—they’ll have to outsmart danger, let down their defenses and open their hearts.
Owen Han has a fresh lease on life—he’s kicked cancer’s ass and is roaring through his bucket list. The former investment banker hopes to find his next challenge in Alaska, volunteering alongside park rangers and fulfilling his childhood dreams of snowy winters and rustic life. Of course, those dreams did tend to feature big strapping mountain men in vivid detail…
Ranger Quilleran Ramsey would like to be anywhere other than dealing with newbie volunteers. And really, the only thing he needs less than a green volunteer “partner” is the flirty attentions of a buff city boy who doesn’t look ready to last a week, let alone an Alaskan winter. They’re all wrong for each other, even if Quill’s traitorous body enjoys the flirting more than it should.
As the weeks pass, the two snowbound men give in to temptation. But can their seasonal romance last until spring? For them to have a future together, each will have to trust the other…while hoping that the harsh elements and omnipresent dangers don’t destroy what happiness they’ve found in the moment.
This was my favorite of the series. I love a good slow burn, angsty read and forced proximity is totally my cup of tea.
What stood out to me most about this story was the fact that both MC’s were so vastly different. Their age, experience, goals, just the way they looked at life in general. But they were very perfect. They just fit. And there were parts that tugged at my tear ducts, I will admit.
If you like Annabeth Albert’s writing style (which I do) you will love this addition to the series. Each book is stand alone, but you get cameo’s of other characters if you’ve read the previous books.
I felt like this had a bit more feeling than the others. It was deep and soulful and thought provoking and it just really resonated with me. Very well written and plotted out, the characters were both charming and real and the end was perfect. Loved it all!