Saturday, March 7, 2015

Quick Pick: Black Ice, by Becca Fitzpatrick

  • Opening lines: The rusted Chevy pickup truck clanked to a stop, and when Lauren Huntsman's head thumped the passenger window, it jolted her awake. 
  • Reason I picked up the book: The cover was intriguing, and it sounded like a good read.
  • And what's this book about?
  • Danger is hard to resist in this sexy thriller from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

    Brit Pheiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn't prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants;but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.

    Britt is forced to guide the men off the mountain, and knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that have taken place there and in uncovering this, she may become the killer's next target.

    But nothing is as it seems, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

    Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick's riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous.
  • Favorite paragraph: 
  • Something about the morning sunlight slanting through the tree, and the moonshine's spell wearing off, made the memory of last night surge back with horrifying clarity. I lay stiffly on the ground, aghast as every detail of my actions flashed across my  mind. 

    I'd made out with Jude. The man who'd held me captive. That he was hot and sexy and protective of me was irrelevant. 
  • Recommended for: Anyone who enjoys YA (Young Adult) books, or a good mystery/romance. 
  • Something to know: This is a standalone book. 
  • What I would have changed: The ending seemed a little too convenient. Otherwise, though, I really liked this book - it keeps you guessing as to whether Becca's kidnapper is a good guy or not, and she references Stockholm Syndrome more than once while she internally debates this, too.
  • Overall rating: 4 out of 5 stars.
  • Where can I find this book? Click here.

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