Jennifer Kincaid, on her way to a writer's workshop in the Colorado mountain town of Lake City, gets lost and is stranded by an avalanche.
Catherine Ryan-Barrett, running from the fame and fortune of her family name, wants nothing more to spend the winter alone and sequestered in her high mountain cabin. She is not prepared for a party crasher.
After spending two months together, they form an unlikely friendship that deepens even further. But after the spring thaw, Jen leaves and returns to her life in Santa Fe and to the man who wants to marry her. All she knows of the woman who rescued her is her name... Ryan.
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Good story, but craved a bit more 'depth.'
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As a gay woman, I enjoyed this romance book as it was a lesbian love story. I enjoyed how the characters developed and grew as individuals and together. I wish the author didn't spend so much time on developing Jen and Ryan's 'friendship' and, instead, spent more time on developing their romantic connection and what happened afterwards. I think it was too easy of a 'fix' in the end - and though I did enjoy the ending - it just felt a bit too rushed for me. If there was a sequel or trilogy of these two and how their love manages in 'reality' that would have been nice.
But, overall, I was pleased to see a well-written lesbian love story on audible that was not all about sex, however, when these two 'did' fall in love and decide to be with each other, I wish it had been less about their sexual intimacy and more emphasis placed on the other layers of intimacy they shared. I still have no idea if they have anything (other then sex) in common.
A bit more depth and you would have had me crying with the ending. Also Jen's character never grew on me. She was a 'one note' character. Ryan, at least, became three-dimensional, eventually.
When Ryan showed up at Jen's house unexpectedly and then left her after sex. It was a good bit. I liked how it showed depth in Ryan's character. It made her seem three-dimensional.
No. Hated her lack of skill in reading a book. She has no talent in voice 'acting.' All the characters sounded the same. She made Jen sound like she was stupid and 'slow.' Won't listen to her again, no matter what book she reads. Boring voice.
I would have called it something that showed it was a love story. Some suggestion are:
1. Breath of Love;
2. Love's First Breath;
3. Love's New Day;
4. Falling on Snow;
5. Tumbling Towards Love; or,
6. Dear Ryan.
I will read this author again with a different narrator. I hope she has written some more lesbian fiction.
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