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For one night she had everything.
Pro snowboarder Stella Lazarus has always loved her brother's best friend. But the one time she tried to show him, she was shot down faster than you can say "competitor disqualified".
Until one blissful night in Tahoe, when Stella finally gets her man.
Or does she?
In the morning, Stella and Bear wake up to horrible news. The sort that sends them racing back to Vermont, and straight into the arms of guilt and family obligations.
For all of Bryan "Bear" Barry's life, three natural laws held true: his best friend Hank was destined for greatness, Hank's sister Stella was off-limits, and Bear would always manage to negotiate the rocky paths that life threw his way. In the space of two days, that's all shattered.
Bear can't believe he slipped up so badly with Stella. Even if his best friend wasn't lying broken in a hospital bed, it would still be unforgivable. Determined to do better, he devotes himself to his friend's recovery, denying himself the very person he loves. And the very thing he needs.
©2015 Sarina Bowen (P)2017 Blunder Woman Productions
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By kgagnon on 12-17-17

Bear & Stella's Forbidden Romance!

Right out of the gate this story drew me in. Stella was always trying to keep up with her older brother and his best friend. The slopes were their second home. Until the unthinkable happens and Stella is sidelined. Bear is the only one who still treated her normally. Now as adults they are all on the snowboarding circuit trying to make their mark. Bear and Stella have always been close but Bear struggles to feel worthy, especially for Stella. Stella loves Bear even tho he keeps her at arms length. One night on the circuit they face the moment of truth about how they really feel for each other. Will it bring them closer or tear them apart for good? This was an adventurous yet angsty romance. I hadn't read the first stories in this series but this one ran simultaneously with the other stories giving us a glimpse of past events. I really liked Bear and Stella no matter how frustrating they were. I really loved their growth and their eventual reconnection. The narrators did a great job pulling me in and keeping me engaged. I am looking forward to checking out the first books in this series.

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By Mindy Lou on 10-05-17

4 Adventure Seeking Stars!

<b>Audible Review:</b> I can't tell you how happy I am that this author choose a male and female narrator. Both Noel Harrison and Emma Wilder did a great job with the narration. Really good voice acting from both of them and I would listen to more of their work.

<b>Story Review:</b> This book was about Stella overcoming leukemia as a child, battling the man's world of profession snowboarding to make a name for herself and her life long love for Bear. Then we have her brother Hank who is a celebrated professional snowboarder who suddenly loses his career in a snowboarding accident. And last but not least, Bear. Bear is Hank's best friend and also a professional snowboarder. Bear's career isn't as good as Hank's and not only has to deal with him being dropped from the tour but also trying to be the best friend he can be for Hank, all the while dealing with his infatuation with Stella.

I loved Bear! He was such a great character and even though he kept Stella at arms length for most of the book, he was so good to her. He was protective and respectful with not only her, but really everyone. It seemed he was just a good guy all around.

Stella was a heroine I could respect. I loved that she was just as much of an adventure seeker as her brother and Bear. Plus, she has loved Bear her whole life and instead of wallowing about it she had courage and put herself out there and made the first move...and the second move.

There was a lot of heart to this story. These were good people dealing with real life issues. The author did a good job of providing us with characters that you can respect and want to root for. This is a safe read with no cheating or abuse, plus a really great epilogue.

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