Backwoods by Jill Sorenson
The more you trust, the more you risk…
When plans for a wilderness retreat with her teenage daughter Brooke go awry, Abby Hammond reluctantly pairs up with Brooke’s stepbrother and his dad, Nathan Strom, for the weeklong trek. The only thing Abby has in common with the bad-boy former pro athlete is that their exes cheated with each other. That…and a visceral attraction that’s growing more complicated with every step through the picturesque woods.
Nathan’s wild-card reputation lost him his career and his family. After years of regret, he’s ready to fight for what truly matters—and that includes Abby’s hard-won trust. When Brooke goes missing, Nathan knows he’s her best and only hope of rescue. But the deeper into the rugged mountains they go, the more dangerous the territory will prove—for their safety and for their hearts.
by Catherine for Sunshine & Mountains
I was provided this book by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
The characters and storyline was fantastic. This is definitely a romantic suspense novel, with more than two point of views but the dialogue was not confusing and I thought it flowed very well. I loved the suspense and romance, parts of the story were a little creepy and unexpected. It definitely kept me turning the pages, I couldn’t put it down.
The development of the relationship between Abby and Nathan is wonderful. Bot of them have been hurt before badly by their exes, which happen to be married to each other. While neither are looking for love, they both feel a connection to one another. Nathan is trying to reconnect with his son, Leo and Abby is trying g to reign in her over protective attitude with her daughter Brooke. They help each other become breed parents. I loved how they were open and honest with each other, that were always truthful with their feelings. As their relationship turned toward a sexual one it helped make it more than just sex.
Brooke and Leo were a different story, they had all kinds of misunderstandings. They seemed to struggle with being honest with each other. Brooke was always flirting with Leo and he acted like it made him uncomfortable. Now I know they are step siblings, but there is no blood relation between them. It’s kind of a difficult thing to wrap your mind around. I’m not sure what is going to happen with them, but I’m definitely intrigued and hoping they get of book of their own.
While they are camping Brooke is kidnapped and the other three go looking for her. As they work together they form a deep bond. Nathan and Leo seem to be able to work through some of the things they have been disagreeing about and Abby realizes that she is capable of doing whatever it takes to get through scary and tough situations. This is truly a great book.