Title: Never You (Emerald Mountain #3)
Author: Stacy Gold
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Ski Romance
One hot night can melt the coldest of hearts...
Emerald Mountain Ski Hut caretaker Morgan Monroe doesn’t do casual relationships. Not anymore. Certainly not with the obnoxious, flirty, too-hot-for-his-own-good chef she’s wanted to strangle all season. He’s the kind of man she wouldn’t date in a million years, even if he were the dating type.
Chef Dan Griffin doesn’t believe in relationships. But a one-night stand to celebrate the end of ski season? Hell yes! Especially with the gorgeous caretaker. She’s sexy but melt-in-your-mouth sweet, the kind of woman who could convince a man to get serious…if he were the relationship type. She kept her distance all winter, but he’s hoping he can convince her to get closer for one night of passion.
When things heat up on a cold winter’s night, will they play it safe or follow their hearts?
Morgan Monroe hates Chef Dan with a fiery passion. He’s a total player (or so she thinks) who’s been trying to get into her pants all ski season. Never in a million years would she sleep with him, let alone have a fling with insufferable Danny-Boy.
Dan loves cooking and making women moan is his specialty. He’s a man who likes to have fun and is looking to end the ski season with hottie Morgan in his bed. Improbable considering how she throws him the death stare cold enough to form icicles. But a man has to try, right? He throws out all the stops and stops flirting with her long enough to listen to her confessions. He questions his casual relationship mantra. Morgan lights up his body with desire but also ignites his mind. Is he ready to let another woman in or will it be Never You?
I must admit, I didn’t like this one as much as I liked Stacy Gold’s previous books. I don’t really care for the whole enemies-to-lovers trope and I found it hard to believe Morgan would go from seething to panting in one night. While I understand Morgan is jaded against men for very specific reasons, her grinding hatred was predominant.
I did, on the other hand, love Chef Dan. He’s a total flirt and has his own issues. A man hiding behind a mask filled with pain and fear. His love of food reminded me of my husband and Stacy Gold is very descriptive in her describing the food.
Steamy scenes were enough to melt a cup full of ice cubes and I, again, thoroughly enjoyed the skiing parts.
If you love workplace romances, this is a must-read! Fun, flirty, hot!
My Rating: 4 stars
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Compulsive tea drinker. Outdoor sports junkie. Lover of good (and bad) puns.
Stacy Gold gave up her day job as Communications Director of a nonprofit mountain biking organization to write sassy, steamy, contemporary romance novels. Her stories are packed with strong, independent women finding love and adventure in the great outdoors--think Sarina Bowen or Elle Kennedy but featuring skiing, mountain biking and other outdoor sports.
When Stacy’s not busy reading or writing, you can find her in Boulder, Colorado dancing, laughing or playing hard in the mountains with her wonderful hubby and happy dog. Learn more, and join the Gold Club for early release news, freebies, contests and more at http://stacygold.com
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Reviewed by: Mrs. N