Title: In Deep (Emerald Mountain Book 2)
Author: Stacy Gold
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Ski Romance
Sophie Tremore is trying to build a career in the male-dominated world of Ski Patrol. Hard to do when her new boss is her smokin’ hot ex-lover. She hasn’t forgotten how he made her body tingle and her heart pound, although he’s making it a lot easier by treating her like she’s incompetent—when he’s not ignoring her existence altogether.
Emerald Mountain Ski Patrol Director Max Demford has been doing his best to avoid working with his feisty former flame, given his judgment is clouded by those eight mind-blowing weeks two years ago. Ski patrol is dangerous enough, and no way could he handle another person he cares about getting hurt on the mountain.
Forced to work together, their simmering attraction becomes difficult to ignore. When Sophie gets caught in a slide, an adrenaline-filled day could turn into a spectacular night they will never forget—one that could risk both their careers.
The queen of sexual tension, Stacy Gold, is back with a smokin’ hot ski romance novella perfect to warm you up this winter!
Sophie’s worked harder than anyone else at Emerald Mountain but her boss doesn’t give her the work she’s qualified to do, just fluff jobs. When she confronts her boss, she tries to remain professional, but her body betrays her. Sure, they had a red-hot fling two years ago and she fell in love with him. He left one day, without a word, and she hadn’t seen him since. Now he’s her boss. Does she give into her feelings and bury her career on the slopes or shove her attraction and prove herself worthy of being the best ski patroller at Emerald Mountain?
I was so excited when I heard about this book. After swooning over Just Friends, I knew I was in for a treat. First, a note about the timeline. While each of these books are standalones, In Deep technically happens before Just Friends. You’ll run into a few characters from Just Friends but remember this story happens before what takes place in book one.
In Deep is a scorching ski romance novella and I absolutely loved it. Both Sophie and Max are strong characters with interesting backgrounds. Their time together two years ago just adds to the sexual tension. It’s fun to read both POVs and see them stumble through trying to work together while each of them wants more. The ending was surprising and totally worth it.
What made this so memorable for me, though, was the descriptive narration of life on the ski slopes. I’ve always wanted to learn how to ski but never did. Stacy Gold takes the reader inside the chalet and the real dangers of being on ski patrol. From clearing the slopes to rescuing an injured skier, In Deep reveals the ins and outs of a ski patroller. Her passion for skiing makes this a must read!
Favorite Character/Quote: “At least if she thought I was a misogynist, she wouldn’t figure out I still had feelings for her. That I’d been keeping my distance because I was afraid those feelings would cloud my judgment. And that I’d been keeping her on easy jobs because an irrational, selfish voice deep inside me screamed, Protect her. Keep her safe.”
My Rating: 5 ++ 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