Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Her Alaskan Hero by Rebecca Thomas

He’s a rugged outdoorsman, she’s a California princess out to prove she can make it on her own.

Fans of contemporary romance are sure to love debut author, Rebecca Thomas’, sensual story where opposites attract in HER ALASKAN HERO.

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After being left at the altar, California girl Sabrina Tate needs to make a fast getaway. With her famous overbearing parents and the paparazzi hot on her heels, where else is a jilted bride to go to lick her wounds but Alaska? With only her tropical honeymoon clothes in tow, she makes her escape. For two weeks, she’ll live on her own and prove to herself—and her family—that she can make it without a husband.

 Zak Forrester is a man on a mission. He’s turned his rugged yet luxurious Alaskan lodge into a hotspot for hunters, all in the hope to make up for a painful event in his past. But when Sabrina—one of the rare women to enter his rugged realm—stumbles into his world, he can’t get rid of her fast enough. He has no time for her yoga, vegetarian meal requests, or Scrabble.
 Soon, neither can resist the other, and two hearts collide. With time ticking away, they have to decide where they belong. Is a life in a different world better than being a world apart?

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My Rating: B
My Review:
This was a fun, light read. I happened to love the Alaskan lodge setting and thought it was perfect for a romantic setting. I also really loved how different Zak and Sabrina are on the surface. But then they begin to connect and realize that they aren't as different as they first suspected. 

Both of these characters are heavily defined by their roles within their families. For Zak, he was the oldest son who took over as head of the family when his father died. He takes that responsibility seriously and hasn't strayed from it...ever. So he's never really had much of a personal life. He simply hasn't had time. 

For Sabrina, her family has high expectations of her. Her father is a full-time politician while her mother was a well-known actress. As a result, Sabrina has spent her life in the spotlight, always doing the right thing to make sure that she is a good representation for them. She's never done her own thing...although she did secretly get her yoga instructor certification because that's where her passion lies.

And that right there ^^^ the yoga mixed in with the Alaskan hunting lodge dynamic...I loved that! It was a fun idea and I liked how the romance/partnership developed between Zak and Sabrina. And then there were the sled dog puppies, scrabble games, and Bunny...lots of things to love from this one. 

This book is the first in the series. It was entertaining and fun. The author has some room to develop, but it's off to a pretty good start. Zak owns the lodge with his three other brothers and I cannot wait to read more of their stories. They were really well-defined characters in this book and I am looking forward to more. 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

About Rebecca Thomas
Rebecca Thomas enjoys a love-hate relationship with Alaska. She lives there with her bush pilot husband and two teenaged sons. When she isn’t reading, writing, or playing board games, she is cheering for her sons at their hockey games and tennis matches.
A reluctant reader as a child, she didn’t become interested in books until her teen years when she discovered historical romance. Now she loves all sub-genres of romance and can’t decide which one is her favorite.
Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Alaska and was employed in the airline industry for several years before working in her current position as a program manager in higher education.


Rebecca Thomas said...

Thank you for hosting me and thank you for the lovely review. I appreciate it and I'm so glad you enjoyed Her Alaskan Hero!

Brianna (The Book Vixen) said...

OOOh, this sounds interesting. Going to have to add it to my TBR.