Monday, January 1, 2018

On Solid Ground by Quinn Anderson

Title: On Solid Ground 
Author: Quinn Anderson
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Main Characters: Kit and Chance
Release Date: January 2018
Publisher: Riptide Publishing
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Chance Crawford and Kit Gibbons are on the cusp of an epic office romance. After months of saying hi in the elevator and making small talk at parties, they’re both dying to make a move. Too bad neither of them can work up the courage. Nerdy, risk-averse Chance is waiting for Kit to give him a sign, whereas Kit’s too afraid of being out in his professional life to date the cutie from IT. If only one of them could find the proper motivation, their shaky flirtation could become something real.

Then an earthquake rocks their city. They band together to help others escape, until an aftershock leaves them trapped in a collapsing office building with little hope of survival. The very earthquake that brought them together could also tear them apart.

Drunk on fear and adrenaline, passions run high, but how can they think about romance when any minute could be their last? They’ll have to face danger, themselves, and each other before they can get back on solid ground.

My Review:

This is a short story, both in length of the book and the amount of time that the story covers...basically twenty-four to forty-eight hours surrounding the earthquake, but it felt perfect. I really thoroughly loved this story.

Chance and Kit work in the same office building, but not in the same office. Nevertheless, they've run across one another enough that they are both hiding a secret crush for the other. But the events surrounding their interactions means that they really don't even know one another well enough to even guess if the other guy is gay. 

When the earthquake happens, they end up trapped together, and quickly get to know one another really well. This high stress/high danger situation means that they are volunteering all kinds of information that they normally would never confess to someone they barely know. As a result, they get to know one another extremely well in a short amount of time. And the fact is, they may very well die together, so making a connection is even more vital to the two of them. 

This is a high drama, high suspense story. I liked that the two sort of knew one another beforehand. Between that and their circumstances, it means that what develops between the two of them is very deep and very real, very quickly. Normally, that would never work, but in this book, it's truly brilliant. 

I loved the story and thoroughly enjoyed every minute of reading it. The only thing that could have made it better would have been a prologue a year or more down the line showing how the two of them stayed just as connected as they were through this traumatic time. But as it is, the story was wonderful!

I highly recommend it!

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

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