Book four of Winter Games Series Review Nick Frost is known for being one of the SnowMassholes along with his best friends Chance and Emmett. Frost lives up to his name since he's as cold-hearted as the mountain itself. The only girl he has ever wanted, never glanced at him let alone give him the …
Derek Heaton is one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL. He loves the outdoors which is why he bought a secluded cabin in northeastern Colorado. A gift to his father is adding an underground bunker--something his father has always wanted. The last thing he could ever imagine was being locked in it for months with four other people. Erin Morrison is doing her uncle Cal a favor by delivering these groceries from our family farm, winery, and grocery store. What Cal didn't know was that the delivery would be to the famous football player's underground bunker. Had Cal known that he would have made the delivery himself since Erin has clausterphobia from incidents with her mother as a child. Those incidents lead Erin to living with her uncle, aunt, and their two sons. One thing Erin planned to do after completing her delivery was making the trek to Camp Caroline--a camp for kids who have suffered various forms of abuse. The camp teaches kids numerous outdoor activities including hiking. Being locked underground was more than difficult for Erin with her clausterphobia although she was able to overcome it--to a certain degree. The bunker is HUGE!! Derek had an indoor track.
f you love cowboys and rancher novels, this book is for you. Penny Anderson has lusted after her brother's best friend since she was old enough to notice the opposite sex. Mason was much older than her and has never shown any interest other than her protector...until her 18th birthday shortly after graduation. Penny didn't want to leave for college as a virgin. She only wanted one person to help her out with that.
I cried, laughed, was angered, and disgusted--disgusted by the actions of the characters. Ok, two characters in particular. I do think that I would have had a better understanding of the characters had I read the previous four books--which are now in my Amazon list. Some of the content was a bit difficult to read--the details from Clara's abusive marriage and the things her husband did to her. But these horrific events shaped Clara into the strong and independent woman that she is. I did have to walk away from the book a few times when some of those scenes were particularly graphic or when children are involved. It was gratifying to see how much Clara changed and became a stronger woman. In the end, she stood up for herself and the children. Something that not every abuse victim is able to do. Clara is a woman trapped. For years she was trapped in an abusive marriage to Colin with her two little boys. She did everything to protect her angelic boys from their father. She made sure that she took all of Colin's anger. Finally, she was able to leave and live into a battered women's shelter. The shelter saved her life. Saved her boys.