A champion ski jumper, Nick Walsh wants one thing: to win the gold for his late brother. Nick has always blamed himself for his family’s tragic loss—and so does everyone else. To complicate things, sweet and shy reporter Julie Frost insists on doing a story about him. But as Nick gets closer to achieving his dream, someone will do anything to stop him. Somehow, Nick must keep Julie from getting too close as they confront a threat that can destroy them both. Julie and Nick are on the verge of discovering the truth about his brother’s death…unless an unknown murderer finds them first.
I’m not a reader of Christian fiction, but the cover caught my eye, placed as it was in a sea of covers of embracing couples! And then the blurb – themed just in time for the Winter Olympics – seemed appropriate! Additionally, I love suspense books.
The nicest surprise about this one was that it wasn’t all that ‘Christian’. The few other Christian romances I’ve read have broken off from the story to randomly quote scripture or to push ‘morals’ on the readers, but I thought the religion was handled very subtly here. Sure, you had the occasional mention of the characters’ religious beliefs, but for the most part it was just a regular romantic suspense book.
Though this book is certainly a category romance (i.e. Harlequin/Mills and Boon), and most suspense books I read are not, this was a nice way to pass a couple of hours. Aerial skiing is one of my favourite Winter Olympic sports, so my attention was captured from the outset. It’s also rather nice to read winter stories when it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere.
If you don’t mind romances with an undercurrent of religion, then you’ll probably enjoy this.
Review copy provided by NetGalley.