Series (name + # in series): Frozen Hearts, #1
Publisher: Carina Press (Harlequin)
Release Date (Print & Ebook): eBook: Monday, April 1, 2019 |Print (mmp): Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Length (Print & Ebook): eBook: approx. 95,000 words| Print: 384 pages
Subgenre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Male/Male Romance
Warnings: Publisher’s Note: Arctic Sun deals with topics some readers may find difficult, including sobriety and eating disorders.
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Everything’s bigger in Alaska, especially the HEAs. Annabeth Albert kicks off the brand-new Frozen Hearts series with Arctic Sun, an opposites-attract romance between a rugged outdoorsman and a smoking hot former male model.
He’s built a quiet life for himself in Alaska. But it doesn’t stand a chance against the unrelenting pull of a man who’s everything he shouldn’t want.
Ex-military mountain man Griffin Barrett likes his solitude. It keeps him from falling back into old habits. Bad habits. He’s fought too hard for his sobriety to lose control now. However, his gig as a wildlife guide presents a new kind of temptation in superhot supermodel River Vale. Nothing the Alaskan wilderness has to offer has ever called to Griffin so badly. And that can only lead to trouble…
River has his own methods for coping. Chasing adventure means always moving forward. Nobody’s ever made him want to stand still—until Griffin. The rugged bush pilot is the very best kind of distraction, but the emotions he stirs up in River feel anything but casual, and he’s in no position to stay put.
With temptation lurking in close quarters, keeping even a shred of distance is a challenge neither’s willing to meet. And the closer Griffin gets to River, the easier it is to ignore every last reason he should run.
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This book is approximately 95,000 words
I love Annabeth Albert’s books, and Arctic Sun, the start to a new series, was no exception.
Griffin is this loner type of guy. He wants to live on his parents land, work for his parent’s company, and not really be bothered to do much else. He’s comfortable in this element because it affords him the safety of not repeating past mistakes, something he’s been working hard to do for years. However, when his family needs him to be the guide on a small tour coming up, he has no choice but to say yes. He didn’t bargain for River.
River, the former model/playboy is everything Griffin thinks he needs to avoid, but you know that old adage, don’t judge a book by it’s cover? Those words couldn’t be truer when it comes to River. However, Griffin can be a stubborn man when push comes to shove.
The relationship build was super sweet, the dynamic between the characters was wonderful. I enjoyed the setting of the story and fell in love with the two character’s immediately. These two men are both carrying their own burdens, but desperate to be their own men and do what they want and BE with WHO they want, but can the demons of their past and the fees of the future allow the men to get their HEA? A definate must read!
About the author: Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer. Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Her critically acclaimed and fan-favorite LGBTQ romance series include the #OutOfUniform, #Gaymers, #PortlandHeat, #RainbowCove and #PerfectHarmony series.
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Check out this teaser: The mountain man scowled at River. The older guy next to him was the one splashed all over the website— well-known photographer Roger Barrett—with the sort of craggy features that suggested a long life lived in the sun. He smiled at River, shaking his hand, and telling him what a fan his sister-in-law and nieces were of his book. But it wasn’t the old guy who held River’s attention at all. No, that was all reserved for Mr. Tall, Dark, and Cranky, who clearly didn’t share Roger’s good opinion of River, but good heavens, the man certainly made all those rumors about mountains and fresh air resulting in larger-than-average humans seem true.
He totally looked the mountain man part too— shaggy brown hair, the sort of tan that River’s friends would pay good money to emulate, hazel eyes that re- minded River of the greenish brown stone of a mosque he’d visited in Istanbul. And muscles for days. Big, broad shoulders stretching the fabric of a denim shirt, thighs like tree trunks, and that scowl. This was a guy who would be at home playing the sheriff in some old west drama. Or maybe a gunslinger…
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