I think I read the first few chapters to this one several
times. I kept picking it up and putting it back down
again. I just could not, for the life of me, get
connected to this story. Once I committed to getting
through it, I ended up thinking it was perfectly lovely,
but I also know it's probably one that'll be forgotten
I have loved several of Adair's other books, so this is
not to do with her craft as a writer, and I think to do
with the particular characters that inhabit this work.
Avery felt like she was full of quirks and not really a
character and Tyson was similar. Their conflict was
realistic, and their process of falling in love made
sense, there was just nothing about them that made me
There's something to be said for Avery's go-get-em
attitude in the light of her newly-healthy kidney. I
appreciated how she was just taking life as it came,
taking back control from a body that so often had made
choices for her. That was nice.
Overall, I think there are a lot of contemporary romance
fans that will fall for Avery and Tyson - I'm just sadly
not among them.
With a kidney transplant behind her, Avery Adams is
determined to channel her inner adventurer and explore
everything life has to offer. Only problem is, the closest
she’s ever come to a real-life adventure was sixth-grade
science camp. So to seize the summer in her rustic Sierra
Nevada town, she takes a job as a guide at the local
adventure lodge. But Avery doesn’t realize her biggest
challenge will register at six-plus feet of rugged good
looks and alpha-male charm.
As a member of the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, Tyson
Donovan has made a life out of cheating death and rescuing
weekend warriors from the treacherous terrain. “The world is
my home” is more than just a motto; it’s what scares off
women who would otherwise try to tie him down. When his
dad’s health lands the family’s adventure lodge in serious
danger of going up in flames, he moves home—and quickly
remembers why he left. Until he meets Avery, the
irresistible new guide who makes him want to stay.
Tyson gives the inexperienced Avery a lesson in romance that
her books could never teach her. And with her undeniable
spirit for life, Avery shows Tyson the healing power of
love. But with one misstep, everything comes crashing down,
and they’ll both have to take the biggest leap of all—into
the kind of adventure that lasts a lifetime.