Source: Received eBook copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.
Looking for Mrs. Right...
Single father of three, Ross Bencher, knows the kind of woman he wants: someone predictable, reliable, and safe, who can give his kids the security they deserve. Someone entirely different from high-altitude mountaineer Kelsey. Kelsey bewitches him with her long legs and wild passion and is about as far from his ideal as a woman can get, but try telling that to his body. Or his heart...
Falling for Mr. Wrong...
When Kelsey agreed to fill in as a temporary nanny for her best friend’s agency before a big climbing expedition, she had no idea she’d be working for drop-dead sexy Ross Bencher, a man she can’t seem to keep her hands off. She knows if she wants to bring herself—and her father—back alive from the Himalayan Mountains, she can’t afford second-guessing, attachments, or distractions. But Ross’s blue eyes and strong hands leave her gasping...and questioning everything she’s ever known about love...
3 stars - Not as satisfying as I wanted it to be
I will admit to falling for the cover. There's just something about the way the guy is holding her with such tender love that I was totally taken. I had to read it. And I will admit that it is the normal good combination for me. Such opposites that it could never work out, how in the world could these two ever find common ground? I usually am all over those kind of stories. But there was one thing missing that cannot be overlooked for me - the characters.
Well mostly Kelsey. I didn't like her. It could be that I just couldn't relate to her at all. She's living a very different life than most people I know that I just couldn't relate to her. Oddly, this book is set in my home state and I do know a lot of people that love hiking and climbing. No one I know loves it to the extreme that Kelsey does, though. She's not planning on a family and that's my whole life. But there have been so many characters in books that are nothing like me but I still find things about them to like. With Kelsey, I couldn't. I didn't dislike her either. I can hate characters all day long and then love the book because the author provoked an emotional response from me. With Kelsey, I was... meh. Whatever. That's the kiss of death as far as I'm concerned.
I did like Ross. I was amazed at how far he went to be part of his kids lives and how much he sacrificed. I was impressed that he was still friends with his ex-wife. I enjoyed seeing my home state through his eyes. I loved his efforts to resist Kelsey. Cute really. And I loved his kids, especially Luke. When he went rock climbing, I was beaming. I loved that whole dynamic. Ross was a win.
While I liked Ross, it wasn't enough to overcome my meh towards the story. I figured things out well before they happened. I wanted more from these characters then they were able to give. Overall, it just wasn't as satisfying as I wanted it to be. I was just meh.
About the author:
I am a dabbler and an emotional sponge. I can't read scary books or anything with an unhappy ending. I reserve the right to enjoy country music, puppies, true love, and happily ever after.
If you're perusing my Goodreads shelves, you should know I only review books I want to share the word about. If you ask me, life's too short to read something you don't enjoy.