Monday, February 6, 2017

Staking A Claim

Staking A Claim
Devon McKay
September 2015

For most people, seeing Alaska is a dream come true. For Miami Beach resident, Samantha Held, it is merely a job assignment. An advertisement for vacationing in Alaska is one step closer to achieving her career goal, partnership in Kolinsky’s Advertising Agency. As far as accepting the offer of assistance from Blake Langford, a hunky Fish and Game officer and local rancher, though it is offered in a sour manner, she wasn't about to look a gift horse in the mouth. 

Determined to sabotage Sam’s goal in every way, Blake isn’t willing to accept any exploitation of his beloved state, no matter how desirable the striking, southern blonde bombshell with fiery green eyes. Falling in love with the enemy was never part of the plan. 

Between The Pages 
The details of the setting place you into the pages of this story, as the author brings to life the amazing landscape of Alaska. The characters are a perfect match with gruff and fiery personalities. Blake’s love of the land and its animal habitats makes him an enjoyable and likable hero. Sam’s wit and determination to experience the rugged terrain and the adventure Alaska has to offer is captivating. At times, Blake throws his strong opinion toward Sam, which she tends to shrug off too easily. The addition of a third point of view was surprising, but the twist added value to the story. Filled with conflict, humour, and the upmost beautiful setting, this story was an engaging read.

4 Stars

1 comment:

GiniRifkin said...

what a stunning cover. Alaska always makes me thing of adventure and the last frontier. Looks like a great story for a cold winter's night.