Search and Rescue: Book One
Survive the adventure. Live to love.
Following a family emergency, snowboarder Tevyn Moore and financier Mallory Armstrong leave Donner Pass in a blizzard… and barely survive the helicopter crash that follows. Stranded with few supplies and no shelter, Tevyn and Mallory—and their injured pilot—are forced to rely on each other.
The mountain leaves no room for evasion, and Tevyn and Mal must confront the feelings that have been brewing between them for the past five years. Mallory has seen Tevyn through injury and victory. Can Tevyn see that Mallory’s love is real?
Mallory’s job is risk assessment. Tevyn’s job is full-on risk. But to stay alive, Mallory needs to take some gambles and Tevyn needs to have faith in someone besides himself. Can the bond they discover on the mountain see them to rescue and beyond?
I’m to the point in my Lane hoarding that I want to choose every Lane to love. And this one is so fresh (and frozen) and different but still encompasses everything I adore about Amy’s stories. We are in the midst of a heatwave and I loved slipping into the blustery snow-covered setting. I’m a sucker for snow. However, this snow wasn’t kind or forgiving. Things kick off with a startling crash. Helicopters and snowstorms aren’t a good mix. And this time, the angst comes in the form of mother nature. Survival is the name of the game. Despite the focus revolving around the men making it off the mountain top alive, the core of the story was most definitely all Tevyn and Mallory. I enjoyed both very much and was eager to see them claim their happily ever after.
As with all Dreamspun Desires, the flow felt balanced and I’d consider this a fairly easy lighthearted read. Tevyn and Mallory have a professional relationship that has been on the cusp of becoming personal for quite some time. Tevyn is waiting for Mallory to make his move and Mallory is waiting for Tevyn to move on. He’s a decade older and thinks Tevyn deserves more or better. However, Tevyn knows exactly what he wants and he’s ready to take it. When they are suddenly faced with a life or death situation he can’t see the sense in holding back anymore. He’s just going to take and ask for forgiveness later, that is if he needs it. Turns out…he doesn’t. I was captivated with all of the survival tactics and was fascinated with Tevyn’s never-ending Go bag. I enjoyed all of the secondary cast except Mallory’s partner and best friend. She was rude and rude and rude. Besides Charlie, everyone was great. I’m thrilled this is a new series and look forward to Damien and Preston’s story.
Not many people can take a deadly situation and sprinkle romance into the mix. Thankfully, Lane can. Even though danger loomed I felt the spark and the heat of their desires. Of course, there’s not a lot of naked dancing in a blizzard but the sexual tension was intense. I loved the loyalty and confidence they had in each other. I loved the deep harbored feelings that finally burst free. I loved how selflessly they cared for one another. I loved the pride Mallory had for Tevyn and the respect Tevyn had for Mallory. I loved Tevyn’s grandmother and her sweaters. The dramatic scene that saved their skin was a bit far fetched but nevertheless, I loved it. Finally, I loved the furry friend. Yep. There’s lots to love here.
Severe weather forces a slow burn. Fierce determination keeps the coals burning. And a climactic plunge proves to be successful.
Lane fans probably have this on their list, and if you don’t yet, get on it. I believe snow lovers and snow haters alike will enjoy this warm-hearted adventure.