Author: Stephanie Fowers
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Format: eBook, Print
Date: April 1, 2019
Publisher: Triad Media and Entertainment
Everyone wants to find Eden’s Paradise. Except Ivy.
Ivy is a city girl through and through. So when she follows her twin brother into the forests of the Uintas to make a documentary about looking for a treasure that’s plagued her family for generations, she’s a little out of her element. It’s the same treasure that ended her father’s life. Add to that her run-ins with the dashing, but infuriating Aiden Hunter. The Southern hottie has rescued her so many times that it’s getting embarrassing. Of course, she’d be more grateful if she didn’t suspect him of putting her in danger in the first place—a danger that keeps growing the closer they get to the truth.
Forced to be allies, the two are thrown into each other’s paths, and she realizes that she has more in common with him than she thought. While Ivy searches for clues in the journal of a wayward saloon girl, Eden, to discover a life that mirrors her own, Hunter fights the demons in a past that seems tangled up in hers. His secrets are hers. The only way to get at the truth is to find an uneasy truce… and maybe something more because Hunter may not be the enemy. In fact, he may be the one who needs rescuing. Now, Ivy has to figure out who she wants by her side, and what she’s willing to give up for love.
After all, Paradise was never meant to be found alone.
Rating: Moderate. Some substance use; mild kissing; moderate violence or horror.
A fun, clean read, with lots of twists and turns, banter, and romance thrown in. Living in Utah, it was also fun to try and imagine which lakes in the Uintas they were hunting in, as that’s one of our favorite family places to explore. The line about Moab at the end made me laugh.
I have to be honest and say it took a while for me to REALLY get into the story — but that could also be because I only had time to read at night for the first few days. Once I had a day to sit and read, I was glued to it.
I won this book in the Storytellers in Zion contest, and this was my first read by Stephanie Fowers, but judging by the sneak peek, I think I would enjoy more of her work as well. This review was freely given as a thank you for the book!