What happens when a ‘dating sex columnist socialite’ from New York escapes the hustle and bustle of the city to try her dating luck in Alaska? It leads to a fun, sexy time that’s what!
Valentine (Val) French is tired of the dating scene in New York. She seems to be dating the same man over and over again; self-involved metrosexuals who care more about their own appearance and their stock portfolios than anything else. Val maintains her need for a change has nothing to do with finding love, she doesn’t do love! She just needs a change and she needs a real man; one who has a real tan from the great outdoors, not a fake and orange tan from a bottle.
noun: metrosexual; plural noun: metrosexuals
1. a heterosexual urban man who enjoys shopping, fashion, and similar interests traditionally associated with women or homosexual men.
Being a dating blogger makes it easy for Val to come to the decision that not only a change of scenery, but a change of location might be the answer. She’s independently wealthy and has the luxury of being able to write her blog from anywhere. So you may pose the question, why Alaska? Well the Alaskan population is fifteen times more male than female, so Val should have the pick of the bunch.
Val is most definitely unprepared for life in the Alaskan Wilderness and experiences a major culture shock. This is where she meets Logan, the town chief. Logan moved to Alaska seven years ago from Seattle and has never regretted his decision once. It was the best decision of his life. He thrives in the great outdoors and loves nothing more than serving the locals of East Merritt, Alaska.
Logan made me absolutely swoon; I mean who says chivalry is dead? Just as an example, when Val is clearly not dressed appropriately for the Alaskan weather, he gives Val his jacket to wear home as he knows she will be cold, and at this stage he barely even knows her. He is so sweet and lovable with an absolute heart of gold and even though Logan was the complete opposite to Val in every way, they really complimented each other and brought out the best in each other; flaws and all.
One of the things I loved most about this story is Val’s character development. When I first started reading, I thought there is no way I am going to like this heroine. My only advice though is to hold off judgement, because I’ll be honest, I did judge Val initially and it was a pleasure to be proven wrong.
Anyone who wants a fun and sexy read about opposites attracting in the best possible scenery ever, this is the book to read..