Thursday, April 19, 2018

ARC Review - High Risk by Simona Ahrnstedt


A novel of betrayal and passion in a frozen landscape far from the city lights, by the bestselling author of All In and Falling . . .
Ambra Vinter dreams of making it to the top of her chosen field. But instead, the beautiful young journalist is sent on assignment to Kiruna, a tiny mining town far north of Stockholm, chasing after yesterday’s news. In December, this is a place on the edge of darkness—and Ambra’s memories of it are just as bleak, for it is where she once suffered at the hands of a brutal foster father. Yet it is here, in the middle of nowhere, that she meets a man who takes her breath away . . .
Tom Lexington has left Special Forces for a career in private security. But he is still haunted by a mission that almost cost him his life—and by the woman who shattered his heart. When he meets Ambra in a café, she brings a promise of light, and heat, to his life—if he dares to let go of all he’s been holding onto.
Now, as Ambra risks looking more closely at her own painful past, and stumbles into a story that’s hotter than she ever expected, she and Tom must decide whether to take a chance on each other and come in from the cold . . . 


 High Risk had a terrific mix of smoldering heat and heart! I loved reading this book. I felt really connected with the characters and their thoughts and emotions and there was a very good amount of action too that kept things from getting dull or boring. 

Ambra was a very likable heroine. Strong but with an underlying vulnerability that made her so much more human and all woman. Even though there was times she was nervous or scared, she didn't let that stop her from doing her job which I liked. She is a fighter and that is something to admire. Tom also has a vulnerability and the fact that he wasn't overly proud to show it, especially to Ambra really made him a special kind of hero. He was good looking, fierce at times and incredibly appealing. And there was definitely sparks and flair between Ambra and Tom that made for a really nice slow ride romance.  I am looking forward to learning more about Simona Ahrnstedt's books. I enjoyed her writing with High Risk and can't wait to tell fellow readers about it too!


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