"Well paced, well-written, a romantic delight."
-Lori Wilde, New York Times bestselling author
The Garner brothers are poster boys for the ski resort town of Glory Junction, California. But as much as they love outdoor thrills, they know how to create indoor thrills, too . . .
Colt Garner thrives on adrenaline. As Glory Junction’s police chief and the co-owner of Garner Adventure, he knows where to find danger and excitement. Unfortunately his new neighbor, fussy, transplanted city girl Delaney Scott, is anything but a thrill, even if she is as gorgeously curved as a killer ski slope. They have nothing in common but a shared driveway they’re arguing over . . . and a mutual attraction neither of them can fight.
Starting over was not in designer Delaney’s plans. But now that her rotten ex has walked away with the rights to her brand, she needs to reinvent herself, and fast. It’s not easy with bold, brash Colt next door, too handsome for his own good, and, she’s sure, too unreliable for hers. But as small town life throws them together again and again, Colt and Delaney find that simple romance may be the most exhilarating gamble of all . . .
Finz's by-the-numbers small town Sierra Nevada romance does little to engage readers or encourage them to read further books about the Garner family. Colt Garner, the resolutely single police chief of fictional resort town Glory Junction, Calif., still periodically works as an extreme sports and tour guide for Garner Adventure, as well as keeping a hand in country music. His primary contact with clothing designer Delaney Scott, who has retreated from Los Angeles to Glory Junction to restart her career following an adversarial divorce, is a conflict over access to the easement road they share. Finz skillfully creates a robust gallery of extensive supporting characters and a believable small town, but the story is marred by stilted pacing, factual errors, and gender stereotypes.