Monday, November 10, 2014
Review: Off the Map (Winter Rescue#2) by Tamara Morgan
Scott Richardson is one superstitious bastard.
After a decade of training rescue dogs to weather the worst storms, Scott has seen it all. Good luck, bad luck — he knows that a large part of survival is being in the right place at the right time. Which is why he’s determined to stay in the right place...as far away from his cursed ex-girlfriend as possible.
Carrie Morlock is a disaster waiting to happen.
An inveterate risk taker and skilled helicopter pilot, Carrie lives life on the edge. It’s her job to push boundaries and take chances — and it’s a job she does well, even if her ex fails to appreciate it. Too bad Scott won’t have much of a choice when one of his beloved dogs goes missing on a rescue mission. As danger rises and their luck runs out, she’s the only one willing to risk her life — and her heart — to save them.
Goodreads | Source: e-arc provided by the author for an honest review
Tamara Morgan never fails to impress me with her ability to take characters I'm not so sure of at first and make me fall in love with them.
I was sure I wouldn't be able to get on board with this couple considering their open hostility in the beginning. Carrie, a helicopter pilot and Scott, a search & rescue dog trainer had a very bad breakup but still need to be able to work together on the same rescue team. Not to mention their inability to even be in the same room puts their friends (& co-workers) in the middle of an apparent custody fight between the two.
Sure there is heat and passion between Scott and Carrie but these two really don’t want to be near or trust each other. How could this possibly work out?
When Scott needs help saving one of his favorite rescue dogs in very rough terrain, Carrie is quick to offer help and is probably the only pilot with the confidence and skill to pull it off.
It was nice to see them forced to work together and come to understand the others motivation for their actions while they were in a relationship. Neither backs down but they come to respect and understand that what makes them different from each other is also what pushes them out of their comfort zone and makes them better people and search team members.
With a feisty heroine, stubborn but loyal hero and sexy times in the snow capped mountains, Off the Map is the perfect book to jump into the winter season with.