Alaska

C
An Alaskan Christmas

An Alaskan Christmas has an interesting premise and a lot of fun with its gripping action scenes.  Its romance is pretty decent too. But the book contains some distractingly weak research when it comes to medical procedures. Workaholic surgeon Dr. Erika Sheraton is an intense woman working in a ...

B
Arctic Heat

Arctic Heat is the third and final book in Annabeth Albert’s Frozen Hearts trilogy of romances set in and around the spectacular landscapes of Alaska, and in it, we meet winter state park volunteer, Owen Han, an energetic, outgoing guy who has recently survived testicular cancer, and the reserved ...

B+
Arctic Wild

Arctic Wild, book two in Annabeth Albert’s Frozen Hearts series, is a gently moving, slow-burn romance between two very different men who find themselves re-evaluating their lives following an almost fatal accident.  There are places where perhaps the pacing could have been a little faster and th ...

B-
Sniper's Pride

Sniper's Pride was about thirty pages short of a B grade review. I like Ms. Crane's books, for the most part. I was a big fan of her Edge series and thought the Alaska Force books sounded like a good bet, made appealing by the different setting with similarly rugged heroes. And while I did like the ...

B-
Arctic Sun

Sometimes, if I’m familiar with an author, I can overlook flaws in a story - especially if/when the author is trying something new; I’ll round up and qualify the recommendation to AAR readers with the reasons why.  But that familiarity can be a problem when I can’t quite decide if the problem ...

B
Witness on the Run

I'm fascinated by books set in the harsh wilderness of Alaska, so Susan Cliff's Witness on the Run seemed like the perfect book for me. It features a slow-burn romance between interesting leads and a healthy dose of suspense. It's not a perfect book, but I enjoyed it just the same. Tala Walker ha ...

B+
Alaskan Holiday

Every Debbie Macomber Christmas story has a comforting traditional familiarity that her fans relish - and I am one of them. Alaskan Holiday reaches its conclusion during the holiday season, but its focus is very modern. Before Josie Avery starts working at Seattle’s hottest chef-owned restauran ...

C
The Simple Wild

K.A. Tucker’s The Simple Wild is a perfectly nice contemporary romance about a city girl who flies to her Alaskan birthplace to visit her estranged and dying daddy – and falls in love with the pilot who gets her there. In the early nineties, Susan Fletcher is doing what she thinks is best for ...

B
Crystal Caress

For some reason, the "recommended read" prompt for the TBR Challenge always gets me tied up in knots. I think that's because it doesn't fit in very well with how my books are (not all that) organized. Since I was talking recently on Twitter about my trip to RWA in New York several years ago, I remem ...

B-
Northern Lights

Originally released in 2004, Northern Lights details the adventures of an almost-but-not-quite washed up Baltimore cop turned rural Alaska police chief. His new post involves keeping order in the tiny town of Lunacy, with only 2 deputies to help him. It's a far cry from the streets of Baltimore, but ...