Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Arctic Wild by Annabeth Albert


When a plane crashes in the Alaskan wilderness, the best place to land is in the arms of a younger man…

Hotshot attorney Reuben Graham has finally agreed to take a vacation, when his plane suddenly plunges into the Alaskan wilderness.

Just his luck.

But his frustrations have only begun as he finds himself stranded with the injured, and superhot, pilot, a man who’s endearingly sociable—and much too young for Reuben to be wanting him this badly.

As the sole provider for his sisters and ailing father, Tobias Kooly is devastated to learn his injuries will prevent him from working or even making it back home. So when Reuben insists on giving him a place to recover, not even Toby’s pride can make him refuse. He’s never been tempted by a silver fox before, but something about Reuben is impossible to resist.

Recuperating in Reuben’s care is the last thing Toby expected, yet the closer they become, the more incredibly right it feels, prompting workaholic Reuben to question the life he’s been living. But when the pressure Toby’s under starts closing in, both men will have to decide if there’s room in their hearts for a love they never saw coming.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Sarah☆☆☆☆
4.5 stars

At the start of this story, bush pilot Toby and high-powered lawyer Reuben don’t have much in common until their plane crashes, leaving them stranded together in the Alaskan wild. The plane crash changes everything and the two men bond in a way that no one else quite understands.

Reuben is pretty vile at the start of this book. He’s also instantly recognisable – he’s driven, successful, and very smug about it. He also can’t switch off from work. We start to see him soften very slightly before the crash, but the crash is the catalyst he needs to sort out his life. In contrast, Toby is wonderful and despite all of his efforts, nothing seems to go right for him or his family. It took a long time before I felt Reuben was good enough for Toby.

This series is as much about Alaska as it is about the men and Annabeth Albert’s Alaska is wonderful. Most of this story takes place in the summer and several passages read like promotional tourist adverts. I’m enjoying the novelty of the settings but as I said about the first book, this series leaves my expat heart more than a little bit homesick.

Despite some fairly heavy topics in this book, it isn’t a dark read. Toby and Reuben’s connection is surprisingly playful and while they both have some existential angst to work through after the crash, there is very little relationship drama or angst in this story.

This is a family-focused read. Reuben’s daughter and Toby’s family are central characters and the result is a more mature romance with more focus on intimacy than sex. As always, I’m slightly ambivalent about the parenting and family elements of this story because I tend to read as an escape from the more mundane elements of family life. I don’t necessarily want to read about someone else’s miserable teenager when I’ve stolen twenty minutes away from my own.

All in all, I enjoyed this story more than the first book in the series. This story is more coherent. The plot is tighter and the pacing is much stronger.


Also Available in the Frozen Hearts Series

Book 1
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For reviews & more info, check out our Arctic Sun post.




Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter.  In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.

Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Arctic Wild (Frozen Hearts #2) by Annabeth Albert to read and review.

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