Happy Tuesday y’all and happy release day to Bold Fortune by M. M. Crane (and I 100% had to go into my calendar to see what day of the week it was today- being on holiday break means that I 100% cannot keep my days straight). Thank you so much to Berkley Books and Netgalley for letting me read an eARC of this book!
Bold Fortune 5/5 Stars
Summary from Goodreads:
Opposites burn hot enough to melt the snow and ice of an Alaskan winter in this all-new series from USA Today bestselling author Megan Crane.
Quinn Fortune is the official protector of all the unspoiled beauty in Lost Lake, Alaska, as the head of the community trust. A rugged frontiersman through and through, he doesn’t do soft. But he can’t help his fascination with the pink-clad professor who shows up in Lost Lake seeking his approval for her cheerful outsider’s proposal about land that isn’t hers. Still, he agrees to consider it–if she can handle a month of good old-fashioned Alaska living. He’s betting she’ll head back to the safety of the Lower 48 within the week.
Violet Parrish is a thinker, not a doer, but desperate times call for extraordinary measures–like taking on the Alaskan wilderness. In January. Off the grid. With a mountain man hot enough to melt a glacier. The frozen Alaskan tundra should be no match for Violet’s determination, but the sheer immensity of the Last Frontier takes her by surprise–as does her attraction to gruff, impossibly handsome Quinn, and the unexpected heat that burns between them during the freezing Alaska nights…
I love small town Alaskan romance novels and so when I got an email from Yazmine over at Berkley about reading/reviewing Bold Fortune, I jumped on that opportunity so fast! Bold Fortune was different from the other small town Alaska romances that I’ve read because the town was even smaller than anything I’ve ever read about- I think they even mentioned in the book that it was too small to count as a real town, so it was a commune. That’s so different from my world, which isn’t big city life or anything (your girl lives in the suburbs and loves it), but I love the idea of other people living like that. I really liked the way the story came together and the way the author wrote the characters. Quinn and Violet were so great on their own and then you brought them together and there was so much amazing banter and such great chemistry. Plus the rest of the Fortune family is so fun, so I’m really excited about this being the beginning of a series! Pacing and plot wise, I thought everything happened at a good pace and I was never bored or feeling like I had whiplash because things were moving too quickly. Overall, this was a really solid, super cute small town romance that I cannot wait for y’all to read!