By: Laura Oliva. Format: eBook. Read: June 2013.
Nome, Alaska is the one place Ava Faraday has been avoiding for most of her life. After she receives a letter from her grandmother, she decides to stop running and return home. She returns to help her father during the dredging season, but she doesn’t expect her life to change forever. Ethan Calhoun has finally settled into a place that feels like home. He has been successful in the dredging business, however some of the locals never fail to remind him that he is an outsider. Throughout the years, he has managed to control his worst fears, but unfortunately his past comes back to haunt him the day he lays eyes on Ava for the first time.
Laura Oliva bursts onto the romance scene with her debut novel, All that Glitters. This book is chocked full of suspense and steamy scenes. While readers will fall in love with the majestic beauty of Nome, Alaska, they will be caught up in the bumpy emotional ride as the main characters learn to accept their own paths. Although some of the more intimate scenes are repetitive, the suspense will keep readers guessing until the very end. All that Glitters is a fast, easy and enjoyable book to read.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. There is something magical about Alaska that has always fascinated me. Add in a determined, strong female character and an even more determined, strong male character, both of whom keep attracting trouble, and this story left me in a trance. I hope that Laura Oliva writes another book soon!
So what about you? Is there a place on Earth that has always appealed to you? Have you visited that place? If so, did it live up to your dreams?
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