by C.S. Chatterly

November 2003
ISBN: 1-59279-173-5
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Being stuck in a snow storm and almost freezing to death doesn't sound like the best way to make a good first impression. Of course, being saved by a gorgeous Mountie might outweigh the bad parts of the adventure. In The Mountie and The Rockhound by C.S. Chatterly, our lovely rockhound finds melting passion in the arms of her rescuer.

Devin Wallace is heading to Cedar Ridge, Saskatchewan to join her Uncle at a dig site. She has a doctorate and should know better than to try such a trip without preparing herself. Getting lost and caught in a blizzard isn't in her plans. When her truck dies, Devin knows she's in trouble. Hoping that someone will drive by and save her, she settles in for a cold waiting period.

Sergeant Treynor MacKenzie almost rearends her truck on his way home. Saving people is what he does for a living. He is a Mountie and knows just what to do to help her thaw out. He takes her to his cabin. There in the warmth of the fire, Trey warms her up. Then she returns the favor.

The weather outside might be freezing but inside Trey's cabin, things are heating up. Their attraction simmers while they talk about their lives. Moments of discovery about each other and their own lives help ease the way. Shaking free of past hurts, they survive the snowstorm with some steamy sex and mutual bonding.

The story gives the feel of having just dropped into Trey and Devin's lives for a few brief moments. While there is some background information on Trey's ex-wife and their marriage, there isn't much on Devin's past relationships. The characters seem to be fully developed already and there is only a slight amount of growth personality-wise in the story. The sex scenes are steamy and give the reader a whole new appreciation for rocks.

Grab a blanket to keep you warm in the snow but have a cold drink nearby to cool you down after the heat starts rising.

Reviewed in December 2003 by Jenni.

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