What happens in Aspen is definitely not staying in Aspen. . .
A girls’ trip to Aspen was exactly what Shay needed to forget about her toxic ex-boyfriend. She’s got her girls, pristine slopes for skiing, and hot guys everywhere. Of course, her epic self-rediscovery goes completely to hell when a wild (and deliciously hot) skier knocks Shay on her ass . . . and war is declared.
Kolton doesn’t know what it is about Shay that makes him lose it. Not just his cool—although she does have an unholy gift for that — but his restraint. When anger gives way to explosive chemistry, they’re both shaken with the intensity of it. But somewhere between lust and hate, Kolton and Shay realize they could have something real . . . if they don’t kill each other first.
Back in January I read Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind and I absolutely loved it. So, when Kelly’s second book hit Netgalley, my cursor was on the request button faster than lightning. And then the publisher refused me the book!!! I mean, dudes, WTF????!!!! I got what the problem was: I wasn’t in the countries they were searching for. But I really wanted to read this book, like really really, so I did the smart thing, and wrote to them directly requesting this one and one other (a sequel to another book I had already read and liked), explaining why I NEEDED BOTH BOOKS! They were awesome, and in 2 hours I had the links to both books :D. Smartest decision ever, because both books got 4.5 stars from me 😀 . Now, on to the review…
This book blew me away! As I said, this wasn’t my first book by Kelly Siskind, so I was expecting fun and romantic, but this… wow… just wow… I was laughing so much right from the start that I had to stop having lunch. People, I was snorting, my food was coming out, it was not pretty, and I was in public! Another solution would have been stop reading, but stop eating was more practical at that precise moment. I will read ANYTHING Siskind writes! It’s such an easy, hilarious, fun and heartfelt read. Seriously guys, this book rocks!
I absolutely loved the characters, all of them, ALL, 7% in and I was already wondering when we were going to get a book about Nico, because seriously, a huge cop who moves in with his best friend to take care of a baby? I want to know more, Kelly tell us more!
Shay was amazing! I was smitten by this girl from the moment she started narrating the story. It was amazing to see her recognize what was wrong with everything about her previous relationship and take life by its horns. And Terminator Shay was AMAZEBALLS! And then we have Kolton, and oh boy, I never thought much about guys with long hair… until this dude showed up on this book. Kolton was great, I can’t even, I mean, I’m a sucker for stories about single dads, but Kolton’s relationship with his son and his friends, and his job, and everything around him blew me away.
The relationship was funny as well from the get-go. Their initial hatred for each other was so much fun, and when that turns into something else… oh well… the BATHROOM… I’m still not over the bathroom incident. I really loved the progression of the story, it’s no insta-love. Sure, they’re are instantly attracted to one another, but the feelings develop with time and conversations and actions, and a lot of woo. I loved how supportive they were of each other, whether it was career wise, or the simple things such as supporting Jackson the best way they could. I also LOVED JACKSON and his involvement in their story. The kid is adorable and I wanted more of him.
When things get tricky, I did understand both stands, and my heart was breaking because I did understand both sides and I wanted both of them to just let go… with that said, I loved the last scene, and the only reason this book didn’t get 5 full stars from me it’s that it ended too abruptly. I needed one more chapter, just one, with a sauna, or a pillow forte, or some kind of normal thing like that…
Now, important question… when does the next book come out? I need to know more about Lily, at least I want to know if her story will be with who I think it is, because I so need that to happen! Also, I need some Raven and Nico, I’m so curious about what went down in Aspen between those two. Honestly, I just need more! 😀
So, guys, read this book! It’s fun, beautiful and AMAZINGLY HOT!!!!