Publisher: Harlequin Superromance
Date Published: June 2010
Contemporary, Category Romance
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Lil
Obtained via Publisher
Sierra Winston is a city girl down to her Louboutins. A favor for a friend sends her to the small town of Ouray, Colorado to do an interview that hits far too close to home. Her interviewee is to be none other than Paul Teasdale. He is a well-known climber and one who has had the recent notoriety of finding the body of a previous premiere climber while recreating the climb which had ended in tragedy. Sierra is achingly familiar with that particular calamity; the climber had been her father.
This assignment brings back old memories and old pains to the interviewer, but in bringing forth her questions she also forces her subject to face his own memories and fears. All the while, attraction simmers and each finds that they have something to learn from the other...if they dare.
Ms. Myers delivers a romance with good conflict and appealing main characters. The hero’s drive in his avocation is revealed and explored in a manner that gives genuine insight into his character with no rushing to inform one of “the very important details that have shaped the man”. He is sexy, confident and good-hearted though he is also used to keeping his relationships with women light.
Likewise, Sierra’s challenge in viewing the past from that of an adult and not from that of her frightened and resentful fourteen-year-old self is teased out for the reader to see.
The leisurely build of the story allows readers to immerse themselves in the tale. Mountaineering details and quirks add a lovely authentic feel. One would have liked to see an ending that was less rushed and more balanced between the interest of Sierra and Paul. But when all is said and done, readers will likely find that they too enjoyed spending time with HER MOUNTAIN MAN.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of the book.