This is my first read by this author and as its book three of this series I can happily say it’s a stand-alone as well, as it had not affected in the story that I had not had the pleasure in reading the first two books. I did in fact just make me want to read the first to books to learn the history of the other character that I met in this book. I enjoyed this book but at times I want to slap Chance around the head for some of the comments he made and his possessiveness but then in the next chapter he would make me feel his pain and heartache. This is a second chance romance that will spend over eight years as Chance and Jessa find their lives are back to where it all started in the mountains. The chemistry and attraction between Jessa and Chance will heat up the page and even might make you blush.
This book will take Jessa and Chance on a ride full of mistakes, lust, loss, revenge, friendship, betrayal, heartache, secrets, hate and young soul-searching love. I might have only started this series but I can’t wait for the next book about Nick Frost and Tammy's I feel this one just might a wonderful story with what I have already learnt about these two characters already. I received an ARC copy of this book to which this is my honest and voluntary review after reading it.
Jessa Lynn Madison was in love with her High school sweethearts but she was the one to break his hearts. She did it for him but it was the hardest thing she had ever done. She wanted to follow her dream to be back where she calls home and to start her career as a physiotherapist after finishing school. Her dream is in danger on day one when her new patient to someone from her past.
"I would have taken difficult any day. any. Day. Over Chance Ryder."
"He knew the whole time. This was all a game for him."
"No, not the fact that even his anger made me ache for him."
"My guard was up like the ice wall in Game of Thrones - built high and thick to protect me from the one man who had nothing else to lose."
"up, down. highs, lows. Doing this ride again with him might kill me."
Chance Ryder has had some many things taken away from him or things he has walked away from due to his Pride, it was a Nickname that was perfect for him. The mountain took more than just his snowboarding career but also the only girl he ever loved. Could he get revenge on her now she is back in town?
Can Jessa help Chance get his pride back before he breaks her heart?
"Mine, I growled. only, ever, Always. The words were punctuated with my lips crushing hers."
It was worth it. Losing was worth winner her."
" She was my kryptonite."
"Like the mountain, she was strong and fierce. Grounded and free. I admired her beyond words. And I wanted to conquer her beyond reason."
Can the ultimate gift of forgiveness be given and accepted by both of them?
"Was it even possible that the way he treated me- the way he hated me - make me want him more?"
"Everywhere I looked there were reminders of him - the walking, talking, breathing, missing piece of my heart."
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐞𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐧𝐞 (𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝟏𝟎): 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬 𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐠𝐨 𝐢𝐧 𝐜𝐲𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐬. 𝐆𝐨𝐨𝐝 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐛𝐚𝐝.
Do you know what it’s like to lose everything? I do.
Eight years ago, Jessa Lynn Madison and the title ‘Best Snowboarder in the US’ were both mine.
And then she betrayed me and the mountain had followed suit.
No matter how much I drank, the truth was hard to swallow when it meant choking on my pride.
And no matter how much I screwed, the truth was that I still wanted her.
Anger. Rage. They don’t even begin to describe how I feel.
I was never going to be able to compete again, but life had given me the perfect opportunity to have Jessa.
And to break her.
Misery loves company. And Jessa was about to be my company.
𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐅𝐨𝐨𝐥 (𝐂𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝟎): 𝐀 𝐬𝐲𝐦𝐛𝐨𝐥 𝐨𝐟 𝐩𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐢𝐚𝐥 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐛𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬.
All I wanted was a fresh start in the town I once called home.
Too bad home was littered with memories of him. Chance Ryder.
The man I’d loved. The man I’d left.
The man who was now my patient. And my roommate.
I know he wants to use me. I know he wants to hurt me.
But I also know that I can’t stop myself from wanting him.
And wanting him has always been my downfall.
Now all I can think about is how to tell him the truth and beg his forgiveness.
I, of all people, should know that explanations and apologies won’t matter.
When it comes to Chance Ryder, he’ll hold onto his pride
like he should be holding onto me.