Mountain Delights by Vanessa Vale
Hailey Taylor knows ski racing, and it’s paid off, because she’s a champion. The top of her game. Until she wiped out last season and blew out her knee. Her body may have recovered, but her head’s not back in the game. Meeting Lucas Mills doesn’t help, because the instant connection they share is just too good to ski away from. And when Lucas is game for getting his best friend in on their bed sport? Hailey’s ready to play.
Lucas is in love with Hailey. He’s all in, from the first moment he sees her. But he knows he’s not perfect, not with his PTSD from being deployed. He wants to make sure she’s got someone watching out for her, besides him. Because the one thing he’s learned between war and the murder of his sister, bad things can happen.
Cy Seaborn’s dad is a piece of sh—work. He walked away from his family when Cy was a kid, forcing his mom to work two jobs to make ends meet, to leave their house and live with his grandparents. He hasn’t heard or seen from him since. Until the man falsely admits to killing Erin Mills—his best friend’s sister. Cy has no idea why his father did it, and neither do the detectives working the case or the reporters who’ve been hounding him. He’s wary. Jaded.
All three are scarred. Damaged, outside and in. Lucas wants it all, but doesn’t think he’s enough. Cy’s not worthy of a woman like Hailey, tainted by his father’s bad blood. And Hailey? The only commitment she’s known is to her sport and all that’s gotten her is loneliness and injury. What if they let her fall? Can her heart recover?
And most of all…with a murderer roaming Cutthroat, will they survive?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
OMG! That ending! I’m absolutely amazed! This book started off kind of abrasive. Definitely not the kind of female lead I’m used to, Hailey is a take no crap, say what she thinks kind of girl. Sort of rubbed me the wrong way. But it didn’t take long until I figured out why she is that way, and I started to like her cheekiness!
Hailey’s life is at a crossroads. As a championship ski racer, she had an injury that she is still recovering from, and it’s time for her to make some decisions. Where does she want life to go from here? Does she want to stay on the path she’s been on, or forge a new one with the guys that have captured her heart? Does she open herself up to them, or protect herself by keeping it “just for fun”?
This book was all about “fun” until it wasn’t. There were some serious things going on in the background of the story, but at the heart of it, their story was just that. Their story. It was all about love, and standing by each other when life get rough. And I just can’t get over that ending! It was absolutely amazing! I can’t wait to find out what comes next, because if that ending is anything to go by, it is going to be spectacular!