Series: Search and Rescue Book #3
Author: Vivian Arend
Blurb: LIFELINE: an elite search-and-rescue squad based out of Banff, Alberta. Specializing in high-risk rescue missions, this team goes wherever the job takes them…As the chopper pilot for the elite Lifeline search-and-rescue team, Erin Tate is used to handling power. Calling the shots in the air is one thing—in the bedroom it leaves her cold. What she wants is a man strong enough to strip away her control. Paramedic Timothy Dextor has a wild card reputation, and the dark appetites to prove it. The only thing missing is a woman he can share them with. Landing a position on the Lifeline squad puts his old flame back within reach. He already knows what Erin needs, and this time he’s not letting her go. But when an emergency throws Erin and Timothy together in unanticipated ways, the stakes are raised—on the job and off. Now they’ll both discover the real meaning of control…and the risks that come from falling in love.
Thoughts: This book is obviously going to be good – I mean, it’s a Vivian Arend book! With that being said, this one was not a favorite of mine. I liked it, but it just didn’t click with me. I liked the whole search and rescue aspect of it, and that was really descriptive and interesting. However, from the beginning we are teased with a ‘safe word’ and hints about what goes on in one of the clubs ‘upstairs’, and by the middle of the book we have a little bit of voyeurism going on. Now, while I don’t mind reading some erotica or BDSM occasionally, it just didn’t work for this book. To me the scenes seemed almost forced – they just didn’t flow naturally with the storyline and it’s progression. To be honest at times it seemed like I was reading two different books.
Again, it’s a Vivian Arend book and that alone makes it not to missed, but not my favorite of hers by far.