Realistic, flawed characters are at the center of Sorenson’s latest novel set in the Sierra Nevada mountains. You will be hooked from page one, as she blends equal doses of action, suspense and mystery. Add to that an intriguing plot, good pacing and the intense sexual tension between Hope and Sam, and you’re left with one entertaining read.
A plane crash atop a remote mountain calls park ranger Hope Banning away from her vacation. She joins with former Olympic climber Sam Rutherford to assist her in the climb to the top to assess the situation. Hope and Sam spent a sizzling night together six months ago, and the spark still burns between them. But as they embark, Sam feels anxious about partnering with Hope, because her life is in his hands. As the search-and-rescue mission turns dangerous, suddenly it becomes clear that Hope and Sam will need to trust each other completely to come out of the situation alive. (HQN, Jun., 384 pp., $7.99)