When helicopter tour owner Ivy Pierce meets Alex Ladrovik, she thinks he's just another drifter looking for work in the small town of Valdez, Alaska. But when he sticks around to help out after her uncle has a heart attack, she gives in to the attraction she's been fighting. But Alex doesn't plan on staying. He's tracing the route his father took before disappearing more than 30 years earlier, then he plans on going back to California. Will his feelings for Ivy be enough to make him stay? Bobby Hutchinson's Past Lies (4) offers a look into a type of lifestyle many of us will never see. She does a great job showing readers what it's like to live in an area that's still governed by nature. Her characters have depth, and her story is interesting.