I read these 2 books the wrong way round which if I'm honest wasn't an issue as they can be read as stand alone books.
The thing that struck me was the differences in Luke's character. In Book 2 Chill he is very much described and written as being a reclusive "friendless" character who has kept relationships, even with his business partner Cort to a bare minimum. But, in Book 1 Ice, he is almost the opposite being a loyal and intuitive friend to Cort which gives me pause to think that he does have a deeper relationship than we're been led to believe.
The characters are well rounded and very real in their faults and emotional needs. Kaylie is feisty and determined whilst still being a very vulnerable and emotionally wanting female lead. She isn't afraid to take the bull by the horns but is also happy to allow Cort to be the protector and her demanding lover. Cort-yum yum-he's strong and typically male but you consistently get glimpses of his very damaged inner self which he allows Kaylie to nurture and heal. The plot is fast paced, full of OMG's and keeps you hooked.
Despite some initial reservations (not due to anything other than me reading them out of order) I loved this book, it could have been built into being a much bigger read whilst still maintaining it's honest and often heartbreaking feel. It kept me hanging and completely absorbed from page 1 til the end. I wont go into a long drawn out synopsis, I'll leave it upto you to find out but you really must read book 2Chill: Alaska Series, Book 2 (Alaska Heat)
and I cant wait for book 3!!!