I bought the first in this series for free on my kindle and after finishing it promptly bought the other two. I enjoyed this book very much, it's not the most intelligent book that I've ever read but for some light reading it was well written, engaging and fun. I have to admit that I ripped through this book in a day or so and it was nice to be able to read voraciously like that again, sometimes I get so caught up in old books or in textbooks that I forget how enjoyable it can be to just read something fun and easy. As such I would highly recommend this to others looking for a light read, the story is pleasantly woven together with the first book and the characters are nicely believable and the book manages to avoid cliché dialogue very well.
Maddy, Amy, Christine, and Jane were roommates in college ten years ago. Jane became a TV anchor, but has now just published her first self-help book "How To Have The Perfect Life". Maddy, Amy, and Christine are thrilled for Jane, until they realize that Jane has used their lives as bad examples! The three decide to prove Jane wrong. They each have one year to face their biggest fear. Christine Ashton is the doctor if the group. She has finished her residency and now works in an ER as a trauma specialist. It is a hard and exhausting job that only the toughest can pull off. But Christine has lots of courage, except when it comes to heights. Maddy and Amy decide that Christine's challenge is to join her family for their skiing vacation at Silver Mountain during the holiday season and conquer her fear of the chairlift. So Christine hires a ski instructor and arrives a week before her family is due. She knows how to ski but needs to face the chairlift problem before her older brother, Robbie, arrives. Christine's father has always been proud of Robbie. Yet nothing Christine ever did was good enough. All er life Christine has wanted a simple smile from her dad, perhaps hear him say "Well done" or "I'm proud of you" just once. Now her chance has come! Christine has been offered a job in the ER of St. James, where she'd be working with colleagues her father respects. She can prove her worth to them. Perhaps they will tell her father how much of a success she is and maybe, just maybe, she'll earn his pride. Alec Hunter oozes charm and everybody likes him, including Christine. But she thinks he is just an unemployed ski bum. He plans to prove how wrong she is about him. After they finish helping a victim of a snowboarding accident, they both learn a lot about each other and become close. Very close. Now Christine has a new fear. Does she take the job of her dreams back home or give up everything for the man of her dreams? ***** A stellar novel! Comedy, romance, tension, it's all in here. Once you begin reading you will not want to stop. In fact, I did not stop reading until I finished the entire book ... and realized the night was almost over, dawn was on the horizon. Therefore, I highly suggest you pick up a copy of this book and don't start reading until the weekend. You are going to lose a lot of sleep with this story! ***** Reviewed by Detra Fitch of Huntress Reviews.
I've read all 3 books in this trilogy but I must say that this was my favourite. I loved the storyline and characters and thought the setting was perfect. I was hooked from start to finish. It was well written and drew you into the world of Christine and Alec and made you want to be in that chair lift!!! Julie Ortolon rocks!
Loved this second book in the Perfect series, Christine's fear of heights but love of skiing is a problem. Is Alex is the man to help her? And can she keep her attraction to him at bay when he's using everything in his arsenal to persuade her? A lovely emotional read with plenty highs and lows. Looking forward to book three.
Really enjoyed this book the 2nd in the series, thought perhaps it wouldn't be as good as the first book which I got for free, but it was different but a good read - would definitely read this author again.