How do you say no to a man at thirty-thousand feet?
When Grier Thompson is called to Indigo, Alaska to deal with the estate of her late, estranged father, the last thing she expected to find was a hotly contested will, a hostile half-sister who never knew Grier existed, or for that matter, an entire town that doesn’t take kindly to this stranger. Except maybe for Mick O’Shaughnessy.
An Indigo native, Mick has all he wants in life: a soft flannel shirt, a nice cottage, and a thriving airline charter business. Could this simple life get any better? One look at Grier and Mick discovers the answer is a resounding, “yes.” She thinks so too—and if it weren’t for her family baggage, maybe she could relax and enjoy herself before it’s time to return to real life.
But then an unexpected visitor from Grier’s past unsettles the entire town just when the residents were finally starting to warm to her. By the time Mick comes out of the clouds to realize he’s fallen head over heels in love, it might be just too late to win Grier’s heart.
I LOVED this book. Loved it. Addison Fox’s little town of Indigo actually does the impossible; it makes me want to go to Alaska. The setting, the characters, all of it. It makes me wish I were there visiting, chatting, and becoming friends with them. Even with authors that I really love, I typically have to skim through at least a few parts in their books. No skipping here. I devoured every single word on every single page.
After spending New Years Eve in New York with her mother, Grier has to fly back to Alaska until the battle over her fathers will is finally over. She is looking forward to spending more time in Alaska; her best friend Sloan (and Sloan’s fiance, Walker, who is also Grier’s lawyer) is living there now, along with her new friend Avery. The locals are starting to warm up to her, with the exception of her half-sister Kate, of course and Grier is starting to enjoy her time in Alaska. It doesn’t hurt that Mick is still around….she can’t get their spontaneous night out of her head or him out of her heart.
“You do the maintenance to keep things running smoothly. It doesn’t mean things don’t break from time to time, but you make a point to fix them so they don’t do any more damage.” ~Mick to Grier, on how relationships are like airplane maintenance.
Of course, we catch up with past characters (from Baby It’s Cold Outside), Sloan and Walker, Avery, the “grandmothers”, and Kate. I’m actually borderline crazy-mad that I have to wait until next August for the 3rd book (Just in Time)….I REALLY want to find out what happens with Avery and Roman, Kate and Jason. Good things come to those who wait, I guess? Eh, whatever. Patience is NOT a virtue I possess, so I will have to distract myself until then! 😉