Life above the Arctic Circle is no walk in the park. It's a place where everything is just a little bit harder, a little bit tougher, and a whole lot colder. But hey, falling in love? Now that might just be the one thing that comes a little easier.
Bryson Faulkner is a woman who thrives on challenges. She's taken it upon herself to carve out a home in the untamed beauty of the Arctic wilderness. Sure, it's isolating as all heck, with no neighbors for miles, a climate that's about as predictable as Kanye West's Twitter feed, and enough predators lurking around to give even the bravest soul a good case of the heebie-jeebies. But that's not enough to stop Bryson. She's also one of Alaska's most fearless bush pilots, soaring through the skies like a wild eagle with a taste for adrenaline.
There's just one thing missing from Bryson's life: someone special to share it all with. But hey, she's come to accept the fact that finding love in such an extreme environment is about as likely as winning the lottery on a Tuesday afternoon. It's a long shot, to say the least.
Now let's talk about Karla Edwards. She's got her life all figured out, or so she thought. You know, the whole comfortable routine, predictable future kind of deal. But then life throws her a curveball, and suddenly everything she thought she knew is up in smoke. Her partner? Gone. Her mother? Rest in peace. And to top it all off, she discovers she's got a sister living up in Alaska, a place she's never even crossed her mind.
So what does Karla do? She does what any brave soul in search of answers and adventure would do. She kisses her job as an ER nurse in Atlanta goodbye and heads up north to the land of ice and snow. And boy, does she find more than she ever bargained for.
Enter a sexy bush pilot who turns Karla's world upside down. Suddenly, she's seeing things she's never seen before, feeling things she's never felt before. The possibilities are limitless, if only she can find the courage to open her heart again and take a leap of faith.
But can love truly bloom in the midst of such treacherous terrain? Can Karla trust again, when life has thrown curveballs faster than a Major League pitcher? Well, my friend, you'll have to give this audiobook a listen to find out.
Kim Baldwin, the author herself, takes on the role of narrator, bringing her words to life in a way that only she can. With a running time of 8 hours and 2 minutes, this audiobook is the perfect companion for those long, cold nights when a good love story is just what the doctor ordered.
Now, let's talk ratings. We've got ourselves a solid 2.5 out of 5 stars for this one. It's a decent listen, capturing the wild beauty of Alaska and the complexities of love in a harsh environment. However, it falls just short of hitting that emotional resonance that really sticks with you. But hey, don't let that discourage you. Give it a listen and see if it warms your heart in all the right places.