WHY I READ IT
I LOVED A Reason to Breathe, and couldn’t wait for more of CP’s words!
WHAT I RATED IT
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
You’ve met Jack from “A Reason To Breathe” now meet his cousin and lumberjack Max, Max Hunter or as Mia likes to call him Thor, God of Thunder
You know what they say about lust at first sight . . . It’s a seven deadly sin, but when you sin–you sin hard.
Max Hunter has a problem, well, two, actually. One he fished out of the river and the other . . . A killer.
Mia Roberts has a problem that stands six foot five and swings an axe like a God. On assignment to study the grizzlies of the Alaskan frontier, she stumbles across a body and then stumbles into the arms of a lumberjack she can’t resist.
Throw in Max’s mother into the mix and a handful of crazy friends and family and you have a recipe for adventure.
CP Smith warns you from the start that if you are not a believer in instant love, you should tread lightly with her stories. What she doesn’t tell you is that it’s the men who fall hard and without abandon. I love watching them try to reason with themselves! CP’s writing style is addictive. She pulls you head first into the story. I barely know the characters, but within the first few pages, I’m already in her head, hearing her characters speak their lines.
“Welcome to Alaska, Mia Roberts.”
Mia Roberts is a huge animal lover and protector. She usually works a desk job, but her awful boss has her heading to Alaska to lead a team tracking the movement of the bears in the region. While the outdoors and the prospect of living in the woods is not exactly Mia’s cup of tea, she is 100% devoted to her job. But when her boss ends up dead, and a cop with an undisclosed vendetta names Mia as the prime suspect, she finds herself in a bit of a mess.
“I knew when I laid eyes on you, you’d be a pain in my ass.”
Max is exactly what you would expect from an Alaskan Lumberjack. He’s built, bearded and has alpha male blood running wild through his veins. Max is content and just going about his business until Mia Roberts crash lands, literally, into his life. He doesn’t feel the need to settle down, but she changes all of that. In an instant, he knows that Mia is exactly what he needs, even if she doesn’t know it yet. Mia is a disaster and he can’t help but be taken by this beautiful klutz, so completely out of her element.
“You’ve seen him, he’s, he’s, well, he’s Thor in flannel.”
Mia can’t help but notice that Max is insanely attractive, but she has absolutely no plans to pursue him. Mia is only in Alaska because her boss practically forced her to be, but she cares greatly about her work. While ulterior motives seem to be at play, keeping Mia and her team from doing their work, the one consistency is Max. Max is a Gunnerson, and when those Gunnerson men see what they want, they are a bulldozer, knocking down everything in their way to get to their woman. Max will do whatever it takes to make Mia his.
“Because my lungs locked up when I laid eyes on you, and I didn’t breathe again until I kissed you. You don’t steal air from a drowning man, if you leave I won’t be able to breathe.”
Add in CP Smith’s special brand of fantastic secondary characters and you have an outstanding book. I love when secondary characters add more depth to the story. A Reason To Kill will have you laughing, swooning and wanting to scream all in a matter of sentences. CP weaves a stunning story full of suspense and intrigue, with a heavy dose of toe curling romance throw in. This was another 5 STAR read for me!