Blurb: SOMETIMES DANGER IS HARD TO SEE… UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE.
Britt Pfeiffer has trained to backpack the Teton Range, but she isn’t prepared when her ex-boyfriend, who still haunts her every thought, wants to join her. Before Britt can explore her feelings for Calvin, an unexpected blizzard forces her to seek shelter in a remote cabin, accepting the hospitality of its two very handsome occupants, but these men are fugitives, and they take her hostage.
In exchange for her life, Britt agrees to guide the men off the mountain. As they set off, Britt knows she must stay alive long enough for Calvin to find her. The task is made even more complicated when Britt finds chilling evidence of a series of murders that took place on that very mountain-a discovery that may make her the killer’s next target.
But nothing is as it seems in the mountains, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy or an ally?
Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s irresistible romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the Tetons of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…
Black Ice is Becca Fitzpatrick’s new young adult novel and I received a proof copy of it… it was AMAZING. Black Ice is the epitome of a page turner, it is easily the most suspenseful, mysterious book I have read this year! Even if you didn’t love Becca Fitzpatrick’s Hush, hush Saga, I highly recommend picking this book up when it comes out because Becca’s writing has vastly improved and the plot was very enticing and thrilling! I started this book at night and I immediately regretted it, it spooked me out so much. At one point a tree branch hit my window and I jumped up, convinced that I was about to be kidnapped. Once I calmed down, I was up until 4 in the morning finishing the book, and even though I had work at 8 the next morning staying up that late was so worth it!
Black Ice follows Britt, and her and her best friend, Korbie, have planned a spring break trip to Korbie’s family home in the Tetons of Wyoming. Britt has been training for this trip for months, but days before they are about to leave, Britt discovers that Korbie’s family is forcing Calvin, Britt’s ex-boyfriend and Korbie’s older brother to chaperone them on their trip. Britt has just finally started to get over Calvin and is anxious for him to re-enter her life, but she promises that she will not let his presence destroy their trip.
On the day they leave for the mountains, they get caught in the middle of a snow storm and are forced to leave their car in the hopes of finding shelter. When they come across a cabin the middle of the woods, they thought they finally had a break in good luck, but they were so wrong. When they enter the cabin, they are met by two men, Mason and Shawn. Mason attempts to convince Britt and Korbie to leave the house, but they refuse, and Britt soon finds a dead body in the house. At this point, it is too late for them to escape and from here the story launches into an action packed, thrilling read as Britt is forced to guide Mason and Shawn through the treacherous terrain. Britt doesn’t know why these men are fugitives but she is determined to unravel their characters while fighting for survival.
Becca Fitzpatrick wonderfully created Britt’s character. She is realistic, dynamic, and she is not an annoying, weak female protagonist. When in an arduous situation, she does not cower, but rather, she utilizes her intelligence and determination to attempt to reach safety. Despite the hopelessness of her situation she never gives up or gives in to depression, she continues to fight as long as she can which was very admirable.
There was a surprising romance woven into the novel and I couldn’t get enough of it. The romance was one of those fantastic survival romances, where the characters are not sure if they honestly love each other or they are just growing closer because there may not be a tomorrow. It seemed as if the relationship was perfect for the two characters, and although they had two completely different backgrounds, their paths came together beautifully.
Overall I loved Black Ice, it is a book I can certainly see myself re-reading in the future. It is a nail-biting, on the edge of your seat read which has certainly proved to me Becca Fitzpatrick’s talent as an author. I personally really liked her Hush, hush Saga, but Black Ice is in a league of its own. I haven’t quite read anything like this book, so I loved its originality and uniqueness. Becca has crafted fantastic characters, a plot that will enchant all readers, and beautiful scenery to complete the package. I highly recommend that everyone should read this book regardless of the genre you usually prefer, I think there is something in this book that everyone will love. I can’t say enough good things about this book so please, when you get a chance, give this book a chance!