How far does a girl have to run to escape a lifetime of pain and loss at the hands of Alaska's notoriously unforgiving Bering Sea? Twenty-seven -year-old Aesa Fredriksen thought landlocked Columbus, Ohio would suffice, and it does until the fear of regret drives her to return to Dutch Harbor in a final attempt to make amends with her nearly-estranged father. Intent on salvaging the wreckage of their relationship, she relucantly agrees to join him- the only family she has left-as he heads out to fish for king crab, forcing her to brave the very waters that pulled him away from her as a child. the waters that stole her mother's life. When the day finally arrives for the Norwegian Queen to sail off into an uncertain future, Aesa can't help but fear the worst. Beyond the violent swells and impending storms, there is far more than death and danger awaiting her on her journey: love awaits her too.
Decker, a young but seasoned member of her father's crew, is a force of nature as stong as Aesa. He's her perfect match, and even she can't deny it. But he too is a man of the sea, and with memories of tragedy and abandonment etched so deeply into her mind, can she overcome her demons and let him in or will she drown in her darkness, forever caught in it's undertow?
ABSOUTLEY BREATHTAKING!!, both the story and the cover, I love this cover it caught my attention and after reading the blurb I was in hook, line and sinker.
Aesa has long resented and even hated her father for close to a decade for things happening in her childhood that she percieved was all his fault and his alone, and I would feel the same way, but then she realizes that is all she has left and it might be time to make amends with him. So she applies for a job close to home and before she starts she goes to her dad's and when she gets there she sees everything is the same as when she left all those years ago.
You see that her father is holding back on what he feels and what he wants to say to Aesa and the same goes for her you see it through out the books and they are both stubborn more Aesa and hurt and you just want to shake her and yell GIVE HIM A CHANCE.
Aesa meets Decker on her father's boat after agreeing to go out with him and his crew for King Crab season as that is the only time she will be able to spend time with him before she starts work. You see him understand Aesa and he has a good head on his shoulders especially when you learn about his past and it breaks your heart but that makes you fall in love with him, he is wiser then most people are in there whole lives and he is happy with who he is and how he got there, where is for Aesa is still scared and flight or fight repsonse is always flight she chooses to runaway from her problems instead of expressing how she is feeling not taking the chance.
"A man doesn't seek out a woman because he wants to screw her and leave, nor does he leave her because he can't screw her at all. That's an asshole. A real man goes after a woman because he knows that life with her surpasses that without her. He should be stimulated by her very presence, lack of clothing withstanding.
That is a man."
You felt like you were right on the boat the way Amber describes in great detail the goings on a crab boat what happens on them she has done her research or she has lived that life it comes through the pages and your right there with them.
This book will make you feel things it is extremely emotional you will feel love, loss forgiveness, and it might give you a few things to think about in your own life and how you choose to deal with them, I was so surprised with this book and would recommend this to anyone i'm glad i signed up for this book tour so Thank You Amber you have a new fan right here and I will read more of what you write.
The room was dark and quiet except for the wind that had picked up outside, the howling noise whipping against the cheap windows. The threadbare curtains danced with the slight breeze that infiltrated the casing, moving them gently. The light they allowed to penetrate the room fell on Decker's body, highlighting him in a glorious way. His back was naked and the shadows that were cast by his musculature begged to be touched and traced. My breath caught in my throat as I stared at his sleeping form. His rugged beauty was impossible to deny, but with it came a sensetive side that balanced it beautifully. He was all a woman could have wanted- a woman that was ready to give herself to someone fully.
I was not that female.
If you're dying to know more about me, allow me to put you at ease. I'm a sharp tongued, sarcastic cancer, who loves vegetable smoothies, winter storms, and the word portfolio. I should NEVER be caffeinated, and require at least eight hours of sleep to even resemble a human being. At thirty four, I just now feel like I can keep a straight face while saying the word "rectum" (which is actually a huge lie because I just laughed out loud while reading this to my husband). I live with my iPod firmly affixed to my body, drive too fast, and laugh/cry at inappropriate times.