Series: Stormwatch #6
Published by Daug Haus Publishing on January 9th 2020
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Winter storm Holly is the worst in eighty years bringing high winds, subzero temperatures and snowfall better measured in feet than in inches. The weather paralyzes everything in its path, but, in this storm, weather isn't the only threat.
It started out as a simple recon mission – then the worst happened.
Recon evolved into an imminent threat and Rapid Response Alliance operatives, Cara Graves and Josh Haskins find themselves with less than 48 hours to circumvent a nuclear disaster.
Fighting against the clock and the worst blizzard to hit the Midwest in almost a century, Cara and Josh, risk everything – including their feelings for each other – to stop what the terrorists hope will be Armageddon.
How I’ve missed Cindy Gerard’s stylish, taut take on romantic suspense and ’Snow Blind’ is just a small taste of what I used to enjoy so much—though it’s probably what I think of as the crowning glory of the Stormwatch series.
Roughly put, it’s a collection of works built around the premise of a rare but brutal winter storm, the unique (but unrelated) circumstances surrounding each couple in a different part of a state affected by the inclement weather.
‘Snow Blind’ is built around 2 covert operatives who have a somewhat rocky history together: a pair that came together in the unlikeliest of ways, in and out of each other’s lives in the span of the 18 months that the book covers, except that what looks to be like a sleepy mission turns into a high stakes and dangerous-as-hell one that has a fallout no one can fully imagine.
If this sounds like a typical RS plot, well, it is. But I’ve always enjoyed Gerard’s take on it anyway, with that fine balance of pining, chemistry and attraction and the danger that lurks around every corner. And if both Josh Haskins and Cara Graves seem superhuman at times (even with the life-threatening injuries that would probably incapacitate mere mortals), I’m guessing they could be forgiven for their larger-than-life, grounding presence in a novella that’s short but holds so much.
My only gripe is the missing chunk of their romance that takes place off stage between the last chapter and the epilogue; there was just so much more that I wanted of Cara/Josh apart from the mission that just didn’t materialise after the hot and heavy teasing.