Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Black Ice: A Review

Goodreads (Description):

Danger is hard to resist in this sexy thriller from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Britt Pheiffer 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.

Britt is forced to guide the men off the mountain, and 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 have taken place there…and in uncovering this, she may become the killer’s next target.

But nothing is as it seems, and everyone is keeping secrets, including Mason, one of her kidnappers. His kindness is confusing Britt. Is he an enemy? Or an ally?

“Rife with psychological twists exploring themes of revenge, misogyny, and familial duty” (Publishers Weekly), Black Ice is New York Times bestselling author Becca Fitzpatrick’s riveting romantic thriller set against the treacherous backdrop of the mountains of Wyoming. Falling in love should never be this dangerous…

My Review:

Honestly, I don't really know what to make of this book.

It obviously is about a kidnapping, which in an of itself tells you right away that I'm going to talk about the bad guys themselves. I will admit right off (and this is NOT a spoiler) but I had no idea who truly was the bad guy all along. It's a question throughout the whole book, is one guy not as bad as we thought or is he worse? It's so mind tripping. In hindsight, I probably should have known, but I liked that I ended up being surprised.

Regardless, I liked how the main girl, Britt, wasn't helpless. Had she been helpless I probably wouldn't have liked this book as much, but she knew how to handle herself and her friend. (I do give her bonus points on being witty and clever during a very terrifying time. If I were in her place, I hope I could think that fast on my feet). Despite being stuck in the Tetons during a blizzard, Britt navigates herself around Mason, Shaun, and Calvin as she fights her way to freedom.

There was a nice mystery along with the kidnapping. It made for a nice round story that wasn't incredibly focused on how Britt handled her kidnapping, but rather how she managed to do that and discover who was the killer of so many teenage girls.

I will have to say though, I don't know how I feel about the ending. And since I don't won't to spoil it, I can't say more. It was a great read however, a nice quick standalone.

I give it a 3.5 out of 5!


  1. I remember loving this but I do know what you mean about the ending, it wasn't quite the HEA I was hoping for. ;)

  2. I can't wait to to read this one