Review: In Deep by Stacy Gold

In Deep by Stacy Gold
Series: Emerald Mountain (# 2)
Release Date:  January 31,  2018
Publisher:   The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Pages:  82
Source: book provided by author for review



Sophie Tremore is trying to build a career in the male-dominated world of Ski Patrol. Hard to do when her new boss is her smokin’ hot ex-lover. She hasn’t forgotten how he made her body tingle and her heart pound, although he’s making it a lot easier by treating her like she’s incompetent—when he’s not ignoring her existence altogether.

Emerald Mountain Ski Patrol Director Max Demford has been doing his best to avoid working with his feisty former flame, given his judgment is clouded by those eight mind-blowing weeks two years ago. Ski patrol is dangerous enough, and no way could he handle another person he cares about getting hurt on the mountain.

Forced to work together, their simmering attraction becomes difficult to ignore. When Sophie gets caught in a slide, an adrenaline-filled day could turn into a spectacular night they will never forget—one that could risk both their careers.


Review:   At eighty-two pages, In Deep, was a very quick read.  This is the second book in the Emerald Mountain series which returned us to the mountain with the ski patrol, instructors and other staff as well as the skiers and snowboarders. Max and Sophie are front and center and we are swept up with the chemistry between them, learn of their past as well as their families and also why they don’t seem to be getting along.  A relationship would be taboo since they work together but will that stop them or will they try to reconnect?

There were a few twists and turns considering it’s a novella, but the characters don’t have the depth to them that I would have loved to see.  There are a few steamy scenes but little communication between them since Max has his reasons for the job assignments he’s giving Sophie versus others on staff but doesn’t make her aware of the reasons.  Going out on patrol with them gave me chills at some of the duties they had to perform. There is a happily ever after in the offing and some closure but I for one hope we’ll be returning to Emerald Mountain again and again.

Gold is a new to me author and I look forward to reading more of her books.  I hope that they are a little longer in length with additional details that would just make the stories sweeter.

Favorite Quote:  If Max didn’t realize he’d just quoted the fake orgasm scene from When Harry Met Sally, I wasn’t about to tell him.