My rating: 5 of 5 stars
SHIVER is the 3rd book in Tiffinie Helmer’s “Romance on the Edge Series”, but it was so cleverly written, it can be read as a total standalone, while still part of a wonderful series.
In SHIVER, we get a wonderful glimpse into the unique life style of people living in the Interior region of Alaska. The descriptions are so meticulous and accurate, making the readers feel like they have personally visited Fairbanks and the surrounding area. Just reading about the magnificent landscape and the incredible people who live in these lands is an adventure in itself. The visual images that Ms. Helmer presents will leave you breathless.
But the real meat of the story is Aidan Harte and Raven Maiski. Readers met Aiden in book 2, Hooked, where we got a hint of this poor tortured soul. In SHIVER we get to learn just how broken Aidan really is. He is one of the most anguish, flawed and self-loathing hero I have ever read about, yet at the same time Aiden, is intelligent, gentle and one of the most caring, loving Alpha male to grace a story. It broke my heart reading about his anguish as he returns home to settle his late father affairs and seeing the women he loved and lost all those years ago.
Raven Maiski was just as tormented, vulnerable and flawed as Aiden. She was the one who asked Aiden to leave town, never return and now he was back. Raven didn’t know how to handle the emotions that came with seeing him again. The amount of time my heart broke for Aiden, I think I spent being irritated with Raven. She masked her pain with angry and it was all directed at poor Aiden. Raven also struggled with a deep fear, that he would discover the secret that she had kept from him all these years.
If that wasn’t enough angst to keep you sitting on the edge of your seat, let’s throw in a mystery. Someone is out to harm Aiden and no one knows why. Will he find the strength to save himself and the women he loves? Will Raven be able to overcome the past in order to find the truth? Can these two beleaguered souls ever find peace?
Tiffinie Helmer has created a story of emotions, it had excitement, passion, heartbreak, intrigue, mystery and suspense. Once you start reading, you won’t be able to put the book down until you get to the very end!
SHIVER will be an adventure you won’t soon forget.