Sep 4, 2015

Her Alaskan Hero by Rebecca Thomas Review

He’s a rugged outdoorsman, she’s a California princess out to prove she can make it on her own.

Fans of contemporary romance are sure to love debut author, Rebecca Thomas’, sensual story where opposites attract in HER ALASKAN HERO.

After being left at the altar, California girl Sabrina Tate needs to make a fast getaway. With her famous overbearing parents and the paparazzi hot on her heels, where else is a jilted bride to go to lick her wounds but Alaska? With only her tropical honeymoon clothes in tow, she makes her escape. For two weeks, she’ll live on her own and prove to herself—and her family—that she can make it without a husband.

Zak Forrester is a man on a mission. He’s turned his rugged yet luxurious Alaskan lodge into a hotspot for hunters, all in the hope to make up for a painful event in his past. But when Sabrina—one of the rare women to enter his rugged realm—stumbles into his world, he can’t get rid of her fast enough. He has no time for her yoga, vegetarian meal requests, or Scrabble.
Soon, neither can resist the other, and two hearts collide. With time ticking away, they have to decide where they belong. Is a life in a different world better than being a world apart?

Sabrina is a good girl! Being the daughter of a State Senator and a movie star, she has done everything her parents want. Including being engaged to the man they want you to marry! But thankfully Sabrina’s fiancĂ© Kyle jilts her at the altar. Which opens her eyes, to what exactly she is doing with her life? So with the help of her friend Melody; whom has a healthy obsession with Alaskan men, she dumps her Hawaii honeymoon and heads to Gold Rush Alaska. But when she gets there things don’t quite go as planned!
Zak Forrester wasn’t expecting anyone at the lodge for a week, so he sure is shock when Sabrina arrives asking for a room. Even though he wants to turn her away from the lodge, he gives her a place to stay. Then he finds excuses to keep her there. But Zak is struggling with his own issues! He feels responsible for the loss of his father, so he has turned into the ultimate responsible brother, for his 3 other brothers. But with Sabrina, he feels light hearted and gives her all his love,
But their time of bliss comes to an end when reporters track her down and responsibility crashes back down on top of Sabrina, so she makes the tough decision to say goodbye to Zak and leaves for LA.
To say I loved this book would quite honestly be an understatement! The connection between Zak and Sabrina is simply magical, but also between Sabrina and the rest of the town of Gold Rush as well!
 I honestly love the simplicity of this story. We don’t dive too much into Sabrina’s family life, but more into Sabrina’s struggle at finding herself. The only thing I found a little disappointing was there wasn’t enough back story (in my opinion) on Zak’s brothers. I found the writing delightful and the plot well researched! The story simply flowed along and I was very happy to flow along with it
I give Her Alaskan Hero a very well deserved 9 out of 10! And I cannot wait for the next book!


Rebecca Thomas enjoys a love-hate relationship with Alaska. She lives there with her bush pilot husband and two teenaged sons. When she isn’t reading, writing, or playing board games, she is cheering for her sons at their hockey games and tennis matches.

A reluctant reader as a child, she didn’t become interested in books until her teen years when she discovered historical romance. Now she loves all sub-genres of romance and can’t decide which one is her favorite.
Rebecca earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Alaska and was employed in the airline industry for several years before working in her current position as a program manager in higher education.


1 comment :

  1. Cara, thank you so much for hosting me. I think that is one of the nicest reviews I've ever received. I will put it on my "keeper" shelf. I appreciate it so much. I may have to recruit you as a beta reader for book #2. Thank you again, Rebecca