Tuesday, October 28, 2014

On the Mountain ( Follow your Bliss #5) by Deirdre Riordan Hall & GIVEAWAY

Published October 14, 2014

Modeling contract? Check.

New Louboutins? Check.

Drinking and dancing at the hottest NYC clubs? Check.

Friends with benefits? Check.

An unsettled feeling about the future? Um, check.

Pressure to begin college and an epic blowout with her best friend, turns Baskia Benedict’s party life toxic. Late nights bubble with drama, her relationship with her “not-boyfriend” fizzles, and failing to meet her parents’ expectations results in an escape to the family cabin in the mountains.

Unexpectedly, her brother’s friend Trace appears, seeking refuge from his own obscure problems at the rural hideaway. All Baskia needs are a few days to get her head clear, but Trace distracts her with his smile—always on the edge of amusement—and infuriates her with his seductive charm. When the rumble of his motorcycle fades, Baskia focuses on figuring out her future and nursing a not-so-healthy crush on Trace.

As days turn into months, Baskia stubbornly remains at the cabin, determined to find her purpose and secretly hoping for mysterious Trace to return. After she meets locals—including getting snowed in with her cute neighbor—learns how to cook, and mends past relationships, she discovers the simple life might just save her from herself. Although Baskia transforms and gains independence, Trace returns and stirs up trouble, challenging her to follow her ultimate bliss. 

My Thoughts…

Everything about this book is wonderful.   From the spirited names and attitudes of the characters to the settings.  I loved that each character had their own story.   Not just a hey here I am story, but a background and a history, a reason for why they are how they are.   Even the secondary characters had big parts in this story.    Deirdre Riordan Hall was able to make the characters relatable and for the most part likable.   The few that were not so likable at the beginning became more likable by the end of the story.  

The gorgeous settings in this book made me wish for the fun of the big city.  The parties, the friendships, and the clubs are all beyond my reach, but are part of my imagination.    The mountains, with the icy and snowy landscape, are definitely in my dreams.     I could picture where Baskia was and how she was living her life.  When a book manages to play like a movie while I am reading it, I know that is a winner.

This is the first book that I have picked up by Deirdre Riordan Hall and the Follow your Bliss series but I anxiously await more from her.   I recommend this book.

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