||April 15, 2010
Cold winter days…hot passionate nights.
When Cheyanne Kai, a northern wilderness guide, meets Kent McIntire, a supply pilot, passion ignites.
Their newfound relationship is soon hampered by the disapproval of her father, Bill Kai. Wanting his daughter to marry someone of ancestry, he refuses to associate with Cheyanne until she obeys his wishes. During the annual dogsled races, Bill Kai becomes trapped in an avalanche and his life is in danger.
Kent McIntire, the most experienced pilot, plans a daring rescue. But time is running out. Can he reach the old man in time and will his heroic attempt reunite a broken family?
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© Copyright Shannon Rouchelle
All Rights Reserved, eXtasy Books
She studied the handsome man sitting on her sofa. His cotton shirt was opened wide enough to reveal his muscled chest. Her gaze lingered there for a moment, then moved downward to his tight fitting jeans. An apparent bulge let Cheyanne know he wanted her. “I’m happy you’re here…I didn’t think…after the nurse…”
Kent silenced her with his finger. “The nurse didn’t say anything to me after you left. I had a feeling she knew something happened between us, but she didn’t have evidence to prove it.”
“Why weren’t you flying last month?”
Kent placed an arm around her shoulders and pulled her closer. “One of my friends took ill last month and asked me if I’d do his route. Since I use to fly it before he took over, I agreed to help him out.”
“I’m happy you’re here with me.”
“I flew my own plane. It’s the fastest transportation to see my favorite lady.” Kent slid his hand inside her open nightgown and moaned. “I love the feel of your breasts.”
“Suck on them, please.”
He gently fondled the hard nubs. His lips trailed kisses on her face and ears. He lingered by her earlobe. “If you weren’t waiting for me, then who were you expecting?”
Cheyanne closed her eyes and avoided his speculating ones. “There is this guy…”
Kent continued to stroke her breasts and pinch them between his thumbs. “Who is he?” He glanced up for a brief moment.
“Were you going to have sex with him?”
Cheyanne felt her face flush. “Yes. We meet once in awhile for a sexual encounter.”
His eyes enlarged at this revelation. “I never thought you would do something like that. You seem so innocent.”
She laughed. “I’m not as innocent as you might think.”
He stopped his hand movements and lowered his mouth to a nipple. Kent suckled hard on the one bud until it was red and swollen. Licking it gently after, he paused before moving to the next one. “Are you in love with him?” He tenderly kissed her belly.
“No, I’m not in love with him…”
Rating: 3.5 Stars out of 5
Cheyanne Kai works as a wildness guide in the town of Inquit. Her father has pressured her to marry one of the men in town. Cheyanne has no interest in the man as she has her eye on Kent McIntire.
Ken works as a supply pilot. Once a month he flies to Inquit, dropping off medical supplies. Cheyanne’s father disapproves of Cheyanne and Ken’s relationship. Instead of causing more embarrassment for Cheyanne’s father, Cheyanne drops out of the dog sled race. Things go bad when Cheyanne’s father goes missing. Cheyanne and Ken go looking for him. They find him trapped by an avalanche. Will Cheyanne’s father’s heart thaw toward Ken?
Northern Nights is a quick read. I liked that it was quick but at the same time, this was also a fault. The storyline moved really fast. I almost didn’t get to know Cheyanne and Ken that well. Though Ms. Rouchelle did a good job in making sure this did not happen. Cheyanne and Ken sure could steam up the cold nights with their passion. Shannon Rouchelle is a new author to me. I do hope to check out more of her books in the future. Northern Nights just may have you up all night!
Night Owl Reviews
Rating: 3 Stars out of 5
This is a very short novella and a very fast read. The main focus of the story is whether or not one should be pushed into marriage or a romantic relationship based on one's ethnicity. This is a tough subject to cover and I do want to applaud the author for her efforts.
Cheyanne Kai, a native of tribal heritage, is at odds with her father over her romantic choices. Her father wants her to marry a man of the same culture and has made it a point to introduce her to as many of the single high society native men that he is able to. She has never been interested in them and has told him on several occasions that she wants to marry for love and nothing else. Their difference of opinion has forced a separation between father and daughter. Cheyanne wants her father to accept that her choice for love could very well be someone of a different culture and she is in fact attracted to Kent McIntyre, the white pilot who brings in medical supplies once a month.
Kent McIntyre is the supply pilot for the area and has been interested in Cheyanne since he first saw her. They have an instant physical attraction and begin to have a very quiet affair. He is content for the time being to keep their romantic affair a secret because he knows that there are people in the area that will have a problem with their interracial relationship and he does not want to make things more difficult for Cheyanne.
Circumstances bring Cheyanne and Kent's relationship into the public eye. Cheyanne decides that she will not enter the annual dogsled race because she doesn't want to bring more shame to her father and is surprised when her father, Bill Kai, enters the race himself. Bill proceeds to get trapped and Kent and Cheyanne are forced to make a somewhat dangerous rescue attempt.
I liked the character of Kent McIntyre and would have liked if the author had done a deeper development of his character. I understood Cheyanne's desire to choose her own path and her willingness to risk her familial relationship to take a chance on love. The ending is satisfactory but rushed due to the novellas length and I feel that if the author had lengthened the story that it would have made a deeper impression on me.
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