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Stranded on Vail Mountain

Narrated by: Charley Fae
Series: Vail Mountain Trilogy, Book 1
Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins
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Summary

It was supposed to be a vacation, a time to save her marriage, but what Joan Clayton hadn't counted on was Murphy's Law of Vail Mountain and the secrets that had damaged her marriage beyond repair. It was over. Depressed and angry, she decided to venture directly into an oncoming snowstorm, one that would be known as the blizzard of the century.

Stephen Brockheart received the call concerning a missing tourist after working 26 hours straight. A park ranger for the mountain resort, he set out on the routine mission, knowing he was running out of time as the blizzard hit with visibility zero. What he hadn't counted on was saving a beautiful woman and falling for her, a city girl who knew nothing about the dangers of the mountain. He had been there before and vowed never to return.

As Mother Nature raged, Joan was soon overcome by the feelings a complete stranger evoked in her, causing her to reevaluate her own life. Through the blizzard and stranded at the resort, death was imminent for any who would try to leave. Despite loss and secrets, can two people find love and happiness again?

Can they be given a second chance to make it real and lasting, or will that chance die with them?

©2016 Lavish Publishing, LLC (P)2017 Lavish Publishing, LLC

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  • A. L. Bray
  • 02-03-19

Well, that escalated quickly... 🙄

This short story would have benefitted being a much longer, fleshed out novel. An unrealistic “love” story, combined with some outrageous sub-plots had me rolling my eyes in places. Too much happened too quickly for it to be remotely believable. The writing itself and the narration were fine, but I’m glad I didn’t spend a credit on this one!

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  • sheryl beauchemin
  • 26-10-18

No Sex, Sweet and Short

Joan expected to spend a week trying to mend a failing marriage but was confronted with betrayal and adultery. In blind shock she headed up the mountain to just get away, unaware of an impending blizzard. In her despair she stumbled down a steep drop-off and sprained her ankle leaving her stranded as the snow thickened. Steven was called out to find her but the storm made it so difficult that his ATV lost grip and slid off the edge as he jumped off just in time. But he was close enough to find Joan. They found refuge for a night in a cabin but an avalanche caused them to make the treacherous walk back. Steven had one day to see the courage and strength in Joan and not understanding why, he fell for her. Joan had other things on her mind so it wasn’t until they were safe that she took a good long look at her hero.
In this quick listen there were a few inconsistencies that bothered me. Joan said she had a cat and Steven later said she was going home to her dog. And about the cat.. or dog... there’s no mention of it’s fate. Another thing, the cabin was originally 5 minutes from the resort but when they left it was miles away. And if an ankle is swollen three times it’s size, how does one walk miles in thigh-high snow? As far as “heat” in the story, there isn’t any, other than a couple kisses and implications. The story spans over three months with two deaths so it’s understandable that a two and a half hour audible lacked complete substance.

But Charley Fae did an excellent job, even with the male voices, bringing the storyline to life. It was sweet and it was quick. Not a disappointment but it didn’t rock my world.
It’s okay. 👌🏻

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Trudi DeWitt
  • 22-02-19

moderately interesting

it is a fast read and fairly predictable. narrator isn't bad but doesn't really make you want to come back for more. a few F bombs but a pretty soft read

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 22-02-19

Shallow

Not enough building of characters, love was too fast, and death was not respected enough.

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  • Jocelyne
  • 07-11-18

Great Story!

This was my first Desiree L. Scott's book and my first listen to Charley Fae's voice. Great team! I loved this Romantic Suspense, the first book in the Vail Mountain Trilogy. It was intriguing and fast-paced. I liked Joan and Stephen story. I loved the ending. I can't wait to listen to the next books in the Series. The narration was well done, easy to understand and the narrator has a great range of voices, easy to distinguish. I enjoyed my listening. I received this free review copy audiobook at my request and I have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Jan M
  • 22-10-18

Fresh Start

Stranded on Vail Mountain by Desiree L. Scot pulled me in from the blurb. I found the story to be fast moving and have some realistic emotions. I was really surprised by the twist in the book. This book has many emotions and Charley Fae performed it brilliantly. She has a smooth voice and it was easy to distinguish who was speaking. I requested this review copy audiobook and have voluntarily written this review. I will listen to more books by this author and narrator.

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  • Ashley Hedden
  • 22-10-18

Great Read

Stranded on Vail Mountain (Vail Mountain Trilogy #1) by Desiree L. Scott was a great read. Joan has decided to go on vacation in order to save her marriage. Unfortunately her marriage crumbles when she discovers her husband has been cheating on her. She ventures into a snowstorm and gets rescued by Stephen, a park ranger. I absolutely loved reading Joan and Stephen's story and would love to read more about the characters.

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  • Romance junkie
  • 19-10-18

Deadly Blizzard, Deception, Infidelty, Lack of Com

Stephan is a park ranger on Vail Mountain working saving people during a blizzard.
Joan is at the resort with her husband..something happened that drove her away her her husband and she finds herself stranded in the storm close to dying.
Stephan ismsend out to find her her..exciting rescue..fighting to survive ...seeing something within each other...astory of suspense, action, rescue, awareness and friendship
An exciting book narrated by someone with a fantastic voice!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review'

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  • Teresa Noel
  • 31-01-19

Clean Romance

When Joan decides to take her husband Micheal in a vacation to try and save her marriage, Things go anything but right. Her best friend shows up at the resort, then Joan catchers her husband and friend together in a compromising position. Broken hearted she ends up lost on Vail Mountain in a blizzard.

Scott is a Mountain Ranger wants nothing more then to climb in bed and sleep until the blizzard passes when he gets the call of a woman lost on the mountain. When he finds and rescues Joan from her present predicament, he must save them both from the blizzard.

Neither are looking for love but sometimes your heart makes the decision for you.

Desiree L. Scott does a great job with this short book. It is a clean romance, no steamy sex, with just some language, but not a whole lot.
The book is only 2 hours 20 minutes long, but is jam packed and fast paced. Charley Fae does an amazing job with the narration, each character has a clear voice, and the narration parts are filled with emotion.

I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.

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