Top critical review
Not bad - better than most other entries in this series
Reviewed in the United States on February 14, 2020
I liked Zoey and Mark and thought this was an entertaining story, overall. Though the book starts out with the two of them being stranded together in the Alaskan wilderness, I was pleased that the entire story didn't take place like that. Stories with the H/h on the run together usually don't work out too well, as there really isn't much of an opportunity for an honest to goodness relationship to develop. I have encountered a few exceptions to this rule here and there, but for the most part, it's usually not a good idea for an on-the-run story to take up an entire book.
The romance aspect was just okay, in my opinion. Definitely not the hottest story I've ever read. On a hotness scale of 1-10, I'd maybe give it a four. While I believed in the overall relationship development between Zoey and Mark, it just wasn't all that intense.
I thought this book was a refreshing change (in a sense) from the other books that I've read in this series simply because the h wasn't described as a totally pathetic, ugly, anti-social creature. Seriously, this author tends to create female leads that fall solidly in that descriptive category. I have no idea why. Zoey wasn't described as anything special - just your average girl-next-door type. Still, though, this was an improvement over how Ms. Stoker's female leads are usually described.
All in all, this was an entertaining read.