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Reviewed by Natasha Jackson for Readers' Favorite
What happens when you take an Olympic hopeful with dreams of gold medals and international stardom and throw in a shocking surprise and a gorgeous single dad with no interest in trying marriage again? What you get is Dani Collins’ contemporary romance novel, From the Top: Blue Spruce Lodge Book 2, the story of two people so set in their ways. Ilke is on the cusp of achieving her dreams; she has sacrificed a lot and worked hard to get to where she is in life and one night snatched it all away. And Nate, well, let’s just say he is the stuff book boyfriends are made of. He is determined to dedicate himself to being a good father after he was caught off guard when his marriage ended. So, these two had enough baggage to fill a ski resort, but author Dani Collins made the story compelling.
What I really enjoyed was the fact that Ilke was career oriented but she wasn’t crazed. Sometimes authors go too far with the work-focused characters and I am happy to say that From the Top got it just right. And I liked that Ilke’s return was exactly the opposite of what Nate wanted at that moment; chaos. Dani Collins did a good job showing us their struggles and the gorgeous scenery was a nice break when those inner monologues got to be a little too long. The push and pull between Nate and Ilke was just right. They had baggage that made them both hesitant, but it felt real and not just manufactured for drama. I liked From the Top.