Alaskan Blackout by Joanne Rock

Posted September 2, 2023 by Marsha in 2023 New Release Challenge, ARC, Booksprout, Contemporary Romance, Harlequin, Harlequin Desire, Modern Western Romance, Series, Sexual Content, Small Town Romance / 0 Comments

Take one cowboy looking for his half-brother and one fierce redhead guarding a secret and strand them together—their passion will warm cold Alaska nights.

His search leads him to the one woman he must resist at all costs—until one storm-tossed night…

When Quinton Kingsley arrives in Alaska’s rugged Aleutian Islands in search of his missing half-brother, he finds a brash, red-haired beauty instead. McKenna O’Brien maintains his brother’s bar while he’s off-grid. She has her reasons for keeping the truth from the wealthy cowboy CEO. Too many men have taken advantage of McKenna’s trust.

Though McKenna’s off-limits, Quint can’t ignore their sizzling attraction. Giving into temptation the night a storm strands them together only makes Quint desire McKenna more. With the stakes high and a precious new complication, has Quint finally found the woman of his dreams? Or will he risk losing her forever?

Titles in the Kingsland Ranch series include — Rodeo Rebel —♥— The Rancher’s Plus-One —♥— Alaskan Blackout —♥— Rancher Under the Mistletoe —♥—

This is an adult 18+ story that may contain language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.

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Title:  Alaskan Blackout
Series:  The Kingsland Ranch #3
Author:  Joanne Rock
Genre:  Modern Western Romance
Published:  August 22, 2023
Publisher:  Harlequin Desire
My Rating:  4.5

Alaskan Blackout is the third story in The Kingsland Ranch series, and this time, it’s the old paradox of an immovable object meeting an irresistible force in two extremely stubborn people… both with good reasons, to them, at least.  Add in a remote Alaskan village, some extreme weather, and a sizzling attraction, and I was easily caught up in Quint and McKenna’s standoff romance.

Quint is searching for his half-brother Clayton, a man who is going to great lengths not to be found until he is ready.  Quint isn’t taking any chances on finding Clayton, no matter how well he hides, and since the private investigator the brothers have hired hasn’t had any luck, Quint is taking on the mission himself.  His search has led him to the remote area of the Aleutian Islands in Alaska… a more off-the-grid location would be hard to find, but it seems that Clayton has indeed found an even more remote area because only the bar he owns remains here… and the step-sister he entrusted not only his business but his location too.  And she’s not going to tell anyone, especially Clayton’s estranged half-brother, anything.  Period.  End of the story as far as McKenna is concerned.  Immovable object meet irresistible force.

I loved every aspect of McKenna’s and Quint’s romance.  From the bullheadedness of Quint to the determination and loyalty of McKenna, these two will not back down, and watching them fall for each other in spite of that was a fun experience.  Also, the reason that brought McKenna here in the first place is handled in a lightly detailed but explosively emotional way that gives us further insight into a very strong woman.  I enjoyed Alaskan Blackout very much, and it only intensified my need to hear Clayton’s story soon.  If you like your romances steamy, with stubborn characters, a remote location, a touch of mystery, and a well-written tale, then you’re going to love Quint and McKenna’s story.

*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the author or author’s team via Booksprout, and I sincerely thank them for their trust. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*

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