Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Alaskan Catch by Beth Carpenter

August 16, 2017 Beth Carpenter, contemporary, giveaway, romance 17


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about the book

Where life’s currents take you…

Dana Raynott just traveled 3,600 miles to reunite with the brother who changed his name and fled to Alaska nineteen years ago.

It’s impossible not to be moved by this wild, breathtaking state, even if Dana’s no closer to finding the answers she came here for.

Her brother’s best friend, Anchorage engineer Sam MacKettrick, might be able to help her. He’s strong and kind—a six-foot, irresistible blend of diverse cultures.

He’s also haunted by a tragic family history with a startling connection to Dana’s past…

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SERIES: Northern Lights #1
GENRE: Contemporary “Clean” Romance
PUBLISHER: Harlequin Heartwarming
RELEASE DATE: August 1, 2017
PAGES: 368

The Alaskan Catch by Beth Carpenter is a sweet romance with an intriguing subplot and a dash of adventure. Alaska comes alive as its own character in many ways, and this setting is just fueling all the more my need to take an Alaskan vacation. Perhaps without the mud… or the mosquitoes… or the self-dug latrine. In other words, give me a cushy hotel with a view of the wilderness and I’ll be content 🙂

You know a romance is off to a good start when the meet-cute involves the heroine pulling a flare gun on the hero in perceived self-defense. What follows after that is some grin-inducing chemistry, gorgeous scenery, harrowing adventure, and yummy food. (I don’t care what Dana and Sam think though – being outdoors does not improve the edibility of powdered eggs! lol)

Bottom Line: The Alaskan Catch kept me grinning throughout each chapter. Sam and Dana are so sweet together, and you’ll find yourself rooting for them all along the way. Their backstories are poignant and compelling, and the more they (and we) discover the more compelling it becomes. An awesome dog, vivid supporting characters, and breathtaking kisses scenery (ok… that first kiss is pretty breathtaking too) round out the mix and may have you booking your next vacation in Alaska!

(I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book which I received via Prism Book Tours. All views expressed are only my honest opinion.)

My Rating: 4 stars / Great story!

KissingBook Level: 3 / May forget to breathe on occasion

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about the author

Once upon a time …

when Beth Carpenter was a little girl, she read everything she could get her hands on, and entertained herself on the school bus by making up stories in her head. Not a lot has changed. She’s still consuming books like M&Ms, and spends her days creating happily-ever-afters for her imaginary friends.

She lives in Alaska and Arizona with her husband and an aggressively affectionate fifty-pound lap dog. She loves to hear from readers.

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Carrie

17 Responses to “Book Review (and a Giveaway!): The Alaskan Catch by Beth Carpenter”

  1. Kay Garrett

    Love the cover! It would pull me in even if I didn’t know anything about the book.

    Thanks for the review which reaffirms that I’d love to read The Alaskan Catch.

  2. Merry

    I love the book cover and the Alaska setting for the story

  3. Beth Carpenter

    Thanks, Carrie, for the great review and for having me here today. And thanks to Kay and Merry for the compliments on the cover. I love it, too.

  4. Jocelyn

    I’ve read several novels around the Alaska setting. This one sounds great! Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  5. Cynthia Powers

    Alaska is a great setting. I’m always intrigued by it, and I’d love to visit it someday!

  6. Vivian Furbay

    The mystery and romance of this book sound intriguing. Would enjoy winning a copy.

  7. Veronica

    I’m interested in Almost any book set in Alaska!