Will Gregor was brought up by his father to believe that men are rugged and women are soft, but admires strong-willed women. In fact, if he could imagine the perfect woman—smart, competent, professional, with a bit of sassiness—it would be Beasley McLemore, but he’s just gotten out of an eight-year relationship, and he’s not in a hurry to entangle himself.
Beasley is a planner, entrepreneur, and experienced hiker and climber. Her beloved grandmother just died, she has a business to run and a family mystery to solve. Getting involved with a man like Will isn’t in any of her well-researched plans, but from the first moment they touch, a tiny electric spark zips through her.
When a 7-year-old boy goes missing in Yosemite, Beasley and Will find themselves working side-by-side as volunteers on a search-and-rescue team. They return to their separate lives, but can’t stop thinking about each other. Both have some serious soul-searching to do.
What stood out most for me was the elaborate backstories, not only of the main characters, but secondary as well. Malory has created a detailed world with rich individual histories and relationships.