Untraceable is book two in the Mountain Cove series and can be read as a stand alone. There are common characters between the two books in the series, and there are a few references to the storyline in book one, Buried. I, personally, would read both books to get the full Mountain Cove experience.
I really liked the two main characters in Untraceable. Heidi and Isaiah are both emotionally damaged individuals trying to make it through life. Isaiah truly feels that he is doing what is best for Heidi by denying his attraction to her and stepping away from any possible relationship. Heidi has had quite a few life disappointments lately and cannot understand what went wrong between Isaiah and herself. There is wonderful romantic tension running throughout this entire story!
Another great thread of tension in Untraceable is the very real danger that the rescue team is in. Heidi, Isaiah, and Cade have been called in for a rescue and instead find themselves hostages. The life-threatening danger from the environment and from the villains of the story kept me on the edge of my seat!
The impossible situation that this search and rescue team was in just caught me up in the story right from the beginning! The romantic attraction kept me hoping that Isaiah and Heidi could not only make it out alive, but somehow work things out between them. There is also a beautiful inspirational thread in the book revolving around two people who love God, but have trouble knowing that He has been with them in every situation in their pasts, even the bad ones. (5 stars)
I would like to express my thanks to the author for the complimentary copy of this book that I received in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
On a daring mission, search-and-rescue specialist Heidi Warren and her team step onto an icy Alaskan mountaintop. . .and right into a trap. A stranded gang of thieves holds them at gunpoint, forcing them to serve as guides along the treacherous path. Menaced on all sides by dangerous weather, deadly terrain and murderous criminals, Heidi desperately needs someone to trust. But her rescue partner, Isaiah Callahan, is keeping secrets from her. Secrets that ended their chance at a relationship before it could even begin. Yet her survival depends on finding a way to trust Isaiah when a blizzard starts closing in and her options start running out.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Elizabeth Goddard is an award-winning author of nineteen romance and romantic suspense novels, including the romantic mystery, The Camera Never Lies—winner of the prestigious Carol Award in 2011. After acquiring her computer science degree, she worked at a software firm before eventually retiring to raise her four children and become a professional writer. A member of several writing organizations, she judges numerous contests and mentors new writers. In addition to writing, she home schools her children and serves with her husband in ministry.