Fire Beyond the Frost

Thea Landen
Fire Beyond the Frost
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Decadent Publishing
Release Date
October 2019
Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, Medical Romance, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic

Following a failed relationship with her supervisor at work, Dr. Catalina Frost volunteers her services with a charitable organization providing medical aid to those in need. In her first journey away from her home planet of Earth, she travels to the opposite end of the galaxy to the icy world of Ruvuk. Dismal weather conditions and an unfamiliar species of aliens take her far outside her comfort zone, but she's determined to fulfil her obligations.

When Sari, a human settler on Ruvuk, first heard about a doctor being assigned to lend assistance to her health clinic in a remote village, she never expected the gorgeous woman who walks through her door. She introduces her to the planet's ways of life and is impressed by her skills and experience. Though she drops hints about her growing attraction to Catalina, she's shocked when those feelings are reciprocated.

The pair embarks on a romantic fling, but the definitive end date of Catalina's assignment approaches quickly. She wants to plan for the future, but Sari has been hurt by false promises before and asks that they simply enjoy the time they have left. Will they each return to their separate lives, or can they find a way to reunite somewhere in the galaxy?

Book Review by Merissa (reviewer)
Dec 22, 2019   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
39 people found the following review helpful
FIRE BEYOND THE FROST introduces the reader to Catalina, an accomplished surgeon from Earth who signs up to go to an isolated ice planet called Ruvuk. Not only does she want to help the inhabitants of Ruvuk but she also wants to leave behind her ex-fiance. She was expecting cold and ice, but she wasn't expecting the fire she found in Sari.

This is a fast-paced story with plenty of detail given in stories told between our two main characters, so no info-dump here. You get a taste of what life is like for those who live there, as well as some of the dangers they face. The attraction between Sari and Catalina is slow to start with, but once they make the connection, it moves forward quickly.

I loved how Catalina made decisions and choices based upon who she was and what she wanted, without kowtowing to others as she had in the past. I loved how she was so sure of what she was doing, and the risk she was taking.

This was a great story with wonderful characters. It was the first book by Thea Landen I have read, but I doubt very much that it will be the last. Definitely recommended by me.
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