Fire, Water, and Rock by Alaina Erdell is a lovely romance set in the majestic Dry Falls State Park in Washington State. This is the author’s debut novel, and I must say, it is a very good first novel.
Jessica (Jess) Sterling has come to spend the summer at the state park campground expecting to work on her thesis in geology. On her first day she meets park ranger Clare DeVere. There is an instant attraction between the two, and they begin what could turn out to be either a summer fling, or maybe something more permanent.
There are some outside forces that could tear them apart, from Clare’s jealous best friend, Jess’s soon to be ex-boyfriend and a womanizing park ranger that’s far too interested in Clare.
This story has an interesting plotline. The main characters are relatable and well developed. The love story is a bit of a slow burn, which I happen to like. One of the best parts of this tale is the gorgeous and well-described setting. The story had a bit of a slow start, but I kept reading, and the more I read, the more interesting the tale became.
Fire, Water, and Rock is a good beginning for this author. I will be looking for more from them.
I received an ARC from NetGalley and Bold Strokes Books for an honest review.