Naked Edge by Pamela Clare is one of her I-team series that centers on a mystery surrounding land held sacred by Native Americans. There are several very realistic descriptions of rockclimbing without using safety equipment and a couple of chilling examples of the possible results of falling off a mountain. The story is intriguing with beautiful descriptions of the natural beauty that inspires rockclimbers, a mystery, and a sizzling romance between two people who come from different culture paradigms. Little did I realize that the author comes by her descriptions honestly, having done her own hiking through the Rockies and experiencing a horrific fall complete with very serious injuries. A description in her own words is available on the Fresh Fiction site at this link. It is a pretty impressive tale and almost an example of taking research a little too far...although I know it was not done deliberately. It sure lends realism to her writing! There is a pretty dramatic description in this book of the lengths that someone will go to in order to protect a loved one that makes my gut clench every time I read it. My Night Owl review is here
I started this series backwards because I read Breaking Point first (after all, who can resist the eye candy on that cover combined with that blurb!) so I met the main characters of the earlier novels as a group first rather than piecemeal but I certainly have enjoyed the rich detail in all of the novels and the love stories are all heartwarming.
I purchased a copy of this title for my personal enjoyment.