Kat Mizera scores a hat trick with the third book in the Alaska Blizzard series, WINNING WHITNEY. I had been anxiously awaiting reading Whitney’s story ever since we were introduced to her in book two, HOLDING HAILEY. Kane and Hailey helped rescue Whitney from a stalker in Boston. In book three, Whitney relocates to Anchorage to work as Kane’s and Hailey’s nanny. She is shocked when she runs into the man she had a one-night-stand with in Boston four years prior and has never been able to forget; the captain of the Blizzard, Jake Carruthers. Talk about awkward. Interestingly enough, Whitney is not the only one that never forgot their night together.
Kat Mizera did a great job with these characters. Jake and Whitney have a lot of problems to deal with. There are trust issues and lies through omission. They have wonderful chemistry. They are both good people that mean well. I like how Jake and Whitney grow through the story. Whitney did not end up being anything like I imagined she would be when we were introduced to her. I was surprised by her background. It made for a fascinating story. It was nice seeing Jake get a second chance after the train wreck of his first marriage.
I enjoyed the plot. It was unique and held me captivated. It flowed well. The hockey scenes are skillfully written. I like that it touched on things that happened in the previous books but could be read on its own. WINNING WHITNEY is a great addition to the Alaska Blizzard Series. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.