Cressenda knows how to survive. With her sled dogs as her only companions, she’s spent the past ten years hiding in the snow covered wilderness from the oppressive regime of the Affinity. When a routine trip to civilization takes a turn for the worst, Cressenda is forced to take refuge with the enemy or lose her life to the frozen countryside.
But Beckett, a Guard of the Affinity, is more than a man in uniform. His desperate need to help Cressenda escape both- the blizzard and the Affinity- makes her feelings for him all the more troubling. Will Beckett be true to his word and set Cressenda free? Will her heart let her leave after all they’ve shared?
From reading this book, I can tell Ms. Blume is a very talented writer. I think that she did very well with world-building as well as her characters. Overall Frozen Hearts is definitely worth a read. For me, it took a little to get into the story because it felt as though there was a lot of narrative starting out and not enough action on her trip to The Collective. Once she arrived at The Collective things picked up and I was pulled into the story.
The story itself is good, and I love the dystopian/ice age setting that the story takes place in, but I think like many other reviewers I would have liked to see this as a longer book, as I saw a lot that could be expanded on within the story and I really did like Ms. Blume’s writing.
Annabelle is a Science Fiction and Urban Fantasy Romance author, that is, when she’s not checking homework or begrudgingly cooking dinner. Wife, mother, and creator of alternate worlds, Annabelle has a penchant for that which is outside the norm.
Her Sociology degree did nothing to progress her writing skills, but has given her the ability to construct worlds that exist only in her head and translate them passionately to the page. The time spent studying individuals, interpersonal relationships, and particularly, women, within the constraints of our society led to Annabelle’s unabashed ability to talk about sex as it fits into our modern lives.
She’s also the author/personality of The Bombshell Mommy at Vitacost.com, where she expounds her knowledge of being a vixen clad in sweatpants.