Under the Northern Lights
From the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Thoughtless series comes a sweet, thoughtful romance set high in the Alaskan wilderness.
Mallory Reynolds is a driven woman fueled by her passion for photographing wild animals in remote locations. Every year she makes a trek deep into Alaska, but this time the unthinkable happens: she crash-lands after her pl...more
I was hoping for something amazing like The Simple Wild - but I'm afraid I'm not getting that .... well - let's hope (or PRAY) I'll survive this trip to Alaska!
Mallory is on her way to the Alaskan wild. She does that every year. She goes up there to take pictu ...more
(ARC provided by Montlake Romance)
-“Love is the most precious commodity we have, and... even if it’s temporary... it should be cherished.”
Mallory Reynolds is a woman with a lust for life. She lives in a small town in Idaho and works as a photographer. She liked to photograph animals in their natural environment and often traveled to remote landscapes untouched by man. Her job was unpredictable at times and even though she knew it could be dangerous and risky being out in the middle o ...more
“For every ounce of vileness, there was an equal—if not greater—amount of goodness. Sometimes you just had to look harder to find it.”
This is a book I would highly recommend if you're looking for a survival/wilderness romance. There was so much I loved about this slow burn romance. I loved the romance and both of the main characters a ton, but I got bored with the wilderness parts. I think it was just my mood, but I still liked it a lot. It's been a while since I've read an ...more
I also was conflicted by the part religion, specifically Mallory’s ...more
Unfortunately, Under the Northern Lights gave me none of those things except...wilderness. ...more
Mallory is a wildlife photographer facing one of my own biggest fears...Every year she travels through Alaska to take pictures of the animals. This year though, the plane she is flying herself (how kickass is that !!) goes down. Damn I hate flying !!!
Thankfully she lives, and is saved by a mountain man :P
Michael has been running from his past and living a secluded life in Alaska for the last 5 years. Mallory (literally) crashing into his life forces him to change his ways. She is depending on h ...more
5 years ago Michael left New York to li ...more
Title: Under The Northern Lights
Author: S.C. Stephens
Publication Date: April 30, 2019
Here's the thing, I would honestly read just about anything this author writes.
I might not love them all but I will read them. why? Because Kellan Kyle? That man will forever be one of my favourite book boyfriend. *Be still my beating heart
And it is because of him that I always have high hopes when it comes to a S.C. Stephens's book. And it is also because of that man that I will be a tad partial ...more
Mallory was a independent type of woman, flying off into the wilderness once a year to take photographs which she’d made a career out of. Mallory got into serious trouble and Michael was the quiet saviour. Michael was a complex character but a really good guy, which is my hero-kryptonite. The interplay between th ...more
In the middle of the book, I find it dragging. I do not like the push and pull between Michael and Mallory. Yes Michael is sweet and gentle man with a traumatic past. However I can not connect with him entirely. His reason to secluded himself is bit.. off. Mallory is sometimes too needy. The way ...more
For Michael this unique place is his home. I guess you could call it his sanctuary. It is a place he seconded himself to five years ago after he desperately needed to be alone, to close himse ...more
Mallory is a professional photographer and prides herself on her annual trips flying herself to remote areas in hopes of catching that one magic photo that will launch her career. Unfortunately, her trip turns scary when her engine dies and she crashes into the barren forest. She is hurt, stranded, and things are not looking good. That is, unt ...more
The h’s plane crashes in snow region.
Yes, she is herself driving the plane.
Yes, she was alone on the plane.
And yes, now she is stranded with no hope for rescue.
20% through the book and we have nothing but the h getting on the plane, thinking about her family, her ex husband, then her plane crashing, and then her survival.
And after the boring part, we come to yet another boring part where the H, a mountain guy rescues her. He is a lonely sad man (view spoiler)[who still loves ...more
SPOILER-FREE -- the book blurb will supply the hook, line and sinker!
S.C. Stephens hooked me years ago with the release of Thoughtless and her ever-so-popular bad boy rock star, Kellan Kyle. And she’s continued to keep my attention with other wonderful romance stories. Now comes a much different read from this author. It begins with a basic story of survival and not just from a plane crash – but the everyday harshness of life in the rugged Alaskan wilderness.
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Mallory is wildlife photographer who flies to Alaska on a yearly basis. She has plane trouble and is saved by Michael. My heart broke for them you can tell he cared for her. He just didn't know how to move on. Yes the m ...more
Under the Northern Lights is standalone novel by S.C.Stephens, an author that I always read gladly.
The fact that it takes place in Alaska is added plus because I recently read amazing read about wilderness and greatness that is wild life in Alaska, so I was very happy to get copy of this book.
I watched National Geo documentary Life Below Zero so if you want added info of life in Alaska and Alaskan winter definitely watch that.
Now onto the book, well overall I wasn't impressed. I love ...more
Under the Northern Lights starts off with a bang and will keep you captivated from the very first page. Under the Northern Lights follows the story of Mallory and Michael. Mallory’s passion in life is her photography. She loves seeing nature and animals in their natural habitat. Every year she journeys deep into Alaska. Everything has always gone to plan until this last trip. The unexpected happens and causes her plane to crash. Mallory suddenly finds herself injured, alone and vulnerab ...more
As upsetting as it is to admit this, I just couldn't with this book. This won't be a long review because I honestly didn't make it past 28%. The biggest, single most annoying reason I didn't get any farther was because I was DONE with the repetitive nature of the entire book.
Repeating something for a dramatic effect is ok. I can live with it, but when it's every.single.page. talking about her injuries and what happened and why she can't move and how she hurt herself an ...more
UNDER THE NORTHERN LIGHTS by S.C. Stephens is a sweet contemporary romance set in the Alaskan wilderness. This romance is a very slow burn with a reclusive hero who rescues a heroine trapped and injured in the wilderness by her small plane crash. (Depending on your personal preferences, I believe it should be disclosed that this story has dialogue about Christian faith and values.)
Mallory Reynolds has a passion for photography. She ...more
Under the Northern Lights’ cover art is beautiful and such a refreshing change from the unimaginative naked torso cover art that the romance genre is oversaturated with.
The cover art, as well as me being a huge fan of S. C. Stephens’ Thoughtless series, immediately drew me in. But it’s possible my expectations were set unrealistically high, because I’m sorry to say this one wasn’t for me. It was painfully slow at times, particularly the beginning of the book - Whilst I appreciate the amount ...more
Yes, I'm one of the millions of readers who enjoyed the author's Thoughtless series. So, of course, I was excited to get my hands on another of her stories. Though I must say, this is very very different, in every way ...more
מלורי היא צלמת טבע הנוסעת כל שנה לאלסקה לסשן צילומים, אך הפעם המטוס שהיא מטיסה בעצמה (שזה לגמרי מגניב!) מתרסק... 💥
מלורי שורדת והפרקים הראשונים מתארים את חוויית ההישרדות שלה בטבע, לבדה. 😱 אמנם זו חוויה קשה ומפחידה ...more
Mallory is a wildlife photographer and all around outdoors gal whose plane crashes in the middle of nowhere en route to her latest photo assignment. She’s rescued by a true mountain man, Michael, and for reasons I won’t go into, they are both stuck in his remote log cabin for months and months until he can repair his plane and return them to civilisation.
I loved the originality of the plot and the survival details - there’s lots ...more
Her debut novel, Thoughtless, an angst-filled love triangle charged with insurmountable passion and the unforgettable Kellan Kyle, took the literary world by storm. Amazed and surprised by the response to the release of ...more