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Arctic Heat

(Frozen Hearts #3)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  635 ratings  ·  206 reviews
A lasting connection needs more than simply surviving a winter together—they’ll have to outsmart danger, let down their defenses and open their hearts.

Owen Han has a fresh lease on life—he’s kicked cancer’s ass and is roaring through his bucket list. The former investment banker hopes to find his next challenge in Alaska, volunteering alongside park rangers and fulfilling
Published September 23rd 2019 by Carina Press
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
Arctic Heat is classic Annabeth Albert: two endearing but imperfect MCs, opposites attract theme, slow burn cultivating in something deliciously wanton, and a brilliant HEA.

This is hands down my favorite book of the series thus far. There isn't one thing I didn't love about this story.

Grumpy ranger Quill, mountain man extraordinaire, seriously underestimates the new volunteer. Owen is indeed pretty, but he's no college intern. A cancer survivor, Owen is working on his bucket list and is more tha
Lyn❤Loves❤Listening #AUDIOBOOKADDICT
Audio – 5 I love Iggy Toma Stars
Story – 4 Stars

Surprise, surprise not only to the MCs in this book communicate, there’s no lingering misunderstanding. Someone is listening to the fans. :-)

Of course, there is a “but” …But there is still the push-pull and angst. I didn’t mind it, because it made sense. Owen and Quill are truly opposites. Owen is a confidant extrovert. He was raised by a supportive and caring family. He’s also a cancer survivor who is ready to take chances. Quill is a set-in-his-wa
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Very definitely my favourite of the three in this Alaskan set series from Annabeth.

This is a story about second chances, not only at life but at finding your place and the things which are important to you no matter how small or insignificant they may seem.

I felt so bad for Quill, who has had a life which challenged his very sense of self to the point which he locked it away and decided he'd be married to his job as a ranger.

That was until wonderful Owen crashed full tilt into his steady world
It’s probably more of a 3.5 but I don’t feel like rounding up.

I can’t say that I’ve been a huge fan of this series since the beginning, but I’ve enjoyed the Alaskan setting enough to want to continue. And I’m glad I did because I found this book to be much better than the previous installments.

The writing in this book took me a while to get into and I was a bit bored initially. But once the winter season started in the story, it was interesting to get to know more about how the volunteers work a
Waaaaahhhhh!!! I have so many mixed feelings about this one!

Personally, I just didn’t connect with it.

I feel like Quill, at his age, should have been in a better head space then he was. This isn’t me judging. I get pain and understand people deal with things the best way they can, I just struggled understanding where he was coming from.

Romances like this always read as convenience to me. Opportunity. I know, I know. I know they liked each other and in reality it wasn’t just because it was just
Owen is easy to quickly love. An outgoing, gregarious man who has survived cancer and is out fulfilling his bucket list.

Quill pulled me in with his quiet, steadfast ways. He was someone I could see myself feeling very comfortable and secure with.

Owen and Quill had opposite personalities but they are exactly what the other needed to get past old and new hurts.

A lovely slow-burn romance that can absolutely be read as a stand-alone novel.

Review ARC graciously provided by the publisher via NetGalley
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm
This series has been my absolute undoing from the start, and it only got better and better. We return to the Alaskan wilderness for one last time with the story of a grouchy, emotionally repressed ranger and the flirty, outgoing winter volunteer who manages to thaw the ice around his heart. Quill and Owen's slow-burn romance was simply perfect—angsty, perfectly paced, oh-so sexy, even suspenseful at times—and every time I went back to reading it, I did it with a huge smile on my face. The qualit ...more
True Loveislovereview
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, lgbtq
Owen and Quill

Quill was something, closed up behind high walls, where no one can reach or hurt him.
He has the exterior of a man who has his life altogether. With Owen, as the new volunteer guy who will help him, the park ranger, in the next seven months, close by, Quill is grumpy with the purpose to hold him on arm length. Owen will leave after he scraps this from his bucket list, so no point to come out or get close even if it seems so right.
Owen is the opposite, easy talking and easy-going, p
Denise H.
M/M Love in the Arctic climate of Alaska !
Book #3 in Annabeth Albert’s Arctic adventures. We met Quill in the last book, as they rescued our guys in a plane crash. Quill is 40, a loner, loves being a Ranger

in this Alaska park. They meet the new batch of volunteers for the winter season.
Gregarious and chatty, Owen, 36, Korean American, has survived cancer,

and is checking off Bucket List items. He’ll be paired with Quill and help maintain the park, rescue folks and more.
In the beginning, close
Aug 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I love that feeling when I start a new book, meet the main characters, and immediately like them.

Owen was volunteering for the winter at an Alaska state park to check off an item on his bucket list after having gone through a life-changing illness. He was out going and a people person. Quill was a ranger who kind of shut himself away from society after a difficult childhood and a bad relationship. The strong, silent type.

I must admit I don’t like closeted characters so Quill had me frustrated
Sep 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars of Alaska Adventure

Arctic Heat is an opposite attract, age gap, slow burn , emotional and sexy MM Romance .

I love Annabeth Albert's detailed and vivid descriptions of Alaska , so much so that Hiking and Fly Fishing are now on my Bucket List.

I liked reading this book. It's an entertaining and easy to read , even though it deals few few heavy topics.

I just reviewed Arctic Heat by Annabeth Albert. #FrozenHearts #NetGalley
Aug 25, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
M/M contemporary romance, set in Alaska, with well developed primary characters. Quickly paced with a happily ever after ending.
Sep 25, 2019 added it
Shelves: i-rest-my-case
DNF @20%

This series has been a miss with me. I can't stand both MCs already so I'd rather drop it now. No rating.
Nadine Bookaholic
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Owen and Quill make an interesting couple, one is out and proud and the other is so far in the closet he can't even see the light seeping in under the door. Annabeth Albert does an amazing job bringing these two together and giving them each what they need in order to form a friendship and a deep love for one another.

This has been a great series and Owen & Quill's story was a wonderful addition to it. I loved the slow pac
There’s something I find compelling about Annabeth Albert’s Frozen Hearts series, but perhaps it’s the wilds of Alaska and the odd, accompanying sense of adventure and danger so far north that pull me in. Here, the urban-suave ex-investment banker and a grumpy, closet ranger come together in ‘Arctic Heat’, a pairing that is as unlikely as Owen Han and Quill Ramsey meeting under ‘normal circumstances’ had tragedy not struck in a way to make the former reevaluate his priorities.

And they couldn’t
Javi reads and reads and reads
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lgbt, arcs, read-2019
what to say about this book but that I really enjoyed it?

We have 2 different POVs: Owen and Quill's. The first one is a man who comes to Alaska in hopes of finding something that will scream to him that this is is home. After surviving prostate cancer, he wrote a bucket list and one of the items on it is to visit Alaska, but more than visiting, he stays for 6 months volunteering as a ranger in one the parks. This is where he meets Quill, a seasoned ranger.

Quill is a very simple man, who is not r
Rachel Emily
Oooh, this might be my favorite book in the Frozen Hearts series. This is just classic Annabeth Albert - delicious slow burn, amazing chemistry between the two characters, a well-written approach to sex and its role in a relationship, and a lovely HEA fairy tale ending for Owen and Quill.

Owen is volunteering in the Alaska wilderness for the winter and spring seasons and is stationed to work along side Quinn. I loved the total opposites attract scenario here, as Owen is vibrant and chatty and li
Alex (HEABookNerd)
Series: Frozen Hearts #3
Rating: 3 stars - it was good

One Sentence Summary: Ranger Quill Ramsey is not a people person, so spending an Alaskan winter with talkative and friendly volunteer, Owen Han, is a challenge Quill isn't sure he wants but once they start spending time together, Quill can't deny his attraction to Owen.

I have to admit that I struggled a bit with Arctic Heat which is very unusual for me when it comes to an Annabeth Albert book. I definitely found the second half of the book muc
FYI: I've read and really enjoyed the first two books in Annabeth Albert's Frozen Hearts series, and this book is my absolute favorite. FYI - we very briefly met Quill and his partner Hattie as they rescued Reuben and Tobias after their plane crashed in the Alaskan wilderness in Arctic Wild, but rest assured, even if you haven't the other books in the series, this book works very well as a stand-alone.

Ranger Quilleran Ramsey has spent 20 years telling people he is married to his job ... which he
3.5 stars

This series has been lukewarm for me so far, so I really wasn't sure what to expect.

But I can comfortably say that 'Arctic Heat' was a really enjoyable read, and the best one yet!

Owen and Quill meet when Owen volunteers with the Alaska park rangers over the winter. The attraction between the preppy volunteer and the stoic ranger is pretty immediate.

But Quill doesn't do hookups. Or friends, generally. Or people, really.

Yet through random circumstance, and after a very awkward encounter,
Emily Seelye
Oct 04, 2019 rated it liked it
Not my favorite. Just could not get into into it. And yes, it did take almost 10 days to read.
Barb ~rede-2-read~
This is the best of the series! There’s animosity, misunderstandings, dirty sex play, sexual awakening, coming out, coworkers to lovers, a dramatic avalanche, sweet romantic gestures, a dog, and finally a HEA. Just totally wonderful.

Owen Han, thirtysomething, former investment banker and cancer survivor, is working his way through his bucket list when he’s selected as a volunteer to assist National Park Service staff in Alaska over the winter. He’s sure nothing could be more fulfilling, until…h
I always have soft spot for age-gap couple, where the younger characters are the sunny/determined one. In Arctic Heat, I definitely got that from Owen. With his positive attitude, he takes charge of life (after getting kicked with cancer), and doesn't slow down for regrets and fear. Owen does see Quill as challenge, but he doesn't push too fast and too soon and how I LOVED him for it.

It takes longer for Quill to get there. Usually, I'm impatient when the older guys are all about "you're young, y
Received an ARC via Netgalley

I have to admit this isn't my favorite of the series. I had a hard time connecting to the characters and rooting for them. Particularly Quill. I just...his angst felt so ridiculous to me. I mean I get it, but like...meh. And I also didn't connect much with Owen much, though more than with Quill. Because I didn't connect much with them, the plot was kind of meh. I really think all of this is a me thing, and others won't have the issue I had. There's nothing really wro
Dec 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
Compelling, slow burning, and sweet!
Jul 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley, various
- Received an Advance Reader Copy in exchange for a fair review -
A quote:
“He was fast coming to love Quill’s contrasts – large, hulking ranger capable of handling any crisis, and shy, almost wounded man who struggled with opening up and letting go.”

I loved this story with a closeted hero, who happens to be a study in contradictions: a tough, burly Alaskan ranger, suffering from an endearing shyness and sporting believable and so human insecurities, rooted in a troubled upbringing, a dysfunction
Joyfully Jay
Sep 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.25 stars

One of the hallmarks of the Frozen Hearts series is the great detail Albert provides about life in Alaska, and this story is no exception. My favorite part of the book was the glimpse into life in a remote parks station and what Quill does as a ranger and Owen as a volunteer. Albert does such a wonderful job of bringing it all to life, I could picture it perfectly. It is clear a lot of research went into this book and it makes the story just pop, without feeling
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
I've given this a B at AAR.

Arctic Heat is the third and final book in Annabeth Albert’s Frozen Hearts trilogy of romances set in and around the spectacular landscapes of Alaska, and in it, we meet winter state park volunteer, Owen Han, an energetic, outgoing guy who has recently survived testicular cancer, and the reserved and closeted ranger, Quilleran Ramsey, who is just about as different from Owen as it’s possible to be.  It’s a relationship that probably shouldn’t work – yet somehow it
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, netgalley, arc-read
3.5 stars

Like the first two books, I really enjoyed the setting amidst the Alaskan parkland and Owen’s volunteer position was quite interesting. I liked his portrayal and interactions with Quill, especially drawing the stubborn Quill into expanding his sexual horizons and expectations. Scenes weren’t overdone at all and paced perfectly. Quill’s characterization was more difficult for me to enjoy, his recalcitrant attitude towards being openly gay and relationships was almost too much. I do have
This was my least favorite in the series. This author does a really good job with grumpy MC's. In fact so good that I often dislike them. Quill got on my last nerve more than once here and his turn around at the end was not enough for me. I liked Owen a lot and the scenery remains wonderful.

This series ended up not being one of my favorites by this author. Between this grump and the bratty kid in book two I was less than loving it.

**ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest revi
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Frequent tweeter, professional grammar nerd, and obsessive reader, Annabeth Albert is also a Pacific Northwest romance writer in a variety of subgenres.

Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.

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