Book Review: Everest by S.L. Scott

About the Book

Six foot three. Dynamic green eyes. Utterly irresistible.

Ethan Everest stole my breath the first time I saw him. He romanced me with skill, dazzled me with his charisma, and proceeded to steal my heart right after.

I might have fallen for his easy going smile the first time we met, but I fell for him the second time.

Honey-colored hair. Cherry-kissed lips. Captivatingly gorgeous.

Singer Davis was the first, and only, woman to ever intimidate me. She spoke to my heart with her wit, seduced me with her eyes, and became the only thing that made sense in a world that made none.

I let her slip through my fingers once. I won’t make that mistake twice.

Secrets broke us apart. Can a second chance bring us back together?


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My Thoughts

In the last couple of years I have spent a lot of time listening to audio books. They have forced me to slow down and concentrate on what I am hearing.  I find that this has benefited me when I read books. It might take me longer than previously but I take my time, lingering on words and thinking about what I read.

Everest is one of those books designed for those of us who like to linger. The book’s slower pace makes it all the more easier savour as you read and digest each line. As tempting as it was to stop and research the book online, I let the story unfold in its own time.

When Ethan and Singer first meet, they choose to let the opportunity of getting together pass them by. In the year that follows they see each other on the rare occasion but never try to connect again until Singers BFF Mel decides to act as matchmaker and arranges a date between them.

As they spend time together, I really enjoyed learning about both Ethan and Singer. They both live in NYC but their lives are very different.  Ethan might have money but this wealth comes with betrayals and people wanting to use him. Singer definitely has no money and with her dream-job looking more and more like an unachievable fantasy, she is suffering a crisis of conscience.

As the story unfolds, Ethan and Singer’s discoveries about each other only leave them wanting more. Sadly, Ethan’s power and wealth have made him and those close to him targets and tragic events threaten to tear Ethan and Singer apart.

It’s not all doom and gloom. There are plenty of humorous and romantic moments throughout the book that lighten what could have (thankfully not) delved into a real angsty read.

I relished this book. I highlighted so many passages that it’s a wonder there are any unmarked pages left in my eBook. You could feel the love Ethan and Singer had for each other. And even though their material circumstances were worlds apart, they were both strong enough to override any doubts they had about each other over this.

This book is definitely headed to my keeper shelf to be filed under slow-burn.

About the Author

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.