I love a good Sweater/Disaster romance.
You know, the kind where someone is incredibly buttoned up and their love interest is messy (in all the ways), and can’t even keep their head on their shoulders?
So it was a surprise when I picked up Sink or Swim and discovered that this might be a book with a Sweater Guy…and another Sweater Guy. Except one sweater is argyle and the other is plaid, I guess. Felix is a well-dressed, well kept, slightly uptight doctor who is a single parent to his deceased sister’s two daughters. Calder is a little bit looser, but his best work comes out of spreadsheets, logistics, and fancy organization. Give him a messy pantry and a drill and he’ll turn it into the food closet of your dreams. Seriously, these two are made for each other even if they don’t fit the archetype of true Opposites Attract stories.
And then, of course, there’s the story! Calder wins a cabin in a card game, and is excited for a place to hang out and invite his buddies. But when he goes to check it out, there’s someone there claiming that he has no right to it. (Gotta love terrible ex-husbands). But Calder twists his ankle in the midst of the confusion and oh wait! There’s a snowstorm! Guess they’re trapped there together until it clears. And that’s just the beginning. Once they get back to civilization, Calder is very much interested in continuing what they started in the cabin, but Felix is afraid of starting a new relationship that can hurt his girls in the process. Drama drama drama!
I was more than excited that I could read this whole book in a few days, because I’ve had trouble reading with my eyes. But this was a page-turner in all the best ways, and it reminded me how much I love Annabeth Albert’s books!