Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: On Solid Ground
AUTHOR: Quinn Anderson
PUBLISHER: Riptide Publishing
LENGTH: 145 pages
RELEASE DATE: January 1, 2018
Chance Crawford and Kit Gibbons are on the cusp of an epic office romance. After months of saying hi in the elevator and making small talk at parties, they’re both dying to make a move. Too bad neither of them can work up the courage. Nerdy, risk-averse Chance is waiting for Kit to give him a sign, whereas Kit’s too afraid of being out in his professional life to date the cutie from IT. If only one of them could find the proper motivation, their shaky flirtation could become something real.
Then an earthquake rocks their city. They band together to help others escape, until an aftershock leaves them trapped in a collapsing office building with little hope of survival. The very earthquake that brought them together could also tear them apart.
Drunk on fear and adrenaline, passions run high, but how can they think about romance when any minute could be their last? They’ll have to face danger, themselves, and each other before they can get back on solid ground.
Wow. What an unexpected situation to be in. What happens when you find yourself trapped in a building with your crush after a horrible earthquake. This sounds romantic and lovely, full of possibilities but reality is truly terrifying.
On Slid Ground is a gripping, exciting and also very heartwarming love story. The situation we find ourselves in is unique and I was truly glued to my kindle till the last page.
I enjoy non linear structure in my stories and here we get right into the middle of all hell then go back to see some background on our MCs to catch up with the time again and see what happens.
This structural solution works really well and makes the story exciting and the whole adventure truly gripping, I was emotionally invested from the beginning. As the story flows we get more and more excitement and with each aftershock the situation becomes more and more hopeless. Along the way we get to know Kit and Chance as they learn more about each other other by great conversations or through their heroic actions. Both of them are great guys and this totally unexpected situation gave them the final push they needed to finally open up to each other.
The writing is amazing as we feel everything our MCs go through. I couldn’t even breathe at some point, I was concentrating so much. The events are wonderfully portrayed and I felt I was there in the collapsing building with Kit and Chance.
I enjoy Quinn Anderson’s writing but On Solid Ground is probably her best work so far. Highly recommended.