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An Alpha Mountain Man Romance I’m not Mr. Settle-Down-and-Start-a-Family. Tried it. Failed at it. Don’t want it again. I like my solitary life in the mountains. I mind my business and I keep to myself. I learned the hard way that life ain’t easy or fair. One minute you think you’ve got it all figured out and the next, you find your wife in your bed with your own best friend. Then An Alpha Mountain Man Romance I’m not Mr. Settle-Down-and-Start-a-Family. Tried it. Failed at it. Don’t want it again. I like my solitary life in the mountains. I mind my business and I keep to myself. I learned the hard way that life ain’t easy or fair. One minute you think you’ve got it all figured out and the next, you find your wife in your bed with your own best friend. Then Quinn Prescott shows up to rent the lower level of my cabin. Sweet, innocent Quinn with her persistent attempts to get to know me and her constant questions. Those big doe eyes have a story behind them. She wants more than just a casual hookup and she deserves more. But I’m not the man who can give it to her, and the quicker she understands that, the better. I tell myself just one small touch. One lingering glance into her piercing blue eyes. One taste of her sweet, pouty lips. But it’s not just once, it’s an all-consuming desire to claim her, to make her mine. I can feel myself losing grip on the situation but I don’t care. Then my ex shows up with a baby, claiming it’s mine and reminding me why I live by the rules that I do. Only it’s too late, I’ve let Quinn in and now she’s carrying a secret of her own. No matter how many times I try to lie to myself, this thing between us isn’t just lust—it’s something so much more and it’s something I’m about to lose forever.


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An Alpha Mountain Man Romance I’m not Mr. Settle-Down-and-Start-a-Family. Tried it. Failed at it. Don’t want it again. I like my solitary life in the mountains. I mind my business and I keep to myself. I learned the hard way that life ain’t easy or fair. One minute you think you’ve got it all figured out and the next, you find your wife in your bed with your own best friend. Then An Alpha Mountain Man Romance I’m not Mr. Settle-Down-and-Start-a-Family. Tried it. Failed at it. Don’t want it again. I like my solitary life in the mountains. I mind my business and I keep to myself. I learned the hard way that life ain’t easy or fair. One minute you think you’ve got it all figured out and the next, you find your wife in your bed with your own best friend. Then Quinn Prescott shows up to rent the lower level of my cabin. Sweet, innocent Quinn with her persistent attempts to get to know me and her constant questions. Those big doe eyes have a story behind them. She wants more than just a casual hookup and she deserves more. But I’m not the man who can give it to her, and the quicker she understands that, the better. I tell myself just one small touch. One lingering glance into her piercing blue eyes. One taste of her sweet, pouty lips. But it’s not just once, it’s an all-consuming desire to claim her, to make her mine. I can feel myself losing grip on the situation but I don’t care. Then my ex shows up with a baby, claiming it’s mine and reminding me why I live by the rules that I do. Only it’s too late, I’ve let Quinn in and now she’s carrying a secret of her own. No matter how many times I try to lie to myself, this thing between us isn’t just lust—it’s something so much more and it’s something I’m about to lose forever.

30 review for Claiming Her Forever

  1. 5 out of 5

    Lynsey A

    Well, this was coasting to at least a 3 star read but the hero was so absolutely stupid and infuriating, I couldn't go three stars. It was lucky to eek out a 2 star read from me. It was good in parts and had some sexy moments with some entertaining dirty thoughts but the basic way the hero didn't reassure the heroine and in fact thought sending her away so she wouldn't be hurt (uh hello, already hurt) was just ugh. ✤ Heroine finds out about ex-wife and possible baby daddy from gossipy old ladies, Well, this was coasting to at least a 3 star read but the hero was so absolutely stupid and infuriating, I couldn't go three stars. It was lucky to eek out a 2 star read from me. It was good in parts and had some sexy moments with some entertaining dirty thoughts but the basic way the hero didn't reassure the heroine and in fact thought sending her away so she wouldn't be hurt (uh hello, already hurt) was just ugh. ✤ Heroine finds out about ex-wife and possible baby daddy from gossipy old ladies, not from hero. ✤ Willing to tell him, they'll get through this together. ✤ Hero basically tells heroine he needs time, no idea where it leaves the two of them. ✤ Hello, ex-wife cheated! ✤ No reassurance to heroine but basically sends her away, and gets made at her for drinking away her sorrows. ✤ Heroine's friend Willow is a queen: “Oh, hell no! That is some serious bullshit! You don’t get a woman to fall in love with you and then rip her heart out with zero explanation and then just say, ‘I don’t know where that leaves us; I need time.’ What a fucking bag of dicks!” ✤ See? Queen. ✤ Heroine attacks hero and bangs him basically after he yells at her. ✤ Hero finally gives her an explanation and a legitimate apology ✤ Dick. You think?? ✤ She's an idiot too. Letting him bang her before his explanation and then he's away for three days after that. He should've told her the moment she knocked on his door and that ex-wife answered. ✤ Heroine tells hero she loves him and to give them a chance and he tells her that her feelings aren't real. ✤ Heroine wants to slap him but doesn't. ✤ SLAP HIM! HE DESERVES IT! ✤ Even though she was an idiot and banged him before the explanation she still deserved better. This was heartbreaking: “That is NOT true. You love me. I know you do,” I say as I look up at him through blurry eyes. All I want is a reason to stay. A reason to not run away. I fist his shirt as the tears flow down my cheeks and I whisper my plea over and over again: “Please give me one reason. Just one. Please.” But my words hang in the air, met with nothing but silence and the sound of my heart shattering into a million pieces. ✤ Too little too late for the hero when he finally pulls his head out of his ass. ✤ Just overall annoyed me. ✤ He may have been alpha in the bedroom but he certainly had no balls outside of it.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Elisa ✿

    tropes: fling, grumpy hero, age gap not much to say, she rents his cabin for 3 months and they end up giving up on their attraction, but what will happen when their time ends? also, the hero has a dirty mouth

  3. 5 out of 5

    Kristiej

    From the start of this review it’s a DNF, but because I made it 77% of the way through before I quit before rage took over, I figured that was enough to give it the grade, for me, it deserved. I only briefly looked at other grades and I think most were higher and I didn’t read any reviews so I’m thinking I’m in the minority here. I didn’t have any issues with the writing. I was thinking 3.5 for a while but then it took a very short very definite nose dive. The hero(?) of this book, Sawyer had the From the start of this review it’s a DNF, but because I made it 77% of the way through before I quit before rage took over, I figured that was enough to give it the grade, for me, it deserved. I only briefly looked at other grades and I think most were higher and I didn’t read any reviews so I’m thinking I’m in the minority here. I didn’t have any issues with the writing. I was thinking 3.5 for a while but then it took a very short very definite nose dive. The hero(?) of this book, Sawyer had the worst thing happen to him, marriage wise. He walked in on his wife and best friend getting close and personal, very close and personal if you know what I mean. After the divorce they moved away and Sawyer remained. He lives on a mountain close to a small town and has a number of business interests. One of them is renting out part of his house to summer visitors. His most recent tenant is Avery. After losing her mother to a lengthy battle with cancer, she is ready for a new life. She wants to become an author and thinks the scenery and peace and quiet of where she’s staying will inspire her. She and Sawyer have an instant connection but despite that he holds her at a distance. So far so good right? Well I’m just going to list the things I found annoying and then rage inducing. * Once she meets the women of the town, they instantly all become BFF’s because they are all such suzie sunshine, aren’t we all wonderful. Annoying. * There are way too many suzie sunshine’s. I couldn’t keep up with who’s who. Annoying. * Jumping ahead because I did skip to the end, her very first attempt at writing a romance novel, she was published. Annoying and just no. This was Her First Try!! I’m not an author and no plans to be one but hearing how many authors struggle and are often rejected at first, I just couldn’t buy her insta success. *Her almost pleading for Sawyer to like her. Show some pride woman. Make him earn you. Respect yourself. Annoying. * His calling her baby/baby doll. Annoying And now I come to the rage inducing ‘oh hell no’ reason I DNFed this book. This will contain spoilers so beware. * * * * * His ex comes back to town alone with a child claiming he’s the baby daddy. She comes to his house. By this time Averie and Sawyer are living together. So what does he do but pack up her things and tote them back to the part she had rented while she was out with the fellow suzie sunshine’s. AND HE HADNT EVEN TOLD HER HE’D BEEN MARRIED. When she comes back and sees the ex in his arms, he waves her away. She’s within hearing distance and when the ex asks who the woman was, he says “nobody”. I tell you my blood pressure skyrocketed! Yet still I read on a bit further. I read long enough to see him get all pissy and bent out of shape when gee, she doesn’t want to talk to him and he gets all bossy and demanding and then, oh Lordy, called her baby. That was it. Book done for me at 77%. I wouldn’t have read further if I was paid. Here is this young, vulnerable, still in mourning woman and this is how he treats her? The only possible ending for me would be if his dick became gangerous and fell off and I’m thinking that didn’t happen. So a HUGE NO for this book. Pity as I said the writing wasn’t bad and the outline made it sound interesting

  4. 5 out of 5

    Lori R.

    A dirty-talkin’ mountain man? Yes, please! I really enjoyed this quick & sexy read. Sawyer rents out the bottom part of his cabin to Quinn for three months. He’s sooooo grumpy. But 100% huggable and lovable...a sexy AF, brawny man. Quinn is soooooo quirky and cute and an adorable nervous talker and I just wanted to give her all the hugs. When these two were near each other? Holy delicious sexual tension-filled goodness GALORE. It was delightful. This story was steamy and it was fun, yet the hero A dirty-talkin’ mountain man? Yes, please! I really enjoyed this quick & sexy read. Sawyer rents out the bottom part of his cabin to Quinn for three months. He’s sooooo grumpy. But 100% huggable and lovable...a sexy AF, brawny man. Quinn is soooooo quirky and cute and an adorable nervous talker and I just wanted to give her all the hugs. When these two were near each other? Holy delicious sexual tension-filled goodness GALORE. It was delightful. This story was steamy and it was fun, yet the hero made a few bad decisions that made me mad and want to kick his ass. Still thoroughly enjoyed it though. This was exactly what I was looking for. I devoured it. And I can’t wait to read more from this author!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Katy

    Rating: 2 stars What I Liked: I enjoyed the first half of this book. I thought the writing was decent and I quite liked both of the main characters and thought they had good chemistry. Some of the romance came a bit out of nowhere and felt rushed in a few places, but it worked okay for me. The plot was quite cute and I liked the dynamic it set up between them. What I Didn’t: Before I get into my main issue with the book, I had a couple of gripes with the writing. There were a few moments where I Rating: 2 stars What I Liked: I enjoyed the first half of this book. I thought the writing was decent and I quite liked both of the main characters and thought they had good chemistry. Some of the romance came a bit out of nowhere and felt rushed in a few places, but it worked okay for me. The plot was quite cute and I liked the dynamic it set up between them. What I Didn’t: Before I get into my main issue with the book, I had a couple of gripes with the writing. There were a few moments where I felt things that didn’t make sense were thrown in - just little things, like characters suddenly being in places or having objects that they didn’t before with no mention of when or why that happened. It just felt a little clumsy and in that respect I think the writing needed a more thorough edit. There was also a part of the book where the heroine, Quinn, suddenly mentions she possibly has fertility issues, and I think this was handled poorly. (view spoiler)[ This is never mentioned prior to the main couple accidentally having sex without a condom, and is used by Quinn as an explanation for why it didn’t matter. It’s portrayed as if she is unlikely to conceive, only she does get pregnant very, very quickly. It just felt like a strange thing to include when it ultimately came to nothing - in my opinion infertility is a very important topic and this felt very throwaway. (hide spoiler)] The main issue though is that the book completely lost me in the second half. Sawyer, who was pretty much the stereotypical grumpy mountain man hero, just turned really unpleasant and it was hard to follow his logic for any of the decisions that he made. (view spoiler)[His reaction to his ex, Justine, arriving back and claiming he’s the father of her child, was really poor. The book set this up as if it was clear he had to choose between Quinn, the heroine and the woman he’s in love with, or Justine, his ex who he knows to be manipulative and a liar, for the sake of a child he never really believes is his. I understand that if he was the child’s father he had to step up, but the novel presents ‘stepping up’ in a really bizarre way. Despite knowing that Justine is capable of lying and being manipulative, despite thinking from the start that her child wasn’t his, and that she physically resembled the other potential father, Sawyer doesn’t ask for a paternity test until way later in the story, and instead physically packs up all of Quinn’s things and removes them from his house. He doesn’t even leave her a note, he is vague and refuses to explain the situation, and he then moves his ex and the child into his house for what turns out to be months before he finally, finally confronts the ex and gets her to admit that he isn’t the father. This part also had a lot of back and forth that gave me whiplash - there’s the whole part where he moves her out without talking to her, then they talk and make up, then he ends things like a scene later...It was just really poorly paced. (hide spoiler)] Overall: I enjoyed the first half of this book, but the second half was poorly paced and poorly plotted. The drama at the end felt very, very forced - pretty much all of the fall out was avoidable with just a quick conversation. I get that this lack of communication can be a convention of a romance novel, but it felt very forced here, and Sawyer’s behaviour in the second half was confusing and nonsensical. I liked their relationship in the start, but by the end of it I really wanted Quinn to just run far in the opposite direction. Would I Recommend It?: I think that some people would enjoy this - I think if you’re looking for a grumpy/sunshine small town romance that’s heavy on drama, then this would work for you. Would I Read Something By The Author Again?: No. Content Warnings: (view spoiler)[Cancer, loss of parent, mentions of infertility issues. Separate warning for virgin heroine and other woman / OW drama. (hide spoiler)]

  6. 4 out of 5

    Debra Avery

    Self centered woe is me man child.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Afolasade

    This was a easy read for me. The story is hot and well written with beautiful characters . Quinn and Sawyer are both suffering from heartbreaks, they both have to heal to be able to move forward. The story has some twist and turns but very interesting and entertaining. I recommend it. I received an ARC for my honest review

  8. 4 out of 5

    Kiyahnah

    more of a 2.5 that i’m rounding up. this book completely lost me in the second half. the way Sawyer handled the OW drama was just not it. by the end of the book i really didn’t like Sawyer and don’t feel he deserved Quinn 🤷🏽‍♀️

  9. 4 out of 5

    ☆☆Hannah☆☆

    I have mixed emotions about this book. The first half of the book was good. Quinn was just trying to get away and write. Then Sawyer shows up and changes things. The second half of the book is where all the drama comes in. They were so back and forth that it got annoying. Neither one handled things well either. The good news is that in the end everything works out and they get their happy ending.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

    Katy Perry's song 'Hot N Cold' rang through my head whilst reading this book! It was ridiculous! Katy Perry's song 'Hot N Cold' rang through my head whilst reading this book! It was ridiculous!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Gale Albright

    Well it’s a difficult review for me. It’s not a bad story but the Hero is really kind of an idiot. I think the author hoped to bring him across as an alpha male but failed. He’s grumpy, short, selfish and an idiot. She is stupid for taking him back.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Brenda Moser

    This is a well written book with strong characters and an entertaining story line. The author brings Sawyer and Quinn together ,gives them a hot chemistry along with painful pasts both need to work through. The scenes are painted perfectly and the story flows fluidly. I enjoyed reading their story. I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book. All opinions in this review are my own and freely given.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Maddie (Bookaholic_Dreamer)

    Claiming Her Forever is the debut novel from Alexis Winter’s newest series Men of Rocky Mountain . And is told through dual POV. After Quinn Prescott suffers a tragedy in her life, deciding to start anew with a change of scenery. She sets off to leave Idaho behind for a few months in an AirBnB up in the mountains of Colorado. However what she finds there ends up being more than she expected, when she meets her landlord Sawyer. Sawyer Archer having suffered tragedy and betrayal, lives a low Claiming Her Forever is the debut novel from Alexis Winter’s newest series Men of Rocky Mountain . And is told through dual POV. After Quinn Prescott suffers a tragedy in her life, deciding to start anew with a change of scenery. She sets off to leave Idaho behind for a few months in an AirBnB up in the mountains of Colorado. However what she finds there ends up being more than she expected, when she meets her landlord Sawyer. Sawyer Archer having suffered tragedy and betrayal, lives a low key non-sociable life up in the mountains of Colorado either working or at home. But when Quinn enters his life as his temporary tenant, she brings something into his life, that he can’t ignore and thought he would never feel or have again. But is he ready for it all? Especially when his past comes back bringing a shocking revelation. Though both Quinn and Sawyer had suffered tragedies in their life, it’s one of the things that connected them and bought them closer together. Being able to bond over the loss together, knowing they understood what the other was going through with the pain and heartache they both had suffered. With being able to comfort each other, leading to a bond being established overtime that goes from friendship to more. However with that said, their relationship in the beginning is definitely rocky like the mountains, with the hot and cold vibes Sawyer constantly gives off to Quinn. Constantly pulling and pushing away from her. It was understandably so (at times), mostly because he had his own personal issues that he still needed to work through, in order for him to be able to truly be with Quinn and giving her his all. But even with all that, their chemistry was still bright and explosive whenever they did come together. Showing/giving them more reason why they worked so well together and are meant to be. While I did enjoy the book, I do have to say I did feel the ending was rushed through much too quickly for my liking. I would’ve preferred to see it play out a little more, with a little more of a slower pace. Considering the abrupt ending. However with that all said, overall I still enjoyed reading Quinn and Sawyer's story in Claiming Her Forever. The story had a good mixture of comedy, drama, suspense and most of all romance, which was just what I wanted. I would definitely recommend checking it out, especially if you have read other books by Alexis Winter. Seeing as there are some crossovers of characters from her other series. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Barnes

    THE REVIEW FOR THE BOOK: Claiming Her Forever GENRE: Contemporary Romance AUTHOR: Alexis Winter TROPE: contemporary romance TYPE: Men of Rocky Mountain #1 POV: Multiple POV MY RATING: 5.0 Stars This is the story of Quinn Prescott whose mother recently passed away. Quinn decides to rent the lower level of a cabin through Airbnb for a few months so that she can write her novel. Sawyer is a man who’s been burned by love in the past. He spends most of his time in his remote cabin when he’s not running his THE REVIEW FOR THE BOOK: Claiming Her Forever GENRE: Contemporary Romance AUTHOR: Alexis Winter TROPE: contemporary romance TYPE: Men of Rocky Mountain #1 POV: Multiple POV MY RATING: 5.0 Stars This is the story of Quinn Prescott whose mother recently passed away. Quinn decides to rent the lower level of a cabin through Airbnb for a few months so that she can write her novel. Sawyer is a man who’s been burned by love in the past. He spends most of his time in his remote cabin when he’s not running his successful businesses. When he rents the lower level of his cabin to Quinn, he never expected this friendly and bubbly woman to get under his skin. Quinn is determined to get to know her sexy mountain man landlord no matter how abrasive and standoffish he may seem. The two embark on a whirlwind romance only to have his ex-wife show up with a baby claiming to be his. Will Quinn and Sawyer take their relationship from lust to love or will his past ruin their chance at a future together. This is the first book by Alexis Winter that I’ve read. I was drawn in by the sexy mountain man on the cover. The premise of the novel looked appealing and I was instantly hooked. Sawyer is such a brooding alpha hole that wants nothing to do with Quinn but our girl is very persistent. Quinn doesn’t care that Sawyer wants to be left alone, she determined to get to know him while she’s renting the lower level of his cabin. The chemistry between the two is intense and I Sawyer has to be one of the dirtiest talkers that I’ve ever read. The things that came out of that man’s mouth would make any woman blush. Sawyer had some dumb moments when he was being a bit of an idiot but he redeems himself in the end. I loved this book and I cannot recommend it enough to people.

  15. 4 out of 5

    Kim Mears

    Quinn has just lost her mum to cancer and decides to take trip to Colorado and rent a cabin in the mountains so that she can work on her novel. When she arrives she meets the owner of the cabin she is renting, who turns out to be a really hot guy. Sawyer is grumpy and has trust issues after his ex-wife cheated on him with his best friend, so when Quinn turns up, even though he is attracted to her, he tries to keep his distance and maintains his grumpy persona. However, their attraction to one ano Quinn has just lost her mum to cancer and decides to take trip to Colorado and rent a cabin in the mountains so that she can work on her novel. When she arrives she meets the owner of the cabin she is renting, who turns out to be a really hot guy. Sawyer is grumpy and has trust issues after his ex-wife cheated on him with his best friend, so when Quinn turns up, even though he is attracted to her, he tries to keep his distance and maintains his grumpy persona. However, their attraction to one another is hard to resist and they eventually give into temptation, that is until the return of Sawyers ex-wife who has some shocking new for Quinn when she claims her baby is Sawyers. Determined to find out the truth and do what he thinks is best for everyone, Sawyer agrees to allow his ex to live with him until they can find out if he really is her baby's father. However, in doing this he chases Quinn away saying he needs time to sort out his problems and they would be best ending their relationship. Devastated, Quinn decides to move back to live with family, but on her return she finds out she has a secret of her own. After everything Quinn has been through, she decides to finish her novel changing her original ending to one that will allow Sawyer to find out her secret and then sends him a copy. Will Sawyer find out the truth about his ex-wife's baby, will he read Quinn's book to find out her secret and will there finally be a happy ending for Sawyer and Quinn to look forward to? I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jenn M.

    Claiming her Forever is the first book in the series Men of Rocky Mountain by Alexis Winter. And if you are already an Alexis Winters fan- this book has some cameos from characters in her Slade Brothers series as well as her Grand Lake Colorado series. Quinn Prescott needs a change- she has spent the last 6 years caring for her sick mother and now that she has passed it's time for Quinn to focus on her. This leads Quinn to Colorado where she meets the surly but incredibly attractive, Sawyer Arche Claiming her Forever is the first book in the series Men of Rocky Mountain by Alexis Winter. And if you are already an Alexis Winters fan- this book has some cameos from characters in her Slade Brothers series as well as her Grand Lake Colorado series. Quinn Prescott needs a change- she has spent the last 6 years caring for her sick mother and now that she has passed it's time for Quinn to focus on her. This leads Quinn to Colorado where she meets the surly but incredibly attractive, Sawyer Archer. Sawyer is done with love and relationships- been there and failed that- but there is just something about his new tenant Quinn that keeps drawing him in despite his best attempts to stay away. But just when things are looking up- the past and old insecurities resurface only to cause heartbreak. I loved this story! Quinn's story started with such heartbreak with the loss of her mom and her need to just uproot her life and start something new. She's such a sweet and endearing character. Then enter Sawyer who is broody and closed off who just seems endlessly annoyed by Quinn at first. I love how Quinn's sweetness just wore at Sawyer's gruff exterior. But I got to say that the intimate scenes between Quinn and Sawyer are SUPER steamy- like will melt your kindle. It's so easy with the shorter stories to feel like some of the details are missing or that the scenes move to fast, but overall the story flow was fantastic and while I would have liked some more of Quinn and Sawyers day to day, especially while things were good, I wasn't left feeling like there were huge holes in the story. Quinn and Sawyer are amazing start to this new series!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Renee Williams

    Rocky Mountain High A definitely must-read novel. "Claiming Her Forever" has the charm of a small town atmosphere, with friends who are like family at the first meeting of Quinn. After Quinn's mom died, she leaves Idaho & heads to a cabin in Colorado for 3 months. Her enthusiasm being there isn't what Sawyer wants. He doesn't want any connection with her but she keeps finding ways to try to get to know him. He resists at first but her innocence about mountain life is as refreshing as the mountain Rocky Mountain High A definitely must-read novel. "Claiming Her Forever" has the charm of a small town atmosphere, with friends who are like family at the first meeting of Quinn. After Quinn's mom died, she leaves Idaho & heads to a cabin in Colorado for 3 months. Her enthusiasm being there isn't what Sawyer wants. He doesn't want any connection with her but she keeps finding ways to try to get to know him. He resists at first but her innocence about mountain life is as refreshing as the mountain air. When the end of her time is approaching, Quinn & Sawyer are closer in having a HEA until Quinn sees Sawyer with his ex-wife, crushing her dream. She returns to Idaho & is miserable with a broken heart. Sawyer makes a wrong into a right with the ex-wife before travelling to Quinn & straightening out the misunderstanding. I always have enjoyed reading Alexis Winter's novels. This novel is worth reading as this is the first book of Men of Rocky Mountain. Quinn's so naive about the country life whereas Sawyer grew up learning how to survive in the wilderness. I like the intense attraction they have towards each other, the push away is as strong as the pull towards each other. Their attraction is not only physical but it's emotional too. This novel is a page-turner. I felt like the friend who's cheering them on & wishing they become a couple as they deserve to be happy together. True love is within reach, even with people/characters who are broken inside. Read about Quinn & how she wins Sawyer over in opening up. Well-worth reading this one! I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Frances Hernandez

    I received this ebook ARC from the author on the condition that I write an honest review. Both of the main characters were suffering in their own separate way. Sawyer was recently divorced from a cheating wife, and Quinn was suffering from the loss of her mother. Quinn decides to go live at a cabin owned by Sawyer. She intends to write a novel, and wants the peace and quiet of the mountains. Sawyer owns the cabin, and is attempting to live a secluded life of peace and quiet. There is immediate att I received this ebook ARC from the author on the condition that I write an honest review. Both of the main characters were suffering in their own separate way. Sawyer was recently divorced from a cheating wife, and Quinn was suffering from the loss of her mother. Quinn decides to go live at a cabin owned by Sawyer. She intends to write a novel, and wants the peace and quiet of the mountains. Sawyer owns the cabin, and is attempting to live a secluded life of peace and quiet. There is immediate attraction when they meet, but he is grumpy towards Quinn, so she tries to stay away from him. She persists in trying to be friends with him, and eventually she breaks down some of his walls. They begin a friendship, but their attraction becomes stronger, and a relationship develops. Sawyer’s ex-wife shows up in town, and attempts to use lies, to get him to take her back. This throws a complication into the relationship between Sawyer and Quinn. They argue and she leaves to go home. Truths are revealed, and Sawyer follows Quinn to her home to apologize for their misunderstandings, and he is greeted with a surprise from Quinn. The epilogue was a great closure to this romantic story. I’ve read several books written by Alexis Winter, and I’ve loved everyone of them. Her books always have a great flow to the story, and her characters are always well developed. They always have a romance along with some angst, with a great HEA.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Shannon Patterson

    Claiming Her Forever is the first book in Alexis Winter’s newest series. Even though it’s the first book there are tie-in characters from other series of hers you may know. As a reader who’s read most of her stuff, I felt like I had secret knowledge. Of course, it’s not needed as this book stands well by itself but I highly recommend reading her Slade Brothers books, which are my personal favourite. It was wonderful to see them again and get a glimpse at how their lives are progressing. As for th Claiming Her Forever is the first book in Alexis Winter’s newest series. Even though it’s the first book there are tie-in characters from other series of hers you may know. As a reader who’s read most of her stuff, I felt like I had secret knowledge. Of course, it’s not needed as this book stands well by itself but I highly recommend reading her Slade Brothers books, which are my personal favourite. It was wonderful to see them again and get a glimpse at how their lives are progressing. As for this book...OMG! First I LOVED Sawyer, he’s that rough, rugged, brooding alpha type that you can't help but become obsessed with. He has a past (who doesn’t), and he continued to let it impact and influence his choices. Quinn is a bit sheltered. She’s spent the better part of her adult life taking care of her sick mom. She’s now a little lost so decides to pursue a dream project. That leads her to Sawyer and a whole world of experiences she's never had. Quinn is a very open and honest character, Sawyer is open about specific things but hides others. That ends up causing big problems. It's about this time I became an emotional wreck. There were times earlier I had tears, but there was a section here that felt like my heart was torn out, I wanted to put the book down and take a break but couldn't, I needed to know what would happen. Let's just say this is a book well worth reading! You will smile, you will cry and you will fall in love. I wonder if Willow will be next?

  20. 4 out of 5

    Rebmay

    The chemistry between Sawyer and Quinn is hot and undeniable, though both try to hide it. He is sexy, growly and grumpy, and has sworn off relationships after his ex cheated on him with his best friend. He is determined to live his life alone, and just because his new tenant is beautiful and sets his motor running, that doesn’t mean he is going to change his mind. Quinn is trying to restart her life after losing her mother whom she cared for during her long illness. Her temporary relocation to C The chemistry between Sawyer and Quinn is hot and undeniable, though both try to hide it. He is sexy, growly and grumpy, and has sworn off relationships after his ex cheated on him with his best friend. He is determined to live his life alone, and just because his new tenant is beautiful and sets his motor running, that doesn’t mean he is going to change his mind. Quinn is trying to restart her life after losing her mother whom she cared for during her long illness. Her temporary relocation to Colorado is meant to inspire her to write a book. Her grumpy landlord sparks her interest, but he is rather unapproachable. His attitude toward her varies from hot one minute to very cold and closed off the next. Her rather perky and outgoing personality, naivety and her generous spirit make it hard for him to reject or avoid her company. Soon things take a passionate turn and both seem to be putting their painful pasts behind them. The arrival of his ex and her claims that he is the father of her child resurrect his trust issues, but he also need s to check out her claim. This leads Sawyer to push Quinn away. She returns to Idaho heartbroken and with an unexpected souvenir of her time with Sawyer...a baby. It doesn’t take long for Sawyer to realize his mistake, but is it too late to claim Quinn and build a future with her? I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  21. 5 out of 5

    Vicky Johnson

    A few small spoilers ahead I really wanted to like this book and I did like some bits but I didn’t really like either of the MCs. I normally love Alexis Winters characters. She writes strong woman and grumpy alpha men really well but I felt both characters fell flat. Quinn was a bit of a pushover. She just let him treat her however he wanted. She kept thinking she was going to say and do things and stand up for herself but never did. At one point he forces his way into her home dosent leave when sh A few small spoilers ahead I really wanted to like this book and I did like some bits but I didn’t really like either of the MCs. I normally love Alexis Winters characters. She writes strong woman and grumpy alpha men really well but I felt both characters fell flat. Quinn was a bit of a pushover. She just let him treat her however he wanted. She kept thinking she was going to say and do things and stand up for herself but never did. At one point he forces his way into her home dosent leave when she asks him to then has sex with him. He apologises she’s forgives him then literally the next chapter he breaks up with her and she still tries to get him to admit he loves her. It was all a bit desperate. Sawyer was just a dick! He played her hot and cold and thought he could boss her around. He got mad at her for no reason. She made a comment about his Christmas or something and he ignored her for days. He was like a child. His ex wife shows up and says her kid is his and he packs up all Quinn’s things and just moves the ex in. Dosent even ask for a dna test. F***ing stupid!! She obviously leaves. He takes way too long to sort his shit out with his ex and honestly she forgives him way too easily. I wouldn’t have minded if she hadn’t to be honest. Seems like he turned into a decent guy in the epilogue but not sure he deserved a HEA It was nice to read about the Slade brothers and some characters from other books and to be honest that’s why it got a 3 star from me

  22. 4 out of 5

    lovelust andbloodygoodbooks

    Thank you once again for sending this ARC to Us Alexis. As always we really appreciate it. Claiming her Forever is the first Book in the Mountain man Series. Quinn has just lost her mother and decided to go off on an adventure to find herself and to get inspiration for her the novel she plans on writing. She is strong and confident. Sawyer, Is a businessman who lives in a cabin in the woods, He owns two business and is opening a restaurant with the Slade brothers from Alexis whiskey series. He is Thank you once again for sending this ARC to Us Alexis. As always we really appreciate it. Claiming her Forever is the first Book in the Mountain man Series. Quinn has just lost her mother and decided to go off on an adventure to find herself and to get inspiration for her the novel she plans on writing. She is strong and confident. Sawyer, Is a businessman who lives in a cabin in the woods, He owns two business and is opening a restaurant with the Slade brothers from Alexis whiskey series. He is grumpy, friendly yet very serious man who keeps himself to himself. Many women want to know him but he never lets them in. This is all due to his past bad experience with his ex-wife, who cheated on him with his best friend. The connection and attraction between these two are instant and undeniable. It is searing with lust and both are fighting a force they seriously can't handle. Sawyer fights with his demons and uses them as a force to stay away from Quinn but when they are together WOW!!! You can feel the sexual tension bubbling like a volcano ready to erupt. Their story is one of the troubled pasts and fighting a war within themselves and it truly was a wonderful journey to witness. SO don't miss out on this mountain man Unraveling My Overall Rating is 4 💋💋💋💋 My Passion Rating is 4 💋💋💋💋

  23. 4 out of 5

    Stevie Schneider

    Everytime I sit down to write a review for Alexis I think this is the time where I run out of wonderful words to say about her, but of course not. There is just something about an Alexis Winter book that immediately makes everything better for me. I hadn’t been able to read in a while when I stumbled upon one of her books I immediately started reading more. Took me a little bit but now I can say I’ve read everything this girl has released. Claiming Her Forever was no different. When I put Sawyer Everytime I sit down to write a review for Alexis I think this is the time where I run out of wonderful words to say about her, but of course not. There is just something about an Alexis Winter book that immediately makes everything better for me. I hadn’t been able to read in a while when I stumbled upon one of her books I immediately started reading more. Took me a little bit but now I can say I’ve read everything this girl has released. Claiming Her Forever was no different. When I put Sawyer and Quinn’s book down I immediately messaged Alexis telling her all my theories on this series. Haha. In all seriousness Quinn and Sawyers story was so special. Sawyer is this broken man who has been hurt, and lied too so he is definitely not interested in forever. Then Quinn is the younger girl who hasn’t experienced anything in life because she always took care of her mom. I am just so in love with this story, and to add to my love you get to see characters from the past that you absolutely love like The Slade Brothers, and the crew from her Grand Lakes box set. I am beyond excited for book two in this series. If you want to know more in depth of how she created this series then check out our latest episode with her on the Bookshelf Boyfriends Podcast!

  24. 4 out of 5

    Amy Weller

    I absolutely loved this book! The story of Sawyer and Quinn is full of love, heartbreak and second chances. They meet when she heads to Colorado after the death of her mother and is renting out part of his cabin. He is immediately drawn to her but determined to keep his distance. He was broken by his ex wife Justine and refuses to believe love is worth it. But he can't seem to follow his own rules. They keep getting closer and closer and soon things get a bit steamy. She finally begins work on h I absolutely loved this book! The story of Sawyer and Quinn is full of love, heartbreak and second chances. They meet when she heads to Colorado after the death of her mother and is renting out part of his cabin. He is immediately drawn to her but determined to keep his distance. He was broken by his ex wife Justine and refuses to believe love is worth it. But he can't seem to follow his own rules. They keep getting closer and closer and soon things get a bit steamy. She finally begins work on her novel and things are going great between them until Justine shows up again with some news that will change everything. It will drive a wedge between Quinn and Sawyer and soon he is pushing her completely away, sure she deserves better than him. She will return home to Idaho and get some shocking news of her own. Quinn will send him her finished book and it's then that he realizes just what she means to him and he makes his way to her. He doesn't finish the book, however, and is caught off guard by the surprise she has for him. The two will then start back on their journey to their happily ever after together in his mountain cabin. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Linda Reads

    Could it be a little bit beauty and the beast? Somewhat predictable but so steamy, who cares? Since Quinn’s mother recently died from a long bout with cancer, Quinn has decided to move to Colorado temporarily as this is the place at which so many of her mother’s adventures occurred and from where Quinn plans on writing her premier novel. But first she must get over her major attraction to Sawyer, owner of the Air B&B where she is renting. Sawyer is still mending from his ex-wife’s cheating with hi Could it be a little bit beauty and the beast? Somewhat predictable but so steamy, who cares? Since Quinn’s mother recently died from a long bout with cancer, Quinn has decided to move to Colorado temporarily as this is the place at which so many of her mother’s adventures occurred and from where Quinn plans on writing her premier novel. But first she must get over her major attraction to Sawyer, owner of the Air B&B where she is renting. Sawyer is still mending from his ex-wife’s cheating with his best friend Tanner. He’s sworn off attachments and likes living as a mountain man. But he can’t fight the way he is drawn to Quinn. He is a grumpy, moody man who seems to scare Quinn off one minute only to flirt with her the next. Adding to all this off-the-charts chemistry, Quinn is a virgin! So many OMG moments: their meet-cute or the muffin scene or the fishing excursion, or in the kitchen sneaking bacon or the shower after getting lost in the snow or…there are more, which you’ll see if you read this funny, steamy, emotional rom-com. My only problem with the book is its cover. Sawyer is “dirty blond” which is NOT the guy on the cover. I volunteered to review an ARC of this book through Booksprout.

  26. 5 out of 5

    Riley

    I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Claiming Her Forever by Alexis Winter is the first book in her new series Men of the Rocky Mountains. This book seems to be a spinoff of her Slade Brothers series as they appear throughout the story. Quinn's whole life revolves around taking care of her mom. After she buries her mom she books a cabin in the mountains for three months. The upper floor is occupied by the owner Sawyer Archer. When Quinn meets Sawye I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily. Claiming Her Forever by Alexis Winter is the first book in her new series Men of the Rocky Mountains. This book seems to be a spinoff of her Slade Brothers series as they appear throughout the story. Quinn's whole life revolves around taking care of her mom. After she buries her mom she books a cabin in the mountains for three months. The upper floor is occupied by the owner Sawyer Archer. When Quinn meets Sawyer he is a gruff, grumpy man of few words but she can't help but notice how attractive he is. Sawyer has had a bad marriage. Now divorced he plans to avoid love and relationships at all costs. Very quickly he can't get Quinn out his his head. The story is fun and reads quickly. Quinn is quirky and tends to run off at the mouth, getting her into trouble with Sawyer. She manages to wiggle her way into his heart as well which is so endearing. The banter between the two is often funny but escalates in heat. She is good to help him lighten up and he helps to open her eyes. I like this couple. The people in the town are fun and butt into everyone's business. I can't wait to read more as Alexis Winter never lets me down.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Brooke

    Books like this are my very, very guilty pleasure. I didn’t even intend to write a review but this book was just so well-written that I felt that I had to. The author did an incredible job in crafting the characters in the limited space in which she had to craft them. The plot itself is not original, nor the ideas within. Quinn, an innocent and beautiful woman, falls in love with the brooding mountain man who has a painful past. I was just impressed with the execution, the word flow, the flirtin Books like this are my very, very guilty pleasure. I didn’t even intend to write a review but this book was just so well-written that I felt that I had to. The author did an incredible job in crafting the characters in the limited space in which she had to craft them. The plot itself is not original, nor the ideas within. Quinn, an innocent and beautiful woman, falls in love with the brooding mountain man who has a painful past. I was just impressed with the execution, the word flow, the flirting, the banter. I enjoyed the sense of family that Quinn experienced from the women in the mountain town—which, by the way, is not at all realistic. How is it that Quinn all of a sudden had 4 friends that came out of nowhere? So jealous she made friends that easily. I actually felt as though Sawyer was more realistic than in most romance novels. He wasn’t perfect, he kept making mistakes. And Quinn (who is basically perfect) always forgives him. The tempo, the pacing of the book was just wonderful. It kept my attention, which is what I was looking for. For any romance readers out there, definitely check out Alexis Winter’s Claiming Her Forever and the series surrounding it. She is a great writer.

  28. 5 out of 5

    Nancy Reads

    CLAIMING HER FOREVER is a Small Town Alpha Mountain Man Romance. The story starts on a sad note, with the heroine having just lost her mother to cancer. Her name is Quinn Prescott she has just spent the last seven years of her life as caretaker to her mother. She is so sad and alone! She decides she must leave these familiar surroundings behind and move someplace else. So she finds a cabin where the lower level is for rent. It is in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She has always wanted to write CLAIMING HER FOREVER is a Small Town Alpha Mountain Man Romance. The story starts on a sad note, with the heroine having just lost her mother to cancer. Her name is Quinn Prescott she has just spent the last seven years of her life as caretaker to her mother. She is so sad and alone! She decides she must leave these familiar surroundings behind and move someplace else. So she finds a cabin where the lower level is for rent. It is in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. She has always wanted to write a book and is sure this would be the right place to do just that. So off she goes! On arrival is when she meets her grumpy landlord named Sawyer Archer. He is anything but pleasant. Quinn has a sunshiny disposition and isn't going to let this moody man stop her from enjoying her new start. Instead she sees his manly good looks and goes to bed with images of Sawyer's icy blue eyes in her head. He is the complete opposite of her. She talks too much and he doesn't want to talk. She wants to make him dinner and since he can't cook, he doesn't turn her down. The chemistry between them is off the charts. He is hot then cold, he is up & down like a yo-yo! He has trust issues and no one can blame him. His now ex-wife was caught by him in their bed with his former best-friend. Then she got pregnant and with the baby that wasn't his. Quinn is inexperienced with men and is still a virgin. That must be the only reason Quinn puts up with all Sawyer's awful mood changes. He has a Jekyll & Hyde personality that would have driven me crazy. He is so awful, you can't help but feel they don't have a chance. He'd have to get his head out of the sand! The funniest scene was when Sawyer & Quinn went fly fishing. Even if it does end well, my frustration with Sawyer was a problem. Good writing, but Sawyer was an awful & stubborn person, but glad it ended well.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    I love books that elicit the good writing of the authors and this is one of those books. In many parts of the book I had occasions of thinking "...why in the world did she/he do that?" Or, "...why did she/he say that? There was no reason for that." The more I read, I understood the reasoning behind those thoughts; I didn't change my mind about them, but at least it ultimately made sense to me. You will love the alpha works of Sawyer and the sweetness of Quinn. Now, she may irritate you a little I love books that elicit the good writing of the authors and this is one of those books. In many parts of the book I had occasions of thinking "...why in the world did she/he do that?" Or, "...why did she/he say that? There was no reason for that." The more I read, I understood the reasoning behind those thoughts; I didn't change my mind about them, but at least it ultimately made sense to me. You will love the alpha works of Sawyer and the sweetness of Quinn. Now, she may irritate you a little with her personality, but only on a "if that were me, I would...." level. The emotions of the characters and how they work through them is a good element to the story. Those past experiences is what really makes up the "story" and gives light to the way they behave. The writing is really good and you will love Sawyer's way of communicating and his confidence in who he is. There is a family and friends aspect that is worth digesting and the interactions between tough, strong men is wish worthy. You will like the story, love the writing, and be excited about the fact that the stories continue with friends we grow to love in each book!

  30. 4 out of 5

    Cassandra Edwards

    This book has been one of the harder ones to review from Alexis Winter. I simultaneously loved, hated, then loved this book. Halfway through I found myself thinking that this has probably been my favorite book of hers I’ve read. Then during the drama that inevitably happens in all books there was one specific scene that I did not care for at all. I feel like if that wasn’t in there I would be raving about this book with no qualms. That being said, I’ve said in many other reviews, one of my favor This book has been one of the harder ones to review from Alexis Winter. I simultaneously loved, hated, then loved this book. Halfway through I found myself thinking that this has probably been my favorite book of hers I’ve read. Then during the drama that inevitably happens in all books there was one specific scene that I did not care for at all. I feel like if that wasn’t in there I would be raving about this book with no qualms. That being said, I’ve said in many other reviews, one of my favorite things about Alexis’ books is that she writes her characters with realistic reactions. So even though that scene made me lose respect for Quinn and Sawyer, but especially Quinn it is a realistic scene. It did obviously have a happy ending and I enjoyed the way things came together. I loved Quinn and Sawyers relationship. He was definitely the broody alpha mountain man that I love to read but, he definitely had some issues. Quinn was the lovable sunshine that he needed to balance him out. I also loved the side characters and how to see more of them in the future. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

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