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3.79  ·  Rating Details  ·  96 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
Deep in the shadows of North Carolina's Nantahala forest, two strangers find themselves running from danger-and straight to each other ...

Lexie Scott may be the FBI director's daughter, but she's struggled her whole life to stay out of trouble and avoid the spotlight. When she's kidnapped by a survivalist group bent on teaching her father a lesson, however, she must summon
Mass Market Paperback, 336 pages
Published July 5th 2005 by Berkley
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Jun 01, 2014 Robin rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this book. The plotline could have been a real story you have heard on the news, with a romantic twist in in. Jack is trying to save his sister, as the description says a "survivalists' charismatic leader". It is more like a cult, the women are nothing, and boys are the boss of them, even little boys. Lexie for reasons you will have to read gets kidnapped by the leader. Jack who is in the woods watching the compound sees woman( lexie) climb over the wall, and run away. He thinks she wa ...more
Jul 26, 2016 Alex rated it liked it
Quick Thoughts: 3 Stars - Pretty good action but characters are a bit stand-offish
Interests: Suspense Romance, Cops
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Cop Jack Miller is determined to get his sister out of her abusive marriage to a cult leader so he's camped out in the woods looking for a way in. Then he sees a woman scaling the wall of the compound, bent on escaping. After being kidnapped because she's the daughter of the FBI's director, Lexie Scott
Jul 06, 2008 ElaineY rated it it was ok
Lexie's reason for not telling Jack who her father was plausible - at first - but I soon asked why Lexie couldn't reveal that to Jack early in the story. She could then add that she did not want her father to know about her kidnapping as a Waco-style debacle was likely to follow. Since going along with a plan to save Sally and the other members of the cult was what Lexie did, Jack would have seen she did care about his sister and the other people caught in the cult.

Of course, if Lexie had been f
Jun 29, 2016 Hcrwbiaw rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Powerful and Intense

Lexie believes she is weak and allows her lack of confidence to cloud her judgment. Jack fears his lack of control. They are thrown into a situation where each will be tested. Neither is looking for love and it's not a convenient time for a new relationship but fate intervenes and they discover their strengths. Together they are better but first they have to survive a madman and Lexie's father.
I read this book in a fit of defiance: I Am Going To Stay Up Late To Read This Completely Unimportant Book. BECAUSE I WANT TO! HAH!

And I did kind of regret it in the morning. It was also a little more violent than I was anticipating.

However, small rebellions are important too.
Penny Ramirez
Jul 26, 2016 Penny Ramirez rated it really liked it
Fun. Even though this was written in 2005, it's still pretty timely. Good broken hero, strong yet somewhat dependent heroine. Great dialogue, and steamy romance!
Mar 30, 2016 Danielles rated it really liked it
Very good,.....great adventure, strong persons, I liked the story about survivalist groups,....
"that was the problem with asking questions. you were stuck with the answers."
Penny Jones
Jan 13, 2015 Penny Jones rated it it was amazing
Love this book. wonderful Author.
Jan 17, 2010 Sonja rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book. Everything about it was great: the characters, the plot, the drama, the pacing. All great stuff! I really recommend it, even if you're not usually a suspense fan. This one might just turn you into a suspense reader.
Carolyn F.
Oct 26, 2010 Carolyn F. rated it really liked it
This book I still remember. Lexie escaping a cult, and a man looking for his sister. And they end up needing each other and falling in love. It was a really good book.
Lilly Gayle
Sep 10, 2011 Lilly Gayle rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Excellent romantic suspense. Action packed and the developing romance was nicely done.
Jun 20, 2011 Jacquie rated it it was amazing
WOW!! So glad I gave this author a try, LOVED IT!!
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New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra has written over twenty-five books of contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. She is the winner of numerous writing awards, including Romance Writers of America's RITA Award and two National Readers' Choice Awards. Married to her college sweetheart and the mother of three kids, she is a firm believer in the strength of fa ...more
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