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Jungle Heat (Hot Summer Days)

3.09 of 5 stars 3.09  ·  rating details  ·  301 ratings  ·  68 reviews
It takes a special kind of soldier to kill a man at a thousand meters. But for Captain Pete Miller, one-third of an elite Army Ranger sniper team, zeroing in is nothing compared to coming out. Pete’s been nursing a year-long crush on team member Mitchell Walsh, but even with DADT on its last legs, he continues to guard his heart and his unit’s cohesion.

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ebook, Barnes & Noble via Smashwords, 13 pages
Published July 20th 2011 by Rachel Haimowitz, via Smashwords
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And inaccurate.

About everything.

Like how long a meter is. And how cocaine works. And what the Army Rangers program does. And the scale of American involvement in anti-cartel operations in Columbia.

Also, the Spanish sucks.

Which is annoying in an unsexy story that features American Rangers, Columbia, Spanish, cocaine, and a tree that is 230 feet tall.

PS: cocaine delivered intravenously will kill you, not make you horny, hallucinatory, and unable to keep operational details from your captors
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With a title like Jungle Heat, I expected a more vividly described setting. A brief mention of snakes, insects, humidity, and chittering birds just wasn’t enough for me. I wanted to feel the heat, feel how hard it is to maneuver through vines, undergrowth and tree roots, feel the danger of poisonous plants and animals, and the physical toll such a climate and landscape has on those not entirely accustomed to it.

I wanted to be moved when Pete was captured by the en
"What was a beating and a coked-up gangbang compared to 61 days of sleepless starvation at Ranger School?"

I wouldn't know. But neither sounds like fun.

Non-con rape, drug use,'s packed tight in these 16 little pages.

For the price (it's free), the short is not bad at all. I'm a little sketchy with the ending. I was hooked from the first punch to Pete's solar plexus, add the aforementioned drugged gangbang rape, my dark and twisty loving self was happy...then it ends...with that? (Wh
I’m rewriting this review because I want to make it clear that I mean no disrespect to the readers that enjoyed this book or to the author. I think Rachel is an amazing author. The details she put in her first paragraph had me on the edge of my seat with excitement. However, the rape scene caused the whole story to descend for me. I just can’t view rape objectively but I’m aware that there are those that can and for them this is probably an amazing story… I wrote this review not as a disrespect ...more
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The best thing I can say about this is It's Free! oh and it also had a sweet little Faith and Giles from Buffy the Vampire Slayer banter going on which I loved even though it was like three sentences that was my favorite part.

The story was too short for any real development, character or plot wise, IMO, but as I said it is free. There really isn't any background information and after I finished I had to ask myself what just happened and I couldn't answer that question. On the plus side I will p
Intense and well written very short free story. On the edge of my comfort zone but worth it because the style of writting was so good. Pete was so spaced out with the drugs the descriptions made it erotic despite the horrible reality so I found the assault less harrowing than I would have expected. Picked up and enjoyed the reference to Buffy (I was a big fan). My only grumble is I wish the story was longer. Would love this to be developed into a novella or full length story. Will definitely try ...more
I think this was striving for dark & shocking but came across more like porn and the characters shallow. (view spoiler)
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~~~Heather S.~~~
Wow, umm not sure what to say, I've never read anything like this and I'm surprised I didn't mind it at all! Well done, very concise writing style. I'm comforted to know they live HEA.

Note to self: google unknown terms, just learned what dubcon means
Such a short story! Just the sum up of the book seems almost as long as a half of the mini story itself. But hey, it´s nothing I have not been warned about in the previously mentioned sum up. And yea, if it says anything else, it´s the fact that the story is easy to read, right?
But - not sure if it was just me - from my POW it was very...sup-upy. No wonder then that I started to read it and oops, I was at the end.
To come up with some specific things about/in the story:
- there was one funny nag p
Jungle Heat is everything I have come to expect from this author.... and more. I can always count on Rachel to take me to the very edge of what I "think" is my comfort zone and nudge me inch by sure inch a little further outside that zone. Where she leads I will most definitely follow, it's a matter of well earned trust and faith in her extraordinary ability to consistently write emotionally driven stories that are edgy and intense.

Jungle Heat is another fine example of Rachel's talent at what I

Offered FREE from M/M Romance Group, Hot Summer Days event.

There was a lot more potential here than what was delivered. The writing was really good, and the first half was a good set up of the three Rangers setting up a hit on the leader of a drug cartel. But then way to much happened way to quickly. This would have been a good first chapter to a longer book, but as it was there was supposed to be peril, trauma, reunion, and love in a few pages and it just wasn't believable.
Not for the faint of heart!!!!!!

and I liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiked it... because it was not only well written, but also the suspense keep me reading... so I think this short story deserve my 5 stars...

poor Pete :-(
Fairy / Anna

So... where is the romance? (view spoiler)
What a wild ride. Don't want to give it away but talk about getting out of ones comfort zone. I felt very much in the moment, my skin itched and crawled and sweated and....
If you like Rachel's work you will like this too. Take a chance and read it.
JustJen "Miss Conduct"
This was well written, but it was way too short and lacking way too many details to become invested in the story. I like the concept of the story and would have liked to have seen it played out over a little longer period of time.
Heather C
Interesting concept but I want to know the rest of what happens between Pete and Mitchell! :(

Not for everyone.

ETA: I didn't understand any of the Buffy references...I've never seen the show :(
Jo * Smut-Dickted *
I really liked this. Rachel always writes amazing non con and dub con and I never fail to lap it up. Whoa there might be a hidden meaning there huh? LOL
Well shut my mouth and call me Bubba! That was freakin' fabulous! Pure edge-of-the-seat-nail-biting angst! Thank you Rachel!
As always, Rachel Haimowitz does not disappoint. Fantastic story. Intense, hot and full of wow. Loved it!
Kari Gregg
Disturbingly HOT. ;D
Jungle Heat by Rachel Haimowitz

I’ve heard so many good things about this author and I wanted to see if I liked her writing style before I committed to buying a book. That’s the great thing about these little freebies and 1 chapter tidbits. It’s like a date and agreeing to go out for coffee and not to dinner:-p

I was lulled with smooth writing and nice character descriptions. A good set up of the surroundings and some light banter and then BAM the capture of Pete and sub sequential events rocked m
Bettye Kanady
Nov 24, 2012 Bettye Kanady rated it 3 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bettye by: Love is Always Write List
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Wendy Ann
I'm imagining a whole lot of people with their mouths hanging open after reading this one! ;)

I know some people may be bothered by the content in this story, but when you read it and feel a combination of anxious/nauseous/squirmy because everything feels so realistic (the setting and all of Pete's emotions - desperation, fear, insanity, drug-induced euphoria, relief), and an act that would strike most as degrading and disgusting becomes almost erotic - yeah, wow, that takes some brilliant skill
Too short, it all seemed too rushed, didn't like it.
I really liked it - up until the very last bit, Pete's rescue. Considering what happened to him, his and Mitchell's reactions were so inappropriate it rubbed me wrong! Too bad because other than that it was really good and the part with the cocaine had me on the edge of my seat.
Well, this was unexpected...different. Two hot male army rangers find love immediately after one of them gets assaulted sexually by multiple drug cartel members...and the captive is still covered in DNA residue of multiple men...Doesnt happen everyday, does it?
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“At 09:22, Mitchell radioed down. “We’re in position.”

Pete peered up into the canopy, but of course he couldn’t see a thing. “How’s it looking up there?”

“Five by five.”

He snorted at Mitchell’s cheery misuse of the phrase. “Thank you, Faith.”

“Any time, Giles. Now go be a good watcher and keep us clear.”

“Roger that. Out.”
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