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Together they faced a dangerous ordeal

Somehow Bernadette knew she could stake her life on Colonel Sam Forrester. And when their plane was sabotaged and she and Sam were left behind in the jungle so that the plane could take off again, she knew she would have to.

Fortune had it that a devious, conniving guardian angel led Sam to believe Bernadette was a nun. How else could s
Paperback, Harlequin Presents #893, 189 pages
Published June 1986 by Harlequin Books (first published 1985)
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Forever by Lynn Turner is a novel that I stumbled upon in my attempts to find more jungle-trek themed romances. Published in 1986, this is an old-school romance that does a good job of the character development, the setting as well as the romance and passion between the main characters.

44 year old Colonel Sam Forrester is sought out by the prim and proper 24 year old Bernadette Chapman whose a teacher and a librarian to find out whether Sam could help her out in her current predicament. Stranded
** 3 1/2 stars**

The good parts of the book:

- The African jungle setting was very interesting and there was lots of action.

- The writing was pretty good and the characters were well drawn.

The not-so-good:

- The hero was too 80's style mean, he just was not a nice man for most of the book.

- The heroine let the "nun" deceit go on for too long plus there was a scene where I was questioning her reasoning.

Overall, it was a decent older Harly as long as you don't mind the 80's style hero.
This is a good story. Bernadette and Sam are running from bad guys through a jungle, one of my favorite story themes. She pretends to be a nun to keep him from coming on to her. But they end up together and he suffers great guilt for it before she fesses up. Really like this oldy.
I really wish Hq would republish this old fave in Kindle format and in Audible. Sam Forrester is so in lust with a nun (wink, wink). He's rough, earthy, sexy, all male. The Congo setting reminds me of several jungle love books: Midnight Rainbow by Linda Howard and Dangerous to Hold: Night of the Jaguar by Merline Lovelace, The Soldier And The Baby and On Thin Ice, by Anne Stuart.

He's a soldier of fortune. Not very nice. An anti-hero. She's a nun. Not. He helps her escape the whack jobs in the ju
This was a good, solid adventure-thru-the-jungle romance. Unfortunately for me, it's like if you read one, you read 'em all. I gave an extra .01 star for the Monty Python reference.

3.5 stars

Tropes: older man (he's 44, she's "almost 25")
I really liked this book. Thought the h/H were both great characters. The h had a fun sense of humor and was great fake nun. I would actually rate it 4.5
I was in the mood for some jungle romance, so this fit the bill. I did have some issues with both the H and h, but overall a fast read.
bernadette needs to get somewhere with her charges and she is able to get them away safely, but she hires a plane that is already conveying sam in the general area. when the plane is forced to land, sam and berndette get off the plane and are forced to trek across the jungle. along the way, they get to know each other better, and although sam thinks that bernadette is a nun (because it will stop him from making a move on her), he still has feelings for the intrepid woman beside him.

April Brookshire
Hero and heroine fall in love during jungle trek while H things h is a nun. Funny parts and a certain frustrating part where the hero SPOILER ALERT! does the nasty with a native girl.

The hero is WAY older than the hero and older than almost all HP heroes. I picture him like an older, hot, macho Kristen Ashley hero.
Good, fun jungle read.
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“She would remember that voice as long as she lived, Bernadette thought. It was low and slightly harsh, as if he was hoarse from yelling at the top of his lungs all day. Yet there was a deep resonance to it, as well. It seemed to come from the soles of his feet, rumbling up through that long, tough-looking body and somehow being muted by the time it reached his throat. No, she revised the whimsical reflection; not muted, but tamed a little, civilised for the benefit of those who might hear it.” 1 likes
“Their conversation was limited to monosyllables, few and far between, and either consciously or unconsciously spoken in French. The language should have sounded clumsy or discordant when spoken in Forrester’s normal growl, but it didn’t. Instead, his terse questions and muttered comments came out sounding like impatient love words, deliciously sexy; as if the engine he was working on was a temperamental woman whose pretence at reluctance might irritate him, but for whom he would play the game because of the reward he knew he’d receive at the end of it.” 1 likes
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