This was a steamy, entertaining adventure romance with a smart, spunky archaeologist heroine and a hot alpha hero who guide...more4 stars – Romantic Suspense
This was a steamy, entertaining adventure romance with a smart, spunky archaeologist heroine and a hot alpha hero who guides her through the wilds of the Amazon in search of a mythical lost city. In the midst of battling bad guys and the perils of the jungle, they find themselves intensely attracted to each other. And when they finally succumb to their volatile desires? YOWZA! There’s a sex scene in the rain that’s so explosive and smokin’ hot that the H/h literally have steam coming off of them afterward. The hero has sexual stamina that would put the Energizer Bunny (and the Rabbit vibrator) to complete shame. So if you’re a fan of Linda Howard, romantic suspense with action adventure, and sexually charged alpha heroes, then you might enjoy this. 4 stars!(less)
4 ½ stars – Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Gray is a really hot alpha hero, but his treatment of the heroine throughout most of the book pissed...more4 ½ stars – Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Gray is a really hot alpha hero, but his treatment of the heroine throughout most of the book pissed me off. Although, his whole macho, lion hear me roar thing was admittedly pretty sexy and hard to resist at times. And OMG, the notorious porch scene is scorch your fingertips, drink some ice water, YOWZA, smokin' hot and makes this a definite keeper!! It's another great LH read, but I wish Gray had done a little bit more groveling to Faith and an epilogue would have been golden! 4 ½ stars! (less)
I knew going into this that readers tend to have a love or hate reaction to this book and that many consider Rome to be...more3 stars – Contemporary Romance
I knew going into this that readers tend to have a love or hate reaction to this book and that many consider Rome to be a jackass. I didn’t really love or hate it, and yes, Rome definitely acted like a Grade A asshat for most of the book. What especially turned me off about his character was that he admitted (view spoiler)[lusting after his deceased wife’s best friend, Sarah, from the beginning, and even got a hard-on for her at his freaking wedding. WTF? What kind of man fantasizes about shagging his best friend’s wife at his f*ng wedding?!?! And if he was so damn attracted to Sarah from the start when they first worked together, before he met his wife, why didn’t he ever act on it? It makes no sense that Rome never asked Sarah out, especially considering that he’s the kind of man who goes after what he wants ruthlessly and doesn’t take no for an answer. And the fact that she was attracted to him in return and in love with him just makes it harder to understand why he never took action and that it took so damn long for them to get together. (hide spoiler)]
But what annoyed me most about this book was how much of a spineless doormat Sarah was. I understand that he’s grief-stricken, but damn her internalizing everything and being satisfied with scraps was irritating. (view spoiler)[And the way she was so easily accepting of him having nothing to do with her pregnancy or their baby was pathetic. (hide spoiler)] I just found her self-sacrificing behavior annoying rather than admirable.
Yes, there was an HEA, but it just wasn’t all that sweet for me when it finally came. 3 stars.
Although I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the other/older LH books that I've read, it's still an entertaining romantic...more4 stars – Romantic Suspense
Although I didn't enjoy this quite as much as the other/older LH books that I've read, it's still an entertaining romantic suspense read. It's kind of like a Plane Crash/Rocky Mountain High version of Survivor. The banter between sexy, arrogant ex-military Texan pilot Cam Justice and his aloof, yet smart and tough widowed client Bailey Wingate as they battle the elements to survive is loads of fun, and they have sexual chemistry so hot that it melts her frosty demeanor and the snow around them!
I tell you what...I had a lot of respect for Bailey's character. I think if I ever found myself in the same situation, that I'd be in big doo-doo (and complain a heck of a lot more too) because I sure wouldn't have thought of all the rugged, survival stuff she did. And the whole building a shelter thing sounded complicated and exhausting!
Overall, this is a gripping romantic suspense read with a likable H/H, and it might even make you want to take a survival class!(less)