When strangers Breanna Winters and Derek Stiles met on a flight to Colombia, they never imagined they would need to rely on each other for survival. Taken hostage by a group of radical environmental vigilantes, Bree worries her secret identity has been discovered—and her fears are confirmed when she learns a ransom request has been sent to her father. Though she’s the daughter of a prominent tech mogul, Bree’s wealth can’t guarantee her safety, so former Navy fighter pilot Derek pretends to be her fiancé in order to accompany her on a dangerous jungle trek led by the radicals. With chemistry building between the pair, a romance isn’t hard to fake, though they can’t let their attraction distract them. If Bree and Derek ever want to see civilization again, they’ll have to work together and rely on their wits to escape their captors.
Point of view:
3rd person. Alternating perspectives.
Note: This novella stands on its own, but does reference characters from a previous book – so this is best listened to in order.
CW: Threats of rape and an attempted rape. Review will mention this.
This one didn’t work well for me. I felt like Bree & Derek had great chemistry and I liked the action/suspense aspect, but the physical romance was in odd places. While I appreciate a hero who doesn’t jump at the chance to have sex with the heroine, but the reason Derek had to turn Bree down is because she kept instigating things where I struggle to believe any heroine would. On an open air platform while camping amongst their captives and in a hut right after same captives threatened to rape her did not feel romantic at all. I couldn’t get past that. I did like the way Martin wrapped things up.
James Anderson Foster did a good job again.
About the author:
New York Times bestselling author Kat Martin is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Barbara where she majored in Anthropology and also studied History. Currently residing in Missoula, Montana with her Western-author husband, L. J. Martin, Kat has written sixty-five Historical and Contemporary Romantic Suspense novels. More than sixteen million copies of her books are in print and she has been published in twenty foreign countries. Kat is currently at work on her next Romantic Suspense.
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About the narrator:
Dubbed “the Hardest Working Man in Audiobooks,” James Anderson Foster has won or been nominated for every major award in the audiobook industry, and was one of those kids who actually lettered in drama way back in High School (and if you ask nicely, he might even tell you just how far back that was).
Since that time, he’s done most of his acting behind a microphone, and has narrated audiobooks for a variety of publishers, across nearly all genres – both fiction and non.