Author: Linda Howard
Review: I love this author and I have to say that this is one of her better ones in my opinion, lots of suspense. I loved Cover of Night and Ice, this is similar to those two. Lots of outdoorsyness with the need to stay warm in each other’s arms, a great recipe for romance…boom.
Dare, what a name, is a great lead character with a rough exterior and even a rougher voice. Angie is a strong female lead who doesn’t need a man, yet one would not be such a bad thing, would it? I loved the struggle to find help and the idea that not only a human bad guy was hunting, but also one from the animal department as well. This is a book that will keep you up late into the night.
If you enjoy romance/suspense you will love this book. Not as much sex as some of her books, much less than most romances out there. I have to say that I don't get the cover, there is no time in the book that anyone is doing that or looking like that. This is a rough outdoors type book with dirt and grime and little time for whatever this women on the cover is doing. This is much better cover art for this book...why did mine have the other cover?
Publisher: Published September 6th 2011 by Ballantine Books
Quick Review: 4 stars (out of 5)
Why I Read It: I love this author and look forward to her new books.
Where I Obtained the Book: Requested it from our local library.
Synopsis: In this captivating novel of romantic suspense, New York Times bestselling author Linda Howard brings us deep into the wild, where a smart and sexy outdoor guide and her ruggedly handsome competitor must join forces to survive—and avoid becoming what they never expected to be:
Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage. After all, why give Dare the satisfaction of knowing he can push her buttons and push her to the edge?
Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural western Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s. Complicating matters is the fact that Dare has asked Angie out (not once but twice) and has given her a gift of butterflies in the process. Angie has no patience for butterflies. They only lead to foolish decisions. And now the infuriatingly handsome Iraq war vet has siphoned away Angie’s livelihood, forcing her to close up shop.
Before Angie is to leave town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client and his guest, who wants to bag a black bear. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a loaded gun. Before the killer can tie up this attractive loose end, a bear comes crashing through the woods—changing the dark game completely.
Luckily, Dare is camping nearby and hears the shots. Forced together for their very survival, Angie and Dare must confront hard feelings, a blinding storm, and a growing attraction—while being stalked by a desperate killer and a ferocious five-hundred-pound beast. And neither will stop until they reach their prey.
Author Biography: Linda Howard is the award-winning author of many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She lives in Alabama with her husband and two golden retrievers.