What has she done? With a new identity, a staged death, and a chance to flee the treachery that stalks her, Rachael has escaped from a faceless assassin. Now, thousands of miles from home, under the lush canopy of the rain forest, she’s found sanctuary.
Where can she hide? In this world teaming with unusual creatures walks the most exotic of them all. His name is Rio. A native of the forest imbued with a fierce prowess, he is something to be desired. Possessed of secrets of his own, he is something to be feared.
Whom can she trust? But as Rachael’s past looms as oppressively as the heat of the forest, and as Rio unleashes the secret animal instincts that course through his blood, Rachael fears that her isolated haven has become an inescapable hell… (from Goodreads)
This book is definitely an improvement on the novella The Awakening that I posted about last. Because it is a full length novel (358 pages), there was time to develop the story and characters. I loved both Rachael and Rio although I think Rio is just too good to be true.
There are only two more books in the series so far and I have to go see who they are about. I really want Drake’s or Elijah’s story. Of course, there is always Joshua too.
On a side note, I have decided to think of this blog as a book journal rather than a review site. That is what I really want to do . . . keep track of the books I read. Of course, I will have to review the Young Adult titles since I read them for the kids. Really, I only read them for the kids . . . not because I am addicted to YA Lit myself!