Amber Hart pushes contemporary romance to its wildest limits in this heart-pounding novel, the story of a girl who travels to Africa to protect the legacy of one man . . . and stays for the love of another.
Raven Moore, a twenty-year-old college student from Michigan, feels out of place in the beautiful, treacherous jungles of Cameroon, staying in the habitat where her father gave his life to help protect endangered gorillas. He left home years ago; now Raven refuses to return home until she unravels the truth about his last days.
Raven certainly doesn’t count on crossing paths with a handsome young hunter—especially one as charismatic and intense as Jospin Tondjii. Instantly, she’s hooked. But Jospin is hiding a dark truth: He is the heir to a powerful poaching empire, part of a ruthless black market that is responsible for the dwindling gorilla population.
Their fathers may have been enemies, but Raven and Jospin forge a bond that goes beyond blood, a relationship that is tested as Raven draws closer to the source of her father’s death. Can she and Jospin bear the weight of the secrets of the wild—and the secrets of their pasts? Or will the rain forest destroy them both?
As always I want to thank Random House, Loveswept and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we can bring you this review.
OK I have to admit when I first started to read this story I didn’t think that I was going to be able to finish it. It wasn’t easy for me to read about poaching or the things they do to hurt animals. I also didn’t think that there was going to be redeeming qualities for Jospin, but Ms. Hart did a great job of bringing it all together. My heart hurt for Raven and the anger she carried around with her most of the time. She was so full of anger and hate, but I loved the fact that a gorilla was able help her heal. Which is one of the reasons it was so hard for me to read the parts where the poachers glorified and justified what they do to the beautiful animals.
I will say a big thing of this book though that I REALLY didn’t like (of course other than the poaching), was that this book ends in a bit of cliffy. So be prepared to have to wait for the next book and read that one (whenever it becomes available).
I give this book four kisses, mostly because of the cliffhanger and the poaching scenes.
Happy Reading… Adri