Book Review

by Pamela Clare

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: HOT

RT Rating

An original tale about one woman's struggle to preserve her heritage blended with heart-stopping rock climbing and wilderness survival, Clare's latest will likely please her die-hard fans. Unfortunately, much of the dialogue and the pivotal plot points seem contrived. And while the author definitely did her research, much of the information she provides about the Native American lifestyle feels forced.

Journalist Katherine James never knew her father, a white man, and grew up having to deal with the stigma of being half-white and half-Native American. Because of her mother's experiences with love, Kat is determined to never be with a man unless he loves her completely.

When she's caught in a rockslide, Kat is aided by fearless rock-climbing god and park ranger Gabe Rossiter. The two meet again when Gabe is called in to help with a raid on a sweat-lodge ceremony and he recognizes Kat as she's being dragged from the tent. When her grandfather is murdered, Gabe and Kat begin asking some tough questions, which winds up putting them in danger. Slowly losing his heart to this intriguing woman, Gabe must find out who wants them dead before he loses the one thing he never thought he wanted -- love. (BERKLEY, Mar., 400 pp., $7.99)

Reviewed By: Annette Elton

Publisher: BERKLEY

Published: March 2010

Reader Rating

4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
(1 ratings)

More By This Author

Reader Reviews Write a Review ›

Naked Edge

Submitted by Robin in PA on February 15, 2011 - 9:56pm.

When law enforcement raids a sweat lodge ceremony on land that is considered sacred, Navajo journalist Katherine James wants to find out the reason behind it.  Park Ranger Gabe Rossiter is appalled by the behavior of the police and decides to help Kat get to the bottom of the situation.  When a Tribal Elder is murdered and Kat becomes the target of a killer, Gabe will do anything to keep her safe from the people who want to keep Native Americans off of their sacred land.

I totally loved Kat & Gabe and thought they were a great couple.  The mystery story was interesting, but it was the romance that kept be glued.  The only drawback for me was there was a little too much Native American lure for me.  My rating:  4.5 Stars.