Book Review

by Linda Howard

Genre: Romantic Suspense, General Romantic Suspense
Sensuality: HOT

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What do you get when you mix murder, a man-eating bear and a violent thunderstorm? A pulse-pounding romantic thriller from Howard, that’s what. With her patented blend of sizzling sex, heart-stopping action and humor, Howard places her gutsy heroine in the nightmare of a lifetime.

Angie Powell has no choice but to sell her floundering hunting business in rural Montana, thanks to Dare Callahan, who opened up a rival business. But Angie has one final hunt scheduled: a bear hunt arranged by Chad Krugman for one of his clients — though that’s not all he has planned. What none of them realize is that a 500-lb. black bear has gotten a taste for human flesh and is stalking the wilderness. Angie’s old friend Harlan has a bad feeling, so he convinces Dare to check on Angie. Dare realizes they soon will be fighting for their lives. (BALLANTINE, Sep., 352 pp., $26.00)

Reviewed By: Jill M. Smith


Published: September 2011

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4.5 Stars

Average Rating: 4.5 Stars
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Submitted by Robin in PA on February 28, 2012 - 4:09pm.

Since Dare Cunningham moved back to Montana and opened a hunting business, Angie Powell has seen him as a rival. After three years of competition, Angie is now forced to close up shop and move her business to another location. Angie organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client and his guest who want to hunt black bear. But soon the hunting trip turns deadly and Angie is the one being hunted...first by a killer with a loaded gun, and then by a ferocious black bear with a taste for humans.

I read a lot of negative reviews about this book and didn't know what to suspect. I have to say I was thoroughly entertained. It has all the elements I like in a romantic suspense story...a hot sexy hero, an "on the run" theme, and a fight against all the bad things mother nature can bring. I couldn't put this book down. In my opinion this is another winner by Linda Howard. My rating: 5 Stars.