INTO THE WILD
Reminiscent of Romancing the Stone and Indiana Jones, Ciotta has an exciting story with humor, sex, romance, mystery and a to-die-for hero. Wonderful characters and a delightful adventure that readers can participate in without ever leaving home.
For photographer River Kane, being dumped at the altar by her fiancé knocks her carefully planned future out of whack. After receiving her father’s journal in the mail with a cryptic message about sacrificing his life, she heads for South America to find him. Germophobic and told all her life she isn’t tough enough for the life her father leads, River is unwavering in her determination to prove him wrong. She meets up with her friend Kylie’s adventurer brother, Spencer McGraw, who hosts the TV show Into the Wild. River finds she must not only battle her own insecurities, but Spencer’s attempts to stymie her search, as he struggles to resist the draw of an ancient Incan treasure, rumored to be cursed. (HQN, Sep., 379 pp., $7.99)