Genre: Contemporary/Romantic Suspense
Thirty-two-year-old Angie Powell has always spoken her mind, but in the presence of Dare Callahan she nurses a simmering rage.
Three years ago, Dare returned home to rural Montana and opened a hunting business to rival Angie’s own, forcing her to close up shop. The infuriatingly attractive Iraq war vet even had the nerve to ask Angie out, not once but twice.
Before Angie leaves town, she organizes one last trip into the wilderness with a client. But the adrenaline-fueled adventure turns deadly when Angie witnesses a cold-blooded murder and finds herself on the wrong side of a gun. Then a bear comes crashing through the woods—changing the dark game completely.
Luckily, Dare is camping nearby and comes to her aid. Forced together for survival, Angie and Dare must confront hard feelings, a blinding storm, and a growing attraction—while a desperate killer and a ferocious five-hundred-pound beast stalk their prey.
First I would like to say that I’m so glad I didn’t go to Amazon and read the reviews before I got this book. Wow, some pretty bad reviews out there. I actually really liked this book and couldn’t put it down. Some reviewers had a problem that Howard wrote some paragraphs in the killer’s and bear’s POV. I loved this! It put me in the killer’s mind set and made the story more intense. I’m not a big Romantic Suspense fan, but Howard’s books have always been hits with me.
The other aspect that I loved about this book was that during most of it the H/H are stranded together in the woods. Stranded plot lines are so fun to read and usually have lots of character development.
One more plus about this book – the Hero and Heroine. He is a roughed, military hunting alpha of a man. Yep, that should be enough said about him, Dare Callahan is the modern day Alpha male. I liked how Howard made the Heroine a outdoors tomboy but still gave her a sexiness about her that I could relate to. Plus she wasn’t as tough as nails as I thought she would be and had a tenderness about her that I loved.
This was a page turner for me.