Cam Justice, her sexy Texan pilot, manages to crash-land the aircraft. Stranded in the wilderness, and struggling to douse her feelings for the ruggedly handsome man by her side, Bailey begins to wonder whether this was a mere accident.
Sure enough, upon her return to civilization, Bailey's suspicions mount: Who tampered with their plane? Who's trying to reunite Bailey and her husband in the afterlife?
Trusting her life - and heart - to Cam, Bailey must outwit a killer who will stop at nothing to finish the job.
©2007 Linda Howard; (P)2007 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
When I was (much) younger, I did some backpacking in some very remote areas. So I enjoyed this story a lot. The whole "strangers struggling to survive under terrible conditions and falling in love" plot was great fun. And I feel like she did a good job of it. I really enjoyed seeing the heroine figuring out how to make do with what was on hand in order to survive. And I enjoyed the way the two of them worked together, and I liked the way they verbally sparred with one another.
In short, I liked this book. A lot. Try it. I don't think you'll regret it.
The characterization was good. Like many of Linda Howard's novels, it gives you a detailed look at the main characters thought process.
There are really only two characters through most of the book, Cam and Bailey. I liked them both. They came across as very real. Linda Howard has a knack for putting normal people into unusual situations and letting us watch the outcome.
I have listened to many of her performances and loved them all. I find she has a nice range and I never catch myself cringing at her male/female voices as sometimes happens with other narrators.
I found i had a hard time putting this down. Or turning it off as the case may be. I wanted the drive to last longer so I wouldn't have to pause the book.
The romance itself felt rushed. There was a nice twist at the end.
i liked it a lot i read and i have been getting more books on audible so i can take more books with me when i got out
Up Close and Dangerous is not a predictable story, but a well written story of survival, romance and mystery.
Although fiction, it's very believable, as a person never knows what they are capable of until circumstances necessitate a need for strength beyond what's normal, as in this story.
Natalie Ross gave a wonderful performance.
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