Jillian watched him come to a fast boil when she refused to reveal their exact destination upriver in the uncharted rain forests - and resolved to stand her ground. Neither of them could foresee what the days ahead promised: an odyssey into the fiery heart of passion and betrayal, and a danger that would force them to cast their fates together, immersed in the eternal, unsolved mysteries of love....
©1997 Linda Howard; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This book ended up being better than I expected. The story was interesting and the chemistry between Ben and Julia was good. Not the best narrator but not the worst. Story = 5 stars, narrator = 3 stars, so average is 4. I like Linda Howard books and if you do too then you will enjoy this story. Excellent writing of the Amazon jungle, you could really picture it in your mind. The description of the Stone City made you wish you could visit to see it. Ending was better than most (not so sappy).
I rather enjoyed this story. It was predictable in places, but that didn't get in my way of enjoying it. It reminded me of Romancing the Stone- just a sort of romantic adventure. The characters were pretty fun. Some of them were pretty one- dimensional, some were more deep.
The narrator kind of bugged me. She read it fine, but the way she pronounced some words (and the Latino names) kind of made me giggle-- and it wasn't supposed to be funny. So, 3 stars for her. But, her reading didn't detract from the story for me.
This book had a great story and plenty of heat! Linda Howard really delivers on this one, especially since this is one of her earlier works. Very entertaining!
It started out promising.....then downhill. To be fair, I couldn't even finish the book. When What'shisname, was named for wanting sex right off the bat, The die was cast.
To make it better, Just lead up to the guy being a womanizer. Sorry, I cant' even remember the characters except she is the daughter of a archeologist, and he was a guide through the amazon. She knows she wants him but all the cat and mouse love scenes got on my nerves. I may go back to the book , but when? I don't know.
Sylvia Day's books. Now, I love Linda Howard but I don't know what's happening to her Stories.
She was ok
The lead guy and girl
Linda? Finish your series of Blood born and get a grip
Linda Howard is good at storytelling! I love her stories - all of'em. This story was thought provoking and easy to follow. Really a good read.
Never a dull moment--"Heart of Fire" is one of Linda Howard's best.
In an effort to reestablish her deceased father's reputation Gillian Sherwood, an archaeologist, is on a quest for a legendary red diamond and proof of the Anzars existence. Ben Lewis is a ruffian, scoundrel, and the best river guide in Brazil. When they team up to lead an expedition deep into the heart of the Amazon rainforest, they must face the perils of the jungle, out-maneuver murderous thieves, and then find their way back to civilization.
Narrator Tanya Eby Sirois gave an excellent performance.
I have an addiction to Audio books. What I can't get at the library, I come to Audible and they are always having a sale. I have way more audiobooks than I could possible listen to in over 3 years, but I can't help but adding to my collection and I read a little of everything but mostly romance and paranormal goodies.
I did not like the narrator but the story was pretty good. I did have a hard time with the main male character, we was a jerk, but in the end he prevaled. It did remind me of Romancing the Stone with Kathleen Turner and Michael Douglas.
I believe there are 3 elements to a great romance audible book: good narration, believable plot, flawed characters and great dialogue!
I really liked the plot and the location of this story! The descriptions of the amazon and stone city were fantastic. The character of Jillian came across as sincere, i really connected with her! I did not like the hero at all, and was really disappointed by some of his actions. Most of all I did not buy into their chemistry. Narration was ok, this narrator does a lot of Susan Mallory listens, and I could not help but feel like I was listening to one of her books.
12 step program please. I am addicted to Audible! I love trashy sexy books, award winning novels and everything between. Bring it!
Honestly the narrator's voice was so distracting that I couldn't get through the book. The lead male character sounded like whiny teenager and I found myself completely unable to get into the story. Bummer since I just finished listening to After the Night by Linda Howard before this. I loved that book and was hoping for another L.Howard "can't put down" audible listen.
First of all, the narrator has an annoying lisp.
As for the story itself...predictable, boring, not good at all. Absolutely nothing, and I do mean nothing, happens until the very end of the book. The rest is just the main female character whining and getting injured and getting massages from the main male character, who is a stereotypical invincible robot, meaning he is omnipotent and can not get injured under any circumstances. The romance is frankly ridiculous. Why would these to love each other? They wouldn't.
After hours and hours of nothing at all happening, the only action we get is a good 80 percent of the characters getting systematically slaughtered. Then some nice hot sex after watching said slaughter (ahh, how romantic).
No, no, no. This is not romance. I wish I could un-read this drivel.
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