Monday, March 26, 2012

Hush - Cherry Adair

Book Blurb:
A reckless adventure in a deadly paradise.

Thrill seekers Zakary and Gideon Stark travel the globe in search of extreme adventure, but a trip to Venezuela to jump off the world’s highest falls catapults them into a perilous game of life or death—where they don’t know the rules.

A one-night stand that will change his life forever.

Kidnapped with a woman Zak knows nothing about, the brothers are held prisoner deep in the jungle. A risky, deathdefying escape separates them and nearly claims Zak’s life . . . until his recovery reveals a baffling new sixth sense.

An unexpected diversion with lethal consequences.

Now, to find his missing brother, Zak and the mysterious Acadia Gray will have to out-smart, out-gun, and out-maneuver not just the brutal kidnappers but also a new player who joins the adrenaline game: a ruthless opponent who wants the Stark brothers dead—at any cost.

In My Own Words:
Talk about being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  When Acadia wakes up with a gun pointed at her and she is naked from her one and only one night stand at her with the said one night stand at her naked back, she isn't sure things could get worse.  When she is kidnapped with Zak and Gideon Stark, she is sure the reason is her recent lottery win, except she finds out that the brothers are multi-gizzilion aires and it is her job to basically just stay alive because the boys will not in any way let her help in their escape plan...until her plan is better with no blood shed.

When her pockets of tricks save their asses on many occasions, the boys begin to ease on their "no-women-help-save-the-day clause".  Zak is dealing with his own demons with the death of his wife, and a not so happy marriage and guilt over both.  The last thing he needs is a woman that is dependent on him to be her hero.  When Acadia starts to be the one saving the day and his life, Zak starts to see her in a different light.

During his hospital visit, Zak dies on the operating table, when his returns to the land of the living, he has a scrolling set of numbers in his vision and he can't figure them out.  This sixth sense is confusing and yet gives him the hope he needs to see him through his next mission...rescue his brother.

Notable Quote:
Infuriating man. "you weren't held as a baby, were you?"
"I have pictures."
Acadia made a rude noise. "Obviously photoshopped."

I loved this book.  There was so much involved, but it wasn't thrown at you in a rapid fire where you got lost.  I was connected to the characters from the first page.  I was on the edge of my seat at times, I felt sorrow for the loss' and I was joyful with the HEA.  I love when you "feel" what the author is trying to portray in a story.  I really loved the banter in the beginning of the book between Zak and Acadia, but more than that, I loved that she wasn't what you expected from a blonde that hadn't ever been camping.  Her saving the day...over and over, was priceless.  I can't wait to start the next book in this series, Afterglow out now.

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