My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The extremely pleasant feeling from an author whose books you are reading for the first time and it works out so well that you desire to binge read all the published works out there is quite indescribable. Rachel Grant’s adventure romance Dangerous Ground was simply all out, should I say adventuresome?
The author’s attention to detail about the culture of the Aleutian people and the description of the volcanic mountains was simply mind-blowing, to say the least. Fiona Carver and the team of contractors have had one problem after another with the project and she’s chomping at the bits to return back to the archaeological site. Forcing his company by impersonating an avian specialist Dean Slater has only one mission, to find out his missing twin brother Dylan.
The thrill ride begins soon enough and Fiona and Dean has to fight all kinds of danger when their camp is deliberately destroyed. Trust issues, gunman out to kill, stuck inside a volcanic cave, the adventure is beyond both of their endurance and it is due to the writing skills of the author that she transports the reader to travel the length and breadth of the narrow caves along with the protagonists. This is more a survival thriller rather than romantic suspense, as the author has kept it real by having Dean and Fiona offer each other compassion and care rather than have sex in the middle of a precarious situation which is so often the case in this genre.
Fiona is an excellent character, calm in a crisis and providing moral support to Dean to face the inevitable and her personal tragedy giving her the fortitude to face the danger at all costs. Dean’s character however takes time to be likable, his attitude is unpleasant in the beginning and his commitment issues after a time begin to grate. On that note, I was more than happy to read about Dylan and his kind-hearted nature, oopsie!
I will be on the lookout for this series as the author’s impressive writing about as yet unheard of culture was beautiful and informative.
Many thanks to Net Galley, Montlake Publications, and the author for a chance to read and review this book. All opinions are expressed voluntarily.
In the remote and unpredictable Aleutians, danger comes without warning in an adrenaline rush of a novel by USA Today bestselling author Rachel Grant.
Archaeologist Fiona Carver has unfinished business in the Aleutian Islands. After an emergency evacuation cut her first expedition short, she’s finally back. But time is not on her side as she races to finish documenting the remnants of a prehistoric village, recover missing artifacts, and track down missing volcanologist Dylan Slater.
Having bluffed his way onto Fiona’s team with fake credentials, wildlife photographer Dean Slater is willing to risk more than federal prison to find his missing brother, but he needs Fiona’s help. She knows the inhospitable terrain better than anyone.
When the two set out together on a perilous journey, it becomes more than a recovery mission. In their fight for survival, nature isn’t the only threat. They aren’t the only ones on the hunt. Mile by dangerous mile, someone is hunting them.
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