Sunday, December 11, 2011

Review of HOT ZONE

HOT ZONE can be purchased here.

Catherine Mann

Amelia Bailey is in the Bahamas to help her brother and his wife with the legalities of adopting a baby boy.   After a devestating earthquake, Amelia and her new nephew are trapped under the rubble that used to be their hotel.  Luckily, Master Sargeant Hugh Franco, a pararescueman, is able to find and rescue them.  Unfortunately, the danger doesn't end there, because Amelia and Hugh witness some activities of a baby smuggling ring.

HOT ZONE is an intense, action-packed, romantic suspense with great characters and a lovely secondary romance.  Hugh is a great hero, who is protective, loving, and strong, but has to work through some issues before he can commit to a relationship.  After his wife and daughter were killed in a plane crash,  Hugh shut himself off, emotionally, and focused on his job, exclusively.  Now, he finds himself slowly developing feelings for Amelia, and he must come to terms with the loss of his wife and daughter.  Amelia makes a great heroine for Hugh, because she is a true fighter and is very protective of her nephew.  Amelia's brother and sister-in-law are, also, dealing with some issues, and the resolution of their issues is poignant and sigh-inducing.

All in all, HOT ZONE makes a great read for the romantic suspense lover.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an impartial review.