Readers of Sandra Brown and Laura Griffin are going to embrace the novels of hot new romantic suspense writer Ryshia Kennie.
An expedition into the Borneo rain forest is a once-in-a-lifetime chance for entomologist Garrett Cole. It’s this trip that could finally make her a star in her field. But when her team’s guide is found dead and headless on the banks of the river, Garrett’s dream trek suddenly becomes a nightmare. Lost in the heart of the jungle, she must fight to maintain her composure while leading a panicked team of scientists to safety.
When sexy and rugged Aidan arrives in the jungle looking as if he belongs, Garrett has no choice but to accept his help. But Aidan is more than she bargained for—a man of few words and fewer answers, as comfortable in the jungle as the mysterious native tribesmen. And as the days pass and passion flares between them, Garrett wonders if Aidan’s good intentions are just another of the jungle’s illusions.
In a land rife with predators and a killer still on the loose, can she trust the one man who claims to be their rescuer?
Title: Fatal Intent
Author: Ryshia Kennie
Release date: January 15, 2013
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Age Group: Adult
Publisher: Beyond The Page Publishing
About the Author
Ryshia Kennie is the author of three published romances. From the Dust, is a romance set during the Great Depression. Her second book, Ring of Desire, was set against a backdrop of magic and mystery, in medieval England. With her third book she settled into a genre that piqued her interest and fed her love for travel, romantic suspense. Fatal Intent is a romantic suspense set in the heart of the Borneo jungle. An award winning author, her recent novels focus on women’s fiction as well as suspense – always with a hint or even a dollop, of romance. The Canadian prairies are home where she lives with her husband and one opinionated Irish Terrier.
My Thoughts: I really like the setting. From the descriptions given it was very easy to imagine the Borneo rain forest. The scenery, wild-life and native people were described wonderfully, and left me wanting to go to the jungle. The murder mystery part of the story was also very intriguing and kept my attention.
What I didn't like was the relationship between Aiden and Garrett. I didn't feel any spark between the two. Separately, I liked the characters. Garrett is a strong female, leading an expedition through the dangerous jungle. For the most part, she keeps her act together, and keeps more people from being killed while they are stranded in the jungle. Aiden is not native to the tribe, but he really fits into the jungle. He seems to belong more than some of the ones who were born there. He is jungle-smart, and when you first meet him he is wearing a loin-cloth. But when considering the two together as a couple they were dull and their relationship was really lacking romance and a good connection. The cover to the book is probably the hottest thing that happens between Aiden and Garrett. And they knew each other for a total of 2 weeks? Maybe 3 before he was talking marriage?
I would recommend this book to someone looking for the mystery aspect in a read, not someone who looking for a romance novel.
*I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for my opinion*