Monday, May 9, 2011

Hush by Cherry Adair


Title:   Hush
Author: Cherry Adair
My Rating: A-

Genre: Contemporary Suspense
Series: Lodestone #1
Main Characters: Zak Stark and Acadia Gray
Release Date: April 2011
ISBN1439153825 or 
978-1439153826
Publisher: Pocket Star Books
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Borders- $7.99
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:

National bestselling author Cherry Adair introduces an edgy, sexy new suspense series with this exhilarating international tale of hide and seek.

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.

My Review:
This book jumps right into it- opening scene- Hero, Zak, and Heroine, Acadia, have already done the deed after a one-night hook-up. Zak wakes up with a gun shoved into his head and this is the beginning of an amazing action-packed adventure through the jungles of Venezuela.

I'll be honest with you...as I am writing this review, I am still reeling from the emotions that this book invoked. I spent the final 2 chapters of the book bawling- that's usually the sign of a good book. :o)

THis book is 416 pages of pure adrenaline and adventure. There is no stopping and quite honestly, it almost became a negative in this book because it became a bit exhausting. But at the same time, it makes for an exhilarating read. The only thing hotter than the adventure in this book is the chemistry between Acadia and Zak. They had an explosive night of passion, but it was supposed to be just that...one night. So when they suddenly find themselves trudging through the jungles of Venezuela at gunpoint, that passion takes another form...aggravating the heck out of each other.

You don't think that reading about walking through the jungle for pages on end as very exciting, but Cherry Adair makes it work. From watching Gideon and Zak working silently together, to the snark between Acadia & Zak, to the wonders of Acadia's wonderful pocket-filled vest...this trek is highly entertaining and fun. There's just a special magic/zing between the 3 characters that seemed real. I connected with them.

I loved how Acadia proved stronger and more resourceful than either Zac or she expected. She proves over and over again that, while she never would have chosen to go on this adventure, she absolutely handles everything thrown at her. As Zak and she learn to respect each other, their passion takes hold again and this turns into a novel that can be considered steamy for more than just the jungle heat and humidity.

Another aspect that I loved about this book was the relationship between the brothers, Zak and Gideon. They are so vital to one another- there are a lot of layers of emotion here and it made the book so emotional for me. I only hope that Gideon shows up again in future books of this series...really, really crossing my fingers here!

There is a twist to this book which obviously is the basis for the future books. I look forward to seeing how Cherry Adair proceeds. It's bound to be a lot of fun!

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. Tons of adventure, tons of emotion, and a suspense finale that I never saw coming.

1 comment:

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I love the cover of her books! I don't know how much input she gets but they are always pretty well done.

Good to know that the book is TBR worthy as it probably would have ended up there anywhere (did I mention I have been swayed by a cover on more than one occassion LOL)