Monday, January 9, 2012

Amazon Heat by Melinda Leigh & Rayna Vause

Title:  Amazon Heat
Author: Melinda Leigh & Rayna Vause
My Rating: B+ 

Genre: Paranormal Suspense
Main Characters: Elizabeth & Logan
Release Date: January 2012 
ISBN: e-book
Publisher: Carina Press
Links to Purchase:
Sexual Intensity: hot 

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
2 years ago...
Driven by grief to find a cure for cancer, Elizabeth DeMarco left Logan Spencer to accept a position on a research expedition to the Amazon rainforest. Kidnapped by guerrillas, she was saved by a secret all-female civilization, the last of the ancient Amazons. But Elizabeth discovers she's traded one form of captivity for another.
Logan never stopped searching for Elizabeth. While consulting in the remote Brazilian interior near where she was kidnapped, Logan suffers what should be a fatal fall. Near death, he's collected by the Amazons and magically healed. Elizabeth is the first person he sees as he wakes.
But there's no time for a joyful reunion. The Amazons' mystical medicine is rapidly changing Logan. They want his DNA and plan to take it—and then kill him. Logan and Elizabeth must escape before dawn or Logan—and their second chance at happiness—is doomed.
20,000 words

My Review:

Whoa! What an adventure in just 20,000 words. This is a quick, emphasis on quick there, little novella.

Elizabeth went into the amazon trying to find a cure for cancer. Instead she found a band of guerrillas who kidnapped her. When a lost Amazon tribe swoops in to kill her captors, she thinks that she is saved, but she quickly finds that this may not be the salvation that she was hoping for.

Logan has spent the last two years combing the amazon trying to find any trace of Elizabeth. He cannot accept that she is dead. In a freak accident, he too is captured by the Amazon tribe, but is now slated to become the tribe's sperm donor...whether he wants to or not.

This entire book has a huge sense of adventure to it. The feel of it reminds me so much of the movie Romancing the Stone. Elizabeth and Logan are both medical researchers and scientists, but they both feel so deeply towards each other. Logan has never given up on the hope for Liz's survival. On the other hand, it was just simply bad timing when Liz left to head into the amazon. It was sudden and she left things badly with Logan which she has always regretted. Honestly, neither one ever thought that they would get the chance to see the other again. That distance and regret has made their passion even hotter once they find each other again.

There were so many little things about this book that I liked:
*the magical valley which the Amazon's live...seriously mystical
*Logan- yum, 6'4" of muscular yumminess with a heart of gold. The fact that he never gave up on finding Liz after two years...awww.
*Mari- the Amazon slave. I love her and her loyalty to Liz

The book was somewhat abrupt in its ending, but it definitely made it seem like there are more books to come in this series. I, for one, am very excited about that prospect, because I did enjoy this one!

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