This was okay. I enjoyed the survival in the jungle elements – I love that stuff. I liked that they had to think their way out of dangerous situations, and figure out smart ways to stay safe/fed/sheltered/etc.
I thought the hero was fine, if a little forgettable. I much preferred him during the survival in Venezuela part of the book. I liked his resourcefulness and persistence. But once they got out of the jungle and he turned back into the billionaire businessman I lost interest. Private jets and ridiculously unrealistic hotel rooms in Vienna (surprisingly) don’t do it for me at all.
I found the heroine’s wound to be a little inconsistent. Sometimes she couldn’t be with the hero because of her dead husband and child, and sometimes because of her Big Secret (which wasn’t connected to her dead family at all). It just made the heroine seem like she’d suffered an unnecessary amount of trauma. Otherwise, I liked the descriptions of her. I like that she was described as strong and lean and short-haired rather than ‘curvy in all the right places’. It was a nice change.
Plus, I listened to this in audio, and the narrator’s dialogue for the heroine sounded e-x-a-c-t-l-y like Lauren Holly, which was cool but distracting.
I’m interested enough in the set up for this company to read the next book, but hopefully that one has more of the survival stuff and less of the billionaire nonsense.