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Heart of Fire

Heart of Fire

Написано Linda Howard

Озвучено Tanya Eby


Heart of Fire

Написано Linda Howard

Озвучено Tanya Eby

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4.5/5 (19 оценки)
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11 hours
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Mar 29, 2009
ISBN:
9781423363132
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A fabulous lost Amazon city once inhabited by women warriors and containing a rare red diamond: it sounded like myth, but archeologist Jillian Sherwood believed it was real, and she was willing to put up with anything to find it-even Ben Lewis. Ruffian, knock-about, and number one river guide in Brazil, Ben was all man-over six feet of rock-hard muscles that rippled under his khakis, with lazy blue eyes that taunted her from his tanned face. Jillian watched him come to a fast boil when she refused to reveal their exact destination upriver in the uncharted rain forests-and resolved to stand her ground. Neither of them could foresee what the days ahead promised: an odyssey into the fiery heart of passion and betrayal, and a danger that would force them to cast their fates together, immersed in the eternal, unsolved mysteries of love.…

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Mar 29, 2009
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9781423363132
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Linda S. Howington is a bestselling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard. She has written many New York Times bestsellers, including Up Close and Dangerous, Drop Dead Gorgeous, Cover of Night, Killing Time, To Die For, Kiss Me While I Sleep, Cry No More, and Dying to Please. She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America and in 2005 was awarded their Career Achievement Award. Linda lives in Gadsden, Alabama, with her husband and two golden retrievers. She has three grown stepchildren and three grandchildren.

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  • (4/5)
    Heart of Fire
    4 Stars

    The daughter of a notorious "crackpot" archeologist, Jillian Sherwood is determined to restore her father's reputation, as well as her own, by locating the lost Stone City of the Anzar, the legendary home of the Amazon warriors. To attain her goal, Jillian must join forces with Ben Lewis, a womanizing ruffian and the best river guide Brazil has to offer. As Ben and Jillian clash wills and wits, danger lurks around every bend and they will have to work together to get out of the jungle in one piece.

    An action-packed romp through the jungle with a strong willed and feisty heroine, and a gorgeous, if somewhat overly testosterone laden, hero.

    The sparks between Jillian and Ben fly from the start and their snarky repartee, as he tries to get in her pants at every opportunity and she stops him in his tracks, is very amusing. Their romance develops slowly but surely toward the inevitable, and the eventual "I love yous" are sweet and believable.

    The basic plot involving the expedition down the Rio Negro is captivating. Howard has certainly done her due diligence on the locale both in terms of the detailed descriptions of the journey, including information on the river itself, the wildlife and the various aspects of archeological research, as well as the specifics of the history and the legend of the Amazons.

    The villains are apparent from the start, but this does not reduce the tension or suspense one iota.

    In sun, a steamy hot romance with likable characters and an exciting storyline.
  • (5/5)
    This is probably one of my favorite LH books. I absolutely adore Ben and Jillian. Ben is quite possibly my favorite male character ever. He's just so MALE!

    Even after after all these years this book really held up well.
  • (5/5)
    Very exciting story about an archeological expedition in the Amazon. I was riveted along every step of trek never knowing when the bad guys or the environment was going to strike. The relationship between main characters was intense and steamy. Jillian tries to find a lost city in the Amazon jungle and hires Ben to guide the trip.
  • (5/5)
    Good read. It was somewhat predictable, but I enjoyed it.
  • (4/5)
    Jillian Sherwood's career has hit a major roadblock. As an archaeologist, most people in the industry only see her as "Crackpot Sherwood's" daughter, due to her father's fascination with myths, particularly that of the Amazon. After being turned down for a major archeological gig, Jillian decides to read her father's meticulous notes on the myth of the lost Anzar civilization. Much to her amazement, she finds in his journals that the civilization did in fact exist and that her father had coded a map on how to find it. Determined to clear her father's name, Jillian heads south to Brazil to find the Anzar. Unfortunately, she makes the mistake of informing her brother Rick, who only fantasizes of finding lost treasure. Rick enlists the sketchy Kates to help fund the exploration in exchange for some of the lost treasure. Rick and Kates decide to hire our hero, Ben, as a guide through the Amazon rainforest.Right off the bat, Jillian and Ben do not get along. There is just too much sexual tension between them for this trip to be comfortable. When Ben realizes Kates has hired Dutra, a known hit man, along for the journey, he vows to protect Jillian. The two eventually succumb to their desires and team up against Kates and Dutra. There is a bit of disagreement towards the end about what to do with a precious gem that had been found at the lost city, but this is wrapped up pretty quickly. Other than that minor hiccup, this story is a fast mix of adventure and romance. I appreciated both characters' intelligence, which was very much a part of both of their personalities.Be forewarned that this book is a lot more...risqué than traditional romance novels. The sex scenes were a bit more graphic than most, but still very well written. This was such a fun read!
  • (4/5)
    When Jillian Sherwood came into Ben Lewis' life both of them would never be the same again. Ben is an adventurer and she's a practical archaeologist, trying to find a hidden city her father may have found out about, something that he died trying to find and left his reputation in tatters; a reputation that has haunted her as well.The two main characters are great fun, interesting and quite down-to-earth, though there are depths unexplored occasionally. I enjoyed the read.
  • (4/5)
    Wanting to remind herself of the man that was her father, Jillian Sherwood convinced her brother (Rick) to let her finally see some of their fathers notebooks. Being an archeologist, just like dad, Jillian had a special insight in decoding the notes and the maps that she had found. Finding the money and the people to help her to locate the lost Stone City in the middle of the Amazon jungle would eventually show the world that her father was not the crackpot that everyone thought he was. While Rick was the one that finally acquired the funds and got the expedition started, the animosity that he felt for her was always there leaving Jillian concerned about how things would end. Keeping several key pieces of information to herself made sure she would be useful till they found the city. As a guide in the Amazon, Ben Lewis took pride at being able to size up any situation quickly and finding out that a woman would be part of his next job, left a bad taste in his mouth. Knowing that there was something not right, Ben made Jillian’s protection his prime mission, second only to finding out what Rick and his low-life friends were up to. I really enjoyed the combination of action, adventure, mystery, humor and romance. The sexual frustration and flirtation between Ben and Jillian is at times fun or even funny. The angst between Rick and Jillian was strong. As the characters progress through the story as well as through the jungle, they become better and better. While Ben is brash and blunt from the get go, the “moment” of realization is not just expected but also kind of fun. Definitely a different way to play out a “moment” like that. While I say it is fun and funny, it is sexual humor, some of it is on the graphic side (for lack of better wording). If you are at all offended by ’raunchy jokes’ this may not be funny to you.
  • (5/5)
    Wonderful story. The kind of book you can't put down until it's finished. The characters were engaging, the action well paced. The only thing keeping it from being a full 5 star read was a silly bit of conflict thrown in at the very end that would have made more sense had it been an issue throughout the story. Brief synopsis: Jillian Sherwood is an archeologist determined to clear her father's name and reputation by locating the lost city of the Amazon warriors using the map her father had created before he died. River guide and jungle survivalist Ben Lewis is hired to lead Jillian and her no-account brother deep into the jungles of the Amazon. Used to having any woman he desires, Ben finds it hard to comprehend when Jillian seems immune to his sex appeal. Jillian is one tough cookie, however, determined to beat Ben at his own game. The romance is good, beginning with dislike, moving through lust and into respect and finally trust and love over the course of the entire story. The heat between the hero and heroine is well drawn, and when they finally give in to their raging hormones, the effect is sizzling.Ben is an alpha male but with enough uncertainty over Jillian's apparent disinterest in him to keep him from being overbearing or arrogant. Rather, he comes across as confident yet very sweet.Jillian is the kind of strong heroine I most enjoy. She isn't easily rattled, can hold her own with the men, and doesn't turn into a simpering pool every time Ben looks her way. She acknowledges her own reaction to Ben's animal magnetism but is able to control herself and keep him at arms length. Too, she isn't prone to whining when things don't go her way. She came to truly trust Ben rather than hanging on to her initial distrust once she'd gotten to know him. I really liked her.Definitely a keeper. One of Howard's best.