Alaska Adventure Romance (Volume 7)
STORY-LINE SLOW BURN IN THE WILDERNESS BY RENEE HART:
Alaska’s on fire in Slow Burn In The Wilderness. Trevor, a smoke jumper from Boise, arrives as the rookie in camp where he finds Jo the crew chief’s not a man, but definitely a female. A female who affects him as one never has. However, Trevor has secrets. He left Boise under a cloud he does not want to talk about.
Josie, has never had a fellow crew member affect her as Trevor. Her heart beats faster when he’s around. But they have a job to do, one that’s dangerous and deadly. Josie’s worried about the fire, bears, her twin brother who’s on the team, and her smoke jumper father who taught her all she knows; she tried to ignore the fact he’s older and slower working the fires. She has her hands full with just the fires. She doesn’t need a romantic interest to gum up the works even more. Also, Josie’s unsettled about this new comer, can he fit in with this top-notch crew of fire fighting smoke jumpers? What is Trevor hiding? So much more’s happening in this book than fighting fires; relationships, family dynamics, and secrets. My romance book review of Slow Burn In The Wilderness follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, DEVELOPMENT:
A sweet romance set in Alaska, Slow Burn In The Wilderness describes the danger smoke jumpers face everyday as these tight-knit men and women work to contain deadly fires. A serious job in which attention can not waver. One mistake or miscalculation can cost life’s.
I loved the way Hart danced Trevor and Jo around each other; each denying the attraction they felt from their first meeting. Hart also included a touch of humor in this book; I found the bear scene with Trevor hilariously funny.
I felt very sad for Josie as she reflected on the mother she had hurt so badly. Josie’s father, Mitch, carries the guilt as well; he fought fires all over the country instead of staying close to home and hearth. How sad life can be; we made our choices and look back with regret. Hart’s writing’s pungent and heart rendering as they reflected on the past.
I could feel Mitch’s worry for Josie and her twin, Jake. Would they uphold the pact, made years ago, between the three of them? Also, Jake has issues he must face and resolve. When Josie and Trevor face a crisis together, will they finally admit the attraction each feels? How will Josie feel when she learns what Trevor’s hiding? Sorry, you will have to read the book to discover the outcome of Slow Burn In The Wilderness.
Hart’s writing is believable and realistic as she penned the feelings and longings of her characters. I found her scenes transitioned smoothly from scene to scene without lags or interruption. Hart included information on smoke jumpers giving the reader insight into this danger job; I have always admired these fearless men and women. With skillful writing, developing each character fully, and pacing in line with the length of the book, Hart created a first-class sweet clean romance. Set in the wilderness of Alaska during fire season, I enjoyed the time I spent with Hart’s characters. I would not hesitate to buy this book for my self or a friend.
SLOW BURN IN THE WILDERNESS RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY, PLEASE NOTE:
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