I received a review copy
Despite warnings of annoying mosquitos and beastly spiders, Becca Glover couldn’t be more excited about her expedition to Costa Rica. Rooming with Matt Ritter, however, is an inconvenience she doesn’t see coming. He wields a machete, shaves with a knife and needs to wear a decent amount of clothes to cover the muscles she can’t stop staring at.
Hired to lead a group of scientists through the jungle, Matt is convinced the fiery redhead is intent on making his job harder than it needs to be. Rebecca doesn’t listen and seems to invite danger at every turn. Her attitude is as much of a distraction as her curves and emerald green eyes. Now if he could only pay as much attention to his job as he does to her, their one-month adventure would fly by without a hitch.
Hot temperatures, wild animals and a shared tree house are just the beginning of Becca and Matt’s obstacles. The real challenge lies in surviving each other.
Based on first impressions, I wasn’t super sure this would be my cup of tea, because the cover was a little Tarzan/Jane for me. But also based on first impressions, the synopsis really intrigued me. Once I got into the book, I did enjoy it. This I believe is a novella so it was a pretty quick read, but there was also a lot happening during the story. I thought it was pretty interesting to read about the jungles of Costa Rica, and Becca and Matt immediately form a connection, though they both want to deny it at first. We don’t get a ton of back story from either character because of this being a novella, and I had to wonder about Becca. She seemed a little…unlikeable at times, and I just wondered if something had happened to her recently, like being burned by a boyfriend, that made her react to everything as strongly as she did. Still, if you are looking for a steamy romance and want a quick jaunt in the jungle, check this one out!