Friday, April 15, 2016

Darkness by Karen Robards

Author: Karen Robards
Publisher: Gallery Books
Date of publication: March 2016

BOOM. That’s the sound that changes everything for Dr. Gina Sullivan, a renowned ornithologist on a group research grant trip on the remote island of Attu, Alaska. When an everyday outing turns sinister at the onset of one of Attu’s infamous storms, Gina expects thunder and lightning—but what she doesn’t see coming is the small jet plane that drops out of the sky and into the water mere feet from her boat. Even more unprecedented: there’s a sole survivor from the crash, and he needs Gina’s help. But it turns out that rescuing the stranger and getting them both out of the oncoming storm is just the beginning. Because the more Gina learns about James “Cal” Callahan, he of brooding eyes and muscled frame, the more she fears—for herself, and for him. 

Darkness was non-stop action with two great main characters.  I really enjoyed this latest book from this author. Gina is on an island in Alaska researching birds, when a plane falls out of the sky right near her boat.  She rescues the lone survivor (Cal) and realizes that he is a dangerous man and her only chance at survival.  

I thought this was a solid adventure.  There wasn't a lot of mystery really, it was mostly thriller.  The little bit of mystery kept me guessing until the reveal right at the end.  I was surprised that the one twist I was waiting for never showed up. So, maybe that was a twist in itself? I enjoyed Gina and Cal together.  Even thought their attraction was fast, it wasn't filled with a lot of angst. Their loves scene were some of the hottest ones I have seen this author write in a while.  I loved the part where Cal points out that how she acts is "you with me".  Such a sweet line.

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