Dark Fire - Best Of The Best Series Author:Elizabeth Lowell Cynthia's father had insisted she hire a survival specialist for her Ecuadorian trip, and she'd reluctantly complied, only to find Trace Rawlings was everything she disliked in a man: ruthless, domineering, egotistical. Yet traveling through the treacherous South American rain forest, she found he was all the man she needed. — Trace was no tour g... more »uide, particularly not for some pampered rich kid. But he could name his price, and he rarely said no to an opportunity. When Cynthia Ryan appeared on his doorstep, he knew he'd made the right decision. She was the exception to all his rules especially the one about never falling in love.« less
An interesting twist from her newer novels (where I started). I can see the framework of her newer novels through this work. What I did love was the expanded romance section, which did not ever detract from the suspense and drama of the novel. A great read!
Having read this first, then "Fever", then coming back to this one - the complex intricacy of the two novels combining for one longer story is great! Although separate in their plots, the framework is the same (think different rooms in the same house....). Well worth getting the set!
The Andean Cloud Forest in Ecuador is mysterious and beautiful. Trace Rawlings is a man who lives by his own rules. Ruthless and domineering, he takes what he wants. But Cynthia is used to someone trying to manipulate her, having dealt with her father all her life. She feels sure she can handle Trace. After all, he's just there to guide her through the treacherous forest, right?