Dark Fire Author:Elizabeth Lowell The Andean Cloud Forest, Ecuador. Mysterious, hauntingly beautiful - a land like nowhere else on Earth. But a dangerous land, despite its beauty. A land to be feared. And respected. — Like Trace Rawlings -- a man who lives by his own rules. Ruthless, domineering, he takes what he wants. — But Cynthia Ryan is used to someone trying to manipulate he... more »r, especially her powerful father. Surely she can handle this man. After all, he's just there to guide her through the treacherous forest.
Thrown together by her father's ruthless ambition, first as adversaries, then as lovers, Tracy and Cynthia force their way through the cloud forest -- transformed by passion as wild and steamy as the forest itself.« 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!
I love this book, except for the whole tracing-the-orchid scene, which I just skip now on a reread. Put two people who hate each other in one car and get them soaked through with rain every once in a while. Definitely a 10 on the sexual tension scale.
The 2nd and last book of the McCalls. The first was Fever which told the story of Rye. This book features Cynthia who like her brother is constantly being set up with men by her father who wants to ensure a dynasty. After his many manipulations does not lead his daughter to the alter, McCall Sr. realizes there does not have to be a marriage for Cynthia to give him grandchildren!