kat martin is one of my favorite authors.
I loved this book,it was a fast read for me.
From the Publisher
The Heart Of DarknessAnd Desire
Allie Parker knows her best friends death was no accident, and her quest to find the truth soon puts her in the wrong placeat the worst possible time
An unwilling passenger on a boat carrying deadly cargo and dangerous men, her only ally is mysterious Jake Dawson, who warns her that she must play the role of his reluctant bedmateif she wants to stay alive.
Before long, the heat rising between Allie and Jake has drawn them into the heart of the steamy Mexican jungleand into something deeper than they ever imagined. Now, as Allie places her trustand herselfin the hands of a total stranger, she wonders if this desperate gamble will be her last
From The Critics
Readers who like their romances and jungles steamy will gobble up the latest contemporary romance from the unfailingly entertaining Martin (The Fire Inside). With two blonde ex-wives in his past and an arsenal of blonde jokes at his fingertips, undercover ATF agent Jake Dawson thinks his luck couldn't get worse when he discovers a pert blonde stowaway in the middle of his sting operation to capture gun-runners. But his unmasking as a fed by one of the bad guys and a subsequent airplane crash into the Mexican jungle quickly prove him wrong. Luckily Allie Parker, who stumbled into Jake's operation while searching for her roommate's murderer, possesses more brains, guts and stamina than he initially gives her credit for, and it's not long before the attraction between the two of them reaches a boiling point. But Jake regards his heart as a lost cause, and Allie has to fight through all his defenses to prove they can have a future together once his mission is complete. Martin's latest offers few surprises to those familiar with the law-enforcement-hunk-meets-kindhearted-modern-gal formula, or any deep emotional tugs, but the story succeeds admirably as a fluffy escapist adventure that is buoyed by frequent doses of hot sex. (May) Forecast: Expect strong sales. Martin's fan base is stalwart, and an electric orange cover, combined with print advertising in The New York Times, USA Today and Romantic Times, will entice readers looking for fun beach reading. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
Great story! Allie knows her roommates death was no accident and her quest to find the truth puts her in danger she could never have imagined. An unwilling passenger on a boat carrying deadly cargo and dangerous men, her only ally is undercover ATF agent Jake Dawson who warns her she must play the role of his reluctant bedmate...if she wants to stay alive.