Branded as a gold-digging tramp, Bailey Wingate is used to being ostracized by people that don't even know her. Cam Justice is no exception. It was bad luck that put Cam in the pilot's seat of the plane that would take her to Denver. So excited to get away on vacation, even Cam can't dampen Bailey's mood.
Cam Justice prefers not to have contact with Bailey Wingate. Pegging her as an Ice Queen, Cam has turned all of Bailey's flights over to his partner, Bret. Only Bret being violently ill could ever make Cam fly Bailey anywhere. That's exactly what happens and Cam finds himself enclosed in a small jet with the Ice Queen herself.
When their plane goes down, Cam realizes that his very survival depends on the woman he despises. Cam soon comes to see that there is more to Bailey Wingate that meets the eye. When they both find that the plane was deliberately brought down, Bailey knows exactly who wants her dead. Both her and Cam are determined to get back to Seattle to prove it.
Up Close and Dangerous is not Linda Howard at her best. While this was an entertaining book, it wasn't what I've come to expect from a Howard novel. I enjoyed the story of Cam and Bailey and how they had to set aside personal feelings so they could stay alive. Howard did a really good job of showing how fast things can change when your survival depends on another person.
I absolutely loved this book!
The storyline was well thought out, the heroine strong but realistic with a vulnerable side, the hero is a take charge kind of guy who you instantly love and then there's the WHOPPER of a surprise ending! You won't be sorry you read this book.
One of my favorite books - I loved the characters, the love story, the mystery - the whole thing! Almost ruined my vacation because I couldn't get my nose out of this book. Terrific.
Hard to put down. Quick easy reading and decent main characters.
If you want a fun mystery/thriller, get this book.
A plane crash, survival in the wilderness with two people that don't really like each other. How they survive and what happens to their relationship is a fun read.
I recommend this book, it's a page turner.