Two Alone Author:Sandra Brown After a plane crash stranded them in the remote reaches of the north, the strangers had no choice but to depend on one another. — Beautiful and self-confident businesswoman Rusty Carlson was hurt, terrified and alone with a man she feared. But one thing was certain -- she would surely die without his help. — Vietnam vet Cooper Landry had a deep-ro... more »oted grudge against beautiful women like Rusty. Experience had taught him they were takers. But he'd survived far worse dangers, and this time he'd be damned if he'd let her risk his chance for survival.
But there were predators in the dense woods -- both animal and human -- and the odds were against them. They could handle that. What Rusty and Cooper weren't prepared for was the discovery that they desired more than just survival.« less
A reissue of an older Sandra Brown title. Rusty Carlson is returning to LA from a hunting weekend with her father. Her small plane crashes in the wilds of Canada. The only other survivor is Cooper Landry, a cynical Vietnam vet who judges Rusty as a spoiled, pampered lady- for which he has no tolerance. What follows is their story of survival and the breaking down of emotional walls for both of them. Quick read.
After a plane crash, two strangers are stranded together in the mountains fighting to stay alive. Rusty Carlson didn't like Cooper Landry. She was even a little afraid of him. But he was the only thing keeping her alive in the Canadian wilderness. Nursing her back to health while searching for food and shelter, Cooper wonders how long it will be before a winter storm sets in. Soon they stumble across a filthy cabin with two even dirtier inhabitants.
This book was written in 1987 and really doesn't stand up too well with time. Cooper has a giant chip on his shoulder believing all beautiful women just take advantage of men. Rusty is a spoiled "daddy's girl" who knows nothing about wilderness survival. Except for the mutual lust, they have nothing in common. Brown throws in some bad dialogue and every cliche known to man into the story, but somehow it is still somewhat entertaining. I would give this a higher grade but I really didn't like the way Brown ended the story. The ending was "told" rather than "shown" to us. My rating: 3 Stars.