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This book starts off leaping right into the action, making it a really exciting book to start on a day when you need something other than caffeine to wake you up! I loved how the author reeled you in with a rescue mission and then allowed the reader to get comfy and cozy with the main characters. I love military romances, and when you throw in a paranormal world, it becomes a great mix of genres that is sure to delight readers who love alpha males. And the great part is that our heroine is no beta - she gives as good as she gets and sticks up for herself. A match made in...well...the jungle!
All Bianca Devlin wanted was a vacation. And really, she didn't even want that, but her boss forced her to take some time off and enjoy the sandy beaches of Costa Rica. When she sees a little boy being kidnapped, however, her instinct to protect kicks into gear and she finds herself kidnapped right along with him. Enter Sergeant Carlos "Cage" Castillo, a Marine sent on a search and rescue mission for an ambassador's son, who wasn't expecting to meet a woman like Bianca. With the heart of a saint and the stubbornness of a mule, she has no intention of hiding and licking her wounds after her kidnapping. Instead she jumps right into a project that will help those less fortunate than her. Cage follows her to Texas, where he soon finds his feelings for her are more than just that of a rescuer and victim. Which is a problem, since Cage is a werewolf and after accidentally biting her during the mission, she just might be one too.
A strong-willed woman and a tough-as-nails Marine - what could be a better mix than that? I loved how sweet Cage was towards Bianca, despite his overwhelming anxiety over her possibly turning into a werewolf. While he went into the relationship with the objective to get close to her and ensure she was safe, he eventually couldn't help falling in love with such a generous and kind woman. Bianca, in turn, couldn't help falling for the protective man who couldn't stop checking in on her. He became a fixture in her home, and their relationship seemed so natural. Like they had known each other for years, even though it had only been a few weeks. It was nice reading a romance like that. It didn't feel like it moved too fast, and yet the reader knows it is moving pretty fast considering the circumstances. I enjoyed their relationship a lot, and it made me anxious to read about the secondary characters next!
This is my first book by Heather Long, and I am eager to read what she has in store for us next!
**I received a free copy via NetGalley and this is my honest review.**