Hot Zone

Betty Womack
Hot Zone
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Release Date
April 2011
Romantic Suspense/Mystery

Start with one woman who finally realizes her current love has been misplaced and demeaning. Add one man who screwed up his marriage and now distances himself from the subject of long-term relationships. Then, add a blazing gun battle in the Nicaraguan jungle. Jessica Fontana is a Seattle-based Special Ops agent and engaged to a man who insists she give up her job because his society-minded family doesn't approve. Texas boy Jake Claypool is a Special Ops agent who married a society girl when he was too young to realize sexual desire goes out of the bedroom window when war is waged in every other room in the house. Now, the FBI is his only passion. Sent on a dangerous mission to Nicaragua, new partners Jessica and Clay have to be tough enough to survive, but will they prove tough enough to let themselves fall in love?

Book Review by Rebecca
Jul 27, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
97 people found the following review helpful
HOT ZONE got off to a slow start but hit its stride as the storyline centered on the two interesting main characters. Jessica Fontana is a Seattle-based Special Ops agent, engaged to a man she is beginning to see isn't a fit for her. Then she meets Jake Claypool, Texas Special Ops agent, when she goes on an assignment. Once married to a society girl when he was younger, now his life is all about his job with the FBI. Though seemingly in two different places, they find a connection and the sexual tension makes for an interesting story.

When they are sent as partners on a dangerous mission to Nicaragua, Jessica and Clay have to have each other's backs, something they are trained to do. Though the book started off slow, it is the action in the jungle that makes for a spine-tingling adventure. Jake and Jessica, in the field, seemed invincible - even hurt, and badly outnumbered, they had skill. The jungle fight scenes are vividly described and intense.

But it's when they find themselves falling in love that really scares them. And it keeps the romance reader flipping pages to find out whether these two heroes are brave enough for another chance at love. The characters were well-drawn and a good combination, had great humor and fun exchanges, steamy sexual friction and strength to match no others.

This book will appeal to fans of romantic suspense.
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