Hey everyone! As I am sure many of you know, I love a good mystery. One that makes you scratch your head and wonder how it will play out, and keep you turning the pages until the end! Well, Wilderness Peril is exactly that type of book. And Elizabeth Goddard sure know how to keep readers enthralled until the end. I didn't put it down from the first page to the last:)
As you can see, there is a spunky female character and a handsome but surly hero. Shay is an airplane mechanic and is definitely strong. But you also see a vulnerable side to her, especially around heights. And Rick has his very obvious problems. Not the least of which was when he pulled a gun on Shay. Not telling you any more than that but it is a part I liked. It shows him as being very human.
The two of them are on their way to pick up an airplane with Rick's brother Aiden, when strange things start happening. Including being run off the road and left for dead. Shay is saved only by Rick's quick thinking and has to struggle with her feelings for him. After all, who wants to like a guy who pulls a gun on you? At the same time, she can't resist the strength he exudes nor the quiet calm with which he protects her. Rick also finds himself thinking about Shay and wanting more and more to be the one she relies on and trusts. But he knows that he isn't a whole man. The war can change a person a lot and it has done so to him. Is he worth her sticking her neck out for? And is she worth opening up to?
The suspense part of this is well done. I kept trying to figure out what Kemp was doing and why he needed them both. You slowly figure out parts but Mr's Goddard makes sure you don't get the whole picture until the end. Very well written and I could almost feel the terror as Shay strive to survive, as well as Rick doing his best to protect her. I do have to say, there was one part I was ready to scream. It is near the end and Rick makes a decision that I couldn't believe he made. I knew why he did but still, it was unbelievable!
Anyhow, totally loved this book and can't wait for the next book from Elizabeth Goddard! If you are looking for a quick suspense read that keeps you up into the night to finish, this is the one for you:) Make sure to follow Elizabeth Goddard on Facebook and check out her website while you are at it. Just might find something to buy as a gift:)) She also has a newsletter available from her site as well. Loved it Beth!!
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