Island Peril by Jill Sorenson
Series: Aftershock #3.5
Also in this series: Backwoods
Published by Harlequin
Publication Date: May 1st 2014
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Red-hot writer Jill Sorenson brought readers to the edge of their seats in Aftershock. Now they can catch the beginning of Paul and Ella's relationship in this fast-moving novella packed with danger and delight!
It started as a girls' outing to California's beautiful Channel Islands State Park. When Ella Hammond embarks on a kayaking trip with sexy adventure guide Paul Dawson, sparks fly—but so does gunfire from a boat of drug smugglers.
Now Ella and Paul are on the run, soaked and stranded in a rocky hideout. Ella feels like she'll never be warm again. Until Paul shares his body heat—igniting a fire between them that's nearly too hot to handle!
The adventure continues in Backwoods, and pick up Paul's sister's novella in Passion and Peril, both from Harlequin HQN!
While on a tour of the island’s caves they find a package of what they believe to be marijuana floating in the mouth of the cave. Paul calls it in and then they go on their way. After a lovely day of hiking, talking and sunbathing, Paul and Ella return to their kayaks only to find two men there, with guns. Paul and Ella don’t stick around to find out what’s going on and run. They’re are chased but manage to hide – or so they think. On the run throughout the night Paul and Ella become closer, have more time to talk and have a bit of sexy time. They each discover that they want more than just one terror filled night together.
I really love Jill Sorenson’s books. She really has a great way of getting two people together and her characters always seem pretty perfect for each other. This book had all of the wonderful ingredients that Jill puts into her books but it was just too darned short! lol
Paul and Ella have a fun time together and even when they’re running they have an innate trust in one another. I really loved to read about the beginning of their relationship but I wanted more. The two had so much in common and the sparks that flew off of them were almost visible. I loved that Ella could be what she considered to be her geeky self and Paul loved it because he knew exactly what she was talking about.
The action was exciting and had me a bit on the edge of my seat. Sorenson writes great suspense!
As I said, this was just the beginning of Paul and Ella and I do wish the story was a bit longer but at the end of the story it says we’ll get more of the pair in her next book, Backwoods. Yay!
Rating: 3.75 out of 5