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Heart of Fire A fabulous lost city once inhabited by women warriors and containing a rare red diamond it sounded like myth, but archeologist Jillian Sherwood believed it was real, and she was willing to put up with anything to find it even Ben Lewis Ruffian, knock about, and number one river guide in Brazil, Ben was all man over six feet of rock hard muscles that rippled under his khakis, with lazy blue eyes that taunted her from his tanned face Jillian watched him come to a fast boil when she refused to reveal their exact destination upriver in the uncharted rain forests and resolved to stand her ground Neither of them could foresee what the days ahead promised an odyssey into the fiery heart of passion and betrayal, and a danger that would force them to cast their fates together, immersed in the eternal, unsolved mysteries of love I have to admit I was kinda wary of reading this booknot the book specifically, but a Linda Howard book I ve read books of hers that I ve loved, but the last one I read Burn left a really sour taste in my mouth And I found myself not quite wanting to read another LH book yeteven though I knew this was an older one of hers and a lot better different than her newer stuff I made myself read it, though, since it had been in Mt TBR for a couple years I rather enjoyed the book, though it w I have to admit I was kinda wary of reading this booknot the book specifically, but a Linda Howard book I ve read books of hers that I ve loved, but the last one I read Burn left a really sour taste in my mouth And I found myself not quite wanting to read another LH book yeteven though I knew this was an older one of hers and a lot better different than her newer stuff I made myself read it, though, since it had been in Mt TBR for a couple years I rather enjoyed the book, though it wasn t perfect.Summary Jillian Sherwood grew listening to her father s tales of ancient civilizations and various myths and half truths And she grew up wanting to be just like him What Jillian didn t realize until she was older was that other archeologists considered her father a crackpot with his unsubstantiated theories Even worse, they considered her a crackpot by extension So Jillian sets out to prove her father s theory of the Anzar tribe in therainforests was in fact true But her mission teams her up with some nefarious characters who have no intention of helping set up an archeological dig They just want the lootspecially the rud large red diamond Jillian is also forced to work with rough neck river guide Ben Lewis, who sets her hormones raging It s Ben, though, who realizes how dangerous and deadly this mission is likely to be And he quickly comes to realize he ll do anything to protect Jillian.Review Not only was I wary of this book because I m a bit soured on Howard, but also, as those of you who regularly read my reviews know, I tend to dislike stories with a lot of trekking through the wilderness Which is a large portion of this book It did bore me a little at times, but not as bad as I thought The ambiance of the , the action, and the spicy romance element kept it from too dull and repetitive.This book is definitely a littleon the romance side than the suspense adventure side, though they are close to even Definitelyromantic than her newer books And it s a bit of a surprisingly spicy romance Not erotic by any means, but there s a definite spicy feel to the language, the actions, the intimacy Some hot stuff with Jillian and Ben Those two had some great interactions throughout the book Jillian s a spunky, brainy girl, and Ben s a laid back pleasure seeker They continually clash, but the reality is that they can only trust each other and it draws them closer It was a great dynamic to read.The plot also works well for the story, even if it s a rather predictable one There aren t really any surprises Everything went as I thought it would, but Howard wrote it well and kept me reading.And the anthropologist in me loved the part of the story at the Stone City I was totally fascinated by it I could see it in my head, but wished I was really there to see it in person The place sounded amazing The anthropologist in my also ended up a bit disappointed, though, because the story of the Anzar tribe is left kind of incomplete due to the twists of the plot I was a bit bummed I didn t get to learnabout the Anzar Yeah, it s fictional, but it was still fascinating.The one area I had a bit of a complaint about was the lack of character development, especially for Ben Jillian s pretty solidas a reader you know who she is, where she came from, what drives her, and all that But Ben starts off and ends as pretty much a mystery All you really learn abut him is that at twenty he hopped a freighter and ended up in Brazil where he stayed and was an adventure guide Nothing else There s times where Jillian asks about his past and the narrative says he got quite and a bleak look in his eyes, but you never learn anyI wanted to know who Ben waswhy d he leave What about his family Did he ever want to go back to the US When the book ended Ben was just a big blank in a lot of ways and I found that really frustrating.Otherwise, I enjoyed the book And it shows that Howard s older stuff is top notch I wish she d return to the type of stories she used to write I ve yet to write a review, but I found this pic today and couldn t help thinking of this book yummy Ben and this particular scene He had stripped down to the skin with an utter lack of modesty that told her he was accustomed to being naked with a woman Why would any woman in her right mind want him to wear clothes anyway He was tall and lean and superbly muscled, and his buttocks were so round and taut that her hands instinctively curled into fists in an effort to resist patting the I ve yet to write a review, but I found this pic today and couldn t help thinking of this book yummy Ben and this particular scene He had stripped down to the skin with an utter lack of modesty that told her he was accustomed to being naked with a woman Why would any woman in her right mind want him to wear clothes anyway He was tall and lean and superbly muscled, and his buttocks were so round and taut that her hands instinctively curled into fists in an effort to resist patting them He had the shoulders of a stevedore and the legs of an athlete, long and powerful She had never enjoyed looking at a man.He stepped under the waterfall and let the water splash over him while he tilted his head back and shook his hair Sunlight dappled on the flexing muscles of that marvelously strong body, and the water droplets spraying through the air glittered like diamonds His genitals hung heavily between his thighs, and he was so perfectly, utterly male that her chest constricted, making it difficult for her to breathe.Then he looked straight at her, the blue of his eyes so intense that she could see it even across the forty feet that separated them He stepped forward a little, so that the main force of the water was hitting his back he was right on the edge of the rock shelf above the pool of water He was totally exposed to her, without the stream of water to blur the powerful lines of his body As he stared at her, his shaft began to stir, to grow thick and long, to rise fiercely toward his belly.Damn him, she thought feverishly.Damn him, indeed To be true to the story, the guy in the pic would have to naked, but I m too shy to post something that wicked Yeah, rightgrins Her breasts brushed against the hard wall of his upper abdomen and a hot tingle shot through her nipples She stopped breathing, because even that small movement was too potent First off, I must say that I love Linda Howard Don t think I have read any of her books that did not get a 4 or 5 star for me They might be oldies, but they are goodies This is probably paradise, she said A fabulous lostcity once inhabited by women warriors and containing a rare red diamond it sou Her breasts brushed against the hard wall of his upper abdomen and a hot tingle shot through her nipples She stopped breathing, because even that small movement was too potent First off, I must say that I love Linda Howard Don t think I have read any of her books that did not get a 4 or 5 star for me They might be oldies, but they are goodies This is probably paradise, she said A fabulous lostcity once inhabited by women warriors and containing a rare red diamond it sounded like myth, but archeologist Jillian Sherwood believed it was real, and she was willing to put up with anything to find it even Ben Lewis Ben is an ass, an egotistical male chauvinistic ass Gotta love him Jillian is not his usual type, she is slim, small breasted, scholarly Ms Sherwood appeared not to have an active hormone in her body Dead from the neck down, as the saying went Pity But did Ben soon change his tune as they set out on their adventure to find the lost city Lush, heavy breasts had always been his favorite, and her were on the small side, firmly erect without the voluptuous sway that had always turned him on, so he was perplexed by this almost painful fascination with hers I love to see a man brought to his knees by a good woman Ben and Jillian were a great couple Of course I would have loved to have had an epilogue a few years further down the line.There is one scene in the book where they visit a waterfall to clean up Seriously hot I think Dina summed it up very nicely indeed in her review Dina s Review Linda Howard never disappoints This was an adventure filled, adrenaline taught, sexy and sensual book Ben Lewis was an extremely seductive and intelligent man I loved how he masqueraded as a no good drunk to hide the sheer cunning and witty personality I grew to love Seeing a man brought to his knees by a smart and unlikely woman is so gratifying Jillian Sherwood wasn t Ben s type but he couldn t stop obsessing about her, an obsession that turned to love The funny banter and engaging plot Linda Howard never disappoints This was an adventure filled, adrenaline taught, sexy and sensual book Ben Lewis was an extremely seductive and intelligent man I loved how he masqueraded as a no good drunk to hide the sheer cunning and witty personality I grew to love Seeing a man brought to his knees by a smart and unlikely woman is so gratifying Jillian Sherwood wasn t Ben s type but he couldn t stop obsessing about her, an obsession that turned to love The funny banter and engaging plot makes this book unputdownable The descriptions of theand all it entails was so detailed I felt I was actually there, and don t even get me started on the steam What I love about this author is her ability to write incredibly sensual and raw sexy time She doesn t waste pages and pages on it, but manages to compress sensuality, longing and inferno level hotness into a few skillfully written paragraphs I loved the waterfall scene, it was heavy on sexual tension and didthan a sexy time scene Another favorite scene memorable for its intensity was the one where Jillian and Ben decide to use natures storm as a prelude to one of the hottest sexy times scenes in the book Weaving myth and legend into RS is incredibly engaging, really builds up the mystery factor I loved the ending and Ben s surprise, as well as the epilogue Can I believe this was written in 1993 Wow, really rivals some recent RS, which goes to show you some authors just have the magic Great story, loved it

  • Paperback
  • 309 pages
  • Heart of Fire
  • Linda Howard
  • English
  • 24 April 2017
  • 0671019740

About the Author: Linda Howard

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Linda S Howington is an American best selling romance author writing under the pseudonym Linda Howard After 21 years of penning stories for her own enjoyment, she submitted a novel for publication which was very successful Her first work was published by Silhouette in 1982 She is a charter member of Romance Writers of America and in 2005 Howard was awarded their Career Achievement Award.Linda Howard lives in Gadsden, Alabama with her husband, Gary F Howington, and two golden retrievers She has three grown stepchildren and three grandchildren.


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