Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Book Review: Midnight Rainbow

We are on our last day of our mini-vacation and will be coming home today so hopefully I have some photos to share with you soon! In the meantime, I steadily continue to work through my Linda Howard pile.

Midnight Rainbow - Linda Howard
Grant Sullivan had been one of the government's most effective agents, and he's agreed to rescue Jane Hamilton Greer, a wealthy socialite possibly engaged in espionage. In the time they spent together, questions of guilt and innocence began to fade against the undeniable reality that two people from such different worlds should never have met.
You guys, this is everything that I love about Linda Howard. It has a super tough, ex-military hero, a woman in trouble who isn't quite a damsel in distress, a hasty getaway and danger. It's cheese in all the best ways. I could not have asked for more of this book, I really couldn't.

So we have Grant who is technically retired but has an itch for danger and can't quite walk away. He gets handed a case to rescue and return Jane from the hands of a bad guy. All he has to do is slip in, grab her, get her home to her parents. Easy peasy.

Except it isn't because just as he goes to get her, turns out Jane was going to bust out on her own. They tussle and he comes out ahead and ends up hauling her ass out of there himself. They begin their dangerous journey through the jungle with limited rations at a blistering pace, with a woman who won't stop asking questions. Fortunately for Grant, Jane can hold her own and she isn't some princess scared of danger but she is scared of the dark and snakes, as it turns out. Danger is high, drama is abound, and romance is in the air. Can she tame the all consuming bad boy? Time will tell, but only if they can get out of the jungle in one piece.

I totally loved this. It reminded me a little of her book Heart of Fire because she's reusing the jungle setting but you can tell she had grown as a writer from her early books, the woman is on a more even playing field with the guy and I love it.

   

1 comment:

Zia Joaquin said...

I read it many years ago and it was fun to read it again. Ms Howard was in her element in those days.While it is certainly dated, there is much more character development and real feeling between the characters here than in her recent books which are more mysteries and have way way less romance.

Zia
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