JUNGLE INFERNO by Desiree Holt
Jungle Inferno by Desiree Holt
Phoenix Agency, Book 1
Romantic Suspense, Psychic
Reviewed by Jo
Faith Wilding knew she had met the man for her when she was very young and still in school. In high school the boy next-door, literally, proved to Faith they had a connection to one another. They could actually have telepathic conversations any time. As the years go by, one thing or another has kept them apart. Now Faith is a renowned writer of political thrillers and Mark is in the military. The face-to-face contacts have been few and far between lately. That is until the day Faith suddenly knows Mark is being tortured.
Captain Mark Halloran is part of the Delta Force and he has put his work with the military before his feelings for Faith. Now captured and being held by a terrorist group in the Peruvian jungle, Mark only has one way to get help – calling to Faith and hoping she can hear him. Mark also uses Faith and their few encounters together as an erotic escape while he is tortured. His happy place is one woman, and everything he feels that he has rarely shown Faith.
Faith not only hears and feels Mark, she knows that time is not on their side. Using all her skills in research and every angle she can find, Faith starts working overtime to figure out where Mark is and how to rescue him. What started out as trying to help her lover and friend becomes a deadly chase because someone doesn’t want Mark found but they also want Faith out of the way, too. With the strength of their feelings for each other, Mark and Faith use their connection to each other, and the help of some special friends, to prove that love can triumph over anything.
A long time love can defeat danger, terrorists, and even betrayal. Mark and Faith learn this in Jungle Inferno. I have to say right off that Faith had me rooting for her from the very beginning, and I just knew she would be a one-woman steamroller in order to get to Mark. I loved how Mark’s endurance and love helped him to protect Faith, even while he was asking her for help. The plot had me so engaged that I lost track of time while reading every new twist and turn. Watching Faith as she found the one group of Mark’s friends that could help her, had me rooting for her even more, and I loved when Mark and Faith finally came face to face again. Jungle Inferno takes romantic suspense into the erotic zone while proving that first love can be the longest lasting kind. Mark and Faith’s story became an instant favorite and one I know I will go back to often. The emotions and suspense alone are enough for me to Joyfully Recommend this book, and then you get into Mark and Faith yourself. I can’t wait for the next Phoenix Agency books so I can learn more about these amazing men.