A week before her wedding to Chris Moore, Aimee Myller boards Chris' private jet for their wedding venue in Brazil. The only other person on board is the pilot, Tristan Bress. When the plane loses an engine, they are forced to make an emergency landing in the Amazon rainforest. As the weeks pass and they learn to eke out an existence in the wilderness, Aimee grows closer to Tristan, but he still tries to maintain his distance. What secret is he hiding? Will Aimee be able to help him overcome his nightmares? And what will happen if/when they are eventually rescued?
Aimee is portrayed as a smart and practical woman, although she does have her moments of vulnerability. Tristan is strong and resourceful, but he also has his flaws. Their relationship progresses at just the right pace and is very believable. The story is told from their alternating viewpoints in the first person present tense, but Aimee's version sometimes hints at things to come. Tristan's parts are extremely short, but they give us a much-needed insight into his behavior. The sentences are short and choppy at the beginning of the book, but the writing becomes more fluid as the book progresses, and there are some beautiful passages.
This is a riveting read full of action, adventure, and romance. The ending brought a tear to my eye.
I received this book in return for an honest review.
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