INTO THE WILD by BETH CIOTTA
Harlequin Enterprises Limited
Rating: 5 cups
Due to a not-so-lovely childhood, River Kane is a woman with many hang-ups. She strives hard for an ordinary and predictable life and does not want to stand out in a crowd.
Spenser McGraw is a man with an addiction to lost treasure and dangerous situations. He is the complete opposite of River. He is not intimidated by anything or anyone and always stands out in any crowd.
When River receives her father’s journal by mail, she has a sickening feeling that he is either dead or in serious danger. She decides to throw caution to the wind and fly to South America to find him. She calls her friend and Spenser’s sister, Kylie, to explain her plan. Kylie, worried for River’s safety, calls Spenser and begs him to look out for her.
When they first meet, Spenser believes that River has no idea what she is getting herself into and River sees Spenser as nothing more than a man with a motive; to find the treasure her father was looking for by pretending to help her.
Throughout this book, both Spenser and River push themselves and each other past their comfort zones and learn that they are capable of doing anything they set their mind to. They do this while running from thieves and murderers, hacking through dangerous jungles, and trying to find Rivers father.
This was an absolute page turner. I felt as if I were on the adventure with them. By the end of this book, I also felt that I had made two new friends. Ms. Ciotta did an exceptional job bringing the characters and situations in this book to life. They were funny and wonderful, each with their own quirks and habits. I would suggest picking up this book as soon as possible. It is a book you will want to read in one sitting.