Title: Jurassic Heart
Author: Anna Martin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: M.J. O’Shea
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
When paleontologist Nick Eisenberg learns that someone thinks they have found velociraptor bones in Alberta, his curiosity overrides his desire to stay in London. After all, he’s one of the world’s leading experts on prehistoric predators and has always wanted to look for the velociraptor’s North American cousins. There’s only one problem: eco-conservationist Hunter Joseph. While Nick supervises the dig, Hunter rallies support from the locals to oppose the way the team is destroying the landscape in their search for dinosaur bones.
Nick and Hunter just cannot get along. Hunter is self-righteous and pouty. Nick is narrow-minded and geeky. But they have to figure out how to work on the same site without killing each other, especially since someone else out there seems determined to cause Nick more problems than he could have ever imagined.
Yep, this is me reading another geek protagonist. We all know I have a thing for geeks. Nick was the perfect geek — knowledgeable, socially awkward, glasses wearer, but not unrelatable. At its core, Jurassic Heart is an opposites attract / enemies to lovers tale low on angst and high on the happily ever after.
Nick and Hunter hate each other on principle. They are on opposite sides of the professional lines, but when they are off the clock, the tension sizzles. I will be honest; I never fully understood why they would want to be together, but when they were there were fireworks.
I don’t know for sure if I would ever have pulled this one off my TBR pile without the nudge of a challenge, but I do not regret the time I spent reading it. It was a fun read and a departure from a lot of the heavier stuff I regularly read.
This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.
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