Publisher: Bold Strokes Publishing
Cover Artist: Sheri(firstname.lastname@example.org)
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 03/15/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Fiction, Lesbian, Lesbian Romance, Romance
Gillian “Gem” Martin is the lead biologist at a wildlife sanctuary on the Northeast coast and head of the Wildlife Emergency Response Team called in when catastrophes, man-made or natural, threaten the endangered species she studies. Austin Germaine is a troubleshooter, the hired gun for a big oil company, whose job is to help contain leaks and prevent media coverage of a pending disaster until the danger can be eliminated. If it can be.
When Gem and Austin meet by chance in the midst of an approaching hurricane, neither expects their immediate connection to lead them into uncharted territory as wild as the looming storm. When word of the spill gets out, Gem and Austin find themselves reluctant allies in a race against time to divert the spill and save the wildlife refuge and its endangered inhabitants—all while battling an attraction as unlikely as it is powerful.
A high-stakes race against time, the forces of nature, and the strongest power of all—the desire of the human heart.
A First Responders Novel
Gem is a highly regarded biologist and ecologist. She is heading to a nature sanctuary when the weather grounds her plane. Austin is a hands on trouble shooter for GOP oil. She is on her way to an oil rig that has developed a leak. She is in the same line to rent a car as Gem is and offers her a ride. Before long the pair find themselves in bed and falling in love. There is just two little problems, Austin hasn’t told Gem the whole truth about her trip and what she does for a living. What will happen when Gem finds out why she is really there? Will she be able to forgive or is it all over before it really started?
This book is very different from the other First Responders books because the rescue was nature and not people. I REALLY liked that spin! As with all of Radclyffe’s books this one is incredibly well written and technically sound. The settings were exciting and fascinating. The amount of research that Radclyffe put into these books is so impressive and another display of her talent. I loved seeing the behind the scenes look at a nature sanctuary such as the time and effort scientists put in, not only learning about the plants and animals but also what has to happen to keep the preserve safe for nature while at the same time preparing for human visitors. I also liked the details about the oil rig and the steps involved to keep leaks contained. There was even a bit about a U.S. Coastguard rescue, how amazing is that!
I also loved the characters, not just the amazing duo of Gem and Austin but also the secondary characters. Alex and Claudia are two that a spin off book could be made about. Emily and her turtles and the guys on the rig are all essential to make this wonderful story even better. Another don’t miss from BSB.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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