They can't escape the heat…
Magdalene Deluca isn't the damsel-in-distress type. But if she has to involve a stranger in a dangerous chase through South America, she's glad Finn Kavanagh's the guy she sucked into her problems. Very glad. The man oozes sex and magnetic confidence. And since their connection is steamier than the sultry rain forest, why waste time resisting him?
Finn's peaceful vacation is blown to bits the second Mags strides into view. For years he's ignored his family's pleas to settle down. Now he's falling hard for a blonde force of nature who's allergic to commitment. First he has to keep Mags safe as they search for her missing parents. Then they can determine if it's time to stop running—and take a chance on the wildest thrill he's ever known…
Anderson's fourth Sisterhood Diaries contemporary (after Playing Dirty) moves into the realm of romantic suspense. Finn Kavanagh, a builder from Seattle whose family keeps urging him to settle down, goes on a solo hiking vacation in the Amazonian country of El Tigre, wondering whether he's ready to look for a permanent relationship. Then he inadvertently prevents the kidnapping of Mags Deluca. Mags, a commitment-phobic wild child, gave up her fledgling makeup-artist career in Hollywood to find her Baptist missionary parents, who were abducted by a drug cartel in El Tigre. Mags and Finn's personalities clash as they try to escape the thugs and rescue Mags's parents, but they soon discover that Finn's level-headed planning and Mags's creativity are both needed to survive the chase. Certain set pieces shine, particularly a street festival and a white-water boating rescue, but the character development is limited. The drug cartel never rises above stereotype, Finn's and Mags's character tics never quite coalesce into full-fledged personalities, and the resolution feels abrupt and unearned.