Gideon by Cherry Adair #Review

Posted August 29, 2016 by Shari in Reviews / 14 Comments

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Gideon by Cherry Adair #Review
Gideon

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Series: Stark Brothers #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Released on March 26, 2015
Pages: 455
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Gideon oh, Gideon. Well, at the end of Hush, we thought you were dead. Yep, you kicked the bucket while your brother was attempting to save you life. Instead you saved his life and then decided it was time for peace. So when this story started, we have no clue what happened. There was a fire in the jungle so it was believed you burned up, but surprise, someone found you and helped you for their own gain of course. Other than that, we don’t really know why you died, and how your came back to life, but now you have no memory of who you are.

Sin Diaz has no memory of his past, but seems to be the son of the greatest cartel leader, and now is running the cartel himself. Secretly drugged to keep his memories at bay, Sin starts to wean himself off to regain his memory. Everything seems off. He doesn’t feel like a killer, or a savage beast. Slowly he starts amassing weapons and secret hideouts throughout the forest knowing the clock is ticking on his position of power.

Riva Rimaldi is going undercover for T-FLAC to infiltrate Escobar Maza’s organization. Escobar relies heavily on psychic foretelling, so when he calls his favorite psychic, T-FLAC way lays her and puts Riva in her spot. Riaz has her own paranormal powers of foresight and sees the chopper taking to Escobar going down. Only part she can’t see?? She never sees her own future, like if she will survive. Sin rescues her, but it’s not that easy. She’s now his prisoner and the camp wants to know what she knows.

Starting off with Riva being tied to a bed naked with Sin interrogating her. Riva is really cut off emotionally. She has had her visions all her life and without a filter at as a child, caused a lot of problems. Instead of having an understanding family, she had an abusive mom and a very abusive stepdad. She learns to hold her visions to a point, but she also used them as a shield to keep people away. Feeling unlovable, she has a hard time getting close to anyone enough to trust them.

Sin has his set of problems. He knows he really isn’t Sin on some level, but as the memories start coming back, he has some resentment towards his brother, and the world. He falls fast for Riva. Maybe because she knows who he really is after he shows her a magazine cover of himself and brother. The hideouts he has created come in handy as they run from his “Mama” and supposed best friend through the jungle. Personality changes quickly from scene to scene as he goes from being Sin to being himself, Gideon.

Riva and Sin have a very tumultuous relationship due to all of the baggage they are carrying inside their head. The action never stops, the crazy people keep coming, the terror keeps you on the edge of your seat and these two and getting funky in the worst of conditions. The amount of time I spent on the run with them left me wanting my air conditioning, chocolate and a stiff drink. It all felt a little too over the top, especially the scenes with Escobar.

Again like with Hush, I felt off for most of the story. The characters are on the run most of the time with a lot of high adrenaline moments. You don’t get much downtime to relax and get to know each other. The love making is fierce, but then they end up running right afterwards to get away from the bad guys. And not only do we have one set of bad guys, but two sets. It just gets so tiring.

Tired and ready for a nap, I would love to read something from Cherry with just a little less action, more time as a couple and characters that are likable, not because they past is horrible, but because they are good people. It just got old and I have decided this line of story isn’t for me in the long run, but was a good escape for a day.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
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Had to laugh when you talked about the hot jungle lovemaking and then jumping up to run from the bad guys. Yep, these types of scenes amuse me b/c they seem so improbable.
Interesting premise about a guy losing his memories and someone convincing him he’s a bad guy, but whew, there is indeed a lot going on at a fast pace in this one. I could see why you wanted off that merry-go-round.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Well, they were being hunted. Get to a hide out, have sex then wonder why they are running again. I think I would be a little to upset at being hunted to really be attracted let alone wanting to get it on.

“Mama” was giving him “headache” drugs that cause memory loss on top of being in a coma for a while before he woke. It was sort of believable.

Carole's Random Life
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Wow…there is a lot going on in this one. I am afraid that it is really too much. Too bad that things felt off for you in this book. I read a book by Cherry Adair a long time ago and remember enjoying it. Sounds like a little less action and romance would have been a plus. Great review!

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It was all way too much. It was well written, but I had to suspend my disbelief way to much.

Braine TS
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I have Hush. Now I feel like I must try it

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Hope you like it!

Lover Of Romance
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oh this sounds a bit intense and quite a bit going on here. I can see how you would want more out of a story though. I do need to read Adair though.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I need to find a different Adair book to read. These two book kept me jumping.

Christy LoveOfBooks
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Tying someone to the bed while they’re naked is how I prefer to interrogate people too. I haven’t read this author, but know she has a lot of books out.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

Well, technically, “Mama” tied her or her underlings tied Riva to the bed. Sin just got the great job of interrogating her. He was definitely not indifferent to her situation.

Quinn's Book Nook
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Hmmm . . . I don’t think I would enjoy this book, but I’m glad you enjoyed it. You should definitely read Kiss and Tell. I would love to know what you think of that one.

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

I will have to see if I can pull that one out.

kimbacaffeinate
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Oh my..this “action never stops, the crazy people keep coming, the terror keeps you on the edge of your seat and these two and getting funky in the worst of conditions. The amount of time I spent on the run with them left me wanting my air conditioning, chocolate and a stiff drink.” It does sound a little over the top..but it sounds fun!

Shari Delighted Read
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Shari Delighted Read

It was over the top and I decided not to read on in the trilogy. Just too much work to enjoy.