Genres: Romantic Suspense
Released on March 26, 2015
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.