Hush by Cherry Adair #Review

Posted August 23, 2016 by Shari in Reviews / 13 Comments

Hush by Cherry Adair #Review

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Series: Stark Brothers #1, Lodestone Trilogy #1
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on March 24, 2015
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased

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This was one rollercoaster of book with twists and turns all throughout the story. A one night stand turns into a harrowing experience to keep alive for Zackary Stark, his brother and the woman he slept with the night before. Being woken up with a gun in his face, Zackary tries hard to keep calm expecting his brother Gideon to bust down the doors any minute, while the wiggley blond keeps opening her mouth and building up the situation. Not much you can do with a gun pointed at you, naked in bed with a equally naked beauty. Things go from bad to worse as the three of them are kidnapped and now there is a ransom being demanded for each of them.

Acadia is on a dream vacation after having won $500,000 in the lottery. She heads to Venezuela a few days early from her friends who have convinced her to take an adventure with them. Believing she is the reason they are kidnapped, she bungles her way through not knowing she slept the night before with a billionaire playboy adventurist. Before the kidnappers take them off they allow her to get dressed and man did they forget to frisk her and her million hidden pockets of goodies.

Zackary…well the author doesn’t describe him as good looking, so you get a bad image right away. He’s cocky, doesn’t watch what comes out of his mouth, makes life hard and truly didn’t endear himself to me. How anyone can smell good while sweating in the jungle is beyond me. Taken out to the wild jungle, Zackary becomes an ass of a character that never really grew on me. He is tasked with getting his injured brother and Acadia out of this mess, knowing the kidnappers are after their money. Truly I felt like he was out for a piece of ass and only that once you learn about his relationship with is now dead wife. No, he didn’t kill her, they just led a very devil may care lifestyle.

Acadia, oh sweet Acadia. How naive she can be. Her one saving grace at times is all the things she has in her hidden pockets like a tent, eye drops, protein bars and so much more. She is sexy, cute, sweet and sometimes so innocent, it hurt my teeth from the grinding. She hustles someone in the jungle at one point, and I would have been terrified rocking in the corner, blubbering. She doesn’t put up with Zackary’s sniping, but she does fall under his spell between the sheets.

The three escape at one point, the brothers going in two different directions. Zackary discovers he has a sixth sense that threw me for a loop and had me wondering why the author would add a paranormal element to a normal, adrenaline story. The action never stops from being kidnapped, beaten, shot at, blown up, running from bad guys, double guessing who are friends and enemies, …. it literally never lets up on the action.

I guess I went into the story thinking Zackary had a military background when there was no such background. My bad. But he was way to familiar with guns and had a take no prisoner’s attitude. Acadia was a newbie to camping, but she came well prepared, almost too prepare. I guess working in a outdoorsy store prepares you for the jungle.

I didn’t buy these two falling in love. Lust yes, love, not really. They were sexy as Hell when in bed, but they never really jived for me out of it. He is lickable, and all things good with a hot body, I just didn’t care for him enough to waste the energy. So when I came to the end, I only really picked up the next book to find out what happened to Gideon since his story had a abrupt ending in this book. I like Gideon…he actually probably would have been the guy I would have licked up one way and down another.

While not a bad book, this just lacked the connection between characters I wanted to see. You never get to stop to take a breath and things go from bad to worse over the course of the story. So buckle up gals, this is definitely a bumpy ride.

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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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  • I really liked the heroine in this one. I read it back when it was released via the publisher so it’s been a number of years now. I’d forgotten about the series. I’ll have to get back to those. Thanks for the reminder!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      The heroine was really good, but I never really fell for the hero. I read Gideon’s book too, but I am not sure I will continue since I had some of the same problems with it as this one.

  • I do remember this one now that I’ve seen your review. Yes, it was a non-stop adrenaline rush. I forget to keep going with the series. I hope Gideon’s book is a good one, for you.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      Non-stop running through the jungle! I read Gideon but then stopped. Not sure I like the paranormal element.

  • Okay, I was all interested until the paranormal insert. Wow, I wasn’t expecting that one. Sounds very fast paced and not enough of something else. Great review!

    • Shari Delighted Read

      The paranormal aspect is small thing, but a big part of the ending. It just didn’t add anything to the story I felt.

  • Okay, I was all interested until the paranormal insert. Wow, I wasn’t expecting that one. Sounds very fast paced and not enough of something else. Great review!

  • I’ve never read Cherry Adair. She was on a panel I went to at RT15 and I really liked her. I’ve been meaning to pick up a book by her. Maybe I will try a different one. I don’t think I would like these characters and if I don’t like the characters, I generally won’t like the book. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

    • Shari Delighted Read

      This was my first Cherry Adair book. I liked her writing so I might try a different series or book, but this one and Gideon did me in on the adrenaline run.

  • Bummer that the romance just didn’t feel real. I have yet to read this author.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      This was my first time with her. She writes well, I just don’t think this is the series I should have started with.

  • That’s too bad this book didn’t work for you. I’ve read a few Cherry Adair books, but long ago. There was one I really did like. It was called Kiss and Tell, and it was very actiony. But some of the others I read I didn’t care much for so I never read more.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I will have to try that one. I don’t think I will stay with this series. I really wanted to love them, but it just didn’t happen. I never really grew to like the hero.