by J.R. Ward, writing as Jessica Bird (Signet) ISBN 9780451237583
J.R Ward is well known for sexy paranormal and police thrillers, but as Jessica Bird she writes contemporary romances set against authentically American backgrounds.
In Heart of Gold, she delivers an exhilarating romantic adventure, lashed with humour, raunchiness and good old-fashioned fun.
Carter is a female Indiana Jones, an archaeologist searching for hidden gold in the majestic Adirondack Mountains in upstate New York. She runs into Nick Farrell, a jaw-droppingly handsome alpha male financier who doesn’t take to her trespassing on his family land. Together, they are swept up into an adventure—a Romancing the Stone kind of escapist story told in a Mills and Boon paint-by-numbers fashion.
While the reader may want to see the subplots fleshed out and a few less clichés, the ending packs a punch. Heart of Gold is a well-written, entertaining and fun romance. Perfect for the beach.Anthony Ehlers
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