Review: Until You Find Me (Until You Find Me #1) by Amber Hart
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Until You Find Me by Amber Hart
Series: Until You Find Me #1
Published by: Random House, Random House Flirt on 11/11/2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
Source: ARC From Publisher, NetGalley
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About the Book:
“Beautifully written and refreshingly different, Until You Find Me gripped my heart from the very first line.”—New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack
In this steamy, electrifying novel, Amber Hart pushes contemporary romance to its wildest limits as a young woman travels halfway across the globe—and discovers the place where her heart belongs.
Raven has no idea what to expect when she travels to Africa in search of answers about her family’s past. A twenty-year-old college student from Michigan, she’s never seen anything like the beautiful, treacherous jungles of Cameroon. But nothing takes her breath away like Jospin. As soon as Raven meets the charismatic and intense young hunter, she’s instantly hooked.
Clever, rugged, and fearless, Jospin makes his living from the perils of the jungle. But falling in love with Raven could be the most dangerous thing he’s ever done. The heir to a powerful poaching empire, he holds the key to unlocking the secrets of Raven’s legacy. If she asks the wrong questions, his answers could get them both killed. And yet each and every moment spent holding Raven in his arms is worth the risk.
Raven’s getting closer to the truth. Jospin’s at the point of no return. Their chemistry is out of control, and when they forge a bond that goes beyond blood, desire will take them into uncharted territory.
Until You Find Me is the first book in a new series by Amber Hart. I definitely recommend picking this one up if you’re looking for a new contemporary romance series. This one is filled with romance and all sorts of danger.
Raven has hated Africa and the gorillas that live there for a long time. Her dad started a sanctuary for the gorillas there when Raven was very young, and the habitat always took most of his attention from him. Now, Raven is in Africa to try and figure out why her father needed her to come to Africa so badly before he died in a gorilla attack. As she spends more and more time in the jungle, the more she understands why her father loved the gorillas so much and the more confused and conflicted she becomes. When she meets Jospin, she finds one more thing to love about the jungle.
Jospin is the heir to his father’s poaching empire and he’s never questioned it before. He’s one of his father’s most trusted men, has a house to himself away from the compound where his father lives. Jospin values his independence, but he also values his place in the pack’s hierarchy. When it’s discovered that there’s a traitor in their midst, Jospin makes it his mission to find the pack member and take him out. Raven just might be the only thing Jospin loves more than being a poacher. She’s unlike anyone Jospin has ever met. She’s kind, smart, and she’s not afraid of weapons. In fact, she’s eager to learn how to make them and how to defend herself against the various predators in the jungle.
The thing I liked about Raven is I could understand where she was coming from. I’m a total animal lover myself, but after some of the things Raven went through, I can understand why she’s not exactly the biggest fan of the gorillas. She spent a large part of her life without her dad, and then he was killed by the animals he worked so hard to protect. It’s enough to make anyone upset. The chemistry between Raven and Jospin is amazing. The only thing that really bothered me about their relationship is how possessive Jospin can be at times. I can kind of understand, because he lives with a pack mentality and he’s used to simply claiming things as his, but to me it was really irritating.
The writing style was great; I was entertained throughout the entire book. The story alternates between Raven and Jospin’s perspectives, which is a style that I prefer in romance novels. I was never bored or trying to hurry through to get to a part that’s more interesting. The book ends on a huge cliff hanger, which is something I wasn’t expecting, and I really want to know what happens next.
I’m giving Until You Find Me 4 out of 5 controllers. Highly recommend it for anyone looking for a good romance series to get into.