Publisher: Arrowscope Press
Date of publication: March 6th, 2018
Genre: Romance, Suspense
Series: Gray Ghost
Moments That Define Us—Book 0.5
Broken Circle—Book 1
Eye of the Storm—Book 2
Beneath the Surface—Book 3
Vantage Point—Book 4
Deep in the untamed wilderness of the notorious Darien Gap, a soldier wakes. Injured, he has no memory of who he is or why he is there until a beautiful woman tells him his name. But can he trust her?
When Mari Dias stumbles upon Chris Shaw in the jungle—a place many risk but few survive—she enlists his help to escape a country ruled by the very family who hunts her.
Amy McKinley is the romantic suspense thriller author of the Gray Ghost Novels, the Five Fates paranormal romance series, and several standalone books. Her edge of your seat books are filled with surprising twists and just the right amount of heat and danger. She lives in Illinois with her husband, two daughters, two sons, and three mischievous cats. You can find her at www.AmyMcKinley.com
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Tilting his head back, against gravity, proved too taxingEye of the Storm (Gray Ghost: Book 2) by Amy McKinley
Mari is on the run from the head of a drug cartel. Wanting to cross the border, she heads to the jungle to make her escape. But, the jungle holds dangers, both human and animal. Mari is being chased through the jungle by guerillas and the cartel when a strange woman saves her. But there is a price. Mari needs to find, rescue, and then nurse back to health a man who can help her escape Columbia. What Mari doesn’t count on is this man to be attractive and have amnesia. Who is this man? Why did that woman want him rescued? Can he lead her through the jungle?
When I read the blurb for Eye of the Storm, I knew that I wanted to read it. It had all the earmarks of a book that I would enjoy — romance, mystery, intrigue, and action. And I did enjoy it. My only complaint about the book is that I did need the first book to understand the cartel plotline. Other than that, it was a great read.
Mari was one of the stronger female main characters that I have read in awhile. I loved that she went toe to toe with Hannah. It showed that she wasn’t a person to take crap from anyone. I also liked seeing a softer side of her. She let her guard down with Chris proved he could be trusted. The one thing I didn’t like was that the author took forever in getting her whole backstory out. Once explained, everything made sense.
I liked Chris, but I wish his backstory came sooner. I knew that he was at least some sort of special forces. I got that by the dog tags that Mari took off him that he was special forces. But it took until almost the end of the book to reveal what type of special forces he was. I did like his knowledge of the jungle. He was able to keep the cartel and the guerillas off their trail for several days.
The sexual tension that was between Chris and Mari was intense. Which I didn’t expect because they were trekking through a jungle with people after them. The author was able to build that tension up convincingly. When they did have sex, it was explosive. It was so hot that I thought my Kindle would explode.
I was confused when Mari told Chris that they were married. I had to reread her scenes with Hannah to make sure that they had never met. I didn’t mind doing that, but I did wish that there were at least some foreshadowing. Having it dumped on me like that played with my mind.
I did find the storyline with the cartel interesting. I do wish that the reason why they were after Mari earlier in the book. I did like what happened to the cartel during the book. Talk about giving it to them!!
There is a lot of violence in Eye of the Storm. I didn’t mind it and expected it. But it can get graphic in some parts of the book.
The end of Eye of the Storm was your typical romance HEA. There were references to previous characters and storylines from book one that threw me off. Other than that, it was good.
I would give Eye of the Storm an Adult rating. There is sex. There is language. There is violence. I would recommend that no one under the age of 21 read this book.
I would reread Eye of the Storm. I would recommend it to family and friends.
**I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book**