Series: Serendipity Adventure Romance #2
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance, Second Chances, Suspense
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Cara Leoni hasn’t hiked into a mountaintop village in Central America to experience the rain forest; she came to seal a business deal. Everything depends on it: her job, her future, her pride. The catch? Her competition has already negotiated its own arrangement with the local chief. Now she’s trapped in the jungle, the clock is ticking, and her only hope is the one man she vowed never to trust again.
Tobin Cooper was only planning on a couple of laid-back weeks on the beaches of Panama, but before he knows it, he’s racing his rusty motorcycle into the wild side. Venomous snakes, poison darts, and ruthless drug runners aren’t half as frightening as the idea of facing his ex-fiancée again. But if he and Cara are going to escape the jungle alive, they must rebuild trust, one kiss at a time.
I haven’t read a lot of romance books that take place in another country for the majority of the book, but the few I have read I enjoyed. I think it’s something about the book being able to transport me to another place I have never been to before, it just makes the book all the more exciting. Also I love a good second chance story as well, especially people who were married or close to being married, so this book seemed to be right up my alley. While this book is book two in the series, and there are some references to the past book in this one, it very much so can be read as a stand alone.
So when the book starts off we have Tobin showing up in South America looking for his ex, the one woman he has loved, Cara, to save her. I liked Tobin’s tone, he is just the right mix of cocky, kind, and smart. I thought it was really interesting that he would go chase after his ex after getting an e-mail from his exes family saying that they got an e-mail from her saying she was in trouble. Throughout the course of the book I really liked Tobin, he did a great job at staying cool under pressure, be it from a snake or some guys who have guns and are shooting at him. He just has this great kind of roll with the punches attitude that made me really like him.
Cara on the other hand I went back and forth on whether or not I liked her. Sometimes I thought she was completely clueless, like how she couldn’t figure out why the villagers wouldn’t let her leave, but Tobin figured it out in seconds. And sometimes I thought she was one of those people who really cared way to much about what other people thought, I mean she really listened to what people thought about her and her old relationship with Tobin so much so that it basically ruined her relationship in the first place. But she had some really sweet moments with Tobin that redeemed her for me.
I really liked emotional aspect of Tobin and Cara’s relationship, it had kind of a nice build up. Obviously in a second chance romance there were definitely things that needed to be worked out, and it was enjoyable for me to read how it all unfolded. The tribe that Cara was with made for some interesting situations and it was enjoyable. Overall the book was pretty good, and I liked it, I wish I had liked Cara just a little bit more than I did, but the story worked for me. If you like romances that take place in exotic locations you may want to give this book a shot.