Reviewed by Karin of Savvy Thinker
I had high hopes for this book, but it didn’t pan out quite the way I expected. Let’s just say I did no like the man she ends up with on the final page. I think it was the wrong choice, and that spoiled the book for me.
Julie Fraser is in a less than perfect marriage. She doesn’t have much guts, and her husband is jetting around the world on business. She decides to surprise him in Costa Rica – and she gets a surprise, finding him in the midst of sex with a beautiful woman. Without thinking, she snatches a jade relic – and ends up on the run herself.
It has been compared to Romancing the Stone, and the similarities – reluctant heroine traipsing through the jungle – was too similar to me, although other aspects of the story were different.
I did like that she became more gutsy and feisty along the way.