Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Review: Carved in Stone by Kate Douglas

Archeologist and folklore expert Nate Murdock has discovered ancient stone carvings that will either revolutionize thinking in his field or get him laughed out of it entirely, and he’s hired world-renowned photographer Alex Martin to document his find and bolster his claim. When the alluring Alexandra Martin, not Alex, shows up for the job, Nate’s not sure whether to send her packing or take her into his arms. Alexandra Martin, the daughter of the famed photographer and just as talented with a camera, is a dark-haired and dark-eyed beauty. Years ago her father built his reputation on photographs he’d stolen from her, and she’s out to prove once and for all that she’s the real deal. When the opportunity to work with the celebrated and ruggedly handsome Nate Murdock falls into her lap, she jumps at the chance—whether he likes it or not. As tempers flare and accusations fly, the two dig in for a battle of wills and an uneasy truce at their remote mountainside camp. But when drug smugglers trap them in a cave and leave them to die, Nate and Alexandra realize they must trust each other—and the fiery passion growing between them—and surrender to a mysterious force as it guides them through a perilous escape and the acceptance of a powerful love as primal and compelling as the mountain itself.

Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for allowing me to read and review an ARC of this book.

What drew me to request this book initially was the cover.  I know, I know, how shallow am I, but the book itself turned out much better than I expected!  There is some real action that I wasn't expecting, and the paranormal aspect of the story was just enough for me to enjoy it (I don't always like the paranormal genre!)  The circumstances of Nate and Alex's romance were also unique - I don't want to give anything away - but when things get back to normal, Alex's questions were justified and added some realistic complications to their relationship.

In short, I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a fast-paced paranormal romance.

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