The Wilde brothers have one thing in common—a thirst for adventure. But Griff Wilde is about to be taken on the ride of his life . . .
When Griff Wilde receives a letter from a dead man sending him on a race to find a mysterious treasure, he’s not worried about the competition. After all, salvaging sunken treasure is what he was born to do. But the riddles leading to the clues are a little trickier than he anticipated . . .
Ainslee Fontaine is ready for a change. A cross-country scavenger hunt sounds like a piece of cake after teaching in New York City. How hard could it be? For starters, travelling alone seems to have its hidden dangers, like real-life treasure hunters who ignite her deepest passions. But there’s still a hidden prize to find—unless someone stops them by any means necessary . . .
What a fun adventure filled story this was! I enjoyed it immensely and the twists in the plot with the scavenger hunt made it rather addictive. If you love the tv series Amazing Race, this is a romance novel for you.
The set up is intriguing, and the glee I had when I figured out the clues before the characters, I didn't know it possible to be in a competition with the characters, but I was right there, going 'duh' when I got it before them, and grinning when I completely missed it...
Ainslee and Griff are both charming, the banter between them made me smile, and the chemistry they had was amazing. They were truly a team and begun fast friends until they were more. I liked the tempo of the development of the relationship. Even though it was intense and everything was happening fast, they still didn't rush into it but got to know each other first.
Not only was the competition bring up the tension, the mysterious attacks towards them, that got increasingly bolder, brought danger and threat into the picture as well.
But despite the menace and competition, even the drama and trouble, the story had an ever delightful, joyful, even hopeful tone to it. I scenery the author painted with her words to the tale was breathtaking, the romance filled with passion and tenderness, and as the miles left behind increased, the feelings got deeper, the venture more dangerous, and the tension higher.
Truly a lively, entertaining tale, filled with adventure, endeavor, and aspiration
~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
Write what you know. I've taken this advice to heart, creating characters from small towns and plots that unfold in the great outdoors.
I grew up in a tiny Northern California town and currently live in beautiful Lake Tahoe with my husband and two daughters. When I'm not busy writing, I hike or snowshoe in the woods around my home.
Whether I'm writing contemporary, historical or romantic suspense, I bring the beauty of nature to my stories.
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me