Title: The Ruby
Author: Amelia June
Publisher: Torquere Press
Characters: Daniel, Hawk
Sub-Genre: Contemporary Romance, Adventure
Daniel is a psychologist on vacation, damn it. When he meets the sexy but shady Hawk in the resort’s bar, he is brave enough to accompany the man back to his room. One impulsive decision later, he’s embroiled in a tale of intrigue, treasure hunting, and adventure. What happened to relaxing on the beach?
A massive stolen ruby, mysterious gunmen lurking in the shadows, and a gorgeous rogue push Daniel past all his comfort zones. Will Daniel and Hawk find the pirate’s treasure? More importantly, will Daniel get out of this crazed vacation alive?
From the blurb, I had a feeling before I started reading The Ruby that this was going to be a unique story. The blurb does a great job at describing it, but what it doesn’t tell you is how much fun, sexy and flirty this story really is. Between the romance, adventure and wall to wall action, The Ruby kept me on the edge of my seat and left me wanting more!
There is a lot of adventure and action in this book. It keeps referring to ‘Indiana Jones’ which is one of my favorite movie characters, but in my opinion, it reminded me more of the eighties movie, Romancing the Stone. Now when I was a teenaged girl, I LOVED this movie probably because I can and still do identify with the heroine, Joan Wilder.
In many ways Daniel is a lot like Joan. He’s extremely responsible and has a tendency to put his own happiness on hold to please others. Although he’s only thirty, he dresses much older and takes life a little too seriously. Taking this vacation has been the most spontaneous thing he’s done in years and unfortunately for him, the resort and the island he’s staying on it’s anything like he thought it would be. So, basically although he’s on vacation, Daniel isn’t having a good time.
Hawk reminds me of Jack Colton in the movie. Like Jack, Hawk is very spontaneous, smarter than he lets on, he’s not always truthful…but not quite a liar either. Hawk is extremely sexy, doesn’t take himself real seriously and just a whole lot of fun.
I loved the dynamics between Hawk and Daniel and between the sizzling chemistry they had between the sheets and the great way they ended up working as a team, The Ruby left me with a huge smile on my face. My only slight complaint about it is: I WISH the story had been longer. I was having WAY too much fun reading The Ruby for it to come to an end! If you like to read a sexy romance with a lot of adventure, then The Ruby is the perfect book for you. I only hope the author takes pity on this reader and one day writes more on these two heroes, they were simply fabulous! Highly Recommended!
Reviewed By: Gabbi