RITA Reader Challenge Review

RITA Reader Challenge: Hush by Cherry Adair


Title: Hush
Author: Cherry Adair
Publication Info: Pocket Star 2011
ISBN: 978-1439153826
Genre: Romantic Suspense

Book Cover This review was written by Sam . This story was nominated in the Best Romantic Suspense category.

The summary: Thrill seekers Zakary and Gideon Stark travel the globe in search of extreme adventure, but a trip to Venezuela to jump off the world’s highest falls catapults them into a perilous game of life or death—where they don’t know the rules. Kidnapped with a woman Zak knows nothing about, the brothers are held prisoner deep in the jungle. A risky, deathdefying escape separates them and nearly claims Zak’s life . . . until his recovery reveals a baffling new sixth sense. Now, to find his missing brother, Zak and the mysterious Acadia Gray will have to out-smart, out-gun, and out-maneuver not just the brutal kidnappers but also a new player who joins the adrenaline game: a ruthless opponent who wants the Stark brothers dead—at any cost.

And here is Sam's review:

For the 2012 Rita Reader challenge, I read Hush by Cherry Adair.  I found it to a be a fast and entertaining read.  This isn’t to say that the book wasn’t completely ridiculous.  If Hush was a movie it would be a combo of Romancing the Stone and Conan the BarbarianRomancing the Stone because Hush involves a mismatched couple on a jungle adventure.  Conan because it has all the subtlety of Arnie in a loincloth.

Two of my favorite scenes in the book involve the heroine’s outfit.  The first: when she whipped a tent out of her … pants.  The second: when she pulled a battery-powered fan out of her vest and spent two days cooling her feverish companion in the pants tent. 

Ridiculous as it sounds, I couldn’t wait for the feverishly hot man to rip off her vest.  He couldn’t either.  Even with life-threatening injuries, all he could think about was getting her out of her twenty-eight pocket travel vest.

Now for the part that reminds me of Arnie the most…  I can just see him earnestly acting and me laughing until I can’t breathe. 

The back of the book mentions that the hero develops a “sixth sense.”  I figured it would be something based on his deep connection with the heroine.  Like telepathy.  Boy was I wrong.  He actually becomes a human GPS.

This is the first time I’ve ever read a romance novel with a human GPS, but hopefully not the last.  I give Hush a B+ for being funny and sexy.

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    Kathrin P says:

    Sam, if you want to settle for human compass, Meljean Brook’s The Iron Duke has a character who knows exactly what direction he’s looking at / going…
    After your review, I have to say the book sounds strange & interesting. I might just have to try it :D

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    Um okay. I don’t even know what to say to this besides I may pick it up just to see if it’s as WTF funny as it sounds.

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    cleo says:

    LOL on the review – not so sure about the book, but I LOVE your review. 

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    Jrcode says:

    I read this book and thought it was a lot of fun.  As you say, totally ridiculous and OTT, but somehow not in a way that annoyed me.  Great review!

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    CarrieS says:

    Although I have no desire to read the book I suddenly feel that my life will be desolate and meaningless until I own a 28 pocket travel vest.  Those things are so cool.

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    Bnbsrose says:

    I tried this one. I think I skimmed, A LOT, but I do remember thinking she must have had one heavy weight scouting sash. Sometimes OTT WTFery appeals, sometimes not. Thanks for the review.

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    Vicki says:

    Weirdly, I have always known where north is. The only place this doesn’t work is Ukiah, CA which I avoid. This sounds like a fun read.

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    Cherryadair says:

    Fun review, thanks Sam. <g> I bought that multi-pocket outfit to see just how much cra- stuff I could get into it. Yep. Even the tent! Lol It was not such a pretty sight on ME! And yes, the damn thing weighed a ton. However, since the book is fiction, Acadia didn’t have a problem with either the weight or the bulk, and she always had what she needed, when she needed it. Magic pants. Pretty handy one must admit.  Hush was such a fun book to write, yes,  I know, over the top, but that was half the enjoyment of writing it. Tolstoy I’m not, but as Mark Twain once said; My books are like water; those of great geniuses are wine. Fortunately everyone drinks water. My flavored water might not be to everyone’s taste, but damn, I have a freaking blast writing the water *I* love to drink. <g>
    PS – Anyone interested in a slightly worn pair of pants, shirt and small tent? Selling cheap.

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    Kathy says:

    I love WTF-ery and I read for entertainment so when things get silly or over the top… I grin and read on.
    My sister talked about that 28 pocket vest for a week…  and I loved the suspense of what the heck would come out of it next!

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