is a romance community member review
for Hit Hard
Amy J. Fetzer
Date of Review: 04/20/06
For a wonderful treat, mix together a whole lot of suspense; add a big dollop of intrigue; fill it up with hunky alpha heroes; add one very sassy red-head with a penchant for attracting trouble; then mix in a tremendous amount of imagination and you are in for another Fetzer ‘perfect’ read.
Sam Wyatt and his team from Dragon One were on assignment with two objectives. Trail and get back a cache of rough ‘blood’ diamonds before they were cut and flooded the diamond market; and secondly, find out what type of weapons they were going to buy. Trailing the bad guys had taken weeks, and the humid jungle of Sri Lanka was no picnic let alone a flash flood. When things go wrong, they go wrong big time – like a secret weapon that can cause a natural disaster!
Speaking of disasters -- enter Xaviera Luciana Dominica Fiori aka Vivi who attracts trouble like nobody’s business. On her way to deliver an ancient bracelet found on an archaeological dig her train is held up by the local Thai mafia. Viva is not about to hand it over without a fight, a fight she’s losing until Sam Wyatt comes to her rescue.
**** Wow, from the moment our two protagonists meet, the reader steps onto a roller coaster ride of mammoth proportions with non-stop action as Sam and Viva try to stay alive while landing in one dilemma after another. The chemistry between Sam and Viva is intoxicating with both portraying hard as nails exteriors while covering up their vulnerable interiors. Their mutual desire for one another along with some sizzling sex scenes are ultra hot and, in my opinion extremely satisfying.
One thing this reviewer really loved was how well matched the protagonists were in their individual survival skills. With Sam they were expected, as he was the ex-military gone mercenary type. Vivi was marvelous providing one surprise after another with unbelievable talents and a keen survival resiliency as the story unfolded. The secondary characters, all members of the Dragon One team, were also well developed with their own specialties and one can only hope to see them all featured with more adventures in books of their own.
This was an edgy, tense, suspense-filled story written with clearly defined motivations and well-crafted characters. Romantic suspense lovers should be pleased with Amy Fetzer who is an amazing talent that you should check out and put on your ‘auto-buy’ lists!