Sara's Review: Alaska Wild by Helena Newbury
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Foster & Black
NARRATOR: Emma Wilder & Scott Thomas RELEASED: April 24, 2017 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, SUSPENSE LENGTH: 9 hours and 53 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
Mason Boone. A former Navy SEAL who lives deep in the mountains, sleeps under the stars and hunts for his food. He’s rugged, untamed and gorgeous. And completely off limits: I’m an FBI agent and he’s a fugitive on his way to a military prison. But when another prisoner on our flight stages a breakout and the plane crashes, stranding us in the Alaskan wilderness, Mason becomes my only hope.
We're on opposite sides of the law...but the way he looks at me makes me melt. Could he really be innocent and can I help him overcome the past that haunts him? We're going to need to work together to survive but the greatest danger we face isn't nature: the other prisoner and his gang are out there...and they're hunting us. TWO BOUNDLESS STARS
I like the narration of this novel and will be looking for more from Scott Thomas; I enjoyed his deep voice. Emma Wilder was also excellent, and I have already added a few of her other titles to my TBR pile. Alaska Wild has a lot of 5-star reviews, but for me, it is more like a 2. It has a heroine that is too stupid to live most of the time, and I was shaking my head at the supposed hero. A little bit of a spoiler here, they are being chased by the bad guys and managed to get away, and they know the bad guys have a drone. But instead of continuing to evade and keep moving they make a fire in a huge clearing, then proceeded to fall asleep so the bad guys can get the jump on them. What kind of Navy Seal is this man supposed to be? There were a lot of instances that I was shaking my head going WTF is the author thinking? I seriously almost DNF after about halfway through, but I kept thinking to myself, this has to get better. With so many 5 star reviews it just has to. Nope sadly not. The beginning sucks you in, and then it just goes downhill from there. If you don’t mind total unrealistic scenarios and yelling at your characters for their stupidity, then, by all means, give it a whirl. For me just nope.