This book fills the "word that implies color" requirement.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The cover of this book has a quote from Booklist that reads:
Contains all the ingredients of a classic Howard romance.
To me a "classic Howard romance" is one that with a few updates can be set in a more modern setting and still be just as good. While this wasn't one of my favorite books by Linda Howard, it was a quick and enjoyable read.
Originally published in 1986 there are a few changes that would update this story quite easily. The missing microfilm turns into a flash drive, Vietnam becomes Afghanistan, there's either no connection or something happens so there's no cell phone service, and he wears a condom.
This is also a classic story line, a girl gets held hostage somewhere in Central/South America and a super special elite former/current military guy goes in and rescues her.
I liked Jane, she was a great heroine. She tries to be strong, but really there's only so much a girl can deal with when running through a jungle trying to survive. Grant is also great, I think one of my favorite scenes in the book is when he goes to visit his parents. He's just a backwoods country boy at heart who got lost in the dark world of the military.
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