Get it at Amazonfrom our B- review: Do you like action adventure romance? If so, you really should be reading Jill Sorenson if you aren't already. She writes fantastic, hot action romance and does it very well. I loved Aftershock, and while Backwoods isn't the best of her books, it's still a cut above. Though technically part of the series that started with Aftershock, this book can be read on its own. And what is Backwoods, exactly? Well, it's pretty much a lovely romance that takes place on The Camping Trip From Hell. Abby Hammond is definitely not an intrepid outdoor explorer but she decides to tag along on a wilderness camping trip with her daughter Brooke because deep in her heart of hearts, she knows her ex-husband's tendencies. And one of those tendencies is to be a total workaholic who cancels on events, leaving their daughter Brooke stranded. Abby doesn't want Brooke to be out in the wilderness all by herself, so she goes along. Predictably, the ex-husband cancels and Abby and Brooke find themselves on a camping trip with Brooke's stepbrother Leo. Oh, and since the ex-husband and his new wife canceled, the stepbrother's father Nathan is now coming along on the trip as well. This all sounds more confusing than it is; somehow Sorenson manages to make this tangle of people feel like they fit together on the trip. There is action in this story, but the real star of the piece are the characters and their complicated relationships. In one corner, we have Abby, who loves her daughter, was wounded by her ex-husband's unfaithfulness and who isn't exactly looking to date again. In the other corner, we have Nathan Strom, a former baseball star now turned recovering alcoholic who wants to rebuild a relationship with his estranged son. Nathan's not looking for a relationship either, but somehow being the two responsible adults on the outdoor adventure creates some very believable sparks between these two. There are hints of secondary romance between Brooke and Leo that are tantalizing as well. Oh, and then there are the creepy events that gradually start to intensify as the story moves along. The villains don't make any big moves until well into the book, so I don't want to throw out any spoilers, but let's just say wild animals are not the most dangerous thing this camping party will encounter.
Grade: B-Check Review