Thursday, April 28, 2011

Hush by Cherry Adair

HushFrom Goodreads:
National bestselling author Cherry Adair introduces an edgy, sexy new suspense series with this exhilarating international tale of hide and seek. 
A reckless adventure in a deadly paradise.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. 
A one-night stand that will change his life forever.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. 
An unexpected diversion with lethal consequences.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.
Hm... let's see... hot brothers, hot smex, lots of adventure, plenty of bad guys and a mystery all in one book? Yep, that is Hush. However, I won't Hush and tell you I enjoyed this adventure. I will also tell you that for 1/2 the book I really hated the hero (anti-hero?) of this book, Zak. He was arrogant, mean, and well... a complete a~, uh, jerk. I just didn't think I would end up liking Zak and I thought Acadia was insane for being as nice to him as she was in this book. Okay, I did get that he was probably her best way out of the lush jungle and away from the gorilla kidnappers, but I was still hoping that she would literally kick his ass at least once or twice. 

Oh, and I should say a word or two about Acadia Gray. While at the beginning we might question her good sense, no one should by the end of the book. She never saw herself as adventurous, only boring. Small town girl working in a safe job. However, when impossible odds come her way, she proves not only that she is capable, but strong and a true heroine. She bravely withstood that which would have sunk other people quite easily. So, of course, I liked Acadia, and didn't want her to end up with Zak. 

Okay, this is a romance, so Zak slowly and painfully starts to wake up to his true life. He realizes the true pain he caused in his own life and FINALLY stops taking it out on Acadia. Yep, I started to like the boy. And with all good romances, the boy grows up to be a man in the end. 

This story is book 1 in the Lodestone trilogy (yes, I've been reading book 1 again.. I didn't pull a Melissa. *stares at Stephanie*). This book lays the groundwork for the other 2 books so I'm glad I finally liked Zak. ;) It was just published so go out and get a copy. That way you'll be prepared for the next book. :)

I was given this book by the publisher and no compensation for my review was given.

Oh, and here is the book told in pictures... 


  1. Romance is not my genre but your review would persuade an angel to read a book written by Lucifer. ;P Well-done!

  2. So you DID end up liking him then??? Because he is oh so yummy on the cover... It'd be a shame to think he ended up being a pr*ck!


  3. I will have to look into this series: hot brothers (YUM), hot smex (YUMMIER), and lots of adventure (YEAH)!

    Sometimes the more arrogant they are, the harder they fall :)

  4. I don't read much of romance novels, but your description does sound tempting! ;)

  5. I was pretty much sold after "hot brothers and hot smex". Apparently I'm an easy sell;) I actually really like when I start out not a big fan of the hero and then he wears me down, so I think Zak and I will be a good fit. Love the sound of Acadia too! Fabulous review Melissa:)

  6. Did you say hot brothers??? Possibilities of entanglements in the jungle are running through my mind...

  7. Great review! I thought of it more as an action novel with the added romance myself- so for those not into romance, it isn't all mushy ;)

  8. Lol, why did I read what Stephanie said ;) Now my mind went places too

  9. Mel! I'm so jelly of your honey comb background!!! LOVE IT! Can't stop staring.

    hahahaha.. "Didn't pull a Melissa." I like that.

    And you had me sold on this series with hot brothers, hot smex! Glad to hear Zak was able to change your mind.

  10. @anachronist... *cough* Uh... huh... still in trouble! ;)

    @Bookish... Yep, but he was a pr*ck for 1/2 the book! lol

    @Felicia... true, but only in fiction. ;)

    @Misha...It's not squeeky mushy princess-y! You might enjoy it. :)

    @Jenny... Hee hee... me too! I think you'll like this one.

    @Stephanie... Damn... write that book! Me want to read it! ;D

    @Lorri... TRUE! Great description!

    @Blodeuedd... I know... me too! lol

    @Missie... goto they have it there. I had to change it sooner than I ment to b/c someone hacked the other site I used.

  11. Looks like som hot fun! And again... What are we going to do with you. ;) Oh well, at least you still enjoy the books in any way. :)
    Thank you!

  12. I really enjoyed all of the action in this book and couldn't put it down at times. Great review!


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