Despite warnings of annoying mosquitos and beastly spiders, Becca Glover couldn’t be more excited about her expedition to Costa Rica. Rooming with Matt Ritter, however, is an inconvenience she doesn’t see coming. He wields a machete, shaves with a knife and needs to wear a decent amount of clothes to cover the muscles she can’t stop staring at.
Hired to lead a group of scientists through the jungle, Matt is convinced the fiery redhead is intent on making his job harder than it needs to be. Rebecca doesn’t listen and seems to invite danger at every turn. Her attitude is as much of a distraction as her curves and emerald green eyes. Now if he could only pay as much attention to his job as he does to her, their one-month adventure would fly by without a hitch.
Hot temperatures, wild animals and a shared tree house are just the beginning of Becca and Matt’s obstacles. The real challenge lies in surviving each other.
Wild Games was a short read, but enjoyable. Becca and Matt get off on the wrong foot together, and spend the first half or so of their time in Costa Rica sniping at each other. Both feel an attraction toward the other–Matt keeps walking around the treehouse hut the two are sharing for the duration only half clothed, which distracts Becca to no end; she inadvertently gave Matt an eyeful at the outdoor shower one afternoon–but they’re determined to ignore the pull.
Until they can’t ignore it anymore…
But one night together doesn’t seem to change too much–the two appear bound and determined to misconstrue and misunderstand each other at every opportunity–and even when a second night happens a throwaway comment from Becca pretty much guarantees the two are going to spend the rest of the research trip at odds. Can their relationship be saved?
There were several cute moments, and some pretty amusing ones as well, which combined to balance out the frustration that came from knowing Matt and Becca could have resolved a lot of relationship angst by sitting down and talking to one another. They had some real chemistry together and it all ended in a sweet HEA, which together placed this book firmly in the plus column.
Rating: 3 1/2 stars / B-
I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.