Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Book Review: A Passion So Wild by Louise Rose-Innes

Former socialite, Lexi, adores her new, fulfilling life as a gorilla vet in the Congolese jungle. Even the surrounding political volatility can't dim her contentment - until she meets the sanctuary's enigmatic benefactor, Sir Anthony. He's wealthy and arrogant, appearing more concerned with his company's image than the welfare of the sanctuary he's endowed. He symbolizes the empty, pampered life she left behind - so why is she falling for him? When rebels attack the sanctuary, Sir Anthony is the only man who can keep her safe - yet he's also the biggest threat her heart has ever faced.
A fast-paced, romantic suspense novel from Amazon Bestselling Author, Louise Rose-Innes.
Louise writes contemporary romance and romantic suspense novels. Visit her author page on Amazon - amazon.com/author/louiseroseinnes

Thank you to the author for a copy in exchange for an honest review.

A Passion So Wild is a sweet story set in the dangerous jungle. Lexi left her privileged life in New York behind to care for injured gorillas. The descriptions of life in the jungle are vivid, from the colours and smells to the sounds - I could almost hear the monkeys and birds calling to each other.

It was different to what I usually read - I prefer stories with more dialogue, which can tell me more about a character, so with this one I'm afraid I didn't feel quite as involved with the characters. Although saying that, the story was told from either Lexi or Tony's point of view, so we could see what they were thinking. I think perhaps I talk too much myself!

The jungle is a dangerous place as there is the constant threat of violence from the rebels. The story is full of suspense, and my heart was beating faster when the clinic came under direct attack. 

I was surprised later on when the romance developed - the temperature soared - I had thought up to that point that it was one of those sweet innocent stories about true love, so I was a little shocked - in a GOOD way! - when the sex was as steamy as the jungle!

It took a little with for me to really get into the story, but then it develops with lots of action and has obviously been well researched. I want a baby gorilla!

You can buy A Passion So Wild here (other retailers are available!).


  1. Thanks for the review Vicki. I hope you weren't too surprised by the sudden increase in temperature! :)

    1. You're welcome! No, my blood pressure came down eventually ;)