The Alpha Match by Leigh Archer *Review and Giveaway
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The Alpha Match
by Leigh Archer
English conservationist, Caro Hannah, and South African, Ben Duval, must work together on a project to introduce endangered African wild dogs to a reserve, four years after their love affair ended. The challenges of their profession pale into insignificance beside the personal obstacles they must overcome in order to either bring closure to the events of four years before, or reignite a passion hot enough to set the African bushveld on fire.
Ben tried to ignore the twinge of anger caused by Caro’s rather pointed departure. Although her rejection wasn’t unexpected, it still felt like a slap in the face. And it was the second time in the course of half an hour that he had lost his head over this woman. The first touch of his arm against her breast had been accidental; he’d been concentrating on answering Sophie’s questions. But after a second or two, it had been very deliberate.
The feel of that soft mound against his upper arm had burned into him with an intensity that made it hard to speak to Sophie as if nothing was happening. As if he wasn’t losing his mind. Trying hard to think of all the reasons a sane man would never, under any circumstances, drag a woman from a hide and rip off her clothes the first private place he came to, just so he could give in to the mind-shattering pleasure of pressing his naked flesh to hers. Feel himself slide against her, slippery with sweat and that primal desire he had never felt with any other woman.
He had looked for release, many months after she had left, with beautiful women, but every encounter had remained on the surface no matter how hard he’d tried to dive to a deeper level. Eventually, it had terrified him that he would never feel again what he had so easily felt with Caro, so he had stop thinking about it, banished that expectation, but now…
An interesting romp through the African wilderness. Two conservationists are working through their past in order to save wild dogs. Can they manage to be civil?
The characters are well written, their reactions are honest and believable, and the interaction with the animals is interesting and captivating.
Light fare, some heavy petting and hot steaminess, but overall a great read!
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Leigh writes romance novels set in her native South Africa. She has always had a love affair with Africa’s wild open spaces, the intensity of its people and sunsets. Her love of storytelling began as a child when she spent every spare moment playing barefoot in golden grass, watching meerkats, learning to track spoor and dreaming up heroes and heroines dynamic enough to stand out in all the beauty and drama of the African landscape.
Always in search of adventure, Leigh’s journey as a writer has taken her from journalist to communications specialist, all the way to novelist.
Leigh Archer will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn host.