Before becoming a full-time author, Victoria spent twenty years as an international journalist, fifteen of those years as foreign correspondent for the UK’s Financial Times. During that time, she had fun writing on a wide range of topics, including Brazil’s Yanomami Indians, architecture, space exploration, the human genome, and the growth of the Internet. She even managed to fit in some children’s book reviews. Her most terrifying assignment was preparing lunch for Julia Child, who praised the Brazilian fish stew but refused to touch the blackberry dessert. Victoria lives in Boston with her husband and three daughters. She can be found at http://www.victoriagriffith.com/
My Review: I read about four romances a year, I find I don't need to fill my head with unrealistic expectations (even if it does make for a good escape from the world for a while). :) ANYWAYS... my thoughts on Amazon Burning? Well.. The mystery intrigues. Why was Milton killed, and WHO did it? Was it Souza? Amoeba? Braga? or Fernando? Who had reason to kill him? I very much liked that it had a surprise ending.. it was like HE killed him???? Really??? Shocked. I liked this part of the book.
It was also interesting to read about the Yanomami indians and their culture. To see how people used their culture against them...poisoning them and introducing illnesses to them. Destroying their homes in order to use their land for other purposes. The political undertones throughout the book were also of interest.
But overall... It was a not a read I particularly enjoyed.
The physical attraction between them was too... I'm have to admit to not being sure of the word to use.. stilted? predictable? too fast moving? It was definitely far too detailed for my liking. I liked that the main characters pushed each other to mature into better adults.
It just overall seemed a bit too far fetched and too... let's see how far we can push the thoughts and emotions here on just how bad people can be while adding physical elements I didn't really need to read about.
I would give this one a pass...unless you like steamy romantic scenes.
I received An ebook edition for the purpose of my review.
I reviewed this book on behalf of Astor + Blue.