Wealthy socialite Olivia Barton never imagined her fiancé would disappear on what was supposed to be a routine business trip. She's even more heartbroken and confused when a hired private investigator tracks him half a world away, to a seaside town in Colombia. But the country has recently been ravaged by a massive earthquake and deadly tsunami, shutting down outside communication and making travel all but impossible. Still, Olivia is determined to make it to Colombia to find the answers she so desperately seeks. What she needs is a guide—a mercenary.
The man named Thomas arrives in shadows, an unmistakable air of danger about him, promising to help lead her through the ruined, crime-infested country. But when Thomas and Olivia find themselves fighting an undeniable attraction, danger takes on a whole new meaning. Then again, in the lush jungles of South America, all the rules are different and Thomas and Olivia are about to discover that sometimes the thing you seek, isn't necessarily the thing you find.
Mia Sheridan has written some of the best books I’ve ever read. And others…well, they’ve just missed the mark. With her latest release, Seek, Sheridan takes readers on a bit of a romantic suspense ride. Unfortunately, it was a ride that wasn’t very thrilling or enjoyable to me.
Seek did have some signature Mia touches such as lush and vivid imagery and sizzling sex scenes. Yet, there seemed to be something missing or some kind of disconnect between the suspense and romance. Much of the plot felt manufactured and the pacing was rushed and unbalanced. The emotional connection between Thomas and Olivia felt thinly veiled. Better yet, their physical attraction was overly emphasized which cast a shadow over any kind of heartfelt romance. The twist also was very predictable and even if crafted more carefully would not have been very surprising. I also found Olivia’s emotional turnaround to be quite hasty. Olivia herself was a character that felt very loosely developed.
I’d love to see Seek paced a little slower, the plot a little less cliché and an additional layer of emotional involvement between the protagonists. However, as it is I wouldn’t recommend it.