Busy building a new career with his catamaran company, former SEAL Jack Girard had all but forgotten about his grandfather’s quest to find the golden Mayan goddess statues until his brother’s beautiful widow, Jillian, and adorable daughter, Addison, arrive in Cancun with the research. His need to complete the family mission is almost as strong as his desire for Jillian.
Between raising her daughter alone and finishing her doctorate in Mayan anthropology, Jillian doesn’t have time for a man in her life, although, after mourning for two years, she’s ready for one in her bed.
An underwater Virgin Mary statue and centuries-old manuscripts lead the two of them through the Mayan Riviera and directly into danger.
During steamy Caribbean nights together, will they develop the ability to move on and discover the real treasure is family?
I don’t know what I was expecting when I began this book, but I was stunned. It was fantastic! The story centers on Jack, a former Navy seal, who runs a tourist boating business in Cancun, and Jillian, an anthropologist who is also his brother’s widow, as they search for hidden Mayan treasure. Intertwined with actual facts, this was a fascinating story from beginning to end.
Kalyn’s inclusion of two-year old Addison, Jillian’s daughter and Jack’s niece was expertly done. It would have been so easy to write about a baby, and forget to include the toddler in key scenes, but Kalyn managed to blend believable action for all of the characters.
This was not only an exciting book, but also a heartwarming tale of two people who begin an enchanting romance, while also being able to grieve over the shared loss of someone they both loved. I am truly in love with this book and I am now a huge fan of Kalyn Cooper. I give this book 5 stars!!
About the Author
Twenty-two years as a military wife has shown KaLyn the world, and thirty years in PR taught her that fact can be stranger than fiction. She leaves it up to the reader to separate truth from imagination.
She, her husband, and bird dog live in Eastern Tennessee on a micro-plantation filled with gardens, cattle, and quail. When she’s not writing, she’s at the shooting range or paddling on the river.