Review: Wild Encounter by Nikki Logan

Wild Encounter
By: Nikki Logan
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Published: Sept. 9, 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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A wildlife release mission in Africa turns deadly when the convoy is hijacked by smugglers, and veterinarian Clare Delaney is taken hostage. Terrified for her life and her animals, the intrepid Clare establishes a rapport with the man she believes is the criminals’ leader, and reluctantly finds herself under his protection…and falling hard for the enigmatic man.

Alpha-to-the-max Simon deVries sees right through his sexy captive’s attempt to seduce her way to freedom. So when their simmering attraction flares into true passion, it takes them both by surprise. Now he’s torn between completing his secret mission and letting her escape without telling her his true identity. He knows if he lets her go, he will be risking his career, his life…and his heart.


I’m not usually a fan of book trailers. I always find them cheesy and awkward but this trailer is pretty awesome! There is no bad voice overs or acting. It gets the message across and I love the ending “And what if you developed a stinking great case of the stockholms?”

Based off the synopsis, I thought that the story was solely going to revolve around Clare being held captive in Africa but that’s only half of the story. Yes a good portion of the story is when Clare is being held captive by “Alpha” and his degenerates but the story continues after she escapes. So not only does she fight her confused feelings while being held against her will but after she escapes, she’s still confused about her feelings towards the man who tried to protect her while in Africa. I thought the blending of the two time frames was really well done and added a lot more depth to the story.

Clare is a really strong willed person who would do anything for her dogs. When their convoy gets intercepted by Alpha and his team, she immediately takes offense in the back of the transport vehicle and is ready to take on anyone who comes at her and her dogs. Not to mention throughout the entire time that she is help captive she verbally battles against Alpha every chance she gets. She wasn’t a kick-ass character but she didn’t roll over and take it either.

Now maybe I’m just strange but I liked Alpha from the beginning. It probably didn’t hurt that we got his point of view as things were unfolding. There was just something about him that I just couldn’t hate and I don’t know what it was. He was subtle in the way he tried to protect her from the others but he wasn’t babying her either. However, those few times where one of the others would get close enough to Clare to harm her, Alpha was right there in their face. Like I said, there was just something about the guy.

This story is full of suspense and sexual tension that not even a machete could cut through it. It held me entranced from the beginning and wouldn’t let go until the last page. I liked that the author didn’t just stick with one story line but transitioned into three separate time frames in the story. I’m not a huge romantic suspense person but I loved this story and I look forward to reading more from Nikki.

“This was a man who pledged to keep her alive, who had touched her and kissed her and loved her like no man had done before. A man who had lain on the dirty floor of an abandoned farmhouse, drugged to the eyeballs, but still managed to croak two words at her as she flew out the door to freedom. ‘Good girl.’



Nikki Logan lives amongst a string of wetlands in Western Australia with her long-suffering partner and a menagerie of furred, feathered and scaly mates.
She studied film and theatre at university, and worked for years in advertising and film distribution before finally settling down in the wildlife industry. Her romance with nature goes way back, and she considers her life charmed, given that she works with wildlife by day and writes fiction by night–the perfect way to combine her two loves.

For more information about Nikki, check out her website.
You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.



4 Thoughts on “Review: Wild Encounter by Nikki Logan

  1. I would like to thank you so much for a fantastic book giveaway, that i would love to have the oportunity of reading. Thank you for such an interesting and insightful review, that was very enjoyable to read. x

  2. Andrew of Dunedin on 1 November, 2012 at 1:05 am said:

    Cool … working with animals and writing in her spare time!! (I work on a computer and spend my spare time working with animals – still trying to figure out where / how to fit the “writing” part in.)

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