The First and Last Adventure of Kit Sawyer by S.E. Harmon

Kit Sawyer is not a fearless archaeologist searching for treasure, he leaves that to the rest of his family. But when he discovers the possible map to an ancient Aztec city, and a possessed crown, his next trip is a dangerous one into the Mexican jungle. If Ethan Stone can keep Kit safe that's what he'll do, and he'll use all of his resources and lifelong survival skills to bring Kit home, no deadly jungle or primal Aztec god will stop him.

In the archaeology community, Christopher “Kit” Sawyer’s family is a legacy. And while he may be a historian, not a treasure hunter, he thinks he does a pretty good job of living up to the Sawyer name. He's a book-smart research fanatic and does his best work at his tidy desk. No fedora and whip for him, if you please—a nice cup of coffee and a comfy chair will do. But decoding an ancient relic soon gives him more adventure than he bargained for.

Unwittingly, he unleashes a force he doesn't know how to control. And now he has to reunite the relic with a powerful Aztec God. The trouble with that? Kit doesn’t where to find the Tlaloc’s temple. No one does, in fact. Finding it could be a discovery for the ages. It could also lead to his untimely death. So...yay? But it’s not like he has a choice. So off to the Mexican jungle he goes.

At least he isn’t going alone.

Ethan Stone, former stepbrother and overall pain in the rump, horns in on the expedition. An experienced archaeologist, he's only coming along at their grandfather's request—which annoys Kit to no end. But he knows Ethan is just the right person to get them through the jungle safely. It’s just too bad someone is trying to beat them to the temple. And he’s willing to do anything to get there first.

Ethan thinks Kit is in over his head. Kit is secretly afraid he just may be right. In manners of archaeology...and manners of the heart….

SNik's Review:

Standalone. Adventure with some paranormal. Former step brothers/frenemies to lovers. Slow burn. Single POV. 

Historian Kit Sawyer’s family is famous for their archaeological discoveries and adventures, but Kit has always been more into research than jungle expeditions, until an ancient Aztec relic prompts Kit to undergo a quest of his own in the Mexican jungle. 

Ethan has been a part of Kit’s life for years, he is the daring protege of both Kit’s father and grandfather, and even though there have been years of conflict between them, Ethan is definitely the supportive and knowledgeable companion Kit needs to make his venture a success. 

There is quite a bit of shared background between Kit and Ethan, the attraction, the jealousy, the anger all mesh together into a complicated relationship that could possibly become more if they take the risk. 

Meanwhile, their trip is full of danger, bad guys, and a greedy Aztec god which brings plenty of action, tense situations, and allows the trust and deeper feelings between Kit and Ethan to blossom. Kit is relatable in his struggle with self worth and his hard earned self confidence, and Ethan has always held Kit in high regard and loved him. 

The First and Last Adventure of Kit Sawyer was fast paced and entertaining with main characters that deserve to find their treasure and an HEA.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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