"Cria is a tale riddled with vivid encounters as well as a world formed in such crisp description that Amazon heat beads on your skin." ~ Virginia, Coffee Time Romance
"Ms. Rock has her own unique way to put a spin on this that will have the reader rooting for the heroine." ~Dee, The Romance Studio
"Suzanne Rock is one author that does a great job of steaming up pages without a forced feeling." ~ Von, Dark Diva Reviews
"Ms Rock has a flair for balancing the explicit sex scenes with the conflict the characters must face, and I was rooting for the couple all the way." ~Finn, Got Romance Reviews
"The writing was so vivid that I felt that I was right there with Aleta and Luiz in both their feelings of betrayal and misunderstandings. The chemistry between them is palpable. " ~ Eaim, Night Owl Romance
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Deep in the heart of the Amazon Jungle, an ancient breeding race begins…
Ever since she was jilted by her lover, Aleta had been subjected to humiliation by her Jaguarundi tribe. Not anymore. She is determined to emerge from her final Cria unmated, and finally be free of tribal traditions and her overbearing father. Aleta has plans -- bigger plans than her father’s desire to see her marked by some oafish warrior in an outdated breeding competition. After the Cria she’ll move to the city and start fresh, leaving her clan -- and her broken heart -- behind.
Unfortunately, the past is unwilling to let her go.
Forced to abandon Aleta when he went into exile, Luiz knows that this Cria will be his last chance to reclaim what is rightfully his. When a surprise encounter doesn’t go exactly as planned, he realizes it will take more than a little seduction for Aleta to forgive the sins of the past. The race is on, and the battle of wills has begun. Everyone knows that in the Cria anything can happen, and with the stakes this high, all bets are off.
A lifetime New Englander, Suzanne married her college sweetheart and has been with him for over twenty years. Every summer she drags her husband and two daughters to Maine on a quest for the perfect lobster dinner. Every fall she can be found down in Foxboro, Massachusetts cheering on her favorite football team. In between those trips, she’s a chauffer, a maid, a chef, an event planner, a hairdresser, a wardrobe stylist, a tutor and a sometimes masseuse. To keep her sanity, she often drinks copious amounts of coffee and stares at the blank screen of her laptop, dreaming of great adventures. Sometimes she even writes them down for others to enjoy.