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Marked in Mexico [Kindle Edition]

Kim McMahill
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Book Description

An idyllic Caribbean vacation turns deadly when hostages are taken at one of Mexico’s most popular Mayan ruins. The kidnappers believe the abduction will be a simple way to negotiate the release of a colleague from a Texas prison, but the stakes become much higher when they realize one of their hostages is the daughter of a powerful U.S. Senator and another, an ex-Army Ranger who has no intention of playing by the rules.

After a daring escape the Senator’s daughter, Jessica, and the ex-Ranger, Jack, must endure a terrifying manhunt and a desperate fight for survival. While trying to stay alive in the unforgiving jungle they forge a bond that will last a lifetime and find love neither wanted, but were unable to avoid.

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About the Author

Working for the National Park Service has given Kim and her husband the opportunity to work and live in Grand Teton, Hawaii Volcanoes, Guadalupe Mountains, Carlsbad Caverns, and Wind Cave national parks, and on the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi. Residing amid some of America’s most stunning landscapes and extensive travels to remote parts of the world have provided inspiration for many of her stories and articles. Marked in Mexico is Kim’s fifth book. She has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography from the University of Wyoming, and currently resides along the unpredictable banks of the Missouri River.  Read more about Kim at or read her blog at

Product Details

  • File Size: 381 KB
  • Print Length: 214 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 061563172X
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Prism Book Group (January 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WBA2EU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #511,831 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Marked in Mexico October 26, 2012
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This is the first book I've read from this author, and I have to say I really enjoyed the story for the most part. The plot was suspenseful and full of adventure. I thought the characters were well developed and the author really pulls at your emotions throughout the story. The budding romance between Jack and Jessica was frustratingly luke warm and a little disappointing but I thought this was a romance novel, so therefore that was my mistake. The story is really about escape, survival, and building friendships.

The only reason I'm giving this a 3-star rating is the author has a habit of switching point of view between characters at almost every other paragraph.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Good Action/Suspense Romance October 29, 2012
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Kim McMahill has created a very good action adventure with a (very) little romance at the end. If you want a lot of steamy sex, this may not be the book for you, but for those who like a cleaner romance, it is perfect. For those who just like action/adventure, it also fills the bill. The action is non-stop and realistic and keeps you jumping up until the very end.

It shows good character development on the main characters; the secondaries a little less so, and a few loose ends were wrapped up and resolved real fast. I suppose I'm a blood thirsty sort but I like to see a father who allowed his daughter to be abused, or a political father who was too busy making political hay out of his daughter's situation to be there for her rescue to have a few uncomfortable moments explaining/justifying it. There were a very few typos and editing issues, but the book is much better than most new offerings.

This was a very enjoyable book and I look forward to reading more from this author.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book!! January 22, 2013
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I usually have trouble finding books that do not bore me to death. That was not a problem with this one. The action begins early in the book and kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time. I bought this in the romance section, however, there is very little romance in it. During their life-or-death adventure, together the hero and heroine do come to terms with past and present relationships. They also deal with their emotional struggles about how different their worlds are and whether it could work between them. There is a third person on the run with the H&H that became endearing to me. I found myself rooting for her survival as much as the H&H. Read it. You will not be disappointed.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars None October 4, 2012
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I loved this book. It had me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end. Once I started reading I couldn't put it down. I fell in love with the characters and felt I was experiencing their adventure with them. The author did a great job with description.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AWESOME March 11, 2013
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This was a great book. It kept you turning the pages. The characters were well thought out. They came to life off the pages. You could feel the fight and struggles they had to endure. This book touch so many emotions: angry, laughing, crying, caring, loving and many more. Will check out other books by this
author. Great job Mrs. McMahill.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad I read it November 16, 2012
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I was worried at first that this might just be another book about boobs and sex. Even the first chapter had me a little worried I was going to be right. I was thrilled to find out it wasn't! There was actually depth to this book. A great story line with wonderful characters. But not cheesy like some 'cleaner' books can be. This was a good balance of a nice clean story. I wish I could find more books like it.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I just finished this one and must say I enjoyed it very much. Although there were a number of editing omissions and errors and the book was perhaps 20% too long, it was an interesting and exciting read. The author did a good job of building her characters, and the situations she put them in compelled you to keep reading to find out what was going to happen. Although this book had a romantic aspect to it, it was very low key and in the background for most of the story. There was nothing which really caught me off guard or surprised me and, as such, no real WOW moments--but all in all it was a good, quick read.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book!! May 3, 2012
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This is an awesome read that is appealing to both men and women. Couldn't put it down!! Great action from the start to keep my interest.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Story, Worth Reading
This was an excellent, suspenseful story. The characters were developed well, their relationships with each other was believable and the ending was done without being trite. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Bea
5.0 out of 5 stars What A Adventure
First time read of this author and how happy I am to have selected this book. Full of action practically from the beginning. I loved the characters and how well developed they are. Read more
Published 2 months ago by F. Breece
5.0 out of 5 stars You gotta read this book
A fascinating action adventure story you will not want to put down till you find out it ends. Very well written with believable characters and situations.
Published 3 months ago by Stuart F. Stowers
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I liked the characters in this book and the suspense kept you turning the pages.
Published 8 months ago by Judy Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't be marking in pages in Marked in Mexico because you won't...
This is a heart-gripping novel of three young people running for their lives in the deepest tropics of Mexico. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Julie C
5.0 out of 5 stars An epic adventure
This book, Marked in Mexico, is an awesome read. I absolutely loved the story. The whole story was full of action, suspense and even a budding romance. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Denise Gardner
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Adventure Love Story
The story line started slow and I thought I would not finish the book, but then everything quickly came together. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Charlie
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but a little slow
This is a good suspense story, although a little light on the romance. Not really sure it qualifies as a romance. It was okay, but a little slow and unsatisfying.
Published 23 months ago by Louisiana Librarian
5.0 out of 5 stars Mexico
Loved this book. I think I read it in two days would definitely recommend this book to anyone. Just read it
Published 24 months ago by Laurie Plunkett
4.0 out of 5 stars Marked in Mexico hit the mark!
If you like romance, but need plenty of action to go along with it, then this book is a good choice. Action, adventure, suspense....and romance. It has it all. Read more
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More About the Author

Kim McMahill started out writing non-fiction, but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival against the odds, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense and adventure fiction. To learn more, visit her website at or follow her at or on twitter at

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