Everglades by Petie McCarty is a novel set in the Florida Everglades that you won't want to put down because it entwines action, adventure, romance, and nature, blending them together in such a way that you have a unique read. I felt like I was riding on an airboat through the river of grass. The author does a wonderful job with detail and description that pull you right into an adventure with Kayli Heddon, a photo journalist who takes a tour boat journey with Skye Landers, a Seminole Indian guide, or so she thinks. Throw Clay Jameson, a shallow, self-serving, political guy into the mix. He insists over and over that Kayli is his girlfriend, but no matter how many times he says it, he can't convince her. Just when you think this book can't get any better, it does. Just when you think it's winding down, it spirals back up again and has you sitting on the edge of your seat with bated breath. Vivid description, awesome details, a hunk of a tour boat guide, a spitfire of a woman who forgets her ladylike ways with the air hitting her face as she glides through Big Cypress Bend on an airboat. Kayli falls head over heels for Syke, but an unexpected beautiful blonde with a Southern drawl appears. Guns, knives, snakes, drug dealers, a legendary cat and uncle, cousins who bring trouble to the camp that's supposed to be hidden so well in the Everglades that no one can find it, and you've got a read like never before. I love how this novel makes you feel like you're right there in the thick of things with Kayli. Without hesitation, I rate it five stars, and I've found another author I love. This is one ride you don't want to miss.