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Thursday, 17 May 2012

REVIEW: A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster


A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster

Series:  Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor,#4

Publication Date:March 27th 2012
Publisher:HQN Books
Mass Market Paperback, 442 pages




He never saw her coming...

Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring—and continue avenging his own tragic past—the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him.

Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan—and their chemistry—shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero...

Review first published at Book Lovers Inc

A Perfect Storm was a really pleasant surprise for me! You see, I had in mind to read something by Lori Foster, so when I was given the opportunity to participate in the Blog Tour for her newest release, I jumped right on to it!

A Perfect Storm is the 4th book in The Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series and although I haven't read the previous 3 books in the series, let me tell you, there wasn't a problem whatsoever to follow the story of Spencer and Arizona! Surely, at first I kind of felt that I was missing some crucial parts of their history but soon enough everything was cleared and I was able to really enjoy their story. I'm pretty certain, that having not read at least the third book in the series, where both heroes make their first appearance made me somehow miss a little bit of the dynamic of their relationship, but in overall, I didn't meet any problems with connecting to the heroes and following their adventures. So, if there's anyone out there who hasn't read the previous books and wants to start right from this one, go ahead! Lori Foster writes in such a way, that you won't encounter any problems whatsoever!

My favorite part of this book, was the way Foster portrayed her two main heroes and developed them as characters. Both Spencer and Arizona are really great characters (I have a rather soft spot for Arizona I'm afraid!), you could understand they had past, their past really influenced and defined them in the present, but both of them, just try to make the best they can, even through very traumatic experiences.
Arizona is... amazing! I have a soft spot for emotionally traumatized heroes and Arizona is the best character I have ever read, who survived such cruelty. She isn't self pitying and she doesn't expect people to pity her. She just does everything she can in order to save people who share the same fate as hers. She is strong, independent,fearless and so very honest that I couldn't help but love her! Her toughness isn't just an act or a defense mechanism. All her past experiences have really toughened her and defined who she is. A survivor! The way she acts, almost childish in some cases, is plainly adorable. She's so ignorant in matters of relationships but so eager to learn everything, and I just adored her!

Spencer on the other hand is an alpha male. Someone who is scared by his wife's death and I also loved pretty much everything about him as well. The way he protects Arizona, the way he seems to understand her and finally the way he worked around Arizona's defenses and made her overcome some of her fears.
The plot, was heavier on the romance department rather than the action department, and that was the only thing I wasn't thrilled about in A Perfect Storm. Somehow, I expected a little more action, but the action scenes were only a couple and not really extended. But despite my need for more action, the book was really easy to read, and the writing style just flowed.

All in all, Perfect Storm is a really good, Romantic Suspense title, that no fan of the genre should miss reading!



1 comment:

  1. Great review! I like the sound of this, adding it to my tbr pile on Goodreads :-)

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