Book Review: A Perfect Storm by: Lori Foster

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: HQN Books

Publish Date: March 27, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: 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: Overall I enjoyed the book, but I felt I was missing some of the pieces of the story as I had not read any of the previous books in this series. Still, A Perfect Storm is fast-paced, action-packed, and steamy. The heat between Arizona and Spencer was palpable and the plot was intriguing. I'll have to check out the other books in this series!

Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series: When You Dare (1), Trace of Fever (2), Savor the Danger (3), A Perfect Storm (4)

Excerpt: “I had heard.” He also knew the pregnancy was a happy surprise, and in no way had forced their decision to marry. “Does it bother you?”

“Of course not,” she insisted. “But with all that going on, he doesn’t need to be messing with me.”

Dinner out, a small gift, cake and hugs…did she consider that too much fuss? “I think Jackson can handle it.”

“Besides,” she added, speaking over him, “I have a new identity, remember? No going back and especially no celebrating give-away dates like birthdays.”

In an effort to help her, Jackson had covered her background, buried the past for her as much as he could, and for her safety, he’d given her a whole new identity, including a new name. It was a way to start over, to start fresh. 

Author Q&A

1. Who is your favorite literary character?

I have several. Hard to pick just one. I guess currently it’d be Nucking Futz Nix from Kresley Cole’s “Immortals After Dark.” If she doesn’t write that book soon, I’m going to insane! LOL. Love all her work.

2. What inspires you when you’re writing?

Life. Good and bad, happy and sad, dramatic and mundane, life is pretty darned awesome.

3. As a child, what did you want to do when you “grew up?”

This is going to sound awful, especially to any family who might read it, but I wanted to get married and have a family and show the world how it should be done. Never, not in a million years, did I expect to write. I didn’t even like to read.

Well, I met my hubby the 3rd day of my sophomore year of high school. We married when we were 19. We bought our first house within 6 months. Had our first son when we were 22. Years ago, my sis brought me over some romances to read, and I got hooked. Writing has always been something of an afterthought from being a wife, mother, friend, sister, grandma, etc...
I love it, but it doesn’t define me.

4. Do you have any tips for readers who are looking to become published authors?

Write what you love. Don’t share you work with anyone until it’s DONE. Don’t give up.

5. Are you working on anything else at the moment, and if so can you tell us?

I am ALWAYS working on something else! I’m so excited for my new series. Yay! In October, the first book will be out. It’s titled, “Run The Risk,” and involves a police detective and a woman on the run. The second book will be the hero’s partner, the third book will be the heroine’s brother, and the last book (maybe last – who knows if more characters will pop up!) will be the hero’s brother. Names are: Logan, Reese, Rowdy and Dash. Fun, fun! 


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