Saturday, May 28, 2011

ARC Review: Trace of Fever by Lori Foster

Trace of Fever
Author: Lori Foster
Publication: HQN Books (May 31, 2011)

Description: Undercover mercenary Trace Rivers loves the adrenaline rush of a well-planned mission. First he'll earn the trust of corrupt businessman Murray Coburn, then gather the proof he needs to shut down the man's dirty smuggling operation. It's a perfect scheme—until Coburn's long-lost daughter saunters in with her own deadly plan for revenge.

With a smile like an angel and fire in her eyes, Priscilla Patterson isn't who she seems to be. But neither is the gorgeous bodyguard who ignites all her senses. Joining forces to plot Coburn's downfall, Priss and Trace must fight the undeniable heat between them. For one wrong move, one lingering embrace, will expose them to the wrath of a merciless opponent….

My Thoughts: This was the second in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series and was just as wonderful as the first. Trace Rivers was a great character who followed his own path and had his own definition of honor. He was determined to bring down Murray Coburn. He was acting as his bodyguard until he could gather the evidence he needed to bring him down.

Priss was determined to kill Murray. He had attacked her mother and caused her to live in such fear that she warped Priss's childhood. Now that her mother had passed away, Priss was determined to have her revenge. 

Priss was young and inexperienced but very stubborn and determined. Trace had all he could do to keep his cover intact and still manage to protect Priss. Murray is aided by his evil, psychotic girlfriend Helene who is his chemist making the potions to keep the girls quiet and who also wants Trace. She takes an immediate dislike to Priss.

We do get a chance to visit Dare and Molly when Trace takes Priss there to get her out of danger. We also get a chance to meet the hero of the last book in the trilogy when we meet Jackson. Jackson has a thing for Trace's sister and has a very quirky sense of humor. I chuckled with embarrassment when he grabs Priss out of her shower and shoves her out a window to get her out of danger from the evil Helene.

This was an exciting story filled with action and romance. I think anyone who appreciates romantic suspense will really enjoy this one. 

Favorite Quote:
She worked up a few tears, letting them glisten on her long dark lashes. "You're hurting me."

"Not yet," Trace told her, unmoved by the false show of emotion. "But the idea of putting you over my knee gets more tempting by the second."
I got this eARC from NetGalley. You can get it at Amazon as a mass market paperback or for your Kindle. 

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