Wednesday, March 28, 2012

A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster

Title:  A Perfect Storm
Author: Lori Foster
My Rating: A-

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #4
Main Characters: Arizona and Spencer
Release Date: March 2012
ISBN: 978-0373776566

Publisher: Harlequin
Links to Purchase:

Sexual Intensity: hot

I received a copy of this book from the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review.

Story Overview:
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….

My Review:

The driving force behind this novel...Arizona Storm. This chick is tough. This chick is smart. This chick is resourceful. This chick will absolutely and completely break your heart, but OMG, Spencer was so perfect in how he handled her.

Arizona was a victim for human trafficking for months before they then tried to kill her. This happened to her as a teenager and she has been chasing human traffickers ever since, putting herself out there as bait. She's only 21 years old, but has been through so much during her very short life. She's incredibly scarred mentally and hides it behind this tough, bristly facade. She doesn't know how to be affectionate or accept affection from a man or any of her friends. It is absolutely heartbreaking, especially since she just accepts that's the way she will be for the rest of her life. Spencer plans otherwise.

Spencer is incredible. OMG! Arizona is so wounded and scarred and he knows that he can help her overcome her fears. The fact that she's incredibly sexy is no hardship either. I just loved how he handled her. At 6'5" tall, he has got to be an incredibly intimidating guy, but he always handles Arizona with such care and cherish. It made me mushy just reading the incredible scenes between the two of them. There is a 12 year age difference between the two of them that I thought I would have problems with as a reader, but his experience is key to helping her overcome. And the fact is that she's had such horrible life-experiences, she is way older in maturity than her physical age shows. Their story was really beautiful.

With this being the fourth book in this series, I was THRILLED that we got to see everyone from all the other book. Everyone showed up in this story and they weren't just brief appearances either. It was fabulous to see everyone again, especially Chris. I loved his scenes with Arizona and the way that he understood her needs before anyone else really got what she needed from them. Overall, I think that this has been my favorite book in the series so far!


Julie said...

I have the first few books in the series waiting for me to read and this one sounds really good. Great review Christi! :)

Mariana Pereira Bezerra said...

I loved your review and is perfect because now I can't wait to pick this books. Already have them all including this from netGalley.

And the cover is *swoon* worth it.

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

I finished this yesterday! I loved it too and I want Spencer!