Thursday, July 14, 2011

Trace of Fever by Lori Foster

Title:  Trace of Fever
Author: Lori Foster
My Rating: D+

Genre: Contemporary Suspense
Series: Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor #2
Main Characters: Trace & Priss
Release Date: May 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Links to Purchase:
Amazon- $7.99
Borders- $4.79
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
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 Review:
Okay, this book--what to say about it?!?

I liked Trace.
I loved Jackson.
I loved Matt and his added humor to the story.
I loved getting to see Molly, Dare, and Chris from book #1, When You Dare.

But the entire Priss story line...I could rant forever here about this, but these are my questions:
*Mom was terrified of men because of 2 weeks of repeated rapes, so she opens a porn shop??
*"Dad" did despicable thing to mom so no thought that he might do despicable things to daughter? hello, human trafficker!
*Priss was trained like a pro in 3-6 months??
*Priss has basically been held hostage her entire life by her mother, but she is still aggressive and assertive??
*kill "dad" then what, just walk out and expect everyone will thank her??
*listen to Trace, you idiot! (75 pages left in the book and if I hadn't been trapped in a car with nothing else to do, I would have simply thrown the book away.)

Everything about this girl was just wrong and I could not get past that enough to enjoy the other aspects of this book. 

I am so hoping that Jackson and Alani's book goes better. I have high hopes for it because Lori Foster writes great books. This one just got skewed in the basics of the story line and I couldn't suspend disbelief that much.


Paperback Daydreamer (Deanna) said...

Wow, B+ to a D+...I hope the third book is better for you then a D+! The only experience I have of Lori Foster's writing was an anthology. The story was good but I was very pissed at the end when it left it where it was just marketing for her other books. I'm more of a person who will read a short story or novella and if I REALLY like the writing then I will continue reading other things by the author...that blantant marketing made me angry. Of course between you saying you love her work and Ally saying she's one of her most favorite authors I should probably try something else by her...just not this one. :-P

Felicia the Geeky Blogger said...

Priss didn't bug me as much as she did you but this was my least favorite book in the series.

Jackson's is my favorite but characters introduced in there are in the next one and I CAN'T WAIT!