Friday, May 6, 2011

Book review: Trace of Fever by author Lori Foster

Trace of Fever is the second book in the " Men who walk the edge of Honor" series by author Lori Foster.  This series gets introduced with the novella "Ready Set, Jett" in book "The Guy Next door"  Lori Foster did with fellow authors, Victoria Dahl and Susan Donovan. The first full book "When you Dare" came out April 26th and you can find my review for that book here on my blog as well. "Trace of Fever" will be out in bookstores and online May 31st. How about we start with my favorite the back cover blurb shall we?

Caught in the crossfire of vengeance and desire...

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….

The book opens with Trace undercover working for Murray Coburn who is in the human trafficking business. Trace's sister was kidnapped by another human trafficker in "When you Dare" and recovered by his best friend Dare so he's on a mission to rid the world of other traffickers. Right now his sights are set on Murray. Unfortunately for him someone else is after Murray too. Priscilla Patterson has a plan to get Murray. She wants him dead. Years ago her mom was caught by Murray and raped repeatedly by him and his friends. She was the result. Her mom managed to get away but was never the same and Priscilla or Priss as she is called never had a normal childhood. They had to always stay under the radar in case Murray came looking for them. Priscilla's mom is passed away now and so she decides it's time to come after Murray. Murray is a nasty evil man and so is everyone around him so Trace decides he is going to protect Priscilla and try to get her out of the situation all together no matter what Priscilla thinks.

I liked this book. I started reading it in the evening and hated to put it down for bed. Soon as i could i picked it right up to finish it. I loved Trace and Priscilla. Priscilla proves she's just as tough as Trace. She doesn't come to the party so to speak empty handed. She's smart and intuitive and prepared herself with self defense techniques and apparently how to handle a gun before coming after Murray. I have to admit i do not care for the name Priscilla or Priss for that matter but that's just me. You meet Chris Dare's gay male friend in the last book and you get some of him in this one too ( love Chris) but you get to meet Chris's friend Matt who is a hair stylist in this one too. Of course Dare and Molly are in this one and you meet Jackson Savor the hero in the next book. I've really enjoyed the characters so far in this series. Can't wait for the next book "Savor the Danger" that comes out July 2011. For this book you'll have to read and see who eventually gets to kill Murray. I'll tell you this it's now who you expect. I give "Trace of Fever" 4 and 1/2 Modokker Book Pick stars. Your can preorder this book now wherever it's sold in paperback and ebook formats.

You can find Lori Foster in these places. her website where you can find excerpts to all the books i wrote about and other fun stuff
Facebook on Lori's fan page!/lorilfoster and twitter of course.

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