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by Lori Foster

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….
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ISBN: 037377656X
ISBN13: 978-0373776566
Category: Romance
Subcategory: Contemporary
Author: Lori Foster
Language: English
Publisher: HQN; Original edition (March 27, 2012)
ePUB size: 1730 kb
FB2 size: 1247 kb
Rating: 4.6
Votes: 269
Other Formats: lrf doc azw mbr

This series is about a group of men who do mercenary work to save others--sometimes outside of the law--but often with the backing of law enforcement and politicians. But when the subject of human trafficking hits close to home, much of their attention shifts to taking out the ones responsible.

Four books and one novella with each story building on the relationships from the prior one. I feel the author's strongest trait is the personalities of her characters and what she can make the reader feel. You'll want to read the next book because of the characters. All of the men and women are drop dead gorgeous, which is somewhat of a sore point with me. And in each book you've got the angst of both with the couple not knowing the feelings of the other until the very end. In that the books are formulaic.

The sex is well written, although in the last two books, there's a lot more of it. Unfortunately, the author leaves it out of the novella, and that's a story many were waiting for.

When You Dare - When Trace's sister Alina is abducted by human traffickers, Dare goes into Mexico to rescue his best friend's sister, also finding something he didn't expect. Another woman, Molly, is being held captive--starved, beaten and tortured--yet for a different reason than the other women he frees. They've got to figure out who is behind it, and why. Molly is interesting in that she's a romance author and we get to see a different aspect of the business. Her family is something else. You'll love Dare's living situation.

Trace of Fever - Trace is working undercover as a bodyguard to get enough information to bring down a human trafficking operation. When Priscilla (Priss) Patterson shows up claiming to be the head bad guy's daughter, he does his best to keep her safe. She's got her own agenda and reasons to kill this guy and keeps getting in Trace's way.

Savor The Danger - Jackson has been interested in Alina, Trace's sister, since first meeting her. But she's innocent and still recovering from her abduction. So he's rather surprised to wake up with her naked in his bed, with a smile and sated look on her face, and he can't remember a thing. He'd been drugged. Both of their lives are in danger and it takes awhile to figure out just which of them are being targeted. Humor comes from Trace being overprotective of his sister and knowing what she and Jackson are doing.

A Perfect Storm - Arizona is a woman Jackson had rescued years ago and still feels very protective of, seeing her now as a little sister. She's actually a vigilante who has worked on her own to bring down human traffickers, having been a victim herself. She's both very capable and vulnerable. On her twenty-first birthday, she breaks into Spencer's home, wanting him to see her as an adult, and asking him, a bounty hunter, to be her back-up when she sets herself up as bait in a bar. He believes she's too young for him, but wants to both protect her as well as help her with some of her hang ups.

What Chris Wants - Novella based on the heart and soul of the entire enterprise operation. Dare's best friend who not only keeps the household running, but manages and handles all details of the enterprise, making arrangements and doing research. A lovable character, he's gay, and while liking Matt, doesn't believe he can have a relationship because his actual job and what the guys do is so secretive. This one doesn't contain any explicit sex.
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I enjoy reading Lori Foster's books. This one has strong, competent male and female characters. Recently I have been trying books by authors unfamiliar to me, hoping to increase my library of enjoyable reading material. I'd been having a run of bad luck with that endeavor. I decided to return to LF's books because Lori is one of my favorite authors. This book didn't disappoint me. The hero and heroine were both Alphas--yet they both had their tender sides. The book has action and romance. The supporting characters were also strong and caring. This is really my kind of book! I think I will read another LF book before resuming my search for other authors whose books I might like. I give this book a 5-star rating and a strong recommendation to those readers who like the elements I have described in this review.
As with all her books, this book contains sex scenes and coarse language but no proof-reading errors that I noticed and no cliffhangers. This series does focus on human traffickers and if sexual abuse is a trigger, I suggest avoiding this series altogether.
That said, I do enjoy Foster's books and this was no exception. SPOILERS! Arizona, the h, does have issues from being held by the traffickers and another reviewer mentioned that it seemed to her that the 'therapy' recommended in the book, is sex. I have to disagree with that. The 'therapy' started with years of revenge and doing her best to rid the world of traffickers whenever she can. In other words, she took back control and seducing the H was part of that. She doesn't come off as a brat to me. Anyway, that's my take on it. I enjoy Lori Foster books because the dialogue puts a smile on my face. Simple :)
A Perfect Storm begins when Arizona breaks into Spencer's house to talk to him. She doesn't understand what she feels around him, she just knows that its different. And she feels like she can trust him. So while there she decides to tell him she needs help trying to bust some human traffickers. Little did she know that Trace, Jackson, and Dare have already been checking out the place. Arizona just beat them to the punch. Now Spencer has to let the rest of them know what trouble Arizona has gotten into and try to keep her safe. That is a lot easier said than done when Arizona doesn't want to be kept. These two have tons of fights, lots of sexual chemistry, and a beautiful romance and partnership develop between them as the book goes on.

I loved this book. It was the best in the series in my opinion. I loved Arizona. I feel for what she went through, but I admire her courage to stand up against the people who would hurt her. She's an awesome woman. And Spencer.. Well he's a hot alpha male, but sometimes I wanted to smack him. Seriously, he needed to get the lead out or he would have screwed it up with Arizona. But in the end he finally "manned up." And it was seriously awesome. But now I'm sad that it's over. I do however want to see more of Arizona and Spencer... So hopefully that will happen sometime! Over all the book was amazing. The writing was awesome, and all of the characters were fun. Not only that I loved getting to see Arizona's hang ups and how she tried to work through them. She is seriously fierce!