Review: Trace of Fever by Lori Foster

Trace of Fever (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor)Reviewer: Valerie

Trace of Fever by Lori Foster
Series: Edge of Honor (#2)

Release Date: May 31st, 2011

Publisher: Harlequin
Page Count: 400

Source: eBook from NetGalley

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….

Review: It’s cliché, but hubba, hubba…this book will get your motor revving. I didn’t read Book One in this series, When You Dare, but was thrilled to be able to review Book Two. I didn’t feel like I couldn’t catch on to the main story starting with book two, in fact, I understand what happened in book one and I’m dying to get my hands on it to read it now. Kudos to Ms. Foster for creating such memorable in-depth characters in this series!

Now on to the review part…Fireworks, fireworks, and more fireworks. I seriously feel like I just got off an exhilarating roller coaster ride from cover to cover. When I figured out what Trace was up to and how the smuggling operation was personal to him, I was in his corner (and that was before he was described, in great detail). Then, Priss entered the picture and it was great watching her turn his world upside down. She is a total enigma to him – he just cannot figure her out. She knows he’s not who he appears to be but he won’t share anything with her, except playful banter, direct orders, and strip searching…sizzling scene alert!

As these two continually play cat and mouse, larger evil lurks in the form of the head of the smuggling operation and his major evil assistant, Helene (nicknamed Hell, very appropriate). Both Trace and Priss have their own agenda and reasons for wanting to take down the head of the operation but Trace also wants the henchmen and anyone else involved. He tries over and over to get Priss to stay out of harm’s way but she absolutely refuses time and time again. Trace has some very competent buddies that help him out in a jam which leads to more fun scenes and laughter, even in the face of danger. Enter a cat the size of a dog, a hairdresser who has to be kept in the dark from the truth, and a pink cell phone stun gun and the action is on!

While several scenes are funny, touching, or incredibly hot, the level of suspense never dies down and Ms. Foster does justice by bringing awareness to a truly horrific aspect of the criminal world. This is a definite read for those readers that like lots of action and lots of sparks between the characters!

Advice: READ it in your most comfortable chair and enjoy!!!

Quote: “Reluctantly, Trace drew back in infinitesimal degrees. He had one hand on the steering
wheel, one on her neck. His gaze moved over her face, and then he shook his head.
“You’re going to make me nuts, Priscilla.” Page 365

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