Sunday, February 12, 2012

A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster

A Perfect Storm is the fourth book in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series and, if you’ve read the first three books, you know the nightmare that Arizona Storm survived. Well, she’s back with a vengeance and she’s going to make sure that no one else has to live through the hell that she did.

Spencer Lark knows what Arizona suffered at the hands of the human traffickers, and so despite his attraction to her, he keeps her at arm’s length… until she shows up at his place looking for help taking down a local trafficking operation. Spencer doesn’t have much of a choice because, with or without him, she’s going in, and he’s not about to let her go in alone.

With A Perfect Storm, Lori Foster tackled a difficult subject and did so with the compassion and respect women who have suffered as Arizona did are so deserving of. While we didn’t get a lot of the details about what happened during her captivity, we were given a close look into Arizona’s heart and soul, and saw how deeply she was affected by it. And though she has every right to be frightened or timid, she’s anything but! Her actions, her fears, her demeanor… who's to say how a woman in her shoes should or should not act? But wow, her strength, her integrity… her refusal to allow herself to remain a victim, made this not merely an emotional read, but an inspiring one.

And the men… those hot, sexy, alpha males. Spencer, Dare, Trace, and Jackson… I thought they were great before, but now? I absolutely, without a doubt, adore them... and not just for the men they are, but for the woman they accepted and encouraged Arizona to be; herself.

The bottom line – This isn’t your typical romantic suspense. Oh, it’s an action packed, passionate, sexy read, but more than that, A Perfect Storm is powerful, heartbreaking, hopeful… an emotional rollercoaster… but in the end, one of the most beautiful romances I’ve ever read. It’s not sweetly poetic or all sunshine and happiness, but sometimes, for some people, real life doesn’t give them that. So why is this love story special? Because Spencer and Arizona earned it. Through their blood, their tears, their honesty and faith… without even realizing they were doing it, they fought for a chance at love with everything they had in them – and that is what makes their happily ever after so beautiful.

My sincerest thanks to and Harlequin HQN for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

And most importantly, thank you, Ms. Foster, for writing this book because for some women, this isn't fiction, and they deserve to have stories... 
happily ever afters that they can believe in... that they can hope for, too.


  1. Thank you so much for the glowing review. I'm more than thrilled that you so enjoyed it.
    My best!

  2. Awesome review! You've convinced me to read this series! *hugs*

  3. Lori, thank you for writing this story. As I said, you did a great job tacking a tough subject and you did it with such care. So yeah, thank you.

    Nissie, I enjoyed this series. The first two heroines drove me a bit batty... well, battier than I am, but the stories and the heroes more than made up for them. In the third book and this one, we revisted everyone and I adored them all!

  4. Hehe! Most heroines drive me batty. At least for a little while. ;)

  5. Well, truth be told, me too, Niss. I think it's because I'm always on the side of the hero and can be kinda hard on the heroine when they do not too bright things. Or when they criticize the hero... you know, that kind of thing.

    1. I'm so glad to hear you say that. I feel like I'm an oppressed minority; always taking the hero's side!

  6. Wonderful review and the last sentence is just beautiful. I've read a few Lori Foster books several years ago and they were certainly sexy fun, but didn't tackle these deeply affecting, emotional subject matters. I look forward to reading this series. Thank you so much for putting these books on my radar, dear friend!!

    And how lovely for Lori Foster to thank you and comment here!