REVIEW & GIVEAWAY [CLOSED]: Trace of Fever by Lori Foster

Title: Trace of Fever (Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #2)
Author: Lori Foster 
Format: ARC, 393 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Source: review copy
Published: May 31, 2011 by HQN Books

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…

Why I Read this Book: I love me some sexy alpha-male mercenaries. When I first heard of this series, I knew I had to read it. I enjoyed reading the first book in this series, When You Dare, and Trace was a secondary character I had my eye on. I knew there’s was more to him and I couldn’t wait to read his story.

What I Liked: The action starts from the get-go, right from page one. Trace and his team are bringing down human traffickers. Trace has been personally affected by human traffickers so he has made it his personal mission to get rid of them and their business.

Priscilla has her own reasons to bring down Murray and his ‘business’, a very personal reason. She’s there for vengeance and she’s not going to let anyone, including Trace, get in the way of her goal. I liked Priscilla’s character; I loved her determination. The woman’s got balls.

The chemistry between Trace and Priscilla was hot. The author did a great job on pacing the relationship yet again; it didn’t feel rushed. Trace took a little advantage of certain situations regarding Priscilla, including a ‘pat down’ and a very risqué shopping trip. But Priscilla didn’t let her shyness show through. Nope. She worked it and gave Trace quite a show! It brought Priscilla out of her shell a bit.

Jackson was a great addition to the crew. Great set up for Jackson’s character in the next book. I can’t wait to read it! And speaking of secondary characters, it was good to see how Dare and Molly were doing. Along with Chris. Can’t forget Chris.

The cover – hello! *pets*

What I Didn’t Like: Priscilla’s nickname, Priss, which is what she went by for most of the novel. I know, I know. It’s such a minute thing but I just couldn’t get over ‘Priss’. It sounds….well, prissy. And speaking of Priscilla, there were times when she was a bit dramatic. Like the car ride over to Dare’s house. I think she over reacted a bit of Trace’s necessary actions.

Overall Impression: I liked Trace of Fever even more than When You Dare. After reading the first book in this romance suspense series, I couldn’t wait to read more and that’s still the case for me. I can’t wait to read the next book, Savor the Danger.

The Book Vixen’s Rating:

4 1/2 Frogs 


Thanks to Meryl Moss Media Relations, one lucky winner will receive a print copy of Trace of Fever by Lori Foster!!

  • Giveaway open to US and Canada residents.
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  1. What a fun review. I just finished When You Dare and cannot wait for this book. I am so glad that we get to see more of Molly & Dare & Chris!! smiles...

  2. Everyone keeps loving these books and I just keep wanting to read them :D

  3. I looove Lori Foster!!! Thanks chick!

  4. Oh Trace... I think I'm going to read you this weekend.. *sigh*

  5. Thanks for introducing me to another good series! Oh yes, the cover...*petting the precious*

  6. This book sounds really good. Thanks for having this giveaway.


  7. Thanks for the review & giveaway! I really love her books. I haven't started this new series yet...but I have the books in my Book Wish List.


  8. Sounds great. I'm with you on Priss though. Don't really care for it. Thanks for the review and giveaway.

  9. I will read absolutely anything written by Lori Foster! She is just that awesome:) Thanks for a great giveaway!
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  10. Great review-I've heard such great things about this series :)

  11. Can't wait to get my hands on this book! Thanks for the chance to win a copy!

  12. sounds like a fun book. thanks for the giveaway!


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