Review: Trace of Fever by Lori Foster

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Trace of Fever by Lori Foster

4 Stars

First off, I’ll let you enjoy the cover of this book for a minute longer. Go on…

*deep sigh* Ok.

The second book in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series by Lori Foster proved to be even better than the first. I don’t read a lot of romantic suspense/military novels, but I have really enjoyed these so far! Trace of Fever had a lot more suspense, danger, and gun action than When You Dare, which was totally awesome. The human smuggling operation Trace is trying to take down is really disturbing, and the people running it are evil!

I don’t think I’ve enjoyed a heroine as much as I enjoyed Priss. She was the endearing, brave, funny woman…I want to be friends with her! Although, I don’t know how that would work, seeing as I’m trying to make Trace MINE! :) I don’t think she’d share with me. Trace was very, very tempting. And sexy. And fierce. *dreamy sigh* I really enjoyed them together.

Together, Trace and Priss made an interesting team. They’re very good at deceiving and lying to their enemy. Trace, of course, knows how to kick some ass, but I was surprised at Priscilla’s badassness. (Yes, of course, that’s a word! :P) She was able to hold her own and didn’t play the role of damsel in distress…ever! In fact, she was so stubborn about throwing herself into the middle of danger. Which irritated Trace to no end.

In this book, we are introduced to Jackson, who is the hero in the next book, Savor the Danger. Oh. My. Word. He intrigued me SO much that I cannot wait to read about him some more!! He cracked me up. Another new character is Matt, Chris’s friend, and hairdresser. He was really fun!

We do also see Chris, Molly, and Dare (and his girls!) which I was REALLY happy about because I love them! I love this makeshift family Lori Foster is creating with these characters and I’m definitely looking forward to reading more from this series.

Book Info

Trace of Fever by Lori Foster
Series: Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #2
Published by HQN
Pub Date: May 31st 2011
Pages: 393
Format: eARC | Source: NetGalley
Genres: AdultRomanceSuspense
Buy the book! | Goodreads

Foster delivers the second novel in her edgy back-to-back trilogy–a smoldering tale featuring men who walk the edge of honor.

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…

About Lori Foster

Lori Foster is a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense.

Lori has been featured as a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, and the USA Today “Quick Cross” puzzle. As well as writing a variety of romances in all lengths for multiple publishers, Lori has a successful urban fantasy series under the name L. L. Foster. Visit Lori at her website

Jess @ Gone with the Words

8 Responses to “Review: Trace of Fever by Lori Foster”

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    Reflections of a Bookaholic

    Ha!  You review made me laugh out loud.  I love when there is a character that I actually want to know and befriend.  Yes, I agree that in this situation your friendship probably won’t work but hey, everyone has to make life choices, right?  Love the review.  

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    SaraO @ TheLibrarianReads

    First off…thanks for that cover (and the hint to take a moment more staring at it, lol) I’m going to have to check out the series…I’ve never done this type of romance either but it sounds like a good place to start

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    Oh wow I totally LAUGHED OUT LOUD when you wrote, “Go on. *deep sigh*” Because oh good grief. Those abs. What in the world.

    This sounds like it’s got great tension in it. And WOO I LOVE TENSION. It’s one of my favoritest things to read. =)

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