Friday, July 15, 2011

Book Review: Savor the Danger by Lori Foster

Savor the Danger by Lori Foster
Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: June 28, 2011
Paperback, 411 pages 
Fiction, Romantic Suspense
 ISBN: 9780373775828
Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #3

My Review:
Why I read this: I've read the first two in this series and I was intrigued by Jackson who has made his appearances but who was rather mysterious, like Trace was before we got to know him in his book, so I was itching to learn about Jackson.

My thoughts:  Wow, this book was just amazing.  I loved the first two books but this has to be my favorite in the series.  So much was going on in the book, yet it seemed so simple in ways.  It all took place over a period of a few days.  A lot of it was the tension between Jackson and Alani, but it was good tension and what was cool was they already knew each other and the book opens with them knowing each other really well. ;)

Ms. Foster never ceases to amaze me in her creation of chracters.  Jackson is another amazing alpha male with a soft side for the right female in his life.  Alani is a soft female with a strong backbone with needed.  She won't be walked on, but she knows when it's best to back off as well.  I loved Alani.  She's been through a lot, but she's making her way back to a normal life and then she's thrown into a big mess with Jackson but she takes it in stride and just sticks right to Jackson's side.  She's in love with Jackson and doesn't know what to do about that but decides to enjoy the relationship as long as she can.  But then there is the conflict of who is shooting and stalking them.

Jackson has been wanting Alani forever and now he's had her and can't remember it but he's got her again and he wants more, but can't get Alani to make the confession of love and he can't figure out his feelings.  Add in the person shooting at them and his little secret that Trace is breathing down his neck about and Jackson is stretched pretty thin.  But he handles himself, staying cool.  I loved Jackson, he is the ultimate man, and so perfect for Alani.

The suspense was great, but definitely took a backseat to the romance, but was there enough for those who like suspense in their romance.  I was always wondering what would happen next and was never disappointed.  A lot went on in this book and it was tied up really nice.  It was hard to put down, so you might want to block out an afternoon if you pick this one up because you might not want to put it down.  I found myself reading while cooking and sneaking reads while waiting for stuff while working as well - it's that good.  I actually finished this several days ago and I still feel like Jackson and Alani are with me - it's that good.  And the ending is great because it leads into at least one book next year and hopefully more.  I won't say more because I don't want to spoil anything.

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

About the Book:
She may be aloof, and more pretty than gorgeous, but Alani Rivers is the kind of woman a hot-blooded mercenary can't forget, no matter how hard he tries. So when Jackson Savor wakes up next to the naked, sleeping beauty—with no memory of what happened— he knows he's been drugged…even if Alani doesn't.

After she was kidnapped, Alani vowed never to trust another man again. Still, something about this strong, sexy hero with the tender touch makes her want to believe him. As Jackson hunts down a mysterious intruder, he swears he'll move heaven and earth to keep Alani safe. But what really happened that night? And will the truth bring them closer than they ever thought possible—or put Alani squarely in harm's way again?

About the Author: 
Lori Foster first published with Harlequin in January 1996. Her second book launched Temptation Blaze and her 25th book launched Temptation Heat. Since those early days, Lori has routinely had 6 to 10 releases a year. She's a Waldenbooks, USA Today, Publisher's Weekly and New York Times bestselling author with over 50 titles published through a variety of houses, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martins, Harlequin and Silhouette.


FTC Information: I received this book from Tricia Carr at Media Muscle (Meryl L. Moss Media Relations) for an honest review. 

This or That with author Christine E. Schulze (The Gailean Quartet)

Today I have Christine E. Schulze, author of The Gailean Quartet joining me sharing whether she likes this or that.  I love these lists, because they are fun quick looks into the author's personality.  Also be sure to checkout Christine's giveaway going on her blog.

Tacos or Hamburgers? Hamburgers! But only if they are cheeseburgers. I actually pride myself on the un-
American oddity that I have never really ever had a taco.

Dogs or Cats?
Both. While Mum and I always had dogs, this is only because I was allergic to cats.
Otherwise, we might have added a few to our menagerie.

Travel by car or by airplane?
This is going to make me sound very boring after the taco remark, but I’ve
never gotten to ride an airplane. That’s why I’m a writer though; while I hope to travel someday, I get to
write about awesome places until I do.

Sports car or sedan? Umm, I’m really not that into cars and can’t properly answer this one. My mum
fancies a sports car though, only she says it would get her in trouble.

Regular soda or diet soda? Neither; I never fancied soda, except as a child I loved orange soda. But,
since discovering my allergies to milk and processed sugar, I don’t drink that either. I have though found a
brilliant replacement, an all-natural carbonated drink: Clementine Izze!

English or Math? Is this even a valid question for an author? English trumps, obviously, though Math isn’t
nearly as bad a bane as it was in grade school.

Tragedies or Comedies? Tragedy! Sometimes in my own works as well. My sweetheart finds it a bit
morbid at times how I like to off people…

Twitter or Facebook?
Honestly, I’m not very into the whole social networking thing. However, I am a
member of both Twitter and Facebook. More so though, as an author, I prefer Goodreads.

Middle School Teacher or High School Teacher? Well, if you’re referring to teaching, probably neither; I
prefer Elementary where the children are not taller than I.

Movie in Theater or in home? I do love going to the theatre but only do so when it’s a movie I really want
to see because of the expense. Being at home is nice because one can be comfortable, and I can also
have snacks that cater to my food allergies of milk and sugar.

High Heels or Sneakers? Ha! If you catch me in high heels, I am either under the Imperious Curse or am
being impersonated by someone taking Polyjuice Potion (sorry, but my sweetie and I have been engaging
in a Harry-Potter-a-thon). I try to look nice but also must be comfy at the same time.

Bracelets or Necklaces?
Necklaces; I’ve always loved pendants and use the magical kind a lot in books,
especially my older works. Perhaps it’s also the fact I have such tiny wrists; I have a 4.5 size ring finger,
so don’t where many of those either.

X-Men or Pirates of the Caribbean? PIRATES! I loved one; two had retarded characters and was just
plain weird with that squid man; in three, the characters finally come to their senses, and the story with
Elizabeth and Will was so tragically beautiful! And my sweetheart and I just saw four and loved it. There
was something in it for everyone. I’m still going on about the side story between the missionary and the