Thursday, December 6, 2012

SUNNY: BOOK REVIEW - Into the Crossfire by Lisa Marie Rice

Former Navy SEAL Sam Reston keeps to himself. His world is dangerous, uncertain, violent...and there is no room in it for the helpless and weak. Then the most beautiful woman in the world moves in next door to him . . . 
Nicole Pearce's life is complicated enough--with an ailing father and a new business to worry about--and the last thing she needs is to get involved with a secretive, hard-bodied, hardheaded neighbor. Yet Sam leaves her breathless--her body tingling with erotic desire--and it takes every ounce of her fabled control to resist offering herself to him, no strings attached. What she doesn't know is that Sam Reston is on an undercover assignment . . . and she's about to step into the crossfire.

Never has Sam ached for a woman so badly, and he's never fallen in love before. Now that Nicole is in grave danger, he will become her shield, and guard the tempting body he longs to touch and taste. Because a terrorist plot hatched half a world away is heading to their doorstep--and it can only be derailed by one man and one woman.

Into the Crossfire is book one in Lisa Marie Rice's Protector's series.   For the genre, Into the Crossfire meets all the basic requirements.  It is fast paced and exciting, albeit a little predictable.   But what is memorable is the incredibly hot first sexual encounter between the two characters.  Yikes!  I'm still fanning myself after reading that...I keep asking, "is that really possible?" 

My biggest criticism about the book is that I found Sam to be a little jarring. He tends to be overwhelming (or is that overbearing?)  I wish he were even more likable.  

This is a fun, fast read with plenty of hot steam.

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