Perfect Storm

Perfect Storm

by Geri Foster

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BN ID: 2940161654170
Publisher: Geri Foster
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Series: Storm Warning , #3
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 105,979
File size: 326 KB

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A Perfect Storm 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 194 reviews.
Ozzy12 More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Great book, great story. I was very entertained.
Debs_Book_Nook More than 1 year ago
Lori Foster has once again brought us into the action packed world of the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor. I enjoyed every minute of this book and the entire series will be in a honored place on my keeper shelf.  Spencer Lark, bounty hunter was first introduced in Savor the Danger, the third book in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series. Honorable, tall and sexy, he has no trouble attracting women, but he has seen too much evil in his life and in his role of bounty hunter to trust easily.  Beautiful Arizona Storm is a survivor. A former victim of human traffickers, but you would never know it by her attitude. She has a take charge, kick butt outlook on life and enjoys nothing more than putting away the bad guys. She vows to never be a victim again. But no matter how tough she acts, she is still vulnerable and trust is not a common word in her vocabulary, much less her life. It will take a lot to get through her the wall she has erected around her heart, and only a special person can make it through. She has always been strangely attracted to Spencer but isn’t sure she can trust any man with her body and her heart. When Arizona discovers a suspected trafficking ring, she asks Spencer to partner with her in shutting it down. But when Arizona wants to use herself as bait, Spencer can't help but worry. He knows her past and the last thing he wants is to put her in danger and make it even harder for her to trust.  This uneasy partnership has them both on edge, especially when things start heating up with the case and their feelings for each other. Can either of them learn to trust and believe in love again? Arizona and Spencer's journey will make you laugh, cry and believe that love can conquer all. Run, don’t walk to get this awesome book.
IrelandJS More than 1 year ago
Lori Foster has a real talent for making characters come alive on the page, and this book is no exception. Readers will be glad to know that Spencer Lark and Arizona Storm are back, and their story is just as good as the previous 3 "Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor" books. In "Perfect Storm," Arizona approaches Spencer for help shutting down a possible human trafficking operation - and he agrees mostly just to ensure she doesn't just do it on her own. While Spencer tries to stay close enough to keep her safe, but far enough to resist temptation, Arizona starts to wonder if some men are worth the risk after all.... One of the things I really appreciate about Foster's books is that she writes likable and BELIEVABLE characters. Her female characters -like Arizona - are often strong and independent, but still feminine and occasionally vulnerable. The men in her books are certainly alpha types - strong, bossy, intense - but also protective, and most importantly, know that "no" means "no." In a market where more and more romance novels seem to glorify rape, Foster's books are a refreshing exception. If you're looking for a sexy read that won't leave a bad taste in your mouth, look no further. The "Perfect Storm" is the perfect read for a romance fan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this whole series. However, this was my least favorite. The female lead really was too young (just turning 21). That was kind of a turn off. Also, i didn't like how the author kept bringing up the perfect dead wife who was "everything" to him. That may have been, but it makes it too hard to believe he would fall for this immature 21 year old. But still worth reading if you've read the others. ##
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really wish Lori Foster would stop writing about victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking. They arent believable.
Mich_Mc More than 1 year ago
In the 3rd book in this series we where introduced to Arizona and although she played a big part in Jackson's story she was still a bit of an enigma. A Perfect Storm takes place a month after we left them and Arizona is still finding herself drawn to Spencer. We began unravelling her past in Savor the Danger but from Jacksons point of view, it affected me more hearing it from Arizona herself. Arizona is the perfect mix of strength and vulnerability, two qualities that don't usually come together. I loved that she retained some naivety and childlike innocence at times, her life experiences left their mark but she hasn't let them beat her down, it was refreshing to see her curiosity but my heart ached for her at the same time. Spencer was absolutely perfect! He was so patient and strong and an absolutely perfect specimen of a man. Honestly I went in to this book expecting it to be my least favourite of the series but I have never been more happy to be wrong. Arizona and Spencer have firmly placed themselves as my favourite couple in the series, I absolutely loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I struggled to finish this. I liked this series, but this one fell short. My problem was Arizona. She was far too rough and abrasive. Juvenile really. Not at all believable as a lead in a romance novel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the whole series. It's a great read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Must read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the first time I have ever wrote a review but I had to let you know this book was very dissapointing. I was really looking forward to reading this book, loved the series but this book was a HUGE let down. Very Boring!!!!
SmittenWithReading More than 1 year ago
My Review: The driving force behind this novel...Arizona Storm. This chick is tough. This chick is smart. This chick is resourceful. This chick will absolutely and completely break your heart, but OMG, Spencer was so perfect in how he handled her. Arizona was a victim for human trafficking for months before they then tried to kill her. This happened to her as a teenager and she has been chasing human traffickers ever since, putting herself out there as bait. She's only 21 years old, but has been through so much during her very short life. She's incredibly scarred mentally and hides it behind this tough, bristly facade. She doesn't know how to be affectionate or accept affection from a man or any of her friends. It is absolutely heartbreaking, especially since she just accepts that's the way she will be for the rest of her life. Spencer plans otherwise. Spencer is incredible. OMG! Arizona is so wounded and scarred and he knows that he can help her overcome her fears. The fact that she's incredibly sexy is no hardship either. I just loved how he handled her. At 6'5" tall, he has got to be an incredibly intimidating guy, but he always handles Arizona with such care and cherish. It made me mushy just reading the incredible scenes between the two of them. There is a 12 year age difference between the two of them that I thought I would have problems with as a reader, but his experience is key to helping her overcome. And the fact is that she's had such horrible life-experiences, she is way older in maturity than her physical age shows. Their story was really beautiful. With this being the fourth book in this series, I was THRILLED that we got to see everyone from all the other book. Everyone showed up in this story and they weren't just brief appearances either. It was fabulous to see everyone again, especially Chris. I loved his scenes with Arizona and the way that he understood her needs before anyone else really got what she needed from them. Overall, I think that this has been my favorite book in the series so far!
RomanceaholicBR More than 1 year ago
I’ve been anxious for Spencer and Arizona to get together ever since both characters were first introduced, because I just knew that together they would be not only explosive, but unstoppable. I do think that newcomers to the series would need to at bare minimum read the previous story, Savor The Danger, to really get a good bead on Arizona before diving into this one, though it seems Ms. Foster did a good job with giving it a “refresher” of sorts on all of the important parts without resorting to infodump. There was tons of sexual tension, loads of danger, and plenty of steamy and romance all tangled together to keep me glued to the pages. The occasionally stilted dialog and the presence of Spencer’s neighbor, however, are what pulled me out of the excitement of the story a bit. Overall, I did enjoy this one. While it wasn’t without its problems, the level of excitement and heat in the story, combined with the fantastic twist at the end definitely made this one a keeper. A solid 4/5 Stars. {I received this title free of charge from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Full review appears on The Romanceaholic}
rhonda1111 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
4 STARSI like Arizona Storm she is fiesty. Arizona has had a hard life her father was abusive and sold her to human traffickers. Arizona does not give up. She escaped from them. Unfortunately she was got and to teach a lesson to the others. Arizona was tied up and thrown off a bridge into a river. Arizona still struggled to survive.Jackson was down by the river and saw her. He jumped in and grabbed her. Arizona thought he was one of the bad guys and fought him. Jackson rescued and brought her into his family. Even paid for her to go to a finshing school. Jackson,Dare,Chris and Trace all live close and work together to stop human traffickers and make good money. Jackson was like her big brother and wanted to keep her safe. They had her working the computers, backgrounds. Arizona wanted more.Arizona on her 21 birthday broke into bounty hunter Spencer Lark's house and sat watching him sleep. Arizona met him on another job and felt she could trust him. She found a bar that she thought was dealing in smuggling. She wanted to be bait and catch the bad guys and free the others that are like her.Spencer agreed to help her because he knew she would do it on her own. Spencer has been fighting his feelings for Arizona. He was 11 years older than her. He wanted to help her get over her fears and protect her.Part of a deal he was making with her was everytime she swore she owed him a kiss. He would help her and go to Jackson up comming wedding.Arizona carries a gun in a ankle holster and a knife down her back and is willing to fight dirty & smart. She has some issues dealing with men and swimming in water. She was working to get over them.This is a good story and I wish their are many more heros out their and less bad guys in real life. I want to go back and read other stories in this group of books. I was given this ebook to read in exchange of a honest review from Netgalley.03/27/2012 PUB Harlequin HQN
thehistorychic on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Received from Publisher for Blog TourChallenges: Men in UniformOverall Rating: 4.25Story Rating: 4.00Character Rating: 4.50First Thought when Finished: I expected to be WOW'd by Arizona but really it was Spencer that stole that story!What I Loved: Spencer! I wasn't sure what I would think about him when the story started. He, above anyone else, pointed out his flaws, why he wouldn't be good for Arizona, and several other reasons why a girl should find him a good man but a damaged one. Yet, it was because of all of that and his treatment of Arizona that he became the most compelling character in this story. Arizona had a distinct way of making him prove through actions what kind of man he truly was! It was his treatment of Arizona and his neighbor that really sold his "good man" status to me. Needless to say I loved the man!What I Liked: Arizona! I was already intrigued by her at the end of Jackson's story. She had a horrific past and the more we found out about it in this book, the more I wonder how the poor gal was functioning at all. Instead, while she did have her flaws, she was fighting to live and fighting to prevent people from being used the way she was. I admired Arizona in so many ways. She had a shaky road but managed to work her way through it. While I didn't find her as intriguing as Spencer, I did find her compelling.What was a little lacking: Not enough of the other wives even though we saw the Boys. Since this was the last in the series I wanted a little more time with them.Final Thought: I really loved the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series. It was my first time reading Lori Foster but it won't be my last!
Bookshellz on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Augusta had many issues after being abused in human trafficking. She was wary of all men and unable to trust them. Spencer saw her for the wounded soul she was and even though he wanted her something fierce, he gave himself multiple reasons why she couldn't be his. The only trouble with that was it didn't curb his desire for her¿and Augusta was only becoming more curious about Spencer and his toned body.This was my first book in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series (and unfortunately I came in at the tail end), but it's not the average Lori Foster romance, in my opinion. Although, yes it is a romance, I felt that it's more basic fiction. I wasn't as impressed with this book as I was with previous romances she's written. There really is no damsel in distress and rescuing hero. Augusta is a woman more than capable of taking care of herself, which is good, but it pretty much tempers the romantic feelings and tender loving care of the relationship between her and Spencer. There is some danger involved, but I had a harder time getting involved in the story and I read it at a much slower pace than I normally would. Since I know of Ms. Foster's previous work, I'm still excited to see what's coming next and look forward to getting back to the front of the line to buy her next book!
elissa_kay on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Arizona Storm has lived through a lot of hardship in her short life and has come out of it with a need to save others by putting herself at risk. Spencer Lark is immediately drawn to her but wants to protect her from more ugliness rather than let her be in the thick of it. Along the way they come to understand each other and fall in love. The characters here were well-written and snarky, the pacing is very good and it is generally an enjoyable book--the kind I expect from Lori Foster. However, for as long as it is (about 450 pages) there are still a lot of unanswered or unaddressed issues, mostly dealing with Spencer's past, that I just can't stop thinking about, and so that brings the rating down for me. It would have been nice to get those answers instead of visiting the thoughts of the villain, which I don't think was necessary.
Allizabeth on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Review: I have not read any other books by Lori Foster, so this was my first taste of The Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, and I must admit, I quite enjoyed it! There are four books that precede A Perfect Storm: The Guy Next Door, When You Dare, Trace of Fever, and Savor the Danger, but I found the fifth in the series to be more of a stand-alone volume. (Not that reading the rest would hurt!) This book packs a lot of punch - fast-paced action, page-turning suspense, a heated romance, and a touch of wit; not to mention a cast of complex characters determined to take down a human trafficking ring. I was captivated by the plot-line from page one! What an intense story - for both the character backgrounds, as well as the case(s) being investigated. Human trafficking is a difficult topic to discuss, and Lori Foster makes an impression on her readers. I was taken aback by the detail / shock-factor found throughout the book; it made the case and the characters seem more real to me. I loved strong-willed and protective Spencer, he was by far my favorite character - I could definitely read another book about him. On the other hand, there was Arizona - her history certainly made her character interesting, but I was distracted by her immature and petty actions. I understand that she is young and "tortured" to begin with, however, I feel like her attitude takes away from the book. It is hard to see how Spencer and Arizona would actually work together (as partners or romantically) because they seem so mismatched age and personality wise. Separate, they are tolerable - even enjoyable - but together they are unrealistic for me. I really liked the ending, especially the parts I didn't expect - (no spoilers!) - my only gripe is that this is the final book in the series. I will have to read the previous books ASAP to learn more about the other characters, particularly Chris, Jackson, Trace and Dare, who I would love to know more about. Overall, I rather enjoyed the story, minus the few details mentioned above, and will definitely read more by Lori Foster. Recommended for romance enthusiasts who like a series with some attitude - and some hot men in uniform! Rating: Bounty's Out (3.5/5)* I received this book from the author (Media Muscle) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.
mt256 on LibraryThing 26 days ago
A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster is the fourth book in The Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor series. I have not had the opportunity to read the first three books yet. However that wasn't a problem. I was able to keep up with the story line. If you're like me and haven't read the previous books, you can pick this one up and not feel lost in the story.Spencer and Arizona are the couple this book focuses on. Spencer is still hurting from the tragic loss of his wife. Arizona has a heart-breaking past of her own. She doesn't trust anyone and rightly so. Arizona is brave and has good instincts. Spencer is used to being in control. He feels very overprotective of Arizona. She partners up with Spencer to try to take down a smuggling ring.Arizona has a great personality. Despite everything that's happened, she is a fighter. That is a strong appeal to her character. Spencer and Arizona have great chemistry together. They humorously banter back and forth quite a bit. The story line in A Perfect Storm is really exciting. It has a lot of action and suspense. Overall it's a good story. I would absolutely check out the other books in this series as well.
Urbanfan on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Fans of this series will not be disappointed. Spencer has become my new favorite alpha male of the group. He's hot, thoughtful, caring, and a physical force to be reckon with. He also seems the least prolific in the female department compared to the other guys. Well, Dare may be close. We get to know Arizona better and not just the heads strong girl running into danger. The chemistry with Spencer is great but not as hot as with the other guys and their budding relationships. The action centers around the human trafficking but again, it didn't feel as intense as previous problems the guys have found themselves in. This is a nice read for fans of the series, don't get me wrong. You will enjoy it. But, I still would have liked to see the danger more dangerous and the hot a bit more hot. Keeping in mind Arizona's past makes sense how the story plays out though. I read the book in one day, so it's safe to say it's a smooth ride.
Shaiha on LibraryThing 26 days ago
He never saw her coming¿Spencer Lark already knows too many secrets about Arizona Storm, including the nightmare she survived and her resulting trust issues. But in order to expose a smuggling ring¿and continue avenging his own tragic past¿the bounty hunter reluctantly agrees to make Arizona a decoy. Yet nothing has equipped him for her hypnotic blend of fragility and bravery, or for the protective instincts she stirs in him.Arizona wants to reclaim her life, which means acting as bait to lure the enemy into a trap. Sure it's dangerous, especially with a partner as distractingly appealing as Spencer. But as their plan¿and their chemistry¿shifts into high gear, Arizona may discover there's an even greater risk in surrendering her heart to a hero¿ * * * * * A PERFECT STORM is the fourth book in the Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor series and I am assuming that it will be the last one. I can't really see where another book would come from unless Chris gets his own book but we will see. Overall this has been a rather good series and I do have to admit that this book in particular has been my favorite.What really sets it apart is Arizona. She has gone thru hell in the past being sold as a sex slave and then rescued. That has really caused some scars that need to be reopened and healed. Luckily she trusts Spencer enough to allow the healing process to start. Some of the scenes between them were almost enough to bring tears to my eyes. Spencer has his own growing to do also. He is an alpha male which automatically makes him protective of any female and even more so to one he cares for. What he needs to understand is that Arizona is a warrior in her own right and to respect her ability to protect herself and others.I think that what I appreciated most about this book was the hard look at human traffickers. It is happening yet so many people want to sweep it under the rug. Ms. Foster has presented it in a way that is palatable to her readers. And the more folks that know about it, the closer we are to stopping it. Kudos to Ms. Foster for presenting a clear look at this uncomfortable subject. I recommend this book to anyone that enjoys romantic suspense. I would rate this book a 3.4. ***I received this book at no charge for NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. No monies have or will exchange hands.
DarkFaerieTales on LibraryThing 26 days ago
Review Courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick & Dirty: A character-driven plot that is not action packed but the romance is hot.Opening Sentence: Arizona Storm sat quietly on the overstuffed chair, her chin resting on her drawn-up knees, her fingers laced together around her shins.The Review:Arizona Storm has been dealt a raw hand at life. She was given over to human traffickers while she was still a teenager as a sex slave. She escaped from her captors but then was caught. They decided they needed to teach a lesson for the others in captivity and left her for dead but then she was rescued by Jackson. Arizona is now twenty-one and she is determined to stop the kind of people that once held her captive. The revenge she wanted for her own captors was taken away by Spencer and she does hold it against him but not for long.Spencer Lark is a bounty hunter. His wife was killed three years ago in a robbery gone bad. He has been strangely drawn to Arizona ever since he first saw her but he is hung up on the fact that there is a twelve year age difference between them. Spencer also knows about Arizona¿s past so he knows that she will have problems getting close to someone.Arizona breaks into Spencer¿s home while he is sleeping. Something Spencer finds a little hard to deal with at first but then it doesn¿t bother him. She has come to him with a job opportunity. She has scoped out a business that she believes is a front for human traffickers and she wants Spencer¿s help in infiltrating the place.Arizona is a strong woman but she does have her hang-ups, their names are Trace, Dare, Jackson and Spencer. They just want to protect her but she doesn¿t want to be protected. She wants to catch the bad guys and help fight. She has a weakness towards the underdogs and wants to help them. Arizona has no problem speaking her mind and asking uncomfortable questions. I found Spencer¿s neighbor Marla a little annoying but at the same time I felt sorry for her because of the questions Arizona kept asking her. She wants to know how real relationships work but since she has only been used she doesn¿t understand the workings of a loving relationship.Human trafficking is a heavy subject to talk about and this story really isn¿t an exception. It weighs heavily on the tone of the story. A Perfect Storm is a character driven story. It focuses on the relationship between Arizona and Spencer in depth. It is almost 200 pages in by the time they go to the business to check it out when the action starts to kick in. The tension starts to run pretty high and the one thing that I thought would happen didn¿t happen, thankfully. This is not an action driven story.When Arizona and Spencer inevitably hook up it is hot. Spencer has no problem helping Arizona through her problems. He tells himself and Arizona that it is just to help her with developing a healthy relationship with someone else. Arizona knows that she can only get through her problems with Spencer and Spencer alone. She just hopes that he realizes that before it¿s too late.Overall, A Perfect Storm is a pleasant read even though the subject material is heavy. Arizona and Spencer have a special relationship that helps make each other a better person. I can¿t wait to see if there is more in store for them.Notable Scene:Arizona¿s thoughts were on seducing Spencer instead of where they should have been, so when she saw the dark, indistinct form growing into a long shadow across the walkway, it took a few seconds for the import to sink in.Too late to take the offensive against him, Arizona realized it was Carl lurking in the night.Well, damn. Had he taken the back exit from the bar and circled around to get her? That meant he had to have seen her leave.And it also meant he¿d been watching her . . . maybe Spencer, too.If he¿d hurt Spencer, so help her, she would demolish him.As Carl made a grab for her, she played the helpless victim and let him. He snatched her into the alley with hard hands and careless strength
tsinclr 30 days ago
Candi is just trying to make a happy home for her son. Her ex is trying to make her life miserable because he's miserable. What will happen when Austin, someone who's had a crush on Candi since high school, returns to Rainwater? Also, will one of the Grandmas reveal one of the town's many secrets?
Anonymous 3 months ago
I volunteered to read and review an advanced readers copy of Perfect Storm book 3 of storm warning series . I really enjoyed reading this story . I really find this story interesting and well written . It's kind of a second chance romance . It is an emotional storyline with a little tiny bit of humor courtesy of one of the three grammas . The story has romance , suspense and alot of love . I highly recommend taking the time to read and enjoy . This is one of my favorite series . A must read .
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this Series so much. Wish their were more books in the series.