I loved Mariah and Quinn. I absolutely enjoyed watching Mariah mostly work through her history in the war. PTSD and injuries. It's not an easy thing a...moreI loved Mariah and Quinn. I absolutely enjoyed watching Mariah mostly work through her history in the war. PTSD and injuries. It's not an easy thing and I always enjoy a story about a war vet coming to terms with being back in the regular world and finding their way to happiness with the person they are after that experience. This should have been a great book for me. I loved that this was a female vet and that the two main characters had a history. The situation of them having a relationship in a war zone and losing touch while Quinn came home to deal with his own after war issues even worked for me. I loved that even injured Mariah was kinda a bad ass. She didn't need to be saved in the way most lead females do especially in a suspense. She kicked but and saved the day a couple of times herself. I love that the author went this direction.
The story as a whole was okay, but the suspense aspect felt forced. It didn't flow at all with the amazing potential of this story. The suspense had almost nothing to do with the story at all until about 60% in. The author randomly put us in the head of this bad guy early in the book and he had nothing to do with the story at that time. It felt abrupt and forced every time. Add in this so cookie cutter stereotype bad guy and it began to ruin a really good story for me. Make that worse by the bad guy who has obvious mommy issues from the start. Yeah I got that before we end up in a creepy sex scene with him and a prostitute pretending to be his mom. I'm sorry I'm not a prude about sex scenes and I've even read some that are bad guys and even the kind that are scaring to the character, but this one did nothing for the story. It was so unnecessary and added absolutely nothing but a creep factor to the story for me.
I really wanted to like this story more. But the constant abrupt changes to this irrelevant bad guy felt forced and ruined the story for me.(less)
This is the forth book in the series and I've been curious about what would happen to Arizona since we first met her. She had a tough life and if anyo...moreThis is the forth book in the series and I've been curious about what would happen to Arizona since we first met her. She had a tough life and if anyone deserved acceptance and understanding it was Arizona. Spencer was a great match for her he has his own history and issues to overcome. But the two of them make it work. This story could have been an emotional roller coaster considering the characters and their history but Foster doesn't go heavily into the history and issues. It's just enough to let you know the obstacles set before this couple, but the main focus is the current relationship and operation to take down the smuggling ring. These two don't have an easy road, but they both learn to trust and move on together and I'm glad we got this HEA. (less)
Not one of my favorites. It didn't bore me or anything, but I just couldn't completely get behind the story. The characters had great promise. But the...moreNot one of my favorites. It didn't bore me or anything, but I just couldn't completely get behind the story. The characters had great promise. But the romance progressed way to quickly for me and I'm really not sure what to think about the suspense part of the story it was barely there. There was also a touch of the supernatural that seemed out of place for the rest of the book. Probably good for the time it was published, but just not to my taste.(less)
A good book. It kept me entertained, but I think with all the stuff going on with finding Liam it should have spanned a larger period of time. While t...moreA good book. It kept me entertained, but I think with all the stuff going on with finding Liam it should have spanned a larger period of time. While the romance happening that quickly didn't bother me to terribly much with the unsure state of Liam being alive or dead it made it seem quick. Although under the circumstances I think I could have gotten past that. But the kind of information they needed to find someone being held prisoner by a corrupt foreign government I'm sorry, but all the information they received just seemed to magically fall into their laps. In the end not a regrettable read, but lacking in some of the more complex subject matters for my taste.(less)
Another good book, but not my favorite in the series. I liked AJ and Pax in the brief glimpses of them from previous books and I did still like them i...moreAnother good book, but not my favorite in the series. I liked AJ and Pax in the brief glimpses of them from previous books and I did still like them in this, but the emotional build up for the romance was a little flat for me. We got more with Pax and Teresa and at times I had a slight wonder if Burton was going to take a different road than was implied and have Teresa and Pax end up together on their own. Everything with AJ and Teresa was about their feelings in the past which was ten years ago. They had both been through a lot and changed since then. While that is a great foundation for the romance I didn't see enough of them building on the leftover love from their past to fall in love with the people they were now. While Pax and Teresa's building love was more it still felt like it was missing something. With all that I still enjoyed the story it just isn't one of my favorites in the series.(less)