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Trace of Fever

(Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  9,462 ratings  ·  550 reviews
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 i
Kindle Edition, 393 pages
Published May 31st 2011 by HQN Books
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UniquelyMoi ~ BlithelyBookish

This is book two of the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series and, in my opinion, felt much more like romantic suspense than the first book, and that made me very happy.

Trace Rivers has every reason to be angry, and he’d made it his life’s mission to bring down organizations like the one that kidnapped his sister, Alani. She was taken by human traffickers and ended up in Tijuana where in book one of the series, When You Dare, she was rescued by Dare Macintosh, a friend and colleague of Trace’s.
Mirjana **DTR - Down to Read**

***2.5 Stars***

This ended up being just an okay read for me. I definitely didn't like it anywhere near as much as the first book, but I'm rounding up because we did get to visit with Dare, Molly and Chris....and we got introduced to Matt, who added some great comedic relief with Chris.

I think my biggest problem with this one is that I just didn't feel anything with the romance. I felt no real connection between Trace and Pris. And with both of them being "undercover," I certainly didn't buy int
Jess the Romanceaholic
This is a Quickie Review. For the full review, please visit The Romanceaholic.

Expected Release Date: May 31, 2011
Publisher: Harlequin
Imprint: HQN
Author’s Website:
My Source for This Book: Netgalley
Part of a Series: Yes, Book 2 – Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor
Series Best Read In Order: Would work well as a standalone.
Steam Level: Hot

Oh how I wanted to like this book. I adore Lori Foster, and typically enjoy her romantic suspense novels. Foster has a way of writing the tou
Jacqueline J
It's never good when you get to the end of a book and think "Thank God that's over!" Had this not been an ARC I was reading from Netgalley I would not have finished it. As is was it took me a long time to slog through it. I have enjoyed Ms. Foster's contemporaries but I personally do not at all like her attempts at romantic suspense.

This was a revenge story. The heroine was out for revenge on the bad guy for something that did not really need revenge. She was going to kill the man who had kidna
Re-Read February 2012

I am re-reading this series as have just got #4 in the series(ARC from NetGalley)and wanted to refresh my memory of all the characters and story lines.

Back in July I really liked Trace and my opinion hasn't changed, he is definately one of the good guys, a sexy one at that ☺. I was a little unsure of Priss at that time and to be honest that opinion hasn't changed much. In some respects I am trying to work out if she was really brave or just stupid! She went into the situatio
Jan 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

When I was lucky enough to get my hands on the first book When You DareI was so excited, and not to be disappointed it was EXCELLENT! When I was again lucky enough to get this one I actually squealed with delight, and those of you that know me know I don't squeal lightly, LOL! If I thought Dare Macintosh was amazing, nothing prepared me for Trace Rivers. These Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor just keep getting better and better, and I simply cannot
Mrs. Badass
We first meet Trace in When You Dare after his sister is rescued from Sex traffickers by Dare. Driven by his need to rid the world of these vile scumbags who sell women to the highest bidder, he goes undercover and infiltrates a sex trade organization.

He proves himself invaluable and capable to the boss Murray, and finds himself in a right hand man position.

Our heroine Priscilla was a conundrum for me. On one hand she portrayed the fierce ass kicker; and on the other hand, she played the vi
For the most part, I've enjoyed Foster's 'Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor' series (which I've read out of order), but this book was not the bright spot in the bunch. Trace and Priss just really weren't that likable from page 1, Trace was a dick and Priss was just plain ridiculous - and unfortunately, they didn't really improve as the story progressed.
One word really stuck out for me as I reading this book - "Baloney" (page 149). If "Ready Set Jett" was the appetizer, "When You Dare" was the entré
Christi Snow
Jul 09, 2011 rated it it was ok
My Review:
Okay, this book--what to say about it?!?

I liked Trace.
I loved Jackson.
I loved Matt and his added humor to the story.
I loved getting to see Molly, Dare, and Chris from book #1, When You Dare.

But the entire Priss story line...I could rant forever here about this, but these are my questions:
*Mom was terrified of men because of 2 weeks of repeated rapes, so she opens a porn shop??
*"Dad" did despicable thing to mom so no thought that he might do despicable things to daughter? hello, human t
The second book in the Men Who Walk On The Edge of Honor by Lori Foster. Another good read with some hunky heroes. Trace Rivers, the hero, was wonderful and drool worthy. I wasn't as fond of Priss, the heroine, though. I thought she was borderline TSTL and just didn't like her in-your-face attitude. But I am able to overlook her because of Trace. **sigh** Anyway, the story was fast paced and entertaining.
I loved the banter between Trace and Priss, but her "plan" to go after the bad guy? Not the smartest one.

Link to the series trailer: Me likey!!!
You can't see ... but I'm dripping. This is another great addition to what's turned out to be my favourite Lori Foster series.

Jackson from book 3 is still my favourite but Trace is mighty fine! He and Pris have smokin' chemistry. I'm not sure what was the best, reading about these two and watching them interact or seeing them with Dare, Jackson, Molly and crew.

So good! Lori Foster is really out-doing herself with her characterization in this series and Trace and Pris are no exception.

Foster als
Elizabeth (Liz)
As I've said before, I'm not much of a reviewer. I'm not summarizing the plot, nor am I going to impress anyone with my insights. But, I thought I'd share some feelings I had after reading this book (nothing deep or serious:). I get so disappointed by the books I read sometimes, especially in the last few years. Really, it's almost become more fun to anticipate reading the books than to actually read them. NOT SO with this one!! Lori Foster comes through for me again! I loved Dare in the first b ...more
Wow, this one really didn't measure up to the first in the series for me. Trace was great, and all an alpha male should be, but the heroine in this book drove me bananas.

Priss (BARF!) was cloistered by her mother and kept away from the world up until the mom died three months ago. All of a sudden, she's a bad to the bone, I'm not taking anything off anyone kind of chick? It just didn't add up for me. There were so many TSTL moments, it was almost unbearable. Even toward the end when we get the I
Apr 19, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Publisher: HQN
Publish Date: Out Now!
How I got this book: NetGalley

Trace of Fever, the 2nd book in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series by Lori Foster is yet another Foster book that had me sitting up, taking notice, and wishing desperately for a sexy mercenary of my own.

After the horrible things his sister had to go through, Trace goes deep undercover with a local crime lord he knows is behind a large portion of the sex trade.
 Crystal ➳ Reading Between the Wines Book Club
Trace if Fever is a sensational read full of excitement, danger and temptation!

Trace River’s sister, Alani, is safe and sound from her ordeal with the flesh traders in big part to his friend Dare. Those responsible are dead, but there are still plenty out there in the business to take down and Trace is making it his personal mission to see every last one of them stopped for good.
Priscilla Patterson is out for revenge on her unknown father, Murray Coburn, a big time player in the human traffickin

Trace of Fever was kindly provided to me by Netgalley.

Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars

Release Date: 31st May 2011

Trace of Fever is the second book in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series.

Trace Rivers is working undercover trying to earn the trust of a well known and corrupt businessman, Murray Coburn when he meets innocent Priscilla Patterson claiming to be the long lost daughter of Murray but with a hidden agenda and secrets of her own.

Trace has spent quite
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
After reading the first book in the series, When You Dare, I thought there was no way I would ever read another book in the series. Plot holes, unexplained events, random characters coming and going, but most of all - the heroine was a doormat and the hero was an ass. Then I read the introductory short story in the anthology The Guy Next Door and some of the plot holes, unexplained events, and random characters were explained. Suddenly it made more sense. I still didn't move it up to 'Liked It' ...more
This book is the second full novel in the series Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor. This story continues where the first one left off, addressing the issue of domestic sex trafficking. Lori Foster introduces a cast of truly despicable characters who engage in trafficking women and of course there are good men and women who are dedicated to bringing the bad guys down.

The book introduces a new female character Priscilla Patterson, or Priss. I have read other reviews of this book and it appears some
Mar 21, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lovers of Bad Boys and Romance
This book was chest-tastick: from the gorgeous hunk of man on the front cover (note his chest and abs) to the description of Trace’s muscular hairy chest…just enough and pointing the treasure trail downwards!

Trace was forced to watch from the side lines in ‘When You Dare’ (5 Hoots, buy it next month you will love it). But now, he is hell bent to rid Ohio and the hopefully the US of flesh peddlers. His current target is Murray Coburn and his scheming evil whore, Hellena, Hell for short. Just when
Jamie *Gypsy Smut-a-teer*
dude did I love Trace!! Like, whoa!!! I know this is the most quick review evah, but I need to say something, ya know.....

Some of the book I loved immensely. At one point I felt everything kind of slowed down and I lost a bit of interest, which disappointed me, but it picked back up and I was glued until the end. I guess just lost me a little in the middle for a bit. Other than that, I loved the storyline, like way more than the first book. I loved Priss, lol, way more than I did Molly. And Trac
Jan 15, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: lori-foster
Wow this was awesome! I love Trace... don't make me choose yet between Trace and Dare cause I want them both. HAHA Jackson too... This book was great from the get go and I had a hard time putting it down. Priss and Trace were so great together. I loved that Priss was such a smart ass. She rivaled Chris. Then we had Matt introduced he is Chris's friend and he was a blast to read as well.

I think there was plenty of possessiveness and lots of spice in this book. Loved all the action. The seriousne
I was so hoping that this one would be better than book #1. But for the life of me I just cannot dig Lori Foster's stories. There were too much details and tid bits on mundane stuffs like clothes shopping and hair styling and pets. Just like book #1, the covers were the only thing that excite me.

And don't get me started on the hero. There was a line, He wanted to protect her, to soothe her, and he wanted to be inside her. Right now. Oooookaaay, guess that was the alpha male talking. Wanting to s
Feb 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
Most of my stars are for the side characters even though we didn't even really get much time with them, Matt, Chris...Jackson
I'm kinda bummed because while I really like the 1st, 3rd, and 4th books of this series (read them a million years ago, but apparently gave them all 4 stars!), I did not really care for this one. I think my biggest problem was Priss, I hated her, I felt she was stupid, she made dumb choices, she was obnoxious. Also, don't go on and on about what you know about porn and
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Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
How can I not like this book? Another hot guy with six pack abs on a mission to stop human trafficking and can fight 3 henchmen all without breaking a sweat, I mean it's exhilarating!

Trace Rivers has to lie but only Priscilla Patterson does it better and can see through to the deeply caring man beneath. He's stymied by his tiny woman who is fearless and packs her own wallop, the kind that leaves a shiner black eye.

There's more humor in this second book in the Men of Honor series, and we get to
Rose May
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: d-plus
Note: This review, and all my reviews, comes from my blog - Romantic Rose's Bookshelf (

Book 2 in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor Series

I think part of the reason this book got such a low rating (D+) was that I’ve come to expect so much from her books. There are so many excellent Lori Foster books out there that giving this one a higher rating would be doing an injustice to the others. So even though this book is getting a low rating, keep in mind it’s be
Brianna (The Book Vixen)
Review copy provided via NetGalley

4½ stars

Why I Read this Book: I love me some sexy alpha-male mercenaries. When I first heard of this series, I knew I had to read it. I enjoyed reading the first book in this series, When You Dare, and Trace was a secondary character I had my eye on. I knew there’s was more to him and I couldn’t wait to read his story.

What I Liked: The action starts from the get-go, right from page one. Trace and his team are bringing down human traffickers. Trace has been perso
May 10, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-in-2011
ARC provided by NetGalley

Release Date: 5/31/2011

First off let me just say that I am in love with this series! After you're done drooling over the cover, you open the books and get a story that makes you forget all about it. That's saying something when you sport a cover that HAWT!

Trace is a man on a mission, he wants to make human trafficking a thing of the past. In When You Dare his sister, Alani, is kidnapped and set to be sold to the highest bidder. Thankfully Dare saves the day but, Trace is
Mollie *scoutrmom*
I was not very fond of this book, mainly because of the heroine. It seems like the horror films where we're all screaming at the screen "don't open the door" and of course she does. I did not like the romance elements because I could see no reason, other than a huge rack, why the hero would have any interest in her at all. She does not have the sense to obey orders when she is in danger, and he just keeps letting it slide because he's so hot for her. I'd have respected him a lot more if he'd giv ...more
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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