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Causing Havoc

(SBC Fighters #1)

4.12  ·  Rating details ·  7,846 ratings  ·  340 reviews
Orphaned and torn from his sisters as a boy, sexy extreme wrestler Dean "Havoc" Conor gets a letter revealing how much his siblings want him back in Harmony, Kentucky. To stop his sister from marrying a sleazeball, Dean finds himself teaming up with her pretty-but-smart-mouthed friend Eve—who's heard of Havoc's reputation and doesn't need some hunk trampling on her heart. ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 352 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by Berkley Books (first published February 1st 2007)
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Nov 25, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2009, lori-foster
Honestly, the description on this book sounded stupid..

I was in the library looking for books to read over Thanksgiving Break and I saw a few books by Lori Foster and picked a bunch up. This happened to be one of them.

I've read a few books by Foster and overall I really like what she writes. Despite the contrived sounding back cover, the book ended up being funny.

The main character "Havoc" otherwise known as Dean, is a fighther with the SBC organization. He gets a letter from his sister that h
Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ
Jul 06, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Ⓐlleskelle - That ranting lady ッ by: Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
Shelves: fighter
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ 4 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
I really enjoyed this one, thanks to my personal recommender, Lana. xx

Lisa Kay
Never thought I would like a book about professional fighters, but I loved this one, read it three times in four years, marked it as a favorite, and put it on my keeper shelf. Only bought it because Lori Foster is one of my favorites and she is always an author I can count on. (It was not too melodramatic for me as I had a long lost younger brother who spent his childhood in Foster care – whereas I was adopted into a loving home - and looked me up decades later.) LF did a convincing job of sibli ...more
Apr 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle-own
This was an okay read. There were interesting moments, but I didn't believe the romance. I enjoyed the stories around Dean trying to reconnect with his sister more than him trying to hookup with Eve.

There was a level of suspense and a twist and you know I love my action, but this fell flat. It wasn't executed well.

I'll continue with the series eventually because I like Dean's sisters.
Aug 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
As usual I love every book in this series. Since I seem to do things backwards I already knew of Havoc and Eve. It was good reading to see how they came together and how Havoc found his sisters.
Aug 08, 2013 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf-hell-no
Damn, y'all. Another book soooo many ppl love that i absolutely loathed. I was torn between one star and two. I didn't hate everything i read, but i hated damn near all of it. =(

What was tolerable:
* The story. What i suffered through, anyway. A family torn apart, reconnecting later with sisters who didn't know about you. Good stuff, right? Should have been. =\
* Cam. I understand her feelings about accepting further help from Roger and how she didn't want to confuse her gratitude with love for hi

Dean aka: Havoc is set on a course he's not so sure about. When he was 9 years of age, he was sent to live with an uncle he didn't know; which took him from his two baby sisters. He receives a letter from his sister Cam and decides to head back to Harmony to, essentially, meet his sisters all over again. However, he does carry a bit of resentment with him and he's not sure he's ready to be a big brother at this stage in life.

Eve is Cam's best gal friend. She's an event coordinator and a bit of a
Aug 11, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: contemporary, fighter
First things first, I'm so excited to finally know what sbc stands for since no one warned me that this series predated the ultimate series (seriously goodreads needs to make the whole thing a series then with each individual series also indicated like I've seen on other books)! But seriously as much as I bitched about the ultimate series coming so close to perfect but falling just short I missed them in this book. One of the things that draws you into the ultimate series is the sense of family ...more
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Welcome to our first Flashback Friday review post!! I'm so excited about this feature on the blog where we go back and read some of our all time favorite books and the review them for you. I love to re-read books over and over and I'll admit I've probably read Causing Havoc by Lori Foster at least 10 times and I never tire of it. We hope you'll enjoy as we go back present some of our favorite books and who knows maybe you'll discover a hidden
Jul 21, 2011 rated it really liked it
I ended up liking this one a lot more than I thought I would. I don't know why I had some reservations about Lori Foster and thought I wouldn't really like her books. I picked this one up for a challenge and I'm very glad I did. Dean (Havoc) absolutely makes this book. And it's really more of his story and how he reconnects with his sisters anyway. I didn't dislike Eve but I felt like I never really got to know her as her own person. They had a lot of chemistry but she never came alive as a char ...more
May 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
Okay, darn it! Sucked into a series now. This was a good one and I didn't want it to end, mostly because of the sub-story romances, I wanted to see how those would unfold. PLEASE tell me Simon is the main character in one of the others of this series. However, I digress from my original review of this book. Havoc was HOT. I don't think there can be a more perfect male specimen out there. I enjoyed the plot of the book (him hooking up with his two sisters after haven't seen them since he was 9 ye ...more
Jun 26, 2008 rated it liked it
Shelves: sexy-romance
I read it in a few hours. It was not as good as the first SBC book I read by Lori Foster but it was decent. I actually wanted to read more about the secondary characters, Jacki and Gregor but they weren't mention much. I should see if she wrote a book on their relationship. It is sexy but she has written much better. I didn't go to sleep until it was all read so I was hooked. It only gets the three stars because I have read better work from this author. ...more
Really enjoyed Dean as a hero, and I loved Jacki and Gregor's relationship... Looking forwards to reading Simon's story! 4.5 stars ...more
Darla Lee
Oct 26, 2017 added it
Shelves: print
What a twist at the end.
This was ok... I've read The Men Who Walk the Edge of Honour series and I wasn't super taken with them either. There's just something about Foster's characters and storylines that I don't particularly dig. To me a lot of the characters, the men especially, seem one-demensional and her plots are unrealistic.

At first this read too much like a Cinderella story, with the evil aunt squandering the Conor sisters' inhertiance, while the oldest sister works hard to keep everything afloat. After receivin
Jun 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
My Rating 4 out of 5

I really loved this book! Lori Foster is one of my favorite authors. She has a way of infusing humor into every situation. She writes great dialogue and great characters.

Quite honestly the blurb sounded really ridiculous. It made this book sound so stupid! In reality the book is more romance than romantic suspense. Which is fine, but I would have liked more suspense.

Dean is a very like able character, is almost too perfect except for his fear of getting close to his sisters.
Jane Stewart
The story was too ordinary and sweet for me. It was not entertaining enough. I prefer wittier dialogue and unexpected actions.

All the main characters are likeable and nice to each other. Couples fall in love at first sight. There are a couple of "bad guys" who cause conflict. I do not recommend it because there was nothing creative or unusual about it. I wasn't surprised or delighted. The book reminded me of normal conversations and actions of people living in a small town. I would have preferre
Bronwyn Rykiert
Jan 27, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: erotic-fiction
This book was a little disappointing and did not quite live up to my expectations.

Dean “Havoc” Conor lost his parents when he was 9 years old and his uncle took him away from his home and his younger sisters because his Aunt Lorna wanted it this way. In this time Dean has become a prize fighter and is very good at his chosen career.

Move forward 20 years when Dean receives a letter from his sister Camille asking him to come home to Harmony as she wants to meet him. He goes, not knowing what to ex
Jul 09, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2011, romance
I was surprised by how much I liked this one because I am not a fan of this type of fighting and I wasn't sure how much it would play into the storyline. It was negligible, just their profession. What it did bring to the table was some very alpha type men, which is always fun.

Dean didn't seem like the typical fighter or even pro athlete, usually their sport defines them. With Dean he seemed to not want to define by anything. I loved how the letter from his sister threw him off and caused instant
★¸. • * ° * ༺*Blanka*༺*°°*•.¸. ♥★

Orphaned at nine, Dean "Havoc" Conor has grown into a tough-as-nails extreme fighter happy to live a solitary life. When he receives a letter from his two little sisters, who he hasn't seen in the twenty years since their parents died, Dean reluctantly decides to honor their request and return home to Harmony, Ky. Once there, he finds that the aunt who raised his sisters has squandered most of their inheritance and that one of his sisters, Cam, is engaged to a sleaze named Roger. He also meets C
May 02, 2012 rated it it was ok
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May 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports, major-badass
WOW!! incredible. I did not want to put this book down at all. I even found myself reading at work ^_^, it was HOT, it was SEXY, totally not what I expected for the ending, but in all I'm happy everybody got there happily ever after. the description for the book it's actually correct. it should go more along the lines like this maybe.

Dean is a fighter all his life he's non nothing but discipline til' he gets a letter that throws his world upside down. Just when Dean thought he could show up and
Kerry  sullivan
Lori Foster brings her signature strengths -- great humor, engaging characters, and sizzling passion- to this contemporary love story and family drama. It centers around extreme fighter Dean "Havoc" Connor, a self-reliant, rolling-stone kind of guy, whose world turns upside down with one letter from his sister, Cam. He hasn't seen her since he was eight, when their parents were killed in a car crash; he was dispatched to live with his uncle Grover while his two younger sisters got to stay at hom ...more
Apr 26, 2013 rated it liked it
I honestly had a hard time getting over Dean being an ass.

I get it he wanted Eve. But, his off hand comments about his long lost sisters he JUST came to see. Ugh. It drove me nuts. He answered the letter. He had the tattoo. He had feeling for them. He dropped everything to go to Cam after he got the letter. But yet he acted so aloof about it all. Like he didn't care about anything but getting into Eve's pants. It wasn't until Geregor comes does he turn in the brotherly direction. .

I got the fee
**3.5 stars**

This book was very cute. The romance was a bit flat but the hero was just so well drawn. This is a really a book about him and how he reconnects with his sisters, which he hadn't seen in 20 years. It was also very interesting to know about his life as a MMA fighter. I knew next to nothing about that but the author did a good job explaining what it was a about.

There was a pseudo suspense plot that was poorly handled. Roger didn't seem to be the same person in the first half of the bo
2.5 star

This book was really just okay for me. I read it in a day because of the bit of suspense that it had regarding Cam and her Aunt Lorna, but in the end that fell a little flat for me. Not a lot of romance in my opinion. All the characters felt very flat and not very developed.

Now with all that said, I am reading book two, because I believe that the first book in a series tends to be a little tedious. I am not giving up hope that the author will flesh out these characters a little better i
Dec 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
Okay, this should almost get 5 stars, but I felt so cheated at the end because I didn't get an 'ending' with the secondary story of Jacki and Gregor. And it was heating up to be a HOT story. That sex scene deserved to be in here and I'm ticked it's not! So that got it bumped down to four stars. This is a hot book with hot hot hot men and I look forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. I loves me some big strong men.

As a side note, I really like Lori Foster's and I'm sort of surpri
Mar 26, 2011 rated it really liked it
Lori Foster is kind of hit or miss for me, but this was a sweet and funny start to a series about the SBC fighters! Her writing style here reminds me a lot of Jill Shalvis. I loved our hero, Dean, and the blossoming relationship between him and his sisters. It was almost more important than the love story in this book, though I enjoyed that equally as much. I love a good secondary romance, and the one between Jackie and Gregor had me alternately laughing and saying awwww! Looking forward to the ...more
Mrs. Badass
Feb 19, 2010 rated it really liked it
Likable characters, interesting but not too complicated plot, and a HEA with steamy sex scenes :) What more could you ask for??

I liked Dean "Havoc" Conor, and I liked his sisters alot too. Eve was pretty decent, I wish we had more time to delve into her character a bit more, but I liked what I 'saw'.

Gregor "the maniac' was pretty cool, I enjoyed him. I was hoping for a minute that Simon would end up with Cam, but alas she is in love with Roger.

Lani ⚔⚔  the Destroyer ⚔⚔
I have mixed feelings about Causing Havoc. I felt the physical connection overshadowed an emotional connection between Eve and Dean. Plus I totally didn't get Roger's character. In the beginning he was a smarmy bully but (view spoiler) I'll read the next book in the series though. ...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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“His jaw locked. "You don't know shit about me."

She put her hands at either side of his face and smiled with too much emotion. "You want to know what I think?"

For some reason, tension pulled at him. "Probably some idiotic romanticized nonsense." When her confidence didn't falter, he made a sound of disgust. "All right, go ahead and tell me."

"I think you're the one who doesn't know shit about you”
“She stared up at him and for an instant his expression went soft all over her before he turned away, gritting his teeth.

Dean felt her gentle touch everywhere, in places he'd never thought about before.

Like his heart.”
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