A Perfect Storm is the fourth book in the Edge of Honor series by Lori Foster and a Romantic Suspense from HQN.
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...
Spencer Lark has first hand knowledge of the cruelty some people are capable of - and he lives with that knowledge every day. He lost his wife several years ago when she was in the wrong place at the wrong time. Tracking the beings responsible for his wife’s death - Spencer discovered the heinous crime of human trafficking - and he has since dedicated his time to stopping these criminals.
Arizona Storm was a victim of human trafficking - and she still suffers from her time spent at their mercy; nightmares, distrust of men and a hair trigger temper that often results in violence are just the top of the iceberg.
Arizona is determined to do whatever she can to stop the people who trade in human trafficking - even if it means using herself as bait.
When Arizona comes to Spencer and asks his help in staking out a likely smuggling ring, Spencer has no choice but to say yes. His top priority is keeping Arizona safe - in spite of her reckless disregard for her own safety.
A Perfect Storm is a great installment to the Edge of Honor series. I absolutely love Spencer and Arizona together.
I give A Perfect Storm 4 out of 5 stars.
Mass Market Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: HQN Books (March 27, 2012)
Now for an excerpt:
“Yeah? Only three?” Tsking, she let her gaze drift over him. “Any other bruises?”
She propped her chin on a fist. “One lucky punch, huh?”
Did she have to appear so amused by idiotic drinking and brawling? “Something like that.” Actually it was a thrown chair that had caught him, but whatever. He wouldn’t encourage her with details. “So tell me, little girl. What were you doing in a bar?”
She looked away. With one finger, she traced the rim of her coffee cup. “Sometimes,” she said low, her voice almost whimsical, “I just need a distraction.”
His chest tightened. He waited to see if she’d elaborate, if she’d share details of her tragic background with human traffickers.
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