Release Date: June 28th, 2011
What happens when you wake up naked–and in bed– with the woman you have been pining for; for a year, but you can’t remember how you got there? Ask Jackson Savor. Our favorite cowboy from the previous Novels When you Dare and Trace of Fever, Jackson Savor is a hard edged, yet honorable man of mystery and intrigue. I know, it sounds cliché, but I loved Jackson and his “Darlins” He could hog tie me up and have his wicked way with me all he wanted. Apparently, sweet and innocent Alani as well.
Alani Rivers, Trace’s sister, and victim of sex traffickers in the first novel, has learned some tough life lessons. No longer the sheltered, pampered little sister, she is struggling to be a grown woman, and overcome her past trauma’s. Why Jackson is the man that stirs her blood, she doesn’t know, but she wants him. When she wakes up after the most memorable night of her life and see’s the burning questions in Jackson’s eyes she is distraught and devastated when he bolts from the room and gets violently ill in the bathroom. Alani can’t take the regret she sees in Jackson, and she takes off, leaving Jackson to fend for himself.
Point here: Alani was a virgin before she made love to Jackson. I really felt for her situation. She is confused, upset, humiliated angry and yet her body is burning for more of Jackson. What’s a confused, angry girlie girl to do? Shop of course!
Jackson figures he bumbled the morning pretty heavily, and isn’t sure how to fix it. After his head stops pounding he makes his way to Alani’s house and proceeds to lie on her porch and wait for her to come back home.
After his violent episodes in the bathroom, Jackson figures out he has been heavily drugged, and cannot remember anything from the previous day and night. So he begins looking for truth, and goes in search of Alani. Together they try and piece together who is out to get Jackson and Alani, and fighting the attraction between them.
“Don’t make me chase you, darlin”
Suddenly her casual, comfy sundress felt insubstantial. Around Jackson, she needed a damn suit of Armor.
The concentrated scrutiny left her fidgeting, too warm and vulnerable.
In a rough whisper, he said “God’s truth, darlin’, I don’t mean to ride roughshod over your feelings, but I need to see you again” and before she could react to the hunger in his tone, he added, “I don’t suppose we could put this little confrontation on hold long enough for me to appease my curiosity?”
This novel was fantastic. I loved Jackson and Alani. It was fun to see Dare and Trace, and their protective and alpha maleism when it came to Alani.
There were a few twists in the story and a few new characters were introduced. Arizona, and Spencer. Whom I believe will probably be the couple for the next novel, and I can’t wait!!
Write faster Lori Foster, I’m eating up these awesome alpha’s who walk that edge so well!