Series: Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor 3
First Published: June 28, 2011
Goodreads Blurb: The one woman he couldn't have was the only woman he desired…
She may be aloof, and more pretty than gorgeous, but Alani Rivers is the kind of woman a hot-blooded mercenary can't forget, no matter how hard he tries. So when Jackson Savor wakes up next to the naked, sleeping beauty—with no memory of what happened—he knows he's been drugged… even if Alani doesn't.
After she was kidnapped, Alani swore she'd never trust another man again. Still, something about this strong, sexy hero with the tender touch makes her want to believe him. As Jackson hunts downs a mysterious intruder, he swears he'll move heaven and earth to keep Alani safe. But what really happened that night? And will the truth bring them closer than they ever thought possible—or put Alani squarely in harm's way again?
Hehe, I have to say I guess I like Jackson the most out of the four men of the series. Can't say the same about Alani, though, she's way too timid for my tastes, especially compared to the other three, but I think she suits Jackson, that beast, just well. ^.^ Plus, I really like that the whole group now actually becomes a real family, since Alani is Trace's sister. Nicely thought through!
For this installment, I really, really loved that confused beginning. Awesome start for a story! Stuff like this makes you keep reading until the riddle is solved. What I also liked, was that this story connected very much already to the next by not just naming/introducing Arizona and Spencer, but having them take part in the plot as well. You see a clear improvement over the installments, that's great - to know that the author really puts a lot of effort into the development.
Rating: Style: 5/5 -- Plot: 4.5/5 -- Characters: 4/5 -- Humor: 3.5/5 -- Suspense: 3.5/5 -- Drama: 2/5 -- Action: 4/5 -- Smut: 4/5
Quotes I liked:
"You're not helping, Jackson." God save her from the male species.
"You won't let me help."
(pg. 158, Alani & Jackson)
When Alani started to speak, Jackson held up a finger. In the past five minutes, he'd had more mood swings than a menopausal woman. First turned-on, then territorial, bored, aggressive and now on alert.
His back to the room, Jackson said, "I need a Chris."
Because Chris was gay, Dare choked and Trace laughed.