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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Man, Michael by Lori Foster



My Man, Michael by Lori Foster
Publisher: Penguin
Genre: Action/Adventure; Contemporary; Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Length: Full (325 pages)
Heat: Hot
Rating: 5 Books
Reviewed by Tiger Lily

Knocked out in one world, he’ll take on another.

On the verge of a title shot match, fighter Michael “Mallet” Manchester is injured in a car accident. And just as quickly as his career was taking off, it’s over. Then Kaylie Raine appears, offering him a second chance at becoming whole. Even though Mallet thinks it’s the pain medication talking, he accepts her challenge. And on an extraordinary journey with Kaylie, he’ll get a chance to fight again—to save the woman who has saved him.

He’s a fighter who, through no fault of his own, has to give up his fighting career. She’s from the future and in dire need of his fighting services. What’s a man to do? Follow his conscience and gut instincts to the 23rd century. Such is the story of My Man, Michael.

In this the fourth installment of her SBC Fighter Series, Lori Foster diverts from the normal contemporary story and gives Michael “Mallet” Manchester his own unique journey to figure out who the man is inside the fighter. If you want a contemporary telling of his life, then this book may not be the one for you, but don’t let that fact keep you from giving My Man, Michael a try. Ms. Foster writes a captivating story with plot twists that keeps the reader glued to his or her seat regardless of the time period. The issues the characters deal with are real, relatable, and exciting.

I like that Kayli Raine wasn’t the average damsel in distress. She is the warrior leader of her colony and only wants Mallet to help defend her people. She easily protects her people, but she understands the concept of give and take, which is critical for a leader. On his part, Mallet proves that sometimes an alpha male can be capable of taking orders.

This story has many things the reader could relate to, even though it is set in the future. Who hasn’t felt the first blush of love, only to also feel inadequate at the same time? Once the blush turns into lust, we can all relate to the moment we realize that lust is really love, such as with Mallet and Kayli.

Looking for a sensual romance? Want a dash of action and adventure to keep the story light? Add one dominating leader, plus a hunky fighter in love with an independent woman, and you have My Man, Michael. I give this novel 5 books!

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