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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Storm That Is Sterling by Lisa Renee Jones

The Storm That Is Sterling by Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher: Sourcebooks
Genre: Action/Adventure, Sci-Fi/Fantasy, paranormal, Suspense/Mystery
Length: Full Length (339 pgs)
Heat Level: Spicy
Rating: 4.5 books
Reviewed by Nymphaea

Sterling Jeter, Renegade Super Soldier, is fearless, powerful, and wildly unpredictable. His life-threatening mission is to save the beautiful, brilliant astrobiologist Rebecca Burns from ruthless villain Adam Rain. But their immutable mutual attraction threatens to put them in the path of death... or worse...

Once you start this book, you won't want to put it down.

I loved Lisa Renee Jones' Harlequin Blaze books. When I got the chance to read this book, I jumped. I'm glad I did. Ms. Jones' writing flows and buoys the reader from scene to scene. I needed to know what was going to happen next and how it would work out. Every time I thought I knew what was going to happen, Ms. Jones threw me a curve ball that completely worked for the story. I stayed up way too late and read furiously. It was worth it!

The plot is deliciously layered and complicated. This isn't the kind of book you'd put down and walk away from. Why? Coming back, you'd need to do some heavy re-reading. That's not a bad thing. I read this book over and over. Just keep in mind, to keep the plot twists and characters straight, a straight-through read is recommended.

Rebecca is a sweet character. An astrobiologist, she's darned smart. She's also got a deadly disease--cancer. Readers can relate to her struggle. She wants to be well, but she wants to help people. And then there's the slight distraction of Sterling. I'm telling you, if I had a Sterling of my own to save me...I'd jump on him. Yeah, he's that super sexy, soldier, can kick your butt type of guy I can't get enough of. The motivations in the book aren't always disclosed right away and it works so well. I didn't want to know everything up front. I wanted the story to slowy unfold and Ms. Jones did it just right.

If you want a book with the right amounts of action, suspense, and engaging characters, then this book is one not to miss!