Sunday, July 13, 2008

Review – Unleashing the Storm

Title: Unleashing the Storm
Author: Sydney Croft
Publishing Date: March 2008
Rating: C
Genre: Paranormal (erotic)
Sensuality: Burning

Unleashing the Storm is the second novel of the ACRO series. This book features the operative Tom Knight, aka Ender, whose mission is to bring Kira Donovan to ACRO before their enemy organization Itor captures her. Tim is an excedosapien, which means he is physically stronger and faster than the average man. He also has better than 20/20 vision. He was a former Delta force operator and will have no problem completing his mission. Itor wants Kira because she has the unique ability to communicate with animals. She has a weakness though and that is she comes into heat and this need for sex completely incapacitates her during this time.

I didn’t like this book all that much. Mainly it was because I had issues with Tom. He was a big jerk throughout most of the book. I couldn’t understand what Kira saw in him. Well, he did have a few redeeming moments, but most of the time he would say mean things to Kira to keep her at a distance. Kira though, could see through his gruff ways and just work around it. For all she went through, because of her unusual gifts, she was a very strong person. I admired her will to never give up. I just wish it could have been over a hero more worthy. That’s just me though.

There are a couple of side stories that continue from the first book, Riding the Storm. They involve the head of the corporation Dev O’Malley. He learns something shocking about his past that I am sure will play out in future books. Creed and Annika’s relationship continues in this book as well. It seemed like they didn’t have as much screen time as in the first book. There relationship is a mess. Annika has some issues that she is going to have to work through before their relationship can move forward. It will be interesting to see how that works out.

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Seneca said...

Ugh, the plot sounds complicated.

It always sucks when you can't like the H/H.
A good character can make or break a book.

nath said...

Good review Jill! I think this series is just not for me, no matter how much I like psychics and paranormal powers. Thanks for the heads up! :)

Kristie (J) said...

I have this one - though I haven't read it yet. I still have to read the first one *sigh*

Jill D. said...

Seneca, Yes I had a hard time getting past Tom. Oh well, you win some, you lose some.

Nath, I don't think you would like this series very much. It's heavy on the sex and light on the world building.

Kristie, I know what you mean, I have books that are sitting in my TBR that I haven't gotten around to yet. The first of The Bullet Catchers series is one book that is screaming for me to get to it.

nath said...

Yeah, I wasn't going to buy them, but you just confirmed it for me :) Thanks :)

Jill D. said...

That's what I'm here for Nath :) I am glad I can help you out!