Sunday, July 13, 2008
Title: Unleashing the Storm
Author: Sydney Croft
Publishing Date: March 2008
Genre: Paranormal (erotic)
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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