Animal whisperer Kira Donovan works at a wildlife refuge
taking care of all types of animals. But she has more in
common with animals than just being able to communicate with
them. Every year, for a certain amount of time, she goes
into “heat,” meaning she has to have sex every four hours,
or she dies. She takes care of it by hiring farm hands to
help her on the refuge, and to help her in bed.
When the two hands she’d hired this year disappear, she’s
surprised to find two more on her doorstep, Derek and Tom.
She’s immediately attracted to Tom, and fixates on him to
help her with her heat. What she doesn’t know is that Tom
“Ender” Knight has been sent by ACRO, the Agency for Covert
Rare Operatives, to recruit her into their organization. If
he can’t do that, he has orders to kill her.
Ender’s been told about Kira’s needs, and he’s ready to do
his job, until he meets her. And when he sees Derek, whom he
knows is an operative for ITOR, ACRO’s enemy, he knows he
has to eliminate him. Then, despite his best efforts, when
Kira wobbles on joining ACRO he knows he can’t kill her. But
she agrees to go with him to check things out. He just needs
to get her there alive, and away from ITOR’s operatives. And
they need to survive her heat cycle while they’re on the run
from the bad guys.
If you haven’t read any of Sydney Croft’s books in the ACRO
series, you’re missing a thrill ride packed with emotion and
hot passion. Reading Unleashing the
Storm was like visiting old friends. The ACRO bunch
is realistic and entertaining, and the fact that they’re
trying to save the world makes them that much more
attractive to me.
Ender is the ultimate bad boy, carrying around the weight of
his job and past deeds. I absolutely adored the way he and
Kira blended together, and the way they worked through their
problems. It’s one of those books I just couldn’t put down.
I loved the first book, Riding the Storm, and
now I’m eagerly awaiting the release of the third novel,
Seduced by the Storm.
Sydney Croft has crafted a series that is not to be missed.
It includes danger, intrigue, romance and sex. What more
could a reader ask for? Unleashing the Storm
is fantastic, and I am happy to Joyfully Recommend it.