Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Back in Black by Lori Foster

SBC president Drew Black is as controversial as they come. But the hot-headed entrepreneur is a perfect match for his popular sports club venture: uncompromising and extreme. Maybe too extreme. With a reputation for saying what he thinks, Drew's been causing a lot of friction. That's why someone's been called in to clean up his image—before he does any permanent damage.

The lucky lady is Gillian Noode, a PR expert who's smoothed out the rough edges on many a man. But Drew is rougher than anyone she's ever met, and he refuses to change for any woman, for any reason. To make matters more complicated, Gillian's starting to like him raw. Now, opposites aren't only attracting, they're igniting. But in the rising heat, which one of them will end up on top?

I've enjoyed all of the books in Foster's Fighter Series, but I must say that this is my favorite since the first (Causing Havoc). Drew and Gillian were both kick ass characters with the type of explosive personalities that make contemporary romances so much fun. Neither gave an inch while navigating the initial attraction, and even after they gave in it didn't matter whether it was in the bedroom or in the boardroom with the owners of the SBC - both had strong opinions and they were both going to heard. I also think that this book has possibly the hottest sex scenes from any of her titles and Foster does an incredible job of portraying how much fun both of them have together.

What also puts this book so high in my esteem is the great job that Foster does writing two romances at the same time. Even though Brett and Alison aren't mentioned on the back, their story is very prominently featured and Foster makes them wonderful supplementary characters that take on such a life of their own I almost wish they'd had their own book! But I only wish a little because Foster writes enough to make any romantic go 'Awww!' over their story!

Overall Feeling - Thumbs up! I really enjoyed this title, to the point that I started reading it again as soon as I finished it the first time!

Series - 1) Causing Havoc 2) Simon Says 3) Hard to Handle 4) Double the Pleasure 5) My Man, Michael 6) Tails of Love 7) Double the Heat 8) Back in Black