Publisher: Bantam Dell
Date published: August 2010
Paper & ebook available
Reviewed by Tammy
Obtained via: publisher
The latest offering in the ACRO series from the writing team of Sydney Croft has agents Sela and Marlena traveling to the Brazilian rain forest where a Navy SEAL team has been decimated by something sinister and not quite human.
Sela is ACRO’s expert on cryptozoology. She also has the ability to hear a person’s innermost thoughts during sex. Teamed with Marlena, ACRO’s expert in seduction, they make contact with Chance, the lone SEAL team survivor when they are captured by Logan Mills and his private band of mercenaries. While Marlena bonds with Chance, who turns into a superhuman killing machine, Sela puts her charms to work on Logan, who turns out to be far more than she expects. Then the real bad guys show up and it is going to take all of their talents to get them all out of the jungle alive.
Sydney Croft’s TEMPTING THE FIRE is the fifth book in the ACRO series. It is filled with paranormal abilities, military adventure and plenty of erotic thrills. This book was fast paced and exciting. The male main characters were both military men who were sure of themselves and capable. The female characters, however, were not what this reader expected. They were both trained in the art of seduction and as ACRO agents, are expected to seduce the secrets from their adversaries. That these women were in essence prostitutes made them difficult for this reader to relate to and therefore like. Still, these women were strong, capable and professional, even though they fell in love with their targets. Most importantly, the storyline was intriguing and easily holds readers’ attention from beginning to end.
Fans of romantic military adventures are bound to enjoy Sydney Croft’s TEMPTING THE FIRE. It definitely tempted this reader.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.