Review: Unleashing the Storm by Sydney Croft

Posted May 19, 2011 by Francesca in Reviews / 3 Comments

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Review: Unleashing the Storm by Sydney Croft
Unleashing the Storm
by Sydney Croft

3 Stars


Released: February 26, 2008
Series: ACRO #2
Published by Delta
Pages: 311

This is a solid 3.5 Feathers.  Let me start by saying that I still do love this series, however this book didn’t have the same effect on me as the first one did.

I couldn’t really get into the story between Ender (Tommy!) and Kira.  I liked Ender in the first book, I just wasn’t that into the “I’m in heat and need sex every four hours” storyline.  It took away from their story a little in my opinion.  Was it just her being in heat and putting out pheromones that got them together?

Kira seemed a bit needy for all her independent talk.  Their sex wasn’t even always that hot, as it was becoming mechanical due to the “heat” cycle.  However, there was the one time with the handcuff chain that was pretty interesting 🙂  Ender gives off the impression he’s an ass, but you can tell he’s a big softie, and in a way Kira’s attachment to the animals, and now having them all around his house, will be perfect for him.  It was actually pretty funny when we get to see the animals personalities.

The action and drama that we got in the first story seemed to be a bit lacking in this one as well.  There wasn’t big action for the main characters, whatever we got was from the side stories.

And did I love all the side stories in this one!  First of all… Annika and Creed are still my favorite.  I felt so bad for Annika and what she almost did at the end.  In regards to their relationship, my heart broke at their/his final decision, but I really couldn’t see him losing his powers!  I cannot wait to read more about them!  There wasn’t even close to enough of their story in this book!

I enjoyed reading about the ACRO operative working “undercover” for Itor.  Ryan/Bryan, what was his name?  Anyway, he had a moment when he was looking through the eyes of another Itor op guy and he saw Annika.  Could it be they’re bringing this guy into the storyline?  How’s that going to tie in?

I enjoyed Dev and Oz’s reunion as well.  However, after parting ways three years ago in such a bad way, it seemed that they got together rather quickly and without any major talk.  Can’t give out spoilers, but I’m happy about what Dev got back!!  And shocked as the revelation the ghost gives him.  Where can the story go from here?

I am excited to read more of this series, and hopefully we’ll stop reading about an agent having to recruit someone to join ACRO and actually start reading more about the actual operatives currently working for them, so we get to see the real story unfold!

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About Sydney Croft

Sydney Croft is the alter-ego of two published authors who came together to blend their very different writing interests into adventurous tales of erotic paranormal fiction. Together, they developed a world where people with extraordinary abilities, like the power to control storms, could live and work with others like them. The series has been described as "Erotica meets the X-Men," and is unique in its own "erotic super hero romance" niche.

The authors behind Sydney Croft live in different states and communicate almost entirely through email, though they often get together for conferences and book signings.

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I’m a 30 something sun lover living in the Big Apple (read New York).I’m a book and coffee addict and lover of all things elephants.

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I’m a part time graphic designer (yes, everything you see on UTC has been done by me), run my husband's business from home and on a good day I’m a self appointed superwoman (she who can do it all).I love blogging with my girls and I couldn’t do it any other way!My first love is everything paranormal, but in the past few years I’ve re-learned to love contemporary romance.Every once in a while I like to mix things up with a historical romance, a steampunk or an LGBT book.Because I need variety to avoid book slumps.I don’t always need an HEA although I prefer one, and I love authors that can rip my heart out and make me ugly cry.
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I was very disappointed in this one. Kira and Tom have almost no emotional connection, and the whole “in heat” premise was idiotic.
I still enjoy the series and the next one is great.

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Yeah, it wasn’t the greatest plot-wise. But keep reading the series is very enjoyable!


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