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Book Title: Back in Black|
The author of the book: Lori Foster
ISBN 13: 9780425232989
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 328 KB
Date of issue: February 2nd 2010
Read full description of the books Back in Black:Rating: 2.5 / 5
Hmm, well. This book is by far better than the last book, "My Man, Michael" (which was an atrocity, IMHO), but I still didn't really like this book. And I did not like Drew. Ugh.
This book can probably be read as a standalone.
Drew Black is the president of the SBC, a sport for mixed-martial-arts fighting. He's sexy, foul-mouthed, crass, tactless, but also a brilliant businessman. Which is why the owners of the SBC send PR guru Gillian Noode to work with him and make him less abrasive. Drew is appalled, but strongly attracted to Gillian. As she is to him. The two give in and start a secret affair. But with someone out to get Drew, it doesn't stay secret long, and each finds their feelings for the other are stronger than they thought.
Meanwhile, SBC hopeful Brett Bullman is hoping to sign a contract with Drew and the SBC when he meets Audrey Porter, leader of WAVS. Women Against Violent Sports. Brett is intrigued by the timid woman trying to destroy the sport he loves. And Audrey is hopelessly drawn to the brawny man, but she's horrified when she learns he's a fighter. She gives him a chance, though, and learns that there's more to MMA fighting than she once believed.
Okay then...what to say, what to say...this was a weird book for me. I thought I would like Drew Black, from what I'd seen of him in other books, but as I read him in this story, he came across as an asshole. I like rough and tumble Alpha's as much as most romance readers, but Drew was over the top. He's utterly crass and tactless, says "fuck" at least every other sentence, calls women "broads," is fairly sexist, and is just rude and obnoxious. I didn't find much redeeming about him at all.
And the romance...I just wasn't feeling it. Gillian is called in to improve his image and before you can blink, she's thinking his rough guy talk is kinda sexy and before you can blink again she's giving in to his proposal for a secret affair. I didn't feel the romance at all between them...especially when Drew kept telling her what a great "rack" she had. I just did not see where these two connected beyond lust.
Plus, that whole PR thing where Gillian was supposed to make him less rude? It pretty much flies out the window when Gillian decides people just don't get him. Whatever. Totally pointless story point that was underdeveloped and useless.
What did I like about the book? Well, I liked the part of the story about Brett and Audrey. They are basically co-H/H with Drew and Gillian. Which was annoying...the book is only 281 pages and you've got 2 couples pretty much getting equal time. Way too short, which meant there wasn't enough development for either H/H.
But I did like Brett and Audrey. Rather interesting story hook there with him wanting to be a fighter and her protesting the sport. I think these two were all that kept me reading the book at times. I wish they'd been the sole H/H of their own book.
Also, what was up with the names? Gillian Noode? Lame. And could Brett's last name (Bullman) have been any more stereotypical for someone wanting to be a fighter?
So...by far not my favorite book and I was rather disappointed with it. At least it was better than the last one in this series. I think I'd give the whole Drew/Gillian part 1.5-2 stars, and Brett/Audrey 3.5 stars. I'm not sure if Foster has plans for another book in this series, but if she does, I'll probably still read it. I just wouldn't rush right out to buy it and read it.
Read information about the authorSince first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.
Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.
Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/
•In 2001, Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy.
•In 2002, Lori’s book Too Much Temptation was the top-selling romance title for Amazon books.
•In 2003, Say No To Joe was the second “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title for Waldenbooks.
•In 2004, Lori Foster was a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle.
•In 2004, The Secret Life of Bryan was the “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title for the BGI group.
•In 2005, Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Contemporary Romance.
•In 2006, Jude’s Law was the “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” romance title for the BGI group.
•In 2007, Lori launched a new “urban fantasy” series under the name L.L. Foster. See more on her “dark side” at www.llfoster.com.
•In 2007, Causing Havoc was among Amazon’s Top Ten Editor’s picks in Romance.
•In 2008, Hard to Handle made #2 on The New York Times.
•In 2009, Servant: The Acceptance was Amazon’s #1 Editors’ Pick in Romance.
•In 2010, Lori was a clue in the USA Today Quick Cross puzzle.
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