Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Romance Book Review: Dawn Endeavor 1: Fallon's Flame

Author: Marie Harte  
Series Connection: Dawn Endeavor
ISBN: 978-1-60737-524-1
Genre: Paranormal/ Shape-shifter/ Menage
Publisher: Loose-id

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After reading Dawn Endeavor book 2 Hayashi's Hero I decided to look back and check out the first in the new series that I had missed. Although this book featured pretty much the same story line as the second I was a little disappointed in this first book. Sometimes you just want the heroine to tell the hero to shove it and that was the way I felt after one particular scene in this book.

Olivia Lynn is assigned a new job. It brings her in contact with the Circs. The Circs are a group of genetically altered soliders who work to get rid of the bad guys who are trying to use science for evil. Okay that said, she goes to her new job and there falls instantly in lust with one of the Circs, Fallon. There attraction is mutual, which would have been okay except since she is female and the guys are basically a slave to their sexual sides she considered the meal of choice. At this point I think Olivia would have gained more respect from Fallon if she told him to get lost.

I would have been okay with the sharing if Olivia and Fallon had a chance to get to know each other and act on their lust with each other more than once or twice before he decided he should share her with all the guys, but that's how this story goes.

Actually this book isn't all bad if you ignore that part. I like the story behind the whole series. Marie Harte packs a lot of action in her books. More action in the second story, but that is usual for series books. The first is just to get readers the chance to learn the story. I'll be interested in reading the rest of the series.

Genetic manipulation has created the first super soldier, the Circ. Able to transform into hulking, inhuman beasts at will, the second generation of Circs, under Project Dawn Endeavor, is much more dangerous than the first. The secret, psychically gifted four-man team who once worked for the U.S. Navy now belongs to the mysterious Mrs. Sharpe who is bent on cleaning up science gone wrong around the globe. She sends the men of Dawn Endeavor out on behalf of the United States government, but there’s more to her agenda than patriotism. If only the team knew what she really had planned.

There are few minds Jesse Fallon can’t read. Mrs. Sharpe’s is one of them. Olivia Lynn’s, the team’s new interpreter on their latest mission, is another. The woman is smart, sexy, and hell on Jesse's libido. Her lips say she refuses to become romantically involved with an ex-SEAL, but her body says something else entirely. Jesse’s Circ, and a Circ can never find satisfaction with a human, because only a Circ can ease his carnal needs. Except Olivia satisfies everything inside him and leaves him craving more. When the mission goes wrong, he’ll have to learn Olivia’s secrets in order to save her, and in turn, save himself. Because a Circ in love is a walking time bomb.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Anal play/intercourse, male/male sexual practice, ménage (m/f/m), sex while in shifted form.

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