Review: Taming the Fire by Sydney Croft

Posted March 5, 2011 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Review: Taming the Fire by Sydney CroftTaming the Fire by Sydney Croft
Series: ACRO #4
Published by Delta on January 1st 2009
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Library
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He came to the underground London club for a night of extreme sex play with the enigmatic “Mistress Rik”. But the Special Agent known as Trance is really on a search-and-rescue mission to keep her alive. Part predator, Ulrika “Rik” Jaegar possesses feral powers that make her a danger to others–and to herself. That’s why the Agency for Covert Rare Operatives (ACRO) wants to recruit her to their side….To do so, Trance will have to pull off the impossible: capture and control Rik, both woman and beast.

On the run from the deadly agency that changed her into a pleasure-seeking shape shifter, Rik uses sex to rein in her own raging desires. Operating on pure instinct, she trusts no one…especially the magnificent alpha male with the power to seduce her into submission. An undercover agent with unique hypnotic gifts, Trance is surprised by his instinct to hold Rik and keep her safe — but he has a job to do. And as he hunts her down, as Rik and Trance are thrust into the ultimate game of domination and submission, they’ll enter a place where surrender is their sole hope of survival — and the only thing that can tame the wild beast in both of them…

 Think X-rated X-men, the characters are human but with special abilities. There is an over all developing plot throughout the series and each book has a main couple with a few side couples mixed in.

In this book we get to see Trance, an ex-army MP that has had tons of Special Forces training go undercover to find Ulrika (Rik), a wolf shapeshifter They meet in a BDSM club in London and since they are both Doms it’s hard for them to submit to each other. But over the time they open themselves to each other like they have never done before.

There are some really hot BDSM scenes between the two. I’m not really up on the BDSM scene so I found myself Googling a few things while reading this one.

The other couple in this book, Ryan and Coco are just as hot. We met Ryan in an earlier book and he has been MIA and believed to be dead. He is on his a search for answers to what happened to him during the months he was believed dead and why the only thing he can remember about that time is a name, Coco.

With both guys on their own hunt for different women they cross paths to realize that they both chasing after one woman for different reasons.

I highly recommend this book and the whole series to anyone that is a Larissa Ione fan. It has some of the same hotness that her Demonica series has and even though the characters are human there is still a paranormal feel to it.


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After 17 years I've finally finished my BA in English (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not have touched anything labeled "classic", but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my college career.

While I hated to read growing up, I am now an avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction within my favorite (at least to date) genres which include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly PNR or UF from favorite adult authors, but I'm slowly stepping out of my comfort zone after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in adolescent literature class I took).
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