Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Storm That Is Sterling By Lisa Renee Jones

The Storm that is Sterling (Zodius #2)

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Description:

HE MAY BE INVINCIBLE TO EVERYONE ELSE...


Sterling Jeter has remarkable powers and has shown himself to be just about indestructible. But beautiful, brilliant Rebecca Burns knows that even a Super Soldier needs comfort, and so much more...

BUT SHE CAN SEE THAT DEEP DOWN, HE'S JUST A MAN...

Sterling and Rebecca's teenage romance was interrupted, but years later the heat between them flares back to life. Even though it endagers everything they're fighting for, it's impossible to resist picking up right where they left off...





Review
 
With Adam still intent on his plan of creating a Zodius nation continuing on from the first book, he is using a drug called “ICE” which leaves the users with strength and healing as long as they keep taking regular doses, but miss a dose and you get nothing but death. Adam seeks the expertise of Becca to help him improve the “ICE” formula, but Sterling is there to put a spanner in the works of his plan and to get Becca away from his grasp. Becca and Sterling have a history of sorts, Sterling standing Becca up on a date years before but little does she realise that the reason he stood her up is because he was signed up to the army and the GTECH program. When they are captured by Adam’s people Becca is forced to down a vial is ICE or risk Sterling being shot, due to the fact she isn’t aware he is GTECH, she does what is demanded of her;

“He meant it. She saw it in his eyes. He hated Sterling. He wanted to kill him, if he hadn’t already succeeded. There was too much of Sterling’s blood on the steel floor pooling around his body for him to survive. Too many bullets were buried deep inside him, but she couldn’t-wouldn’t-give up on him.

“I’ll take it.” She held out her hand and received a gloating smile in return.”

But although the ICE has the terrible effect of death if not continuously consumed, it also heals Becca from the death sentence she was facing. This ended with a bit of a cliff hanger of sorts, leaving you wanting more, with Adam’s plan with his son Dorian, which is bound to have some disastrous effects for The Renegades and Cassandra’s father from the last book, General Powell, making a reappearance. I really like how Lisa Renee Jones balances out the romantic aspects with the action and suspense. I loved the twists throughout this read, and finding out what Tad could do, even though he was fighting on the wrong side, his ability would be damn cool to have. It was pretty crushing how Damion caught so much bad wrap in this because of what Tad had done when Sterling was saving Becca, when I first read it I was totally against Damion and couldn’t believe it, but I am glad it all turned out right in the end. I was a little bit frustrated by Becca at times, mostly due to her pulling away from Sterling and from hiding her Lifeblood mark from him, what the heck girl! You can’t help but swoon over Sterling, just how I like my lead male characters, strong, protective but also sensitive, can’t beat that. This story wasn’t quite as good as the first but still fantastic, I’d give this four and a half stars if I could.





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4 comments:

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Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) said...

Great review. I discovered this author yesterday. This sounds amazing and sexy. It seems I may want to slap the heroine a couple of times, but still worth the read LOL! I love a good PNR story and this sounds like fun. Great review again hon, thank you :)

Jet said...

I cannot wait for the third book to come out Spring next year, this is def. one of my favourite series!

Diana (@Offbeat Vagabond) said...

@Jet - I see why. This looks like it should be up there with the Psy-Changeling series for me. It really sounds that good. Thank you hon :)