Sydney Croft is the pen name for two authors: Stephanie Tyler and Larissa Ione (of Demonica Series fame). This books is erotica m/f with one brief m/m scene (not with hero).
Plot Summary: A man, with amazing abilities regarding the weather, is sought out for recruitment by two agencies dealing with Covert/ Rare Operatives (read: special abilities like telekinesis etc...). The good guys intend to seduce him into their ranks, the bad guys plan to terrorize him. This is the main plot... there are two other subplots going on as well. There are some times when, as another reviewer mentioned, you must work HARD to suspend disbelief.
Main Characters: Remy (hero) and Haley (heroine). Remy is a solid hero. He is written well, so well, that he really does seem to jump right off the pages. Haley, also is written well enough that she seems "real". I liked both characters, didn't love either of them. Haley was competent, intelligent, a bit whiney (her trauma was that her parents loved each other too much! *sob*) Remy was a bit more sympathetic. But both were intelligent, comfortable in their sexuality, solid enough characters.
Best About This Book: VERY well written for an erotica book! Lots of action (in all senses of word) interesting characters, interesting secondary characters, interesting concept (an agency of secret agents who have special psychic abilities). I liked the premise, liked the characters, liked the writing.
Worst About This Book: The sex scenes did seem to go on for awhile. And were very frequent. This is not a minus for an erotica book, usually, but this book was good enough that I actually wanted a little more plot and a little less sex. But really, that wasn't sooo bad *grin*.
Summary: I liked this book. Enough to consider paying full price for the next in the series. DEFINITELY worth a credit. I am passing it on mainly because it is wishlisted to high heaven and it was just shy of keeper status for me. Little less sex, little more plot, slightly more likable heroine and this one would have stayed on my shelf!
This book is HOT, but it lacked a good solid story line. It was more about the sex scenes that about a plot.
1st I've read by this author and really looking forward to more. This book has it all, elementals, psychics, telekinetics and much more. Haley is a parameteorologist sent to bring in Remy, a man who can control the weather (of course there is a need he has when this happens, sex and Haley finds that helping him out with that is no hardship). He is an ex Seal & believes his ability is a curse until Haley shows him it is really a gift. She wants him to join her organization but of course the bad guys want him too. To do that she has to seduce and then betray him. Can he forgive her? Will they come out of this alive? Read to find out. You won't want to put this one down until you are done. Enjoy.
Wow, an author who can make weather sexy! The first of the ACRO books written under the pen name Sydney Croft was a page turner. It had hot sex, lonely and tortured soulmates, good guys vs bad guys [and how to tell the differences] with lots of suspense and action - and that was just the main storyline. Other storylines are included in the book, each with their own players, which are not resolved within this book.
I loved Remy's journey - from feeling he is an unloved, out-of-control outcast to finding love, stability, and a place where the only 'abnormal' is normal... Mechs, weather makers, mediums, psychics, TKs, ghost hunters, girls who bring electricity to heel... it's a paranormal romance reader's wet dream. I will definitely be pursuing this series!
1. Riding the Storm (2007)
2. Unleashing the Storm (2008)
3. Seduced by the Storm (2008)
4. Taming the Fire (2009)