Author: Addison Fox

Throwback Thursday Review: Warrior Ascended by Addison Fox

Posted August 22, 2019 by Casee in Reviews | 0 Comments

Throwback Thursday Review: Warrior Ascended by Addison FoxReviewer: Casee
Warrior Ascended by Addison Fox
Series: Sons of the Zodiac #1
Publisher: Signet
Publication Date: March 2, 2010
Pages: 384
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Series Rating: four-stars

View our feature on Addison Fox’s Warrior Ascended.First in the dark and sexy paranormal romance seriesStarring the immortal warriors of the zodiac

Charming, proud, and impulsive, Leo Warrior Brody Talbot is fighting what may be his final battle. Enyo, the Goddess of War, plans to fulfill an ancient prophecy to destroy humanity by harnessing the dark power of the Summoning Stones of Egypt. There's only one person who knows enough about the stones to help Brody stop her-beautiful museum curator Ava Harrison.

Never in all his centuries has Brody met a woman who enthralls him like Ava. But, bound to protect her, he struggles to deny his passion as they are drawn into a dark and dangerous final reckoning between good and evil.

*** Every Thursday, we’ll be posting throwback reviews of our favorite and not-so-favorite books. Enjoy! ***

Holly: Isn’t it funny how we find a book or author we love, then forget to look out for the next book in the series? I think that’s what happened to Casee with this series.

This review was originally posted on Aug 11, 2010.

After all the mythology in the last book I read, I wasn’t too sure about reading this one. Then I went onto Amazon and looked at the average stars. I didn’t read the reviews, just the stars. Sometimes that is my go-to when I get all wishy-washy can’t decide between one book and another. I’m glad I did b/c this book was amazeballs and how did I miss Addison Fox and where are you Addison Fox?

On a day long, long ago (like a millennium), Themis went to Zeus with an idea. Create some warriors to help the humans that were going to get themselves killed (stupid little buggers) and give his daughter, Enyo the Goddess of War, a little fun. A play date if you will. Zeus still feels bad about the whole Hera situation so he agrees to Themis’ request. He never realizes that the fine print will come back to bite his daughter in the ass.

So why does Themis want her own warriors to help the humans? She’s the Goddess of Justice. Mother to the Three Fates. Before you start screeching, remember that this isn’t Sherrilyn Kenyon’s world. It’s Addison Fox’s. Where are you, Addison Fox? In Addison Fox’s world, Themis and the Three Fates are good. Warrior Ascended is the story of the Leo warrior.

Brody is an archeologist that is on a dig protecting something when something actually becomes something. An ancient map that tells how to bring six stones together for ultimate power over the earth. His job as one of Themis’ warriors is to not allow that to happen. It’s not quite as easy as just stealing the map, so the next best thing to do is go to the stones.

Ava Harrison has always felt an aversion to the stone that sits in the museum where she works. It started the day when her father first brought her to see it. He changed to another person before her eyes. She never has lost that uneasy feeling. Anything else she feels, she writes off as her imagination. If only you knew, Ava. But wait, you’re about to know.

When Brody is on his way to meet Ava for the first time, he intercepts an attack on her. Just in time, too. When he finishes saving the day, he takes away her memories. It doesn’t really work because the next time she sees him, she remembers who he is. Now she wants to know how he could have saved her life and oh yeah, did she kill anyone?

The attraction between the two is something that is completely unexpected on both sides. Brody is something that accepts Ava as she is. He doesn’t expect her to come out of her self-imposed shell and be someone she is not. He understands the trauma she has been through in her life. Brody has been through some trauma himself and Ava can help him heal if he’ll let her. He has a hard head though so it takes her awhile to get through.

Rating: 4.25 out of 5.


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Guest Review: The Professional by Addison Fox

Posted January 20, 2016 by Jen in Reviews | 0 Comments

Guest Review: The Professional by Addison FoxReviewer: Jen
The Professional by Addison Fox
Series: Dangerous in Dallas #3
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication Date: October 1st 2015
Pages: 288
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Her sexy neighbor turns savior in this next Dangerous in Dallas romance! 
Despite her job as a wedding planner, Violet Richardson doesn't believe a happy-ever-after is in her future. And when she's kidnapped by a killer, she's surprised that rescue comes in the form of her tempting yet irritating neighbor Max Baldwin. 
Trying to forget his dark past, Max never meant to take on his attractive neighbor's troubles. But now the bickering pair must outrun a thug who's determined to get his hands on mysterious jewels he thinks are in Violet's possession. And as they race for their lives through Dallas's summer heat, Max and Violet may finally open their eyes to the burning passion they share.

This book is part of a Harlequin Romantic Suspense series. Book 1, Silken Threats, was actually a DNF for me because I just couldn’t connect with the characters and felt that the writing was awkward. It’s a good thing I hadn’t realized initially that The Professional was part of that series or I might never have picked it up!

The first three books in the series focus on three women who own wedding-related business in Dallas. (Or maybe it’s just one business with three divisions? I was never quite clear.) There’s a mystery about some jewels and a villain running through the series, but to be honest, it’s a little outlandish, and I was not too lost jumping back in with this book. The heroine of book 3 is Violet Richardson, a wedding planner. She has a reputation as being the tough, no-nonsense professional of the group, and she has a serious “you-piss-me-off-but-secretly-my-pants-are-hot-for-you” relationship with another local business owner and friend of the previous heroes, Max Baldwin. The two have been trying to resist the attraction they’re feeling, but when Violet gets kidnapped, Max immediately jumps up to rescue her. They have a bit of an extended adventure escaping the bad guys, and then they have to work with the rest of the crew to put a stop to them once and for all.

This book did have many of the same problems that caused me to DNF book 1. The plot is a little silly, and the bad guys are cartoonish. While I wouldn’t call this a great book, there were some saving graces that I liked. First, I really liked Violet and Max. Both could be a little more antagonistic than I usually enjoy, but I thought they had good chemistry and were a nice match. My favorite thing about the book was when Violet and Max were on the run! I love a good adventure romance, and this one had them sleeping in a hay loft, hitching a ride on a train, and cut off from their group. I love that stuff! I would have happily read a whole book of just those two adventuring.

Unfortunately, once they rejoin the group things dropped off a bit. I still had a good time reading the book, but if hay lofts and train cars aren’t your catnip, you might want to pass.

Grade: 3 out of 5

Reading Order:

Silken Threats
Tempting Target
The Professional
The Royal Spy’s Redemption

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