{Review} Trapped by Lori Foster


{Review} Trapped by Lori FosterTrapped by Lori Foster
Series: Men of Courage #1
Publisher: Harlequin HQN on May 1, 2003
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance (Adult)
Pages: 76

Our Rating

3 Stars

Firefighter Ethan Winters may be his hometown's new hero, but he's played a starring role in Rosie Carrington's fantasies for years. And Rosie has had just about enough of waiting patiently for Ethan to get over the past and see what's right under his nose. She'll do whatever it takes to fan the flames between them…but will Ethan prove too hot to handle.

This book includes mature subject matter that may not be appropriate for readers under the age of 18.

Trapped by Lori Foster

It’s no secret that I generally love Lori Foster’s books, but I didn’t realize just how addicted I am until I did a search on my Kindle and found a whopping 40 of her books.  So I figured I’d go back to the beginning, read some of the books I loved and the few I’ve managed to miss, and get to writing some reviews…

Judging Covers:  This reissue cover is sooooo much better than the old one, so you can just imagine what the old one looked like.  Granted, the old one is from like 2003, and design has advanced quite a bit since then, but as dull/simple as it is, the new cover better reflects the story.

The Verdict:  When Ethan wakes up next to the little sister of his former best friend, he’s almost positive nothing happened between them.  Unfortunately, he can’t remember much from the previous night, has a hangover from hell, and can’t seem to get a straight answer from Rosie.  Still reeling from the shock and humiliation of not only being left at the alter but also finding out his best friend (Rosie’s brother) stole away with his bride-to-be, Ethan’s not sure a serious relationship is anywhere in his future.  But Rosie has other plans.

Rosie’s been in love with Ethan for as long as she can remember, but she held her tongue as he got ready to walk down the aisle with someone else.  Needless to say, she was relieved when the marriage didn’t happen, though she never would have wished that kind of drama and heartbreak on Ethan.  Their friendship is as strong as ever, but now that the way is open for her, she’s determined to make him see her as more than just one of the guys.

Rosie is an interesting character, all heart on her sleeve and impulsive actions.  She’s completely comfortable around Ethan, even as she’s awkward as hell, and she’s got enough spunk to go after what she wants.  Ethan’s still torn up about how he was basically humiliated in front of the entire town, and he thinks the best way he can show everyone he’s past it all is to hop from bed to bed.  But Rosie’s done waiting on him to get his act together, and when she makes her feelings known, Ethan’s thrown for a loop.

This is a pretty short story, not big on deep character development or drawn-out plot, simply because it isn’t long enough to fit all that in.  In fact, it kind of felt like some of the story was wasted in details to set up the next book in the series.  Nevertheless, it’s a cute, quick, fun read, and Rosie’s exuberant personality is definitely entertaining.  Ethan, to his credit, doesn’t do the whole broody, I-can’t-see-what’s-obvious-to-everyone-else thing; he’s actually quick to realize that he does have feelings for Rosie, and things heat up (and get a bit funny as well) when he finally gives in to his heart.

Trapped isn’t long enough to make much of an impression, so I can’t say it’s one of Foster’s better books, but it’s still a fun little read and worth the time if you — like me — love seeing how all Foster’s books tie in together.

The Breakdown
Cover Design
3 star rating
Plot & Pace
3 star rating
3 star rating
Style & Editing
4 star rating
Story Conclusion
2 star rating
Overall Rating 3 star rating

About Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity.

Author: ysar

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