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Causing Havoc (SBC Fighters, Book 1)

Causing Havoc (SBC Fighters, Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Lori Foster
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Orphaned and torn from his sisters as a boy, sexy extreme wrestler Dean "Havoc" Conor gets a letter revealing how much his siblings want him back in Harmony, Kentucky. To stop his sister from marrying a sleazeball, Dean finds himself teaming up with her pretty-but-smart-mouthed friend Eve-who's heard of Havoc's reputation and doesn't need some hunk trampling on her heart. Now all Dean has to do is protect his sisters, win Eve over, and expose a devious criminal. And he thought winning the heavyweight belt was hard.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 476 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley (6 Feb 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000PC71MS
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Typical Foster magic....Brilliant! 19 Feb 2007
By Noosh
Format:Mass Market Paperback
I love Lori Foster books and this was not a let down. The book is about Dean aka Havoc on the SBC circuit, who was ripped from his childhood home by no fault of his own. He grew up with his uncle not knowing his sisters (Cam and Jacki). Dean wins his latest fight on the next morning a letter for Cam arrives out of the blue. Dean detects an under current of despiration to the letter and decides to go. On his first night in town, before he meets his sisters, he goes to the bar (which he hates) and meets Eve. Major sparks fly but they don't get together. The next day when Dean goes to his sisters home who should turn out to be Cam's best friend...Eve, who happens to be regailing Cam about this hunky guy she met the previous evening. The story goes on looking at Dean trying not to be a big brother, because he doesn't want that type of relationship with them, building his relationship with Eve and trying to solve a mystry. A brilliant read with some laugh out loud parts and some really touching parts (Deans Tattoo). Totally worth the money!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My heart beats for her heros! 27 Jun 2007
By Betsy
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Ok, so it sounds sappy, sloppy and, lets face it, sometimes quite sad, but I am in love with many, many men, all created by Lori Foster. I have been an avid reader of Lori's books for many years that I (almost) physically yearn for the next, and Causing Havoc was no exception. No matter how many women try to deny it the allure of a strong man can be powerful. Dean "Havoc" Connor is a fighter who returns to his home town to rescue the sisters he never thought he would see again, you cannot fail to fall for this man. Reading the emotional journey of this champion fighter makes you heart beat faster. He is not only a champion in the ring but to his reunited family, his friends and Eve the amazing woman he meets on his return, going out of his way to save all of them in one way or another. The story grabs you quickly and you yearn for every piece of additional information about all the characters (don't even get me started on Deans fighter friends!). My only complaint is that, to my knowledge, these men do not really exist, but if anyone has evidence to the contrary please let me know, I would love to meet them!!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars suprisinglt average 20 Feb 2008
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i love lori foster but i found this book very average and disappointing as it was the first in the series. the story took too long to develope. I felt that the author was feeling space and this had me jumping a few lines and pages. Not enough time was spent on the main chararcters and other charachers deserved their own novels. This is because you read ovout the other characters and you get interested and Foster cutts you off. I struggled to want to read this book. Unlike other foster books like Just A Hint Clint(which by the way is a must have)you felt rushed yet the story did not go anywhere. This is not for people who want fast
paced story, more a month long leisure read. I am not sure i will buy the other books in this Fighter series
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12 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars loved it! 28 Feb 2007
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if you like lori foster, you'll love this!

Dean and Eve's story is fast paced and laugh out loud in some places. Their relationships with the secondary characters (and their own little side stories) really brings this book to life.

If you haven't read this author before, this is a good example of her writing and one you'll thoroughly enjoy.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Didn't quite do it for me 26 Mar 2007
By Avid Reader - Published on
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I really wanted to love this book, but I have to say I was a bit disappointed. Dean and Eve had sex right away so there was no sexual suspense and no romance. I couldn't figure out why Dean fell in love with Eve by the end of the book. She really wasn't any different than all the other women he had been with.

The Cam and Roger relationship had a bit of an 'ew' factor for me. I couldn't buy into Roger ending up a decent guy. The only relationship I was remotely interested in was Jacki and Gregor's and it got glossed over at the end.

I've liked other books by Lori Foster, but this one missed the mark for me.
11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars One of Foster's better novels 29 Jan 2008
By Tracy Vest - Published on
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Dean is a champion extreme fighter in the SBC. A letter from his estranged sister has him returning to the hometown he was sent away from 21 years earlier by a maiden aunt who wanted nothing to do with him after his parent's death. He returns with mixed feelings, but soon finds himself falling for the sisters he hasn't seen all these years later. Though he protests being the over protective big brother, he soon fills that role when sister Camille is struggling to put youngest sister Jackie through college and hold on to the family's battered home, while keeping a suitor at arm's length. With the help of some of his SBC buddies, Dean agrees to help fix up the house. A romance blossoms with Cam's best friend Eve, who knows plenty about his sport without being a groupie. Can he forget the past and try small time life?

As always, Foster writes scorching intimate scenes between the Eve and Dean, and provides a couple secondary romances. Though they ooze chemistry, the relationship just didn't seem believable to me. I hate Foster's constant "me Tarzan you Jane and you gonna be in my bed tonight" mentality she assigns her "heroes" the moment that they meet their match. It's so interchangeable that it's just redundant. But having said that, I really found the story to be better than average - she delves into more family background rather than concentrating on her couplings, which is a new territory for her, proving that she can write more than a love scene. The mystery is light, but the interaction between the characters makes this a pretty entertaining read.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Move over Joe Winston...Dean Conor is hot!!! 11 Feb 2007
By Patti Fischer - Published on
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Dean Conor and his sisters, Jacki and Cam, were split up as children when their parents died years ago. Dean, now a professional fighter, vows to return to his hometown of Harmony and reconnect with his sisters. Jacki and Cam greet him with open arms and he comes to know them and love them all over again. Unfortunately, his return isn't all a grand reunion. Their Aunt Lorna hates him and Cam's almost fiancé Roger distrusts him. But one good thing about the trip is Dean meeting Eve Lavon. It's lust at first sight for them and it doesn't take long before they're in a steamy relationship. But Dean has to contend with his family and other distractions in between his trysts with Eve. Then someone starts sending signals they don't want Dean in town. Who are they...and why?

Causing Havoc is a new story from Lori Foster and this one is immediately going on my list as one of my all time favorite books by this fabulous author. Dean may be a fighter, but he has a heart of gold. He's kind, caring and will do anything to protect the ones he love. Even with his aunt sending him dagger looks and saying rude remarks about him, he puts up with her. The romance between Dean and Eve sizzles with their sparkling chemistry. They're like two matched halves that complete each other. When they dealt with her little *inconvenience*, it made me sniffle.

Also part of the plot of Causing Havoc are secondary romances between Jacki and Gregor, a fighter friend of Dean's; and Cam and Roger's attempts to right their relationship again. All these characters make for a well rounded tale of love, family, honor and making old wrongs right.

If you haven't read a Lori Foster book lately, then I suggest you head on out and pick up Causing Havoc. Dean is a sigh-worthy hero who will have you drooling and linger in your memory for years to come, just like Joe Winston has for many. Move over, Eve, I want Dean.  The words fly across the pages and makes Causing Havoc one fantastically entertaining story. Can you tell I liked it? You bet! And I can't wait for more stories from Harmony.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit slow and boring for my tastes 2 Jun 2007
By Raithe - Published on
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Welcome to Lori Foster's world of larger-than-life heroes and social drama. You can't fault Lori Foster for weak heroes, not even the slightest. CAUSING HAVOC's Dean Conor, Gregor and Simon are ripped mammoths, 6-foot-5+ "hunks" through and through. Strong of conviction, tough, imposing in size and strength and rich, Dean Conor is a man's man. He doesn't cower and submit to everything in the end, and that in and of itself was nice to read after THE BRIDE AND THE BEAST. This contemporary romance offers little else though, and besides the hero's endearing efforts to help his estranged sisters and reluctantly implant himself as part of their lives, the book was mostly boring. It took a while to read, and I finished 3 other books while trying to finish this one.

The Story.

Dean "Havoc" Conor receives a letter from his estranged sister, a plea asking him to return home to Harmony, Kentucky, and try to be a family again. Dean Conor is hard-pressed to return to a home he was kicked out of 20 years ago, and return to sisters he believes has long forgotten him. He's wary of his sister's motivation asking him to return home. Despite his reservations, famed SBC fighter Dean Conor returns to a home he longs to forget and sisters he wishes didn't exist.

Once in Harmony, KY, he meets his sister's gorgeous best friend Eve Lavon and their mutual attraction draws them together.

The rest of the novel tells of Dean's inescapable love for his sisters despite his resistance and the passions he shares with Eve, eventually blooming into a love. There's a plot dealing with the history of Dean and his sisters' parents, dead 20 years ago after an accident ended their lives. Their parents didn't share a loving relationship, and we find out more about the siblings' mother's love affair with another man. They weren't the most caring, loving parents either, as the father them to their own devices while the mother was happier in her affair. After their deaths, an uncle takes Dean away from Harmony, KY, while his two sisters grow up under their Aunt Lorna's care.

I actually found myself more interested in Roger's character than Dean's though. Roger was very interesting as the suspicious man who claims to love the eldest sister, Cam. I also thought Cam had more depth than the other two women in the novel, Cam's sister Jacki and our heroine Eve Lavon.

The ending isn't bad and concludes in a true romance-genre fashion. The story is really about a long-estranged brother finding his place amongst his family again and discovering true love on the side.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 1/2 stars 13 Feb 2007
By Denise Whitcome - Published on
Format:Mass Market Paperback
This was another great read from Lori Foster. Maybe not as good as 'Too Much Temptation' or 'When Bruce Met Cyn', but very good. This book is really about Dean and his relationships with his sisters and budding relationship with Eve. We see many layers to Dean and even his sisters, but we only see Eve one-dimensionally. My only real problem with this book was the hasty ending, where many loose ends were not tied up. She did this as well in 'Jude's Law', because she was working on the sequel 'Murphy's Law', which finally tied up the loose ends. Hopefully we get more of Gregor's and maybe even Simon's story in Lori's next installment. Oh and while you are at it Lori, I wouldn't mind getting Denny's story from Jude's and Murphy's Law.
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