My Man, Michael

My Man, Michael

by Lori Foster

Then Kaylie Raine appears, offering him a second chance at becoming whole.

And on an extraordinary journey with Kaylie, hell get a chance to fight againto save the woman who has saved him.

  • Series: SBC Fighters
  • Language: English
  • Category: Romance
  • Rating: 3.36
  • Pages: 325
  • Publish Date: January 27th 2009 by Berkley Books
  • Isbn10: 0425226298
  • Isbn13: 9780425226292

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It was the just the sudden, jarring change of story within the series and the book itself that made me hate it. Really, I rarely use the word hate in reviewing stories, but this book, I was really disappointed. Some might say that I didn't give this book a chance, but let me tell you, I managed to suffer through to the middle, and I just hated it so that I couldn't get myself to read anymore. If I'd been forewarned that I'd be reading this as sci-fi or perhaps, I read it before the other SBC series, I could;ve found the fortitude to finish, but unfortunately, I started with Dean's story, with it being so good, that I expected it to last until the fourth book. Ugh, now I'm not even looking forward to reading Drew's story (another of the SBC series) for fear that I might get another shitty scifi romance.

It's interesting to see how people's thoughts on this book fall. But more so than that, I was really annoyed by the nature of the story, it's place in a running series and how all that tied into the time travel element. My Man, Michael is the 4th book in the SBC Fighters series which is basically about ultimate fighters and the women they fall in love with. I wouldn't say it's necessary to read the series in order since the storylines of each book are mostly independent, but I do think it would be better to read them in order. I dreaded reading this book since I first heart about the time travel aspect. Part of that is because I really don't like time travel romance books. But the other, more dominant, factor is that the time travel element just does not fit with the series at all. I also didn't like how disconnected this book felt from the rest of the series. The previous books built on a set of connected characters with lots of interactions, the whole SBC thing and whatnot. But this book felt like it was floating along on its own. There wasn't anything like that in this book and it made it fall flat for me. It was a chore to get through and if the book hadn't been a part of a series that I'd been previously reading and by an author I liked, I would have never read it. For anyone considering it...well, if you find yourself totally put off by the time travel element and not particularly interested in the story, then most likely you're not going to like the book. If it does end up having something with time travel like this one, then I think I'll skip it.

Foster has managed to combine science fiction, fantasy, humor, and romance in a story that's almost guaranteed to make you say "Awwww" several times, yet still has a spicy, modern edge and blistering sexual tension. He'll be lucky just to keep his functionless leg and even Mallet knows you can't fight with only one good leg. Then he notices that his body, well specifically one body part, seems to perk right up when she's around, so he's more than happy to listen to her delusional talks...like she's from the future, can cure his leg, and wants him to join her 'colony' and fight for their defense! Next thing Mallet knows he's really in the future, in Kayli's colony, and expected to spread his genes...holy hotcakes Batman!

I tried really hard to like this book, but it just wasn't happening for me.

I generally enjoy Lori Foster's books. This is a huge departure for Ms. Foster, considering that this is book four in her SBC Fighter series, and the other three are firmly grounded in reality.

I LOVED THIS BOOK!! Michael (Mallet) Manchester is injured and told he will not be able to fight again.

I will say, however, I recall that this author had a vile hero (and maybe even heroine ?) in another book I read of hers, so never again.

The odd thing about this book is that it's the reason I started reading this series. I was specifically looking for scifi romance, ran across this title, but when I noticed it was part of a series, I went back to the beginning to read the books in order. It reads like a bunch of cheesy scifi cliches (many recognizable from Star Trek) thrown together in a haphazard attempt to create a peculiar setting and character. It needed even more to explain why, in the colony they're fighting, they have a disproportionate numer of male babies. Even if we take on faith that for whatever random reason, babies are being born disproportionately female, I gotta question why men aren't hooking up with more than one woman.

I NEVER say that about a series because I am all about reading them in order, but here is the thing: it's also a sci-fi romance novel. I didn't mark this as a spoiler because I think it doesn't spoil the book, and it is important to know for those who do not like sci-fi.

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. You can see the benefit romance books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/ Career Highlights In 2001, Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy. In 2004, Lori Foster was a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle.