I am very excited to share my review of Run the Risk by Lori Foster for my stop on the Fiery Hot Reads For Icy Cold Nights Blog Hop. Lori is here with a guest post and giveaway, so enjoy and then check out the other blog hop stops listed below!
Run the Risk
by Lori Foster
Series: Love Undercover #1
Publication date: September 25, 2012
Genre: Adult Romantic Suspense
Purchase: Barnes and Noble/Amazon/Book Depository
When Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find Pepper Yates, a potential link to his best friend's unsolved murder, he vows to gain her cooperation by any means necessary. But the elusive beauty is more suspicious—and in far more danger—than he expected. And the last thing Logan needs is to start caring for her
.Pepper has spent years dodging the corrupt club owner who will stop at nothing to keep her silenced. She can trust no one, not even the handsome new "construction worker" who's moved in next door. The heat between them is undeniable. But will surrendering to passion bring her the safety she so desires—or will her feelings for Logan draw them both into a killer's crosshairs?
I love a romance wrapped in suspense and mystery so when
I won Run the Risk by Lori Foster I
was very excited to begin reading it. The first in her new Love Undercover
series, Foster brings us a yummy, suspenseful tale with lovable characters,
villains and just the right amount of heat.
The tale begins when we meet smexy Detective Logan Riske. He
is undercover trying to find a witness regarding the unsolved murder of his
friend by a corrupt club owner. He has finally tracked down Pepper Yates the witness’s
sister and has moved into the apartment next door. Pepper is living under an
alias and doing her best not to be noticed and the new hot neighbor is getting
under her skin. Logan slowly gains her
trust and a whole lot more than he bargained for but his misunderstanding of key facts might put them all in danger. The tale that unfolds was hot,
dangerous and action packed.
Logan is a cop through and through and he is determined to
get justice for his friend. He quickly realizes he is in over his head with Pepper
and I loved how it unnerved him. He
trusts his instincts and I liked that about him. Pepper is damaged when we
first meet her, and I loved watching the layers of her personality peel back as
the tale unfolded. The chemistry between them was hot, sweet and at times downright
hilarious. Pepper’s brother Rowdy is
everything you would want in a brother and while he moves in the gray area of
the law his dedication to his sister made him lovable Reese is Logan’s
partner at the police station and the next character to be featured in this
series. The villains are creepy and the
corruption far reaching making this very suspenseful.
Foster’s tale flowed deliciously and literally grabbed me in
the first few pages. I easily consumed this in a single afternoon and found
myself longing for the next book in this series. I love series where each book features
a character and their romance and this is exactly what Love Undercover
delivers. The characters were well
fleshed out and believable. The plot was
suspenseful and I loved watching all of the pieces fall into place. The attraction was slow to build and the
romance felt genuine. We get a few hot scenes with just enough detail to turn
up the heat. The ending was sweet and
gave us a glimpse at the next installment. I closed this book with a smile.
I totally recommend Run
the Risk to fans of romantic suspense, crime and men in blues. Foster
weaves a delicious action packed tale and the newest book Bare It All; Love
Undercover #2 will be released in April of 2013. My copy is already
Four cups of mocha lattes out of five
Author Guest Post
Valentine’s Day Date
What’s your idea
of the perfect Valentine’s Day date? Are you a romantic who wants chocolates
and flowers and lots of attention? Are you someone who might not even remember
it’s Valentine’s Day if your significant other doesn’t remind you? Or do you,
like me, use it as an excuse to give your kids and grandkids gifts?
I love to buy
heart shaped boxes of chocolates to send to the kids. I have three sons– ages
31, 27 and 25, and two grandsons, ages 7 and just turned 1. (Yeah, we don’t
really make girl babies in this family.) My 7 year old grandson loves to gets
cards from me, but he also informed me that he’d enjoy some packages too. J (He is soooo adorable!) So
whenever I have a good reason, I try to send him a package. This year it’ll be
a variety of chocolates and a fun kid-friendly card. When the 1 year old is
ready, I’ll be sending him packages and cards too.
I know it’s
supposed to be the ultimate romantic day. But, despite writing romance, I’m not
really a romantic person. For me, love is shown day in and day out by being
supportive, understanding, sharing, listening. My husband is the absolute best.
I love flowers.
But he brings me those off and on all the time. I’ll be scrambling to get
something done, feeling frustrated with something, and there he is a beautiful
bouquet. ::sigh:: He’s a great guy.
And I love
chocolate, but we go to the movies often – sometimes two or three times a week
if there are movies I want to see. (Movies are my mind-break from
writing.) I try to restrict my candy
habit for when I’m sitting in a theater munching away on Milk Duds or Sugar
Babies or a Milky Way bar.
This year we’ll
celebrate our 35th anniversary, so gifts are something we buy for
ourselves whenever we want something. We’ll shop together, but we don’t really
wait for special occasions.
So how do we
celebrate a great holiday like Valentine’s Day?
husband knows me well – and understands I’m not a super romantic person – so
when we saw that a new Die Hard movie – A Good Day to Die Hard – was releasing
on Valentine’s Day, he gave me a high five. J
Yes, seeing Bruce Willis is my perfect idea of an awesome Valentine’s Day date!
We’ll grab dinner somewhere – maybe Olive Garden or Longhorn Steak House – and
then we’ll watch Bruce Willis kick butt. What could be better than that?
I do have some
wonderfully romantic, sexy and funny books I’ve been waiting to read too. I adore
books by Jill Shalvis and Erin McCarthy, but I set them aside when I’m on a
deadline so that I can stick to finishing my own work before I enjoy theirs.
Now that I’ve finished Rowdy’s story – GETTING ROWDY, out Sept/Oct, part of the
“Love Undercover series” – I can give my brain a rest with a few good books.
That’ll help round out a terrific Valentine’s Day.
But then, being
totally honest, every day with my husband is a good day.
How do YOU plan
to celebrate the day?
Lori has a paperback copy of Run the Risk for one lucky US follower!
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