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Love Undercover Series
By: Lori Foster
Published: Sept. 24, 2013
Mature Content: 18 & Up
An alpha hero's attraction to the one woman he can't have could draw him into a killer's snare in the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.
Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn't the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance-including a past that might come back to haunt them both. Avery spends her nights working for tips...and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy's protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she's finally found...and the passion she's always wanted.
Lover Undercover Series:
Rowdy Yates came from a background that included abusive alcoholic parents, poverty, and living on the streets. This taught him what he had to do to survive. He had a younger sister, Pepper Yates, and was her protector since they were children. As an adult, he never settled down in one place, and was always on the move. Then, Pepper fell in love with Detective Logan Risk, got married, and was safe from harm. So, Rowdy bought a bar that had once been used for illegal activities, and fixed it up. He didn't believe in having attachments, so he would sleep with woman once, and he was done with them.
Avery Mullins was on the run, and hiding from someone, and at every corner danger lurked. She decided to settle in a poverty stricken area, where she believed no one would look for her. She got a job as a bartender at Rowdy's bar. She put in the work to help Rowdy fix up the bar, and even helped him name it, "Getting Rowdy." Avery loved her job, and helped Rowdy manage the bar. Rowdy was highly attracted to Avery and consistently asked her out. Avery told him "no" every time he asked, because she didn't want to be just another one night stand. However, the more time Avery and Rowdy spent together, the more their friendship grew, the more they respected and admired one another, and the more they wanted the other person in their lives as more than friends. Then, circumstances pushed Avery and Rowdy together, and things between them really started to heat up.
Getting Rowdy had a great foundation for romance. Rowdy and Avery worked together, established a solid friendship, and really got to know each other. The romance with them progressed realistically, and the sexual tension between the two main characters was off the charts! I love how Ms. Foster added in the mystery, suspense, and danger of a crazy stalker that was after Avery. It added to the excitement of the story, and I loved trying to guess who the bad guy was. I fell in love with the main characters. Rowdy was every woman's fantasy. He was gorgeous, in great physical condition, charming, flirty, and such a hard worker. However, what really made me fall in love with his character was his personal code of ethics. He was a protector at heart, and defended those that could not protect themselves. He had no tolerance for abuse, and he was the type of person to stand up for a stranger. Avery was such a sweet, shy, caring, and compassionate woman. I really respected her actions. She learned to be strong and independent by living on her own. Together, Avery and Rowdy complimented one another. They were a great couple, and I loved their story.
I Give Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster 4 Thrilling, Suspenseful, Swoon-Worthy, and Sexy Stars! I loved getting to know the cast of characters and look forward to reading Logan and Pepper's story, and Reese (Detective Logan's partner) and Alice's story! I'm also hoping that Dash (Detective Logan's brother) get's his own story. However, the story I'm hoping for the most is Cannon Coulter's. Whew, this character was hot, training to be a professional fighter, and willing to help anyone in need. As you can see, not only did I get attached to the main characters, but the secondary characters as well! For a great Romantic Suspense, read Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster, and be sure to check out the Love Undercover Series!
My Favorite Quote:
"Avery continued to stare at his lap. That's not helping, honey. Pushing to his feet, he readjusted in an effort to get more comfortable. It's not a snake and it doesn't bite." (Pg. 136)
About the Author:
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. She also received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and Contemporary Romance.
Lori believes it is important to give back to the community as much as possible, so she routinely arranges events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.
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