Wednesday, October 3, 2012

ARC Review: Run The Risk by Lori Foster

Run The Risk (Love Undercover #1)
by Lori Foster
Publisher: Harlequin HQN 
Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble
E-book 384 pages

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?
Loved It

Lori Foster is one of my all time favorite authors. I was extremely happy she had a new series coming out. Run The Risk is book #1 in Love Undercover series and is a bit different than her other series, but just as good. It reminded me more of her Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor series. As always she never disappoints in starting a new series with some sexy alpha male heroes who get your heart pounding. The plot is great with some surprises that you will not be able to turn your e-reader fast enough.

Logan the hero is the alpha male hero who you will dislike in the beginning, because he will do what ever it takes to get justice towards the man who killed his friend. Rowdy who witness his friends murder is out there and Logan needs him to answer questions about the night his friend was murder. In order to find Rowdy he goes undercover and gets close to Rowdy sister Pepper. What Logan was not expecting was to be attracted to Pepper. He does make up for his actions from the beginning, turning out to be a sexy, sweet, caring and loveable character.

Run The Risk starts off a little slow but still held my interest with Logan and Pepper. Up till about 40% of the book it is Logan being undercover and slowly falling for Pepper. She is a mystery to him that he can not figure out. After she finds out that he is a cop and is using her to get to her brother, is when things really start happening. Wow, never saw a lot of stuff coming. Lori Foster amazed me with the twist and turns in Run The Risk.

I loved Pepper’s character and how she did make Logan grovel enough once she found out about him being undercover. It took her time to forgive him but in the process of him being undercover she was also attracted to him and she has some secrets too. The relationship with her brother is sweet and love their moments together. Once I found out about their upbringing everything they do for each other makes sense and got me teary eyed.

Lori Foster does an amazing job with the secondary characters. Rowdy, Dash and Reese all play a big role in Run The Risk and never take away from Logan’s and Pepper story. Rowdy I adore his love and protectiveness of his sister. I am curious to know when he gets his own story if it will be with the waitress from the club.

Who I am anxious to read about is Reese and Alice. Oh My goodness Reese is sexy, sweet and adorable with his dog Cash. I love how the dog found him and he named him Cash instead of Debt. The reason for the name of his dog is funny and cute. How Cash found him is sad. I love it when he first meets Alice she will not give him the time of day or even smile. The minute she see’s Cash she is smiling, giving attention to him and this has Reese boggled. He knows she is hiding something and it is bugging him. There was just enough of them together you can not help but know they will get their own story and look forward to more of what she is hiding and get more goods on Reese.

Dash is Logan’s brother who is a fun character. He and Logan own a cabin on a lake that they want to be able to go to and just relax. They keep everything on the outside natural so it does not end up being a chore, more of a place where they can relax and go fishing. The friendship brewing between Dash and Pepper is sweet and fun, she even has him pulling weeds at the cabin. I hope in the future books we get more of the cabin and at one point see if Dash will plant wild flowers around it. Lori Foster has a talent for writing beautiful scenery. The time spent at the cabin I felt like I was right there enjoying the lake view.
Ending is perfect. All Lori Fosters book have beautiful endings that you are happy to see the main couple get their HEA, but she did one better and gave me something to look forward to in book 2.

I highly recommend Run The Risk for not only Romantic Suspense fans but also Contemporary fans. It is a good mixture of romance and suspense. One never over powers the other. Love the sexy covers and can not wait to see the new cover for the next book to show off on my blog. I look forward to reading the rest of this series and can not wait to see what path the characters take from Run The Risk.

ARC provided by NetGalley for an honest review


Alpha Male Hero Cop/Detective undercover
Protective Hero


  1. love the review...been seeing so many good things about this book. Im definitely going to have to add it to my TBR list.

    1. I hope you will add it. It is good. I have never read a bad book by Lori Foster.

  2. I loved this one too!! Can't wait for the next book in the series!! How are you guys doing??

    1. Hi sweetie. Thanks for asking we are all doing good. I can not wait for book 2.


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