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 am a HUGE fan of Lori Foster. Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor series, The Buckhorn Brothers series, and The Fighter series are some of my favorites. I was so excited to read that Lori was releasing the Love Undercover series. I couldn't wait to read. Lori writes some of the best Alpha heroes along with heroines that are their perfect fit.
I struggled through the first half of Run The Risk. Not because of the writing or the story, because I was definitely pulled into it from the beginning, but from all of the secrets and lies between Logan and Pepper (love these names!!). It just about did me in. I hated that Logan was okay with using Pepper to get to Rowdy. While I liked Pepper's character immediately, I struggled with Logan's character for this reason. I wanted to like him so bad but I just couldn't get over his intentions towards Pepper. I only knew the reason Logan was lying and using Pepper, I had no idea what Pepper was hiding. I just wanted to kick Logan~constantly trying to seduce Pepper to get the information he wanted. UGH!! I loved when Pepper turned the tables on him and he had no idea what to do.
Even though I struggled with Logan's character in the beginning, I was immediately interested in the secondary characters of Reese, Rowdy, and Dash. I was so happy to see that they will each get their own books. I liked the hint of a story line between Rowdy and the waitress at the bar and hope she is the heroine in his book. And I liked the little glimpse of a future story between Reese and Alice. Can't wait!!
Wow...when all the secrets and lies came out, this book just exploded and I was totally sucked in and I couldn't put it down. I didn't want to leave Logan and Pepper. Logan definitely made up for all of his lies. Kristen Ashley is the only author that I have read that has a way with her books that have you hating the Alpha male hero in the beginning and then you can't help but fall for him. I didn't think Lori Foster could do anything to make me like Logan~oh but she definitely succeeded because not only did I eventually like him~I loved him!!! Pepper was a great heroine. I just loved her character and her relationship with Rowdy. She may be one of my all time favorite heroines.
Just a great story with lovable characters, great HOT and STEAMY sex scenes, and a great HEA. I would definitely recommend Run The Risk and can't wait for Reese's book next. Run The Risk has a place in my keeper pile to be reread. 5 out of 5 rating.
"The only risk I want you to have is my last name." (Logan to Pepper~his last name is Riske~*sigh*)
****ARC copy provided by NetGalley and Harlequin~Thank you so much!!
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