Saturday, September 1, 2012

Early Review: Run the Risk (Love Undercover #1) by Lori Foster {PLUS GIVEAWAY}

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?


Type: Romantic Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5
Release Date: September 25, 2012

Ooooo fantastic start to a new series by one of my favorite authors!! Run the Risk was a excellent read and a great way to spend an afternoon. The couple was...interesting, the light suspense kept me turning the pages and damn if Foster's secondary characters weren't just to die for.



I loved the set up for Run the Risk. It's got a good gritty storyline of sleazy criminals and police corruption but at the same time never feels too heavy or dark. Touches of humor throughout kept me laughing and made for such a fun read. The characters were all nicely done as well and none really quite what they seem. I loved not knowing exactly who could be trusted and trying to figure out what they were all really up to. Makes things so much more interesting :) The writing was engaging and so convincing that there were a couple times I felt, right along with the characters, like I'd had the rug pulled our from under my feet as things were revealed. Loved that!

The romance is a little different. Pepper and Logan aren't the most romantic of Foster's couples but, you know, they really worked. There's undeniable chemistry between them and oh man can they heat things up! It was sooooo good! The tension and awkward moments as they tried to figure each other out were fantastic. And individually they're just amazing people. There were times I didn't quite agree with their actions or methods and damn do you know from the very start there's gonna be a HUGE blow up, since their both undercover, but the whole time I completely respected and understood where they were coming from.
"It's just pizza, Sue." He tipped his head. "I won't pounce on you while you're eating, I promise." 
She didn't want to get that close to him again, but she didn't want to look overly foolish, either. "Thank you." She brushed past him and sat.  
After trailing the backs of his fingers over her cheek, he took his own seat. "Dig in." 
"Thank you," she said again.  
He thoughtfully watched her as he ate. "You know, I just had my tongue in your mouth, so you don't have to be so formal." 
Pepper gasped--and choked on her pizza. 
What I really loved though? The secondary characters. They completely won me over and have me anticipating the hell out of the rest of the series. I'm always impressed by authors that truly know how to work a support cast that grabs your attention but at the same time doesn't overshadow the main couple or storyline. And these guys and gals most definitely caught my attention. Next up is Reese, Logan's partner, and Alice, I think she's a carry over from another series, who I found very intriguing. I'm dying to know more about her. Then there's Logan's brother Dash who is just so. freaking. hot. He's got that naughty scoundrel thing going on that totally puts a grin on your face. It's going to be torture waiting for his book to come out. Absolute torture ;)

If you love Lori Foster, sexy honorable men and women that are feisty and determined then this is one you won't want to miss out on. It's a fun sexy read with a fabulous cast of characters I can't wait to spend more time with!

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Do you have a favorite Lori Foster book/character?
Planning on giving the Love Undercover series a try?


Since Run the Risk isn't here yet how about winners choice of A Perfect Storm or Scandalous for this weeks giveaway?
As always it's international :) and open until 9/15/12
What do you think about Run the Risk? Planning on giving it a try?
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40 comments:

  1. I love the cover, very yummy. Great excerpt, I definetly need to know what happens after pizza. Thx for giveaway.

    blinkysthebest at aol dot com

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    1. Heh. It gets even better :) Loved that scene!

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  2. Yes, I wan to give it a try, I loves the little excerpt. Hero's who can say something like that during a moment only meant to make it shocking, are fantastic! I love the cover also, does he look just a bit like alexander skarsgard?

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    1. Right? I love heroes like that :) And yeah, he does have an Alexander Skarsgard thing going on. Nice!

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  3. OH, OH, OH!! I really, REALLY, want this book. As you know, Lori Foster is one of my favorite authors. My favorite hero is Clint from JUST-A-HINT Clint. I don't want to give too much away for those that haven't read it but he is just so sweet. He braids Julie's hair for goodness sake! I love him.

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    1. Aw yeah. That's one of my all time favorite scenes from any book. He's such an amazing hero!

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  4. I am going to give it a try. It sounds like a good book. Yummy cover too. I haven't read any of her books yet. Thanks for the giveaway.
    Sue B
    katsrus(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. She's fabulous Sue. One of my top favorite authors. Her men are delicious! Definitely live up to the covers :)

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  5. I love Lori Foster's books so this is totally on my TBR list, Carin
    mawmom at gmail dot com

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  6. Love this and can´t wait for a chance to read it for myself, =)

    best wishes, Linda
    fr_larsson at hotmail dot com

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  7. Definitely plan on trying this series. I love Lori Foster's books. My favorite character has definitely got to be Jamie. I loved him. I also really liked Bruce.

    danni0113@gmail.com

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    1. I loved Bruce. Clint from that series is my favorite. I'd so swoon over that man :)

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  8. I've only read one book by lori foster & that was When You Dare, I LOVED it! I seriously need to catch up w/her books.

    Awesome giveaway Anna!
    sharonda
    mslowman@gmail.com

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    1. Oh that was a good one! The whole series. It ties in very loosely with this one which made me very happy :)

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  9. I love Lori Foster books. I cant wait to start this new series.
    lauratroxel@yahoo.com

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  10. Absolutely going to try Run The Risk. My favorite at the moment is Arizona/Spencer....Chris. Love them all. Favorite book so far. Favorite in a really long time. And I have lots of runners up to that. But it was an amazing story, so well done, great character development...Love that series.
    lisakhutson (at) {dot{ }net}

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    1. Oh I love Chris! Did you see he's getting his story told?! Arizona and Spencer are fantastic too. Great book!

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  11. I love the sound of this one, and I love that it is the first of a series (no catching up needed, lol)
    June
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

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    1. It is nice to get in when they first start but man is waiting for the next book rough! :)

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  12. I think it sounds great and am looking forward to reading it.

    bacchus76 at myself dot com

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  13. I'll always try a new book!

    kerresasweeps at gmail dot come

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  14. Fun little excerpt! Definately want to read more of the book,looks really good.

    irgl7(at)bonzo15(dot)plus(dot)com

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  15. Great excerpt. Definitely want to check out this series.

    mythic021@gmail.com

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  16. I haven't read any of her books, so thank you so much for this chance!

    ilepachequin(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. No prob! She's one of my favorites and an auto buy. You'll love her!

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  17. absolutely! i love suspense and undercover story, so i definitely willing to try this one.

    smile_1773 at yahoo dot com

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  18. I haven't read any of her books yet but she's on my to-read list.

    hswain1@yahoo.com

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  19. I think the cover book very YUMMY!! Because of that, i must have this book!! LOL!!

    filiafantasy at gmail dot com

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    1. Isn't he? The covers for her Men Who Walk the Edge of Danger series are to die for too. They'll so make you drool ;)

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  20. Lori Foster is a new author for me and I'm planning to try her books soon. Run the Risk looks like a great read!

    Cambonified(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  21. I loved Jamie so I will definitely try this book.

    amberdcline gmail

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  22. I will definitely give it a try, it sounds really good. Thanks for the chance to win. wendynjason04@gmail.com

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  23. I loved your post on Run the Risk! Lori is should a fantastic author and I love all her stories. Over the years I've been reading her work I'm always amazed at the diversity of her characters and the situations they end up in!

    I haven't had a chance to pick up Scandalous and would love to win a copy! Thanks for the opportunity!

    jeannemiro(at)yahoo(dot)com

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    1. Thanks Jeanne! I love how different all of her characters are too. You really just never know what she's going to come up with. Makes reading her series so much fun :)

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  24. i haven't read any lory foster series books but iam interest for read,,i love the cover very sexy and hot..
    thanks for the chance to win

    icha09 at gmail dot com

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  25. I love all of her books and it's so hard to pick a favorite because I love them all for different reasons. I own all of her books and can't wait for the new series to come out!

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  26. I am going to give it a try. the book cover looks yummy. the man in the cover is looks like alexander skarsgard a lil bit, is he?
    Thanks for the giveaway.

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  27. I Love Lori Foster. Always looking forward for her new works, definitely put it in my TBR list. Thx for the giveaway!

    akakage_sora@yahoo.com

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  28. I'm definitely going to check out the new series! Lori Foster is one my "automatically buy" authors!

    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
    elizabeth @ bookattict . com

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    1. Same here Elizabeth. She never disappoints :)

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