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!
Since Run the Risk isn't here yet how about winners choice of A Perfect Storm or Scandalous for this weeks giveaway?