Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Book Review: Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster

Getting Rowdy
Author: Lori Foster
Publication: Harlequin HQN (September 24, 2013)

Description: 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.

My Thoughts: Avery Mullins, on the run for personal reasons that might be catching up with her, is working as a bartender in Rowdy Yates' new bar. Rowdy is handsome, sexy, and every bit of a bad boy. He has been hitting on her ever since he saw her but she is determined not to be the next one-night stand in Rowdy's life. 

Rowdy has reasons of his own to keep his relationships to one-night stands. He had a tough childhood and lives a dangerous life. He grew up taking care of his younger sister Pepper and keeping both of them out of trouble. Now Pepper has found her own love (Run the Risk) and doesn't need the same level of care. Rowdy has bought the bar but still doesn't see himself as settling down and changing his lifestyle.

When Avery's trouble catches up with her, she doesn't want to just bring out Rowdy's protective streak. She wants to handle her own problems and not put him in danger. Rowdy wants to be her protector and lover - and one night is no where near long enough to be with her. 

I liked that both characters in this romance were strong people. Avery has gone from sheltered young woman to someone who was assertive and able to make it on her own. I also liked that she was confident enough to share her feelings with Rowdy without demanding that he reciprocate them. I also liked that both characters were vulnerable. Rowdy is exploring new territory because he has never had a relationship with a woman that lasted more than a day. It takes a while for Rowdy to realize that his desire to protect Avery and keep her safe from any danger was love.

I also liked getting a chance to catch up with some of the secondary characters who had been main characters in earlier books in the Lovers Undercover series. The book also introduces new characters - especially Cannon - who need their stories told too. It looks like Dash's story is coming next but I am also really curious about Cannon's.

This was a wonderful romantic suspense story. It had enough sexy romance to satisfy the most romantic and the suspense kept me on the edge of my seat. 

Have you seen the trailer?

Favorite Quote:
Anger darkened her blue eyes and lowered her voice to a rasp. "I can't imagine why you're telling me this."

Because what you think of me matters. Rowdy slid his hand to the back of her neck, keeping her near. "I get the feeling you saw me with her and you took it personally."
I got this finished copy from Meryl Moss Media Relations for review. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. Couldn't agree more that Cannon needs his story told next, as I immediately fell for him! Really enjoying this series and happy that Rowdy got his HEA!


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