Monday, March 4, 2013

Run the Risk by Lori Foster

Author: Lori Foster
Publisher: Harlequin
Date of publication: September 2012

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?

Run the Risk is the first in a new series by Lori Foster.  I always enjoy reading her romantic suspense   Not only are the engaging, they are well written.  Run the Risk didn't disappoint.  Logan Riske goes undercover to find the sister of the one person who may know how his best friend died.  What he didn't count on was really falling for her. The suspense part of the book was pretty good. I wasn't sure who to trust at one point.  But the romance and the characters were what made the book for me.

I liked Pepper character.  She spent two years hiding in plain sight.  She donned the persona of a mousy introvert, when in her past life she was outspoken and pretty sassy.  I did like her more after she comes out of hiding. The uncomfortable, self conscious woman got a little tiring after a while.  I thought she and Logan were well matched.  Pepper is someone who would definitely give him a run for his money.

One thing that I loved about the book was the other characters.  While the main focus of the book was the relationship between Pepper and Logan, Reese and Rowdy each have an interesting story line that give hints of what is to come in later books in the series.  The next book, Bare it All comes out in April.  It is Reese and Alice's story.  I am so looking forward to it!

1 comment:

DJ D. said...

I am really looking forward to reading this book and am glad to hear you enjoyed it! Thanks for the review!