Run the Risk

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Run the Risk

“Run the Risk” is an exciting romantic suspense novel by Lori Foster. This is a fun read centering around one of Ms Foster’s typically protective alpha males who is opinionated and action-oriented and a bit obnoxious since he is perfectly willing to use the woman he is chasing just to get to her brother and is willing to ‘scratch a mutual itch’ according to her dictates while he lays his trap. I enjoyed watching each character peel away their deceptions until they finally reveal their sometimes surprising true characters and although the transformations didn’t seem completely logical to me in some respects, they did make the story entertaining. There are nice threads being dangled in order to start the framework for tales of the other yummy male characters, particularly with respect to the enigmatic women they seem to be attracted to and I definitely identified with the trials and tribulations of adapting to and being trained by a new puppy.

This first book in Ms Foster’s ‘Love Undercover’ series showcases Detective Logan Riske who is undercover and attempting to get to know his reticent neighbor in an effort to discover the whereabouts of her brother. Logan is determined to catch a murderer but gradually gives in to the attraction that he feels for the dowdy and self-effacing woman even as he plans to use her to catch her brother. Logan is not the only one trying to get to know an elusive woman, his partner Reese is also puzzled about the aloof woman living in his apartment building. Each man has quite a few obstacles to get past, not least of which is determining who can be truly trusted during their dangerous investigation. The problem is, the women also will have to deal with their own trust issues before any progress in the relationships can take place. An enjoyable read filled with sensuality, excitement and mystery.

Book Blurb for Run the Risk

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?

Night Owl Reviews Sep, 2012 4.50