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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 whoWhen 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?...

Title : Run the Risk
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ISBN : 9780373776955
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Number of Pages : 379 Pages
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Run the Risk Reviews

  • ~ Becs ~
    2019-01-08 09:15

    Having very much enjoyed Lori Foster’s Edge of Honor series, I embarked on this one full of expectations. She’s always written great romantic suspense novels with incredibly alpha heroes to die for and I was expecting more of the same here.I have to say I was decidedly underwhelmed by the first half of the book to the point of almost giving up. EVERYONE is lying and hiding something and no one is who they seem and they’re not an easy bunch to like.Basic synopsis – Pepper and Rowdy Yates are hiding out separately after one of them witnessed the murder of Jack Carmin. Now Jack’s best friend, Detective Logan Riske, has gone undercover trying to get close to Pepper to discover the whereabouts of her brother as he believes that he is the witness and he wants him to help bring the murderers to justice.So Logan, with a cover as a construction worker, moves into the apartment next door to Pepper and attempts to use his charm to get to know her better. Pepper is hiding under the false name Sue Meeks and never was a heroine more aptly named. As her alter-ego Sue, Pepper is an incredibly meek, downtrodden, dull doormat of a woman who hides herself under over-sized, shapeless clothes, wears not a scrap of make-up and scrapes her hair back in a lank pony tail.Not surprisingly, she’s shocked by Logan’s advances towards her and they act on their attraction to each other and have what I can only describe as the most uninspiring and unerotic sex I think I have ever read in a modern day contemporary romance. Pepper/Sue will not let him see her naked and will not even allow him to touch her so they have sex with her fully clothed, she only removes her panties for access, and it’s all over pretty quickly. Shockingly, Logan actually thinks this is mind-blowing and goes back for more!Now, you have to wonder what on earth is under all those clothes. Logan has seen the most identifiable part of her – her face. So, what on earth can she be hiding under her shapeless wardrobe that would instantly give away her identity?? My imagination ran away with me – maybe she was an amazingly famous porn star instantly recognisable by her tits. Perhaps she was a famous topless model or was she even the girl with the dragon tattoo? Possibly, she’s covered in scales and turns into an armadillo at full moon – now that would be a plot twist! If I was Logan, I’d have worried that she had something extremely infectious and nasty hidden under those layers! It’s never explained, sadly.BUT - this is a game of two halvesThe first half was like this……..The second half was like this…….The novel spins on a knife-edge at the halfway point when a sting goes down and EVERYTHING changes. The first half had been so very slow, so pedestrian, almost like walking uphill through treacle and suddenly everything and everyone changes and the story accelerates faster than a Porsche. Pepper goes from a dowdy doormat to super-hot, badass femme-fatale and has a total personality transplant. Rowdy goes from controlling, sniping, bullying older brother to a mega-protective alpha hero. Logan, who I had disliked intensely in the first half, starts to exhibit all the expected hallmarks of a Lori Foster hero – he’s protective, alpha, growly, loving, caring – he kind of morphs into Dare.The second half is high-octane, high calibre romantic suspense with almost non-stop action and it’s worth plodding through the decidedly unerotic first half to find the crock of gold awaiting you. Logan and Pepper do finally get their freak on fully naked and we do, at long last, get some sizzling hot action but it’s a long time coming. I have to say that Pepper has a sudden outburst of TSTL which had my eyes almost rolling out of my head but it does lend to the tension as the story ratchets up in intensity.I found myself liking Reese, Rowdy and especially Dash and I will carry on reading this series and the next book is set up nicely in this one with Reese and his mysterious dog-sitting neighbour Alice.It’s not vintage Lori Foster but it’s a great setup for what has the potential to be another winning series from her.3 stars romantic suspenseARC courtesy of Harlequin via NetGalleyFor more of my reviews, please visit my Sinfully Sexy Book Blog

  • Dee
    2019-01-11 08:55

    I loved Lori's last series (Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor)and was sad when it came to an end but she promised us a fantastic series that we would love just as was she wrong?....NO she wasn't!! Although this is a seperate series it carries on with the same theme of drug smuggling and trafficking of young women.Normally with a big build up of a book we are often left disappointed but I sure wasn't! Within the first few chapters I was gripped and loving the story and instantly loved the characters especially Logan....Let's just say that within the first 20% of the book I was calling out to my friends for assistance...I needed a fan as I had got so heated! ha haI can't wait to read about Reese, Rowdy & Dash! Copy kindy supplied by Harlequin via Netgalley

  • Shawna
    2019-01-15 06:57

    2 ½ stars – Contemporary Romance/Romantic SuspenseI’m a fan of LF’s Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series and had high hopes for her new series, but this first installment was sadly disappointing. I didn’t feel any connection between the H/h other than lust, and their HEA was whiplash fast and trite. The suspense part of the story was rather dull and definitely didn’t make up for the inadequate romance. Overall, this was a lackluster read that I’m really glad I got free from the library. Despite being underwhelmed with the series debut, other characters have promise, so I might give the next book a chance.

  • Lisa Kay
    2018-12-25 07:22

    ★★★★✩ (This is a review of the audiobook.) I haven’t been a big fan of Jim Frangione's narration in the past; I think it is his cadence. Nevertheless, I love this author, so I gave him another try. He does a nice enough job here; not a lot of differentiation, and with his deep voice, it is hard for him to do the women. I will probably go on with the series on audio, so he wasn't awful. I have always called Lori Foster my “Iron Woman.” She doesn't receive many five stars from me; but then she rarely gets less than four stars. I like her Romantic Suspense; they don’t have me biting my nails, nor give me nightmares. Still, they get my heart beating faster and have me creeping toward the edge of my seat. The emphasis is more on the Romance. Her stories are great and make it easy for me to identify with the heroine.I usually like her characters, and Detective Logan Riske and Pepper Yates (AKA Sue Meeks) didn’t disappoint. I don’t blame Pepper for wanting to reveal her real personality. Five years is a long time to play a role, especially one that is the opposite of your nature. I don’t blame her for falling for Logan, either. In order to find out who killed his partner, he is under the guise of a construction worker. I’ve always had a thing for a well-built man in a tool-belt. He is trying to seduce Pepper in order to find out her brother's whereabouts. But, Lord help this guy when Pepper finds out he has deceived her.Out on Audio

  • Missy's Book World
    2019-01-23 05:58

    5/5Wow loved this book so freaking much!!! I don't know why skipped this book in the series but I'm glad I went back and read it. Pepper was an amazing herion who held her own and Logan was just wonderful he wasn't an ass to her and actually cared about how she felt. This was an awesome Lori Foster book.

  • KatLynne
    2019-01-24 11:16

    Detective Logan Riske is working undercover searching for the man whom he believes was an eye witness to the murder of his best friend. In order to find the elusive Rowdy Yates, he sets himself up as a construction worker and neighbor to Rowdy’s sister, Pepper. Believing she will be the link to lead him to her brother, he is ruthless in his pursuit and will go to any lengths necessary to obtain the information.Pepper Yates is hiding secrets. For years she’s been dodging the corrupt club owner who wants her dead. Posing as Sue Meeks, the shy and unimposing manager of the apartment building, her goal is to be as inconspicuous as possible. She hides herself well under over-sized, shapeless clothes, no make-up and the ugliest shoes ever. She’s very private and keeps to herself. The only substantial contact she has is the phone calls from her beloved brother. Foster has given us another well written romantic suspense with an alpha hero that is sexy as sin and a heroine that is full of surprises. The near perfect blend of romance, intrigue, action and humor, made this an enjoyable read. It’s not too intense and everything wraps up quite neatly in the end. The first half of the book moves at a slower pace as these two dance around each other with their hidden agendas. Logan never figures that he would start to have feelings for Pepper. This little surprise throws him off kilter, but still he sticks to the plan. Lonely Sue Meeks/Pepper can’t help but be aroused by this piece of eye candy as he parades himself around in only his low slung shorts, exposing all that delectable flesh and taking her breath away. One of the highlights for me was Pepper coming out from under her Sue Meeks cocoon. The reaction from Logan and his partner, Reese is near priceless and had me laughing. Without a doubt, this is no shy, meek woman. She’s resourceful, smart and now very angry. Things start to pick up and while not without flaws, I enjoyed the second half much better. Run The Risk is the first installment in Lori Foster’s latest series Love Undercover. I liked the ruse and the mystery kept me invested until the very end. It’s steamy hot and we are given a cast of secondary characters that nearly take the limelight. I think this is a very promising series and I’m already anxious to read the next installment, Bare It All. My Rating: 3/5 Stars****ARC courtesy of Harlequin via NetGalley****

  • -C-
    2019-01-01 08:18

    Great book! I really enjoyed the story! It had a little bit of everything.“Let me leave you my number. Anything comes up, or if anyone bothers you-""You're bothering me.”

  • Fanny
    2018-12-24 06:58

    Run The Risk es el primer libro de los cuatro que forman la serie Love Undercover creada por Lori Foster y tiene como protagonistas a Logan y Pepper.Honestamente comence la lectura sin ninguna clase de expectativa ( ni buena ni mala ), he leido varias novelas de la autora y me gusta bastante su estilo al escribir, aun asi tengo que admitir que este libro me sorprendio gratamente .Run The Risk tiene una trama atrapante, interesante y que no decae en ningun momento, algo muy impresionante ya que el libro no es precisamente corto, ademas tiene unos personajes muy bien creados y que resultan realistas, quizas me hubiera gustado poder llegar a conocerlos mas profundamente pero aun asi, me senti muy satisfecha con su desarrollo.Soy una fanatica de este tipo de novela, en la que se mezcla una parte mas romantica o sentimental con la de suspence o crimen, en mi opinion hace que la historia sea mucho mas adictiva y si ademas esta tan bien resuelta como en esta, es una apuesta segura para mi.Esta historia es una de las mejores que he leido ultimamente, en unas horas iniciare el siguiente, Reese y Alice me dejaron muy intrigada.En fin, un comienzo maravilloso para una saga que promete ( y de la que ya me declaro fan ).4 Estrellas!!

  • MsRomanticReads
    2019-01-09 04:12

    How do you catch a killer when the only witness is on the run and can't be found? Answer: you go undercover and try to get close to the witness' sister.Two years ago, Detective Logan Riske's best friend was murdered. With no evidence and no witnesses, the culprit is still roaming free, but Logan wants justice and revenge. When he learns that the witness Rowdy Yates has a sister safely tucked away away, posing as an apartment building manager, he decides to go undercover as a construction worker and fellow tenant to get closer to her. Where she is, her brother can't be far away. But meeting Sue Meeks aka Pepper Yates is both the best and worst thing that could have happened to him. His mission and his growing feelings for Pepper could cost him the woman as well as her life.There is a lot going on in this book, and it delivers on many points: humor, action, suspense and hot sex. I giggled my way through the first few chapters with the introduction of Sue aka Pepper and Logan. She was so painfully shy, that when faced with all the manly naked chest manliness of Logan, her reactions were actually very comical. However, her wicked thoughts belie the buttoned up prude hiding beneath long skirts, over-sized sweaters and unkempt hair. She can't fathom why a man as good looking as Logan would try so hard to break down her resistance and her carefully erected barriers. But when he does, he certainly doesn't hold back.The relationship between Rowdy and Pepper kept me questioning whether she was a door mat or just absolutely devoted to her brother. He literally was "Big Brother". I felt that Pepper's anger directed at Logan dragged on a little too long (around nine chapters). I understood why she felt betrayed and angry, but her idea of payback was to initiate sex and walk out immediately afterwards. The next morning Pepper would act like nothing was wrong or be antagonistic. By the second round I got bored and skipped the sex scene to get back to the action.There were two subplots to set up the next books in the series, and while I came to like Rowdy eventually, his detour into a restaurant where he becomes infatuated with a waitress did nothing for this story except add on extra reading material. Now I can guess who his love interest will be when his book comes out.I really liked Alice. She was quiet, standoffish, but there was a quiet strength about her that I really enjoyed. Apparently she made her first appearance in Trace of Fever [Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor, Book 2]. Overall, I enjoyed this new series, and I'll probably read the rest when they come out. First I have to read the rest of the MWWTEoH series. I just bought all the PBs yesterday :)Favorite quotes:"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."I'm wondering," he said, "if I mentioned how bad I want to get you naked, would you keel over?""The only risk I want you to have is my last name."Thank you Harlequin (Imprint: HarlequinMIRA) and NetGalley for the ARC.Disclaimer: A review in exchange for the ARC was not promised. The views and opinions expressed in this review are my own, and in no way represent the views or opinions of the publisher/distributor.

  • Mariann {at} Belle's Book Bag
    2018-12-26 04:00

    I am a HUGE fan of Lori Foster. Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor series, The Buckhorn Brothers series, and The Fighter series are some of my favorites. I was so excited to read that Lori was releasing the Love Undercover series. I couldn't wait to read. Lori writes some of the best Alpha heroes along with heroines that are their perfect fit. I struggled through the first half of Run The Risk. Not because of the writing or the story, because I was definitely pulled into it from the beginning, but from all of the secrets and lies between Logan and Pepper (love these names!!). It just about did me in. I hated that Logan was okay with using Pepper to get to Rowdy. While I liked Pepper's character immediately, I struggled with Logan's character for this reason. I wanted to like him so bad but I just couldn't get over his intentions towards Pepper. I only knew the reason Logan was lying and using Pepper, I had no idea what Pepper was hiding. I just wanted to kick Logan~constantly trying to seduce Pepper to get the information he wanted. UGH!! I loved when Pepper turned the tables on him and he had no idea what to do. Even though I struggled with Logan's character in the beginning, I was immediately interested in the secondary characters of Reese, Rowdy, and Dash. I was so happy to see that they will each get their own books. I liked the hint of a story line between Rowdy and the waitress at the bar and hope she is the heroine in his book. And I liked the little glimpse of a future story between Reese and Alice. Can't wait!!Wow...when all the secrets and lies came out, this book just exploded and I was totally sucked in and I couldn't put it down. I didn't want to leave Logan and Pepper. Logan definitely made up for all of his lies.Kristen Ashley is the only author that I have read that has a way with her books that have you hating the Alpha male hero in the beginning and then you can't help but fall for him. I didn't think Lori Foster could do anything to make me like Logan~oh but she definitely succeeded because not only did I eventually like him~I loved him!!! Pepper was a great heroine. I just loved her character and her relationship with Rowdy. She may be one of my all time favorite heroines.Just a great story with lovable characters, great HOT and STEAMY sex scenes, and a great HEA. I would definitely recommend Run The Risk and can't wait for Reese's book next. Run The Risk has a place in my keeper pile to be reread. 5 out of 5 rating."The only risk I want you to have is my last name." (Logan to Pepper~his last name is Riske~*sigh*)****ARC copy provided by NetGalley and Harlequin~Thank you so much!!

  • Fani *loves angst*
    2019-01-01 04:59

    2.5 starsA well written but otherwise pretty run-of-the-mill romantic suspense that would have earned at least one extra star from me, had the heroine been more likable or dropped her pointless charade at trying to hide her apparently Pamela Anderson-like 'assets', sooner. Her speech about taking out Morton's men, was laughable to say the least, and shows her for the silly, ninja-wanna-be chick she trully is, rather than the strong, fearless woman she thinks herself as:"She settled her purse in her lap and, without further prompting, said, “I was counting on you to get there in time, but if you didn’t, I would have killed them.”“Them?” Logan asked.“Morton Andrews. His bully boys.” She rubbed her palms over the denim covering her thighs. “Anyone in his circle who got in my way.”When you read such words from an untrained woman's mouth who's carrying only a knife, unless she's named Xhex or Kate Daniels, you can only wonder how's she stayed alive for so long or if she's lost her marbles somewhere along the way.Also, I don't get, how Pepper after her transformation from homely to a supermodel, said that she was glad to be back to her real self once more. Since, based on her admittance, she used to downplay her looks constantly while working on bars and clubs so as not to attract male attention (yes, she was THAT beautiful it would seem), when did she get to wear the sexy make up, tight jeans and tank tops?Logan on the other hand was nice, and while he had to trap Pepper to get what he wanted, he genuinely came to care for her (even though I couldn't understand why during the first half). The suspense is stalled for the first half, then moves in a faster pace later, but it really never steals the show. What stole the show for me, was the secondary characters, mainly Reese, Alice and Pepper's brother, who all are likely to get their own books in the future.Fans of romantic suspense will probably enjoy it anyway, but since it's not my fave genre, I can't give it a thumbs up. Still, I liked the writing enough to give Foster another chance when Reese's book comes out.ARC provided by NetGalley

  • Elizabeth (Liz)
    2019-01-23 06:58

    Believing that Pepper Yates possibly has information regarding the murder of his best friend, Detective Logan Riske goes undercover in order to get close to her. He is determined to do whatever is necessary to learn whatever she may know. However, he soon learns that she may be in real danger, and that he is beginning to care for her much more than he should.After spending several years in hiding from the criminal club owner whose main goal is to keep Pepper from telling what she knows, Pepper realizes she can trust no one. Not even her handsome new neighbor who seems to have taken a serious interest in her. There is an undeniable chemistry between them, one which Pepper is eager to give into. But, does she dare give him her trust?Run The Risk is a pretty good start to Lori Foster's new series. It has some of her trademark heat and sexual tension, though not quite up to par with her previous books. At least, not in my opinion. Pepper Yates is an interesting character. Watching her personality evolve over the course of the book was a lot of fun. Logan Riske is typically sexy and roguish, although I didn't find him as fascinating a lead character as I have others from earlier Lori Foster books. The story itself is pretty good, and wondering who the dirty cop was--and wasn't--kept me guessing to the end. I have to say, I was actually more interested in the secondary characters, especially Rowdy and Reese, in this book than the main couple. I'm glad to know those characters will be getting their own stories.All in all, as I said, not a bad beginning to this new series. I look forward to reading the next book!3 Stars!**My thanks to NetGalley and Harlequin for the opportunity to read this ARC.

  • Holly
    2018-12-31 06:20

    Lori Foster has hit another home run with this first in her up coming new series Love Undercover!!Logan Riske and Pepper Yates live in a world where things are not always as they appear. Logan is an undercover cop heading the task force to bring down a notoriously bad guy, who incidentally murdered his best friend and he thinks that Pepper is his link to do just that. Logan, posing as a construction worker attempts to charm his neighbor Sue Meeks, who is actually Pepper in a rather amazing disguise. Logan knows who she is, of course, and getting close to Pepper could be the only shot he has at getting to her brother Rowdy who is the one witness to his buddy's murder. What Logan doesn't expect in all this is to become hopelessly drawn to Pepper, especially when they all come out of their roles and into the people they really are!This is a great start to the series and I really don't want to give much away so I will just say this - These characters are all very complex, the men are alphas, the women are bad ass and not much is at all as it seems. I loved the way that the characters developed and I loved meeting and getting a taste of who and what is to come. This book sets us right up to dive into the next one itching to know just what the hell is going on now? :)I have always been a huge fan of Lori Foster and if you are too, or even if you have never read her and just want to be entertained for a bit by hot alpha's, kick as chicks, and corruption and bad guys check this one out, you will not be disappointed!!***This book was provided to me as an ARC by Netgalley~

  • Cheri
    2019-01-23 03:22

    Another start of a great series by LF. I really liked the H&h in this book. Especially the h...which you will see why. Once again LH touches on the subject of human trafficking, but not as intense as the other series. Characters from her other books are reintroduced in this series also.

  • Anna's Herding Cats
    2019-01-24 03:53

    Originally posted at Herding Cats & Burning SoupOoooo 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, because of the whole undercover thing, 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, a carry over from Trace of Fever, 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!

  • Wanderlust
    2019-01-03 04:04

    Cover & Title - 4 out of 5Favorite Line - "Although, the way she'd just looked at him, sort of eye-raping him" & “Let me leave you my number. Anything comes up, or if anyone bothers you-" "You're bothering me.”Favorite Character - PepperI was surprised by how much i enjoyed this book! It had a good amount of suspense & a sprinkle of humor too. I don't think i have read anything else by this author but if all her books are like this i will certainly check them out :)I liked Pepper a lot, though not at first when she was Sue but that was mostly because i could not figure her out. I liked the twist, the book kept me on my toes. Logan seemed like such a nice character, he was such an admirable man. He would be perfect book boyfriend material. I liked the pair as a couple, the dialog between them was funny/sweet/sexy at all the right points. I was really happy with the ending & i was glad that Pepper is getting a HEA after everything she has been through. (P.S - I hope her brother gets a book!)I would recommend this book. Click here for my book review blog

  • Dorsey aka ❤️ Wrath Lover Reviews❤️
    2018-12-29 07:02

    3 1/2 - 4 StarsI have been a huge Lori Foster fan for many years and several of her books are on my all time favorites shelf....she has so many great books just thinking of them makes me want to reread several right now!!!!!This was good but not a favorite but I have extremely high hopes for Bare It All and Getting Rowdy.

  • ♥Rachel♥
    2018-12-25 03:20

    This was entertaining but the narrator's cadence was a little stilted. His male voices were good but I wasn't thrilled with his performance of the female characters. The story was fun and hot but a little too much is spent on secondary characters as setup for coming books.

  • ♥Laddie♥ (Lee Lee)
    2019-01-04 07:12

    Dear Ms.Foster,I have been a big fan of your writing for quite a while. Jude's Law is one of my favorite romance novels. A funny thing has happened though. After your first book in the Men of Honor series I've DNF'd three or four of your books so far. Why? Well, I can tell you why this one has been sitting unfinished like a sad puppy on my dresser since its release day. 1.) Pepper Yates. For some reason I could not stand Pepper. I understood why she was waffling and that she had a secret that had her living in hiding. Here's the thing though (and this might sound weird) there was too much time spent with the reader being completely in the dark about WHY Pepper was in hiding. There was not one hint about what was going on, so all you get is a woman who's waffling in between what she wants to do and what she can't do. It was ANNOYING.2.) This thing Pepper has about Logan not seeing her body. It leads to some of the most awkward and unsexiest sex I've read. Logan gets naked but Pepper is fully clothed. Also, Logan is not allowed to touch her and he thinks it's the hottest thing ever. Are you smoking crack, Logan? You're basically screwing a fully clothed mannequin who all but throws you out before the last spurt of cum has even left your body. Maybe that's sexy for a...well, I can't think of anyone who would find that the least bit arousing.3.) Pepper's brother. I can't decide if him watching Pepper's house was creepy or sweetly protective. How many hours a day is the dude casing the joint? He seems to know everything she does but before Logan comes along, Pepper really wasn't doing much of anything. These three reasons made the book feel kind of ridiculous and tiring to me. I didn't care enough to read on and skipped ahead to see how much longer Pepper's secret would be, well...a secret. It was too long for me, so I just gave up.I'll probably continue to buy your books, Ms.Foster, because I still have hope. Your earlier stuff works really well for me but these new books you're turning out are kind of letting me down. On to the next one I guess...or maybe I'll try your paranormal stuff.

  • Trish
    2019-01-24 05:17

    4.5 Stars ARC copy provided by Net GalleyI have been in love with Lori's stories since picking up Simon Says (Fighter Series, Book Two) and she is an auto-buy for me. She writes how I wish I could-with passion, emotion, flavor, pizazz, and humor. LOVE LOVE LOVE HER...So when I saw that she was starting another series, I cried for joy. After finishing her latest series, Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor, I have been pacing restlessly for more of her books. Honestly, I haven't come across a Foster novel that I really didn't like. Run The Risk holds true to all I have said about Foster in the above paragraphs. She writes with such style, such addictive characters, and creates a romantic hero that is not only sexy with a capitol S, but one who is loyal, fierce, and kick-ass. Her hero Logan is all of that and a bag of chips-Economy size--and yet he has a vulnerability and isn't perfect. He makes mistakes. And the biggest is when he doesn't come clean to Pepper, his next-door neighbor.Of course, Pepper isn't squeaky clean either; she's hiding her own secrets. And despite her "plain jane" appearance, Logan can't help but be intrigued with this woman. She hides a passionate side that he wants badly to lay bare, preferably in his bed. What follows is an extreme sexual attraction of two people who are desperate to keep their secrets just that. But as secrets are wont to do, they unravel quickly and turn out deadly. A great romantic suspensful read with passion mixed expertly in between that will leave you wanting more of this wonderful authors books. The next in the series, Bare It All, is expected to be released in April of 2013.

  • Kat (idangerous)
    2019-01-21 07:01

    6/3/12- *drools* o.o look at the man candy on the cover! makes me think of Erik in True Blood. *drools some more**Updated* 11/12/12OMG!! LORI I LOVE YOU!! I really loved Logan in this! Then the surprise twist of his love interest! Dang! I didn't see that coming! I figured it was a jealous ex or something but nope! Then Reese, Logan and him work together, totally genius luv! I'd recommend this book to any Lori Foster fan, and people who want a book that is greatly written and leaves you wanting the next one.

  • Pamela(AllHoney)
    2018-12-31 07:53

    Run The Risk is the first in the new romantic suspense series Love Undercover by Lori Foster. Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to find a key witness in the murder of a friend of his. That leads him next door to Pepper Yates, the witness' sister. While no real surprises, I still enjoyed it. The focus was more on the romance of Logan and Pepper but we got glimpses into the lives of the other characters who will be having their stories told. Ms Foster has always been a favorite author and she didn't disappoint me.

  • Noelia
    2019-01-04 07:58 historia bastante entretenida, un bonito romance con un punto de misterio. La pareja protagonista me ha gustado y ya deja establecidas las próximas parejas, que pintan muy interesantes.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2019-01-02 04:56

    Slick's review posted on Guilty Pleasures5 StarsI’ll be the first to admit that I have several authors on auto-buy. No matter what the book, I buy it because these authors don’t let me down. They consistently write quality books that keep me entertained and make me happy. Lori Foster is the first person who was on this list. I “discovered” her ages ago and I have since made it my mission to read everything she’s published and considering some of her older books were no longer available that left me searching online used book sites until I found them. Yes, I’m a little OCD when I set my mind on a task. I have never for a minute regretted buying anything she’s written. So, I am very excited to get to be the one to review the first book in her new series, Love Undercover. For those of you (like me) that are mourning the end of Lori’s Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor series, never fear…you will absolutely not be disappointed in this new series. One more note, over the summer Lori mentioned on Facebook that she’s not into erotica and it’s funny but her books have always felt “erotic” to me so when I read this one I purposely read it with a different eye. She’s right her books aren’t erotic BUT, and this is huge, even though her books aren’t erotic they lead you to that conclusion which just goes to show what a gifted author she is.Run The Risk is the first book in Lori Foster’s Love Undercover series. In this series one or both of the main characters are using an alias or hiding their identity. Very interesting concept and I found Run The Risk to be extremely exciting, entertaining and of course very sexy!Pepper Yates (aka Sue Meeks) is in hiding. Over time we find out exactly why she’s hiding and how much danger she is in. She appears to be a wallflower, timid, and maybe even abused. She never lets her guard down, well until Logan. Logan is living next door to her in a building she “manages”. She doesn’t trust him but then she doesn’t really trust anyone and she’s having trouble deciding if the feelings she has around Logan are fear or sexual interest.Logan Riske (aka Logan Stark) is a police detective and the head of a special task force. His only objective is to find out who murdered his best friend. To do that he must find Rowdy Meeks but when unable to find him, he decides to stick near his sister. Only one problem, he doesn’t expect to start having feelings towards Pepper. He knows it’s bad, he knows it won’t end well, but he just can’t help himself.One thing I never have to worry about in a book by Lori Foster is that I’ll be enthralled. This story is phenomenal; it has action, drama, romance, sex, a kick ass heroine, and some uber sexy, hot, alpha men. Yes, MEN as in more than one! (But get your mind out of the gutter because I told you she doesn’t write those kinds of books!)Pepper and her brother Rowdy have been in hiding for some time. Logan along with his partner Reese are determined to solve his friend’s murder. To do that they have to go a little rouge, keep their lieutenant (another strong female character) somewhat in the dark, and keep themselves, Pepper, Rowdy, and Logan’s brother , Dash alive. That’s easier said than done when they are dealing with a corrupt night club owner, several policemen on the take, and human traffickers.Although I was completely satisfied with the ending of this book, I didn’t want it to end. I kept hitting the forward button on my Kindle hoping the next book would magically appear. Alas, that didn’t happen and I can’t wait for Reese’s story which is up next. From the exciting plot, to a incredible cast of characters, to the engaging dialog; Run the Risk proves to be another spectacular offering from Lori Foster and a remarkable start to this new series. I keep thanking my lucky stars that Lori’s muse keeps her writing, without fail she produces books I love and want to read again and again.

  • Lexi
    2019-01-19 05:04

    I received this as an ARC from NetGalley.Run the Risk is a book full of romance, intrigue and action. Detective Logan Riske goes undercover to bring down the slimy, but well-connected Morton Andrews the man who is responsible for the murder of Jack Carmin, a friend of his. Morton owned a local club called Checkers and had plenty of cops on the take and looking the other way as he conducted his illegal activities. After Jack’s murder, a man named Rowdy Yates who worked as a bouncer at Checkers gave an interview where he named Morton as the one responsible for Jack Carmin’s murder. But before the story could be printed, the reporter was murdered and Morton was never brought to justice.It’s two years later and Logan hasn’t given up on bringing Anderson to justice. He’s been researching Rowdy Yates but he proves to be a ghost of sorts, one they can’t find. However Logan believes he’s found Rowdy’s sister Pepper Yates managing an apartment building under an assumed name. He rents the room next to her and assumes the identity of Logan Stark. He’s willing to do anything, including seducing Pepper if that’s what it takes to get information on her brother and use him to take down Morton.Pepper, aka Sue Meeks, is forced to live a most boring and solitary existence. She knows how important it is to stay hidden, her brother has hammered that into her head for years. She hides behind baggy clothes and a quiet demeanor, hoping no one will figure out who she really is so she can protect herself, and her brother. Things seem to be going well until the super sexy Logan Stark moves in next door. Every day she sees him, standing shirtless on his porch, watching her come home from running errands and every day he gives her a sexy smile and insists on a conversation. His heated stares and gorgeous body make it hard for Pepper, living as the mousey Sue, to keep her distance.Logan finally breaks through all of Pepper’s defenses and makes progress, only to find out nothing about her or her situation was what it seemed. Even more surprising than that were the genuine feelings he begins to develop for her. When Logan and his partner Reese finally get Rowdy into custody, the truth comes out and they realize how much danger Rowdy and his sister are in and the two officers are forced to join forces with Rowdy so the truth can come out and Morton can be finally brought to justice.Run the Risk is sexy, action-packed romance that takes countless twist and turns. Nobody is what they seem in this story and Lori Foster does an amazing job slowly peeling back the layers to reveal who each of the characters truly are.Thanks for Reading My Mindhttp://readingmymindreviews.blogspot....

  • Susan
    2019-01-02 04:54

    Good book. It started out a bit slow for me, as the previous series books seemed to jump right into the action. Pepper is hiding out as manager of an apartment building, trying to stay safe from the man who wants her dead. She has disguised her looks and mannerisms and is pretty darn dull. When Logan moves in and starts trying to hit on her, she is really confused but definitely attracted. Logan is undercover trying to get close to her so that he can catch her brother. He is determined to do whatever it takes. He doesn't expect to be intrigued, attracted and just plain liking Pepper. His single minded focus at the beginning makes him seem pretty obnoxious. The initial interactions between the two are pretty strange, with Pepper wanting him but needed to maintain her disguise. When the action heats up and Pepper and Logan are no longer in disguise their relationship gets more intense. Pepper is furious at Logan's deception and feels used and betrayed. She also still wants him. I really enjoyed some of the things she put him through as they were working out their new relationship. She also has to decide who she can trust to keep her and her brother safe. Logan starts to feel really bad about his deception as he gets to know Pepper better, but he has to do what is necessary to bag her brother. I found the interactions between Logan and her brother very interesting. They also threw some interesting twists into the story. When the disguises are done with Logan has to try to find a way back into Pepper's good graces as she has come to mean far more to him that he ever expected. I liked the fact that while he is very alpha and protective, he also is able to acknowledge his feelings and the fact that Pepper really confuses him. The final showdown was excellent with a couple surprises thrown in. I enjoyed the mystery, continuing with the theme of drugs and human trafficking from the Edge of Honor series. There was also the problem of police corruption causing doubt over who could and could not be trusted. I also enjoyed the set up for the next book starring Logan's friend and coworker Reese and his neighbor Alice, and Rowdy with maybe the redhead. I'm not sure who Dash will end up with but I'm sure he'll be in there too.

  • BBMoreB ~
    2019-01-21 10:53

    Thanks to the publisher, Harlequin, and NetGalley for the chance to read this early!~~ANOTHER FAVORITE 2012 RELEASE~~ Like all of Ms. Foster books it was packed with action, and a smoking hot romance. If you are/were a fan of her Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series – then you will love this as they are very similar in style. I loved reading Run the Risk, book #1 in the Love Undercover series by Lori Foster. The romance between Detective Logan Riske and Pepper Yates is smoking hot. The actual plotline of the book revolves around the unsolved murder of Logan’s best friend and a few other subplots. Logan is determined to locate Rowdy, Pepper’s brother, even if he has to use Pepper to do it. We also get introduced to several WONDERFUL new characters; and thankful the author has already scheduled future books for them.~Reese Bareden, Logan’s Partner, releasing in Spring 2013 his story - Bare It All (2nd book in the series). P.S. If your read Lori’s Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series then heroine, Alice, maybe be familiar – she was in Book#2, Trace of Fever.~Rowdy Yates, Pepper’s Brother, releasing in Fall 2013 his story – Getting Rowdy (3rd book in the series).~Dash Riske, Logan’s Brother, releasing in 2013 his story – Dash (4th book in the series).

  • Darcy
    2019-01-13 08:16

    I am torn with this book. I didn’t really like the Pepper/Sue at the start of the book. You knew she was hiding something, her whole attraction/sex with Logan with clothes on drove me nuts. I also didn’t care for the Logan at the start of the book. I know that when working under cover the police act in ways out of their character. For me, Logan crossed a line when he had sex with Pepper, which is why I had a hard time liking him. After the truth started coming out I was surprised by the change in Pepper. She did a 180, which seemed odd at first, but not really when you realize that with Sue she was hiding so much of herself. I totally understood why she felt so betrayed by Logan and I was glad that she let him have it. I was torn with her actions towards Logan at the cabin, part of me hated her for the way she acted, the other part loved that she let Logan know in a big way that he was nothing to her.I loved the relationship between Pepper and Rowdy once I understood things. At the start I thought he was some sort of slimy, trashy guy, but while that may be true he would and did do anything for Pepper. Even when he was in danger, his first thought was for Pepper and to make sure she was safe.Reece and Dash were interesting. I found myself conflicted with Reece. Part of me agreed with Rowdy’s line of thinking, yet he was sweet with the dog and Alice, so I wasn’t sure what to think. Dash had me laughing, I like how he acted with Pepper, how he acted with Pepper just to rile up Logan. I think that this series has promise, by the time the book ended I found myself warming up to Pepper and Logan. Since I liked the other characters I look forward to reading about them and hope for more with Reece and Alice and Rowdy and his waitress.

  • Lisa
    2018-12-28 06:04

    This is book 1 in Lori Foster's brand new heavily anticipated series Love Undercover! I was really excited to get the chance to read and review it. I loved her Men who Walk the Edge of Honor series so i was hoping that this series would be just as good. Logan Risk is trying to worm his way into Pepper Yates life in the hopes of finding her brother who he thinks is the key to finding out who murdered his friend 2 years ago. He won't take no for a answer in his many attempts to get her to let him in. Pepper though is also undercover but in a different way. She's hiding in plain site from the man who would easily use her to get to her brother Rowdy. Rowdy seems like a bad guy but most of the timebut he's the only person who ever loved Pepper and has looked out for her the best he could all these years. Things kind of meander along in this book at a nice leisurely pace until everyone's cover is blown. From there the pace picks up and the action portion of the book takes off. That's when i really had to sit up my seat and pay attention. I love that you really can't figure out who is the bad guy but you can speculate a lot and hang on for the ride to get your answers. It's a very exciting and crazy fun ride! You get a introduction to some great characters for the future books in Rowdy, Dash and Reese and you can see that they are going to be a lot of fun to read. Very entertaining book. I loved both Pepper and Logan. Can't wait for book 2 already! 5out of 5 Modokker Book Picks for Run the Risk by Lori Foster.

  • Jenn Scranton
    2018-12-25 04:01

    This had a lot of suspense and unexpected plot twists. It was gripping. It was well-written. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut.I hated Logan. He was an ass!!!Let me break it down for you: He was going to use her for his own gain, and enjoy using him to every capacity... He repeatedly made comments on how our girl was eh, ok looking. Not much, but ok enough for him to have sex with... Well, isn't that charming?!? It gets worse. He realizes that she was obviously traumatized by her past as he is still using her!!THEN when he DOES get her in the sack, SHE USES HIM!! Ha! You go, girl!Well, that burns his ass so all of a sudden he is smitten with her... Hmmm, coincidence? Riiiite. And then she comes back GORGEOUS and now he gravels. Shallow bastard...Though... Alice, you have my attention. It's because of you that I want to read the next book.