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Blog Tour & Review…Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster

It’s my stop on the Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster Blog Tour and I’m so happy to be a part of the fun!

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoy my review…..and be sure to check out the super yummy book trailer below!

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Book links:

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Synopsis:

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 review:

Getting Rowdy is book three in Lori Foster’s Love Undercover series.  Being a Lori Foster fan, and after seeing the eye candy on this cover, I was really looking forward to this book and I gotta say…I think this may be my favorite book of the series so far!

Bartender Avery Mullins has been quietly lusting after bar owner Rowdy Yates for a little while now and she would love nothing more than to act on that lust, throw caution to the wind and spend a hot night with him.  But there’s more than one thing holding her back from acting on that.  First, there’s the little issue of Rowdy’s extra curricular activities with the ladies and his reputation as a ladies man, and second, there’s the issue of Avery’s less than memorable past.  It’s that less than memorable past, however, that will leave Avery no other choice than to trust Rowdy and accept his help, which leads Avery’s feelings from lust to something much deeper.

Avery Mullins is slowly killing Rowdy Yates.  Well, not literally, but every time she shuts down his advances, he swears the build up of his attraction for her will end up killing him.  He’s not looking for long term by any means but he is dying for just a taste of her.  There’s something about her he is drawn to and with every day he sees he in his bar, it gets stronger.  Little does Rowdy know that they have way more in common than just a mutual attraction.  While he’s used to his craptastic past pushing people away once they learn about it, he has a feeling it may be the sort of thing that Avery may be able to relate to.  She’s definitely hiding something and when he sets out to figure out what it is, it puts them on a path that will lead to much more than a one-night stand.

So, as I had said, I love Lori’s writing.  She does the alpha male so well and Rowdy Yates is one of the best.  I will admit, I was nervous about starting this book, because I wasn’t in love with the previous book in this series….BUT, this book totally turned it back around for me.  The fire between Avery and Rowdy was a delicious slow build to a full on inferno.  The two of them together are smoking hot!  Avery was hesitant to start anything with Rowdy, and I couldn’t blame her.  His reputation for being a ladies man was legendary and with girls constantly falling at his feet nightly at the bar, I would have felt exactly the way Avery did.  She held her ground with him and I really admired her for that.  Then, when I found out about her past, I admired her even more.  She stood up for what she believed in and had to leave her old life, and family, behind to make things better for her.  Unfortunately that past comes back to bite her in the ass, but Rowdy is there to help her and damn if it didn’t make me adore him!

Rowdy is the damaged hero with a terribly sad childhood that broke my heart, but it turned him into the man he is today, and it’s a pretty great one.  He reminds me of a Robin Hood of sorts.  Doing what’s needed to do to make things better for the less fortunate, but not always in the most legal of ways. Oh, and do I need to mention the cover again!?! Drool worthy doesn’t even begin to cover it. The two of them took a really crappy situation and used it to build a relationship that I’m sure will stand the test of time.

The mystery that surrounding Avery has an ending I totally didn’t see coming and I loved feeling the surprise at the end of the book! Well done on that, Lori! Oh, and the introduction of a kick ass character named Cannon has me DYING to see more of him! DYING I tell you!

All in all, I really enjoyed this book.  It was hot, mysterious, emotional and entertaining.  I definitely recommend for a spot on your reading list!  Thank you, Lori, for another fantastic read.

 

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About the author:

image003-1Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. She also received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and Contemporary Romance.

Lori believes it is important to give back to the community as much as possible, so she routinely arranges events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

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