Genre: Romantic Suspense
Series: Love Undercover #3
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 441 pages
Publisher: Harlequin HQN (September 24, 2013)
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.
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I love Rowdy Yates. I figure I should just put that out there. And finally we get his book! Getting Rowdy is the third in Lori Foster’s Love Undercover series and can be read as a stand alone. We first meet Rowdy in Run The Risk, book 1, and I’ll tell you I started to fall for the bad boy right away.
It’s been awhile since I was completely blown away by a Lori Foster book. Sure, I’ve enjoyed the other in her last series but Getting Rowdy hooked me right from the beginning and I found myself wanting to do nothing but read. I was excited for Rowdy and Avery. Rowdy has made it clear to Avery that he wants her, and Avery wants Rowdy but she doesn’t give in. But now, it’s their time.
Rowdy is finally starting to put down roots. He’s the owner of a bar and is settling into his new apartment. This is a different Rowdy from the Rowdy that was constantly on the move and only caring about his sister Pepper. Now he has his sight on Avery. She confuses him because he knows she wants him. But she’s running from something and he’s going to figure it out.
Avery wants Rowdy and is finally ready to admit it to him. She knows that Rowdy isn’t the type to settle for one woman, she’s seen the revolving doors of women that pass through the bar. But the attraction is too much to ignore. She knows that Rowdy will lose interest after but she wants him, even if its just once. Avery is also running from her past and it seems to be catching up to her so she needs to move quickly.
The sexual chemistry is off the charts between Rowdy and Avery. The best is that they both admit it. There is no beating around the bush. Rowdy put it out there. I love that about him. He tells it straight. There are no games being played. And Avery is great because she knows the score even though she can’t help falling for Rowdy. And who wouldn’t. He is alpha all the way. He is a bad ass, but he’s a protector too. And that makes him a perfect hero.
“I think he likes to cultivate the whole bad boy image. But at heart, he’s a really good guy.”Avery is a great heroine. Normally, I find the heroines annoying but not Avery. She’s not clingy or needy. If anything she’s very independent and stubborn. She doesn’t try to weasel her way into Rowdy’s life or his friends, even though he wants her too. She also knows not to put herself in danger like some ridiculous heroines I’ve read. She listens to Rowdy. She’s great. I loved her and I loved her with Rowdy.
Getting Rowdy is the perfect combination of romance and suspense. The mystery and action didn’t overwhelm the romance between Rowdy and Avery. I loved watching the relationship between Rowdy and Avery grow. I also loved how they grew as individuals. It really is a great story and one you should read.