Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster

October 2nd, 2013 kimbacaffeinate Blog Tour, Review 79 Comments

2nd Oct
Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster
Getting Rowdy
by Lori Foster
Series: Love Undercover #3
Published by: Harlequin
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Publisher, Tour
Purchase: Amazon
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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.

Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres offering me a little mystery, some action and a side dish of romances with an HEA. Lori Foster and her Love Undercover series has been one of my recent favorites. Since the beginning I have been patiently waiting for Rowdy Yates tale. Getting Rowdy is hands down my favorite of the series to date and was soooo worth the wait! Rowdy Yates Is my new book boyfriend. Three word review: Hot, addicting, and a perfect read.

Rowdy is cleaning up his recently acquired bar. He has removed the darker elements, hired a cook and is still pursuing his now bartender Avery Mullins. Avery is ready to cave, but she isn’t ready to be another one night stand. As sexual tension mounts, a dark element from Avery’s past resurfaces and Rowdy is determined to protect her. The tale that unfolds was well paced, and deliciously hot. I found myself laughing, and swooning as the rest of the world slipped away.

We first met Rowdy in the first book, Run the Risk as he worked to protect his sister and I instantly fell in love with this bad boy. Forced to moved in grey areas of the law to protect his little sister he was a heartbreaker from day one. Rowdy can be a little rough around the edges, never gets too attached to woman, and uses one night stands to chase his own personal demons. He is a straightforward, no-nonsense type of guy wrapped in a package that will turn your knees to jelly and make you blush like a school girl when he meets your gaze..oh yeah I am in love. Beneath all this smexy, tough guy exterior is a sweet, damaged soul who fights for the underdog and has no idea he is falling in love with Avery. Avery is smart, feisty and a heroine you easily identify with. She is independent, won’t except anything less than she deserves and carries secrets from her past without burdening others. I loved how she slowly got Rowdy, and let him figure things out without overwhelming him. The romance was hot and slowly built from trust and friendship making it the most genuine romance in this series. Logan, Pepper, Alice and Reese all make appearances and further the tale. I loved getting updates on all of them. Marge and Dash make an appearance and Foster hints at the next book’s storyline. Yes I am drooling! We meet two new characters. A sexy young man, who has me oh so curious named Cannon. He cruises the streets at night cleaning up his neighborhood and a young boy who will melt your heart.

Unlike the other books in the Love Undercover series where the suspense element took center stage, Getting Rowdy focuses more on Rowdy and his growth. Foster really peeled back his layers, fleshing him out and exposing his raw, gooey center. Eep! While he is the focus there are several suspenseful threads woven into the tale that made the pacing perfect. They all felt genuine and kept me on edge. I could not put this book down! The romance was delicious and the love scenes were both hot and incredibly romantic. This was my favorite book of the series from the pacing to the characters. I found Avery’s secret, and the danger that comes from it, disturbing, and cannot help but be impressed by Avery. Each of the stories in the Love Under Cover series can be read as a standalone, but why you would want to miss out on any of these smexy alpha males and feisty, strong heroines?  So yeah, now I am falling asleep every night dreaming of being a bartender with benefits! I am anxious to see if Foster can shake Rowdy off the pedestal I have placed him on with the next man featured in this series. Although, a girl can never have too many book boyfriends!

Fans of romantic suspense with strong smexy alphas and independent, brave and feisty woman will thoroughly enjoy Getting Rowdy and the Love Undercover series. Foster is one of my favorite authors in the romantic suspense genre. Dash of Peril is the next book and will be released in late March of 2014.

About Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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79 Responses to “Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster”

  1. Tanja

    I haven’t heard of this series but that model on the cover – nice! I’m glad it’s not only visual as the characters here seem great. I’m glad you enjoyed this one 🙂 Great review.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      They do work as standalone, but you would miss seeing Rowdy from the get go, which is when I truly fell for him.

  2. Mary

    Why do I feel like I’ve heard that name before? *shakes head* Anyway, this one sounds FAB! Love his intense pose on the pool table (it would be so much better without a shirt, non?) and he sounds like just the kind of hero I fall hard for in books.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      yes, shirtless would have been good, although that black shirt fits ever so nicely 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, coffee and hot covers it gets you moving in the mornings!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am loving the series and yes it isn’t hard to fall for Rowdy.

  3. Jenny

    AHHHHH! I need to read this asap Kim! I love all Lori Foster’s romantic suspense books (and her men), and I loved Rowdy in Run the Risk as well. Avery sounds like a fantastic heroine, and I can already feel that slow burn between them just from reading your review. SO GOOD. Off to buy this one!

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  4. Candace

    I really liked the suspense aspects in this one! I did like Rowdy as well but I hadn’t read the previous books, so maybe that’s why I wasn’t as ‘in love’ as you, I didn’t know him before. However, I still really liked him a lot. This was my first Lori Foster book and I’d definitely read more by her!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I agree, he can come off a little cocky in this one especially if you don’t know his background. I fell in love with him in the previous books and we also saw the beginning of his relationship with Avery in those books, which had me rooting for them.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Squee, I love this series Ellen, good luck in the giveaway!

  5. Lark

    Good review, Kimba! I can see why you enjoyed this book — it has a lot of the things you love!

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  6. Andrea

    This is my first Lori Foster book and the first I’ve read from this series. I really enjoyed it, too! I’ve become a fast fan of Romantic Suspense, and can’t wait to read the other Love Undercover series.
    Great review!

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Were you able to fall for Rowdy, not knowing about his sweet delicious past? I hope you go back and read the others. Romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres.

  7. Tawnya Bentley

    I love all types of romance. Can’t get enough of any of them.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed we meet both Avery and Rowdy in the previous books so there is already something building there and I honestly fell in love with him in book one, he is such a softy wrapped up in all that toughness.

  8. Melissa (Books and Things)

    I enjoy her books so much and I’ve been wanting to get into this series. I’m not always a fan of her women characters, but Avery sounds like someone I would enjoy reading! Oh and thanks for that vid! Love that they focused on the man’s physique rather than the woman’s! WIN 😉

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I liked Avery she is smart, and determined. Heck yes that vid is yummy!

  9. Giselle

    I already like the sounds of Rowdy he seems like the kind of guy I can really enjoy rooting for and swooning over! I’ll have to keep an eye out for this series! 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This is a great series Giselle, and I so recommend you start with book one.

  10. Kimberly

    Love the cover, yummy. I enjoy romantic suspense because of the sexual tension and suspense makes for a real page turner. And book hangovers!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed Kimberly, and not sure if you have read the previous book but book one is on sale for ereaders Run the Risk 1.99. Yep, book hangovers will occur!

  11. Carolyn Valdez

    I have not read this series but after reading your review I really need to put it on my TBR list.

  12. sharonda

    I have the first book in the series I still need to read, but I’m loving the cover for her books..they’re always so sexxy 🙂

  13. Ada

    I love Lori Foster’s books, can’t wait to read Rowdy’s book. Just wish I could enter the giveaway but I’ll bide my time until Rowdy’s mine 😛

  14. Kimberly

    So glad that you mentioned that these can be read as standalones Kimberly! I’ve been curious about Lori Foster’s books for awhile now and I think I may have to give this series a try.

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    • kimbacaffeinate

      Yes, they do, and book one Run the Risk is only 1.99 on Amazon right now!

  15. Debra Woloson

    I’ve read Lori Foster’s books and can’t wait to read this one. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

  16. Anita Yancey

    Loved the review. It has been awhile since I’ve read one of Lori’s books, but I sure like the sound of this one and would love to read it. Thanks for having the giveaway.

  17. Juana Esparza

    I enjoyed the review. I am also a fan of Ms. Foster I somehow missed this series, but I have the books in my book wish list. I moved them to the top of my list.

    jmesparza821 at gmail dot com

  18. Diane Sallans

    My first requirement is for romance and a good romantic suspense like Lori writes is very exciting to read – they can keep me up late at night reading.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      this series seriously rocks and yeah the trailer is sweet 🙂

  19. Sharlene Wegner

    I think you liked this one! Honestly, I knew I had to have it as soon as I saw the cover, but I like the story line, too!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Really Sharlene how could you tell? LOL I hope you get to read the series and Run the Risk book one is only 1.99 for eBook right now 🙂

      • Sharlene Wegner

        I picked up the paperbacks for all of them, so I will get started soon! Again, there is something about those covers, but Rowdy is the hunkiest!

  20. vennie martinisi

    I haven’t read this series yet, but, will. BTW the cover model will attract any woman’s eye!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Oh Vennie I could not agree more, Lori get’s the most awesome cover models!

      • vennie martinisi

        Gee,kimbacaffeinate, have any idea where she finds them? LOL

        • kimbacaffeinate

          Ha, I do not know but you should totally stalk her page on Facebook, she shares yummy eye-candy regularly!

  21. Terrie Fulk

    I love Lori Foster. Buckhorn Brothers was the first series of Lori’s I read and she has had me hooked ever since. Her writing is outstanding and I love her characters. Lori is one of my favorite authors.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love her too Terrie, romantic suspense is one of my favorite genres and she creates such wonderful characters, I hope you are loving this series 🙂