The Love Undercover series was one of my favorites, so when Marcus by Lori Foster published I scooped it up. For fans, Marcus appeared as a child in Getting Rowdy and was adopted by one of the guys. He’s now a police officer and crushing on his neighbor….
by Lori Foster
Series: Love Undercover #4.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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They’ve been crushing on each other for months… So what’s holding them back?
A sizzling new Love Undercover novella
For Marcus Bareden, Lucy Cortland is more than the girl next door. She’s beautiful, funny and easy to talk to. He’d really like to get closer, but something about her occasional wariness sets off his spidey sense. When he was nine, Marcus was plucked from an abusive situation and adopted by the most amazing parents a boy could wish for.
Lucy Cortland spent years overcoming an awful youth. Now, she’s got a great job, her own place and a super sexy neighbor. Marcus is warm, kind and they’ve become good friends. She’s only known him a few months, but their chemistry is undeniable. Yet for Lucy, getting close isn’t possible.
Lucy believes no one could love her after what she’s been through. No one could understand…except maybe the guy next door, who knows how it feels to be mistreated and how hard it can be to learn to hope—even love—again.
Marcus was a quick and engaging romance filled with best friends, romance, and a cute cat that I devoured in one sitting. It’s a novella in the Love Undercover series but works as a standalone and is a light intro to the world. Fans of the series will love hearing about beloved characters and there is even a Rowdy moment. Be still my heart.
Lucy Cortland hides herself under oversized clothes, has an enormous heart, loves to bake & cook and watch the fights with the guys. She is friends with her neighbors, all guys including Marcus and they get together on fight night. The guys handle the pay-per-view costs and she feeds them appetizers and homemade cookies.
Marcus has been crushing on her for months, but Lucy is a little skittish, and he isn’t sure if she is interested. Lucy is definitely interested, but why would a guy like Marcus ever look twice at her?
The romance that unfolded was sweet, and Foster wrapped it up in a bow. It delivered confessions, sweet moments, and tender reveals. The reasons for Lucy’s hesitation were deep-rooted, & heartbreaking. Foster lightened the story with some laughs and a cute cat. All the feels in this novella.
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I have enjoyed many Lori Foster books, but not picked up this series. It sounds like a good one and you have piqued my interest with a Rowdy moment. Great review, Kimberly. Off to see if my library has this series.
This series ended up being one of my favorites, as I love romantic suspense.
I really want to read Lori Foster and this sounds like such a sweet read and sometimes only a book that is tied up with a bow will do.
I always enjoy her books.
Confession time, I still haven’t read her books yet and this sounds so sweet. Love neighbor crushes. Fun that it’s a second generation story.
What? How is this possible?
I need to read more of her books.
I always have a good time with her books and she is such a nice person.
Lori Foster is always a winner for me. I’m adding this to my tbr!
Same. Enjoy Wendy.
It looks nice