Monday, October 15, 2012

Review # 237: Run the Risk by Lori Foster

Description: (from GoodReads)
     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 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?

     I was impressed with the first Lori Foster book I read, Perfect Storm, with its fast-paced action, page-turning suspense, heated romance, and witty repartee, but I had a lot more fun reading Run the Risk! I was surprised how easy it was to get lost in the characters and the well-woven story-line, particularly Pepper's. I usually do not prefer romances, but the suspense aspect, as well as the atypical setting and plot-line proved quite entertaining. From what I have read, Lori Foster seems to be very good with characters - their development, emotions, insecurities, reactions, etc... Each character was unique, albeit strange, but the dialogue and interactions were realistic and well-paced. Penny and Rowdy's personalities took getting used to - especially in the beginning - however, the bond between the siblings was spot-on and fun to read about. Other favorite characters were Logan, Dash and Reese who I hope will take center stage in future installments! As for the "heat" level, I thought the romantic build-up could have been better. Penny and Logan's relationship started out tense and slow, but there was no transition between that and the eventual "long-term" relationship. One minute they were still "testing the waters", and the next they were full-blown boyfriend-girlfriend; the plot-line made this irritation easier to overlook. I will definitely be reading more books in this series, especially if I get to see these characters again - a theme Lori Foster sticks to. Recommended for adults seeking an action-filled romantic reprieve from reality.

Rating: On the Run (4/5)

*** I received this book from the author (Media Muscle) in exchange for an honest and unbiased review.

About the Author: (from

     Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author of over 70 novellas and novels. She currently writes single titles for HQN.

     Lori believes it’s important to give back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

     Along with her good friend, Duffy Brown, Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

     In 2007, Lori put together The Write Ingredients a cookbook of recipes donated by popular authors. Proceeds from the cookbook go toward Lori’s ongoing “Troop project” of collecting and mailing fun, and sometimes necessary, items to our troops.

     In 2008, Lori coordinated with other authors of her choosing and arranged for the publication of The Power of Love, a special romance anthology of novellas about empowering women. All author and agent proceeds from the anthology go to the Hamilton Co YWCA Battered women’s shelter.

     In 2009, Tails of Love, another romance anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.

     In 2010, The Gift of Love romance anthology, with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with proceeds to benefit The Conductive Learning Center, a school for children with cerebral palsy and spina bifida.

     In 2011, The Promise of Love, a romance anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with proceeds to benefit the One Way Farm, a home for abused and abandoned children.

     In 2012, Love Bites, a romance anthology with Lori and other contributing authors, was published with all agent and author proceeds to benefit The Animal Adoption Foundation.


“If not prickly, then what?”

     She glanced up, saw he’d been watching her as she studied him, and wanted to sink into the floor. Her face went hot, her body hotter—but probably not for the reasons he assumed.

     “I’m private.” Although, the way she’d just looked at him, sort of eye-raping him—oh, God—it was no wonder he didn’t understand that.

     Every single time he got within her view, she visually molested him.


     As a special treat for Lori’s loyal fans, we’re doing various giveaways and contests to celebrate the release of RUN THE RISK and the launch of her new “Love Undercover” series!

     Starting October 1, we’ll be giving away one exclusive BookTrib Collectors’ Edition badge each weekday. These badges will be given to Lori’s diehard fans that follow her through every book. Entries will close at noon ET every day so be sure to get yours in! Participants may enter every day if you haven’t previously won.

     Another contest we will be running is with beautiful prints of Dirty Car Art! Check out the video below of how an artist turns a dirty car into Lori’s latest cover! We will be giving away one print of the Dirty Car Art every Friday during the month of October. But that’s not all! The winner will also receive a RUN THE RISKt-shirt! Enter here for your chance to win!
ENTER TO WIN a Dirty Car Art print by following the steps below:

Watch an artist turn a dirty car into Lori Foster’s cover:

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