Review: Run the Risk by Lori Foster + Guest Post

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Run the Risk by Lori Foster

4 Stars

WOWZERS! Are you guys in for one steamy, sexy ride with Run the Risk!! Lori Foster sure knows how to create sexy men who carry guns. Men who are protectors and who love with intensity.

Aside from having the things I’ve come to love in Lori’s books, the suspense, the sexiness, the great characters, Run the Risk also had a lot of humor. I found myself enjoying it even more because of that. While I did enjoy the undercover operation part of the book, it was almost the whole first half of the book and I kind of wish it wouldn’t have lasted that long. I will admit that I found it odd that Sue’s characters, being a mousy, private person, would so easily jump into bed with a guy like Logan…but that was just another surprise Lori Foster had up her sleeve in this book. In other words, not everything is as it seems in Run the Risk, and I was glad of that. I loved getting to know the rest of the characters once everything was out in the open. One thing I really liked about this cast is that we don’t automatically know who exactly is a good guy or a bad guy.

Run the Risk is a great start to what I can tell will be a great series from Lori Foster. I am already looking forward to what happens next.

Book Info

Run the Risk by Lori Foster
Series: Love Undercover #1
Published by HQN
Pub Date: September 25th 2012
Pages: 379
Format: Paperback | Source: Publisher
Genres: AdultRomanceSuspense
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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?

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Guest Post

How do you see the romance community as a whole (your readers and fellow authors)? Where do you see it in 10 years? What’s the best part about it?

The romance community has the most wonderful women and men in the entire world! Unique, friendly, open and caring. We love talking books, of course. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a rapport, a connection to the storylines, how they relate and don’t relate to real life romances, situations and circumstances. Many times readers can find a small part of themselves in the stories. That often opens a dialogue about real-life issues, the trials we have, what we survive and what we celebrate. People are so diverse that every day I hear, see, learn something new from my readers.

The current “open to the public” networking can be worrisome. So many people put their hearts out there for all the world to see. Used to be we kept our lives private and only shared certain aspects of ourselves. Now we share everything and only choose certain aspects to keep private. That’s the only downside to an otherwise amazing connection. When people share too much, they leave themselves vulnerable in so many ways. Identity theft has become a #1 worry!

But I believe societal trends are cyclical. Before my end of time, I’m sure we’ll find people pulling back and rebelling against the “tell all” mode of social networking. In the meantime, it’s just fabulous to have a forum for chatting with readers. I feel like I know so many of them, even though we’ll never meet in person.

Thanks, Lori!! Go to the RUN THE RISK Blog Tour page to check out even more reviews, author Q&A’s and guest posts, and giveaways!


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About Lori Foster

Lori Foster is a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic suspense.

Lori has been featured as a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, and the USA Today “Quick Cross” puzzle. As well as writing a variety of romances in all lengths for multiple publishers, Lori has a successful urban fantasy series under the name L. L. Foster. Visit Lori at her website

Jess @ Gone with the Words

16 Responses to “Review: Run the Risk by Lori Foster + Guest Post”

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    I agree with Lori – I hope that soon we’ll see a reaction against “tell all” in public!! And her books are so much fun. I love that there’s just enough suspense to keep me on the edge of my seat, but not so much that I’m scared out of my wits (what few I have).

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    Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook

    Oh my gosh, I forgot this book came out last week! I am downloading it as soon as I get home. So excited. I really like Lori Foster. Some books I like more than others, but for the most part, her books are automatic buys for me.

    Usually her heros are jerks, which I like. So excited. Thanks for the review!!!

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    Alexis B

    I love this book so far! but then again Lori has never let me down with her books!! Thank you lori for writing such awesome books!

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    Daniel M

    sounds like a fun read, yeah people seem to put way too much out there these days

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    I love romance wrapped in suspense and this sounds delightful. I love that it has humor too, adding this to my list. Awesome review Jess, I am a new follower thanks to our friend Laura @ Owl Tell You All About It.
    Great guest post Lori and I try to stress this to my college age kids all the time, I would hate for them to get hurt by sharing too much.

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    Donna H.

    Sounds like a fabulous story that will appeal to many different ages (and both sexes).

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    Jolene A

    I love Lori Foster and she is always my go to author!!! Can’t wait to read this!

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