Book Review and Giveaway: Run the Risk by: Lori Foster

Rating: 4/5

Publisher: Harlequin HQN

Publish Date: September 25, 2012

Origins: From Publisher for Review

Format: Mass Market Paperback

Order From:  Amazon / Barnes & Noble

Synopsis: Nothing can shake a cop from pursuing justice-except a beautiful witness marked for death, in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster's sexy new series...

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 the past five 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?

Review: Detective Logan Riske has gone undercover as a construction worker and moved in to the apartment next door to Pepper Yates. He needs Pepper in order to find her brother Rowdy, who is the key to putting away Morton Andrews – the man who killed his best friend and is responsible for multiple criminal acts, including human trafficking. Pepper’s hiding out under an assumed name and her brother has gone underground because Andrews wants to kill him and will use any means necessary to get to him, including his sister. Yet Pepper only has her brother, which is how it’s been since they were kids, so she’s going to keep a low profile to keep him safe. She has problems trusting anyone else and she’s not about to let her guard down for the sexy construction worker next door…or is she? When you don’t know who or what to trust…trust your gut.

While there is a lot of steamy sex, ‘Run the Risk’ has so much more! It is a police drama meets romance with a strong willed heroine in Pepper and a rough and sexy hero in Logan. The sparks between them fly so high, even when they are trying to keep them at bay. Logan knows he shouldn't get involved with Pepper, but he just can’t stay away – partly because of what he’s actually there for and partly because she stirs something deep inside his soul. I loved the dynamic between the ‘pretend Logan’ and ‘pretend Pepper’ and also between their “real “selves. Fraught with danger and unbridled passion, ‘Run the Risk’ is an excellent book to curl up with on a chilly night or a rainy day.

Love Undercover Series: Run the Risk (1), Bare It All (2), Getting Rowdy (3), Dash (4)

Giveaway Information: There is one (1) paperback copy of Run the Risk available for giveaway to residents of the US and Canada only. Enter by leaving a comment on this post with your email address.

Winner will be chosen at random on October 31, 2012 - so enter as soon as possible. Thanks and good luck!  


  1. Replies
    1. Thanks Lee Ann :-) Glad other readers felt the same!

  2. Great review and love the story line and can't wait to read, but really hope Lori does another book either in the MMA storyline or another spinoff of the When you dare, perfect storm series ( I love those guys and fell in love with the covers :)

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  3. I would love to read this book. It sounds very good. Please enter me in contest.

  4. Love Lori Foster! This book sounds like it will be no exception!

    Thanks for the chance!
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  5. please enter me in this giveaway


  6. Can't wait to read this book. So excited! My email is

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  8. Very nice review.


  9. Cant wait to read it. Thanks for sharing!
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  10. I would like to read this. It sounds full of action.

  11. I love Lori Foster! I know this will be a good book.

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  12. It looks like a good story.
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  13. LOVE Lori's books! She is such an awesome writer!

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