Run the Risk - Lori Foster Title: Run the Risk

Series: Love Undercover bk 1

Author: Lori Foster

Genre: Contemporary, Romantic Suspense

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?

Before I start this review I have to say that I am a HUGE Lori Foster fan. In fact there are very few books of her's that I haven't liked.

When I started this book I wasn't sure if I was going to like it. While I absolutely loved Logan, Pepper drove me insane with the way she behaved not only towards Logan but to life in general.

Logan is a cop on a mission. To bring down the man who killed his best friend. To do that he has to find Pepper and do whatever it takes to bring her in. No matter what. The one thing he never counted on was to fall for her. When the truth finally comes out he's able to drop all pretenses and go after her.

Pepper was a character I really struggled to like until about half way through the book. When her real identity is revealed she gets to drop the act she's been living and be herself. That was when she really came alive for me.

Once again Lori has an amazing secondary set of characters who we know will be the heroes of next three books. Reese, Logan's partner on the force, Rowdy, Pepper's brother, and Dash, Logan's brother.

While the book was slow to start for me, I kept reading and before long I was completely caught up in the story and how Logan was going to make sure Pepper stayed in his life.

Grade B+
Review by: Heather
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