Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Getting Rowdy Blog Tour. The tour is being hosted by BookTrib and MLM Media. My stop includes a review and giveaway.

Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover, #3)Series: Love Undercover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: HQN
Publication Date: 9/24/13
Format: Paperback
Pages: 440
Source: Received from publicist for review
Rating: 4 stars

An alpha hero's attraction to the one woman he can't have could draw him into a killer's snare in the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn't the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance-including a past that might come back to haunt them both.

Avery spends her nights working for tips...and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy's protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she's finally found...and the passion she's always wanted.

Getting Rowdy was a fun, adventurous, sexy and sweet read. I'm really glad that I took the chance on jumping in mid-series, because I didn't feel out of the loop at all. This is the third book in the Love Undercover series, and while it can definitely be read as a standalone - as I did - there are details and relationships that do carry over from the first two books and I now know that I must go back and read them.

What you have in Getting Rowdy is a fairly typical romance story, with suspense mixed in. Like a lot of books of the genre, we have a badass man who's a good guy, but isn't interested in being tied down by any woman or responsibility. So therefore, we also have a beautiful, sweet woman to tempt said badass, and naturally she is the only woman in the world who could possibly cause him to give up his responsibility-free life. What ensues is a sweet and sexy love story, with both characters wanting more, and trying to find the best way to get there.

Getting Rowdy also has the suspense, or mystery. Avery is on the run from her past life, and an evil man. This leads to Rowdy and Avery becoming closer, faster, with Rowdy hell bent on keeping his girl safe. The suspense was nice, it built at a slow pace, with me even sometimes forgetting that the creeper was lurking, only to have him show back up. I will say that the culmination of the mystery was very tense and did have me on edge. I didn't quite buy the motivation, but bonus points for surprising me.

Getting Rowdy had what I'm always looking for in a good Romantic Suspense: hot badass leading man, a heroine that is smart, sweet and good for the guy, and a story that keeps my attention the whole way through. Lori Foster has a brand new fan.

Favorite Quote:

  Rowdy kept her close. He had a lot to think about. His feelings for this one particular woman. His life.
  What he would do to keep Fisher away from Avery.
  But now that his back felt better, the grinding lust was somewhat sated and Avery was here with him, soft and safe and smelling so damn sweet, he could sleep.
  She was like a drug, the very best kind. She'd turned his world upside down, but for the first time in forever, things were starting to feel right.    ~pg. 317

The Love Undercover Series
Run the Risk (Love Undercover, #1) Bare It All (Love Undercover, #2; Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #5) Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover, #3)
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About the author
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. She also received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and Contemporary Romance.

Lori believes it is important to give back to the community as much as possible, so she routinely arranges events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

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  1. I have seen a lot of reviews and spotlights for this book. It doesn't sound like something I usually read but I'd love to give it a try. I'm so glad you enjoyed this story. Great review Andrea :)

  2. This sounds like a lot of fun, Andrea! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the book despite it being sort of typical of romantic suspense books. Sometimes, typical books are exactly what you need.
    Lovely review!

  3. I am glad you enjoyed this, without Rowdy's back story from the previous two books and Avery's I was worried. I love Foster's brand of romantic suspense.

  4. Oh i always love a steamy romance with suspense mixed it. Just makes it all the more fun. Great review.

  5. Both the hero and heroine in this one sound likable

  6. I hadn't read much romantic suspense up until recently, Andrea, and Getting Rowdy looks exactly like what I love about the genre. I'm glad you enjoyed it so well. And thanks for the fab review! :)

  7. Love your review, especially the way you summed it up in the second paragraph - perfect! I have been holding off on getting this because I already have so many books to read, but I just keep hearing good things. Now knowing that I can read it without having to read the other books first, I am just going to have to go get it. I like series like that where you can read them as a standalone, and then go back later and read the other books later without feeling totally out of the loop or like you have to run a series marathon before you can read the most recent one if you haven't already started it.

  8. I love Lori Foster so much--and this is such a great series. I really love how she brings in characters from the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series.

    YA Sisterhood

  9. I'm still staring at the cover!

    I worry about jumping in mid-series too. I'm glad to know I can with this one. I just love that cover.

  10. Great Review hun! I really enjoyed this one, and was surprised when I found out who the creeper was. I bought the first two books in this series, because now I'm curious by the other characters as well :)

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

  11. I haven't read any of Foster's books. This looks like a series I would like though. I like RS on occasion. Thanks for the review.


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