Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Blog Tour, Scavenger Hunt,Review & Giveaway: Run the Risk by Lori Foster (CLOSED)

If you're coming from the blog tour, welcome! Below you'll find the final excerpt of Run the Risk.  If this is your first stop on the tour, you'll need to start from the beginning to get the whole excerpt. Go here, to see the full list of blog tour stops.

Run the Risk by Lori Foster
Harlequin HQN
September 2012
Format: Paperback ARC, 379 pages

First line: Pepper Yates felt the intense scrutiny stroking over her as she make her way to her apartment building.

From the back cover: 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?

My thoughts: This is the first book I've read by Lori Foster and I thoroughly enjoyed it - what's not to love with some steamy romance scenes involving a hot hunk! This is the first in her Love Undercover series and I am really glad that I signed up to be part of this tour!

In Run the Risk, we are introduced to Logan Risk and Pepper Yates. Detective Logan Riske is working undercover and attempting to get to know his neighbor, Sue Meeks in an effort to discover the whereabouts of her brother. He knows that she is really Pepper Yates but she doesn't know who he really is. Pepper and her brother Rowdy have been in hiding for some time and Logan and his partner Reece are trying to solve the murder of a friend, the murder that Pepper and Rowdy have information about and the reason why they are in hiding.

Full of deceit, action, many twists and turns, and suspense, I had a hard time figuring out who was on what side. The fear of police corruption meant that like the main characters I wasn't sure who to trust or believe and as a result I changed my mind about more than one character as the story unfolded. We meet quite a cast of characters and all have the possibility that they could be working for the wrong side. Even Logan's own partner is made out to have questionable motives. While Logan and Pepper's relationship is the main focus, we do meet the potential romances for Reece and Rowdy (Alice and the waitress, respectively). We get a few details about these characters - just enough to make us want to read more!

I'm looking forward to reading Reece's story in the next installment, Bare It All, and hope that Dash and Rowdy get their own stories, too! In the meantime, I will definitely be looking into Lori Foster's other books. If you read her, what other series or book would you recommend?

Scavenger Hunt/Excerpt:
Slowly, she lifted her head. Did she have a good reason to engage him in conversation? To get to know him better?
                She pressed her hands to her cheeks and fought off a smile.
                Yes, that’s what she would do. She would stop deflecting him, and instead—she’d shyly reciprocate. If that didn’t scare him off once and for all, she didn’t know what would.

I received a complimentary copy of Big Sky Mountain by Linda Lael Miller from Kate at Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, Inc.

Books in this series:
  1. Run the Risk
  2. Bare It All

Giveaway Information (CLOSED):

Thanks to Liz at Meryl L. Moss Media Relations, I have one copy of Run the Risk to give away to my readers.  Giveaway is open to US/Canada.

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Thanks to everyone for entering! Good luck!



  1. This author is on many favorite lists. Glad to know this book is a first in a series.

    Thanks for the giveaway.

    I am a follower.


  2. love the name of your blog! i will have to come here for new books to read..i'm glad i found your blog and we are now following! XO

  3. I enjoy reading Lori's books. Here newest series looks great. Thanks for the giveaway!

    kliu107 (at) gmail (dot) com

    GFC follower: Kristy

  4. Ooh, count me in! Follow as Liene, and my email is LLucane at yahoo dot com. Thanks!

  5. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this, sounds like a good read! I would love to be entered in the giveaway! :)


    +3 GFC follower: winnie
    +1 tweeted:

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  7. Already am an email follower under
    (Pat L.)

  8. Love Lori's books and am an email follower - forgot to leave my email here.


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