ARC Review: Run the Risk by Lori Foster

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ARC Review: Run the Risk by Lori Foster
Run the Risk

4 Stars

Book Info

Released: September 25, 2012
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 387


A new romantic suspense series by Lori Foster, cue squeeeees of excitement!!!  After enjoying Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor so much, I was starting to feel the void of her sexy alpha men.  RUN THE RISK delivered on alphas with an exciting story that captured my interest from the beginning and never let go.

The plot

I actually enjoyed the change of pace with the type of suspense in this series.  This wasn’t so much human trafficking and more undercover detective work.  Still plenty of suspense, still bad guys who may not really be the bad guys, and quite a bit of action.  The twists and turns in the story kept it refreshing and kept me interested.  I really couldn’t keep up with guessing what would happen.  I also enjoyed that people were never what they seemed.

The characters

Logan Riske is so hot and delicious.  I can totally picture him lounging around, no shirt, jeans hung low on his hips, comfortable barbequeing and drinking a beer.  Casual and cool.  And extremely hot.  He wants to do the right thing, which is why he’s still investigating and doing his undercover work.  He wants to catch the guy who killed his friend.

Pepper Yates was a bit of a surprise for me.  It was almost like having two of her in the book.  The original Pepper and the new and improved.  I think I liked both in their different roles.  First mousy with a hint of bold.  Then bold with a hint of vulnerable.  She loves her brother and takes risks for him.  But she also takes risks with her heart and lets Logan in.

The extra

Of course, I always love a good side story and secondary characters.  Reese and Alice have a little connection there but Reese (Logan’s partner) has a lot on his plate to pursue anything.  I enjoyed them both a lot and can’t wait to read their book next. Of course, my bad memory, I don’t remember Alice but apparently she’s from TRACE OF FEVER.  Must revisit that book before her story comes out in BARE IT ALL in April.

*ARC provided by Netgalley

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About Lori Foster

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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Maria D.

This sounds great! I have this on my wishlist for the time being:)


Thanks Francesca for the heads up on this new series!

I loved this one. Foster’s always a great read, isn’t she? I’m dying for his brother’s book 🙂

I really didn’t remember Alice either but grabbed up Trace of Fever and sure enough there she is (towards the end).

Glad you enjoyed it too!

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Maria, hope you get to read it.

Timitra, if you’ve liked her work before you’ll enjoy this one!

Anna, She is! I’m going to have to cave and go through Trace’s book. I have the audio so it’s harder to skim. Glad you enjoyed it as well.


Cheryl S.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Lori Fosters books!!! She is an amazing author. Thank you for the opportunity to win this book 🙂


Ok, now I want to read it even more! Thanks for sharing the review!


I can’t wait to read this story. I love all of Ms. Foster’s books they are all keepers.