A cop's craving to know more about the woman next door could prove fatal in the steamy new novel from New York Times best selling author Lori Foster
As the person responsible for taking down a brutal human trafficker, Alice Appleton fears retaliation at every turn. No one knows about her past, which is exactly how she prefers it until the sexy cop next door comes knocking.
Detective Reese Bareden thinks he knows what makes women tick, but his ever-elusive neighbor keeps him guessing like no other. Is his goal to unmask Alice's secrets? Or protect her from a dangerous new threat? One thing is certain: their chemistry is a time bomb waiting to explode. And with no one to trust but each other, Reese and Alice are soon drawn into a deadly maze of corruption, intrigue and desireand into the line of fire .
Hidden pasts and magnetic attraction add heat to Foster's second romantic thriller in her Undercover series (after Run the Risk). Alice Appleton survived a kidnapping related to a human trafficking circle. Now hypervigilant, she barely lets her guard down, except with her neighbor, hunky police detective Reese Bareden. Letting Reese stay with her breaks the rules of Alice's self-imposed exile from the world, but their "powerful need" for each other transcends other considerations. When Alice attempts to save a girl from being trafficked, she stumbles into the middle of a drug ring. Reese is determined to keep Alice safe from drug lords and from her own do-gooder instincts. Foster hits every note (or power chord) of the true alpha male hero, and the heroine is vulnerable enough to be relatable but never needy. The side stories are a little distracting, but the central story is a compelling read from start to finish.
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I had high hopes for this book. The female lead is made out to be this indecisive, zero confidence, always needing validation heroine (?). I couldn't even finish it. The plot jumped & just over all terrible. I love some of Lori's work, but this just didn't cut it.
Bared It All
Great book. You must read Run The Risk first, this one leaves somewhat where that one left off. I have a new favorite author!! I would love this to become a trilogy!!