Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster
Release Date: September 24, 2013
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Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Age Group: Adult
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Other Titles in the Series: Run the Risk & Bare it All
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I really enjoyed reading this one, although I think I would have liked it even more had I read the other books in the series first. Now you don’t necessarily need to read the first two books to know what is going on. Like I said I have not read them and I still understood the story perfectly. I just think that had I read the first two, it would have taken these characters to long to win me over.
There are references to the past that the two characters make and I can only assume they happened in one or both of the previous books. After I finished Getting Rowdy I did a little research and indeed found that the characters had made appearances in the first two novels. I’m one of those people that love to get as much back story as I can, but time wise it just wasn’t in the cards for me this time around. I do plan to go back and read the first two novels and perhaps get a change of perspective on these two.
Avery is a bartender at Rowdy’s bar. He acquired it from a drug dealer apparently, which I think may have been explored in the series history. That opening scene was a whopper and I think that’s perhaps why it took me such a long time to warm up to Rowdy. It was my first impression of him and it wasn’t a good one. Though he more than makes up for it during the rest of the novel. I’m a sucker for the alpha “protector” male in romance novels. Rowdy fits the bill in that department.
Avery is hiding and she has all these secrets and no one really knows why. Rowdy is determined to figure them out and protect Avery in the meantime. The chemistry between these to…. wowzers. Hot, hot, hot.
There was a lot more mystery and suspense in this one than I expected and I really enjoyed that aspect, lots of “what the heck just happened” moments.
This was my first Foster novel and she has a new fan. Looking forward to reading all the books in the series and perhaps picking up some of Foster’s other books too!