Book Review: Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster

I first met Rowdy in the first book of this series, Run the Risk (which I reviewed and posted a excerpt from) and I couldn't wait for him to get his own story and his own happily ever after and now he has it in Getting Rowdy!  I am so pleased to have been asked to review it (and get a copy of the book) as part of the BookTrib tour!

From the Publisher:

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 Timesbestselling 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.

And here's the trailer:

My Review:

As I said in the opening, I've been waiting for Rowdy's story since we met him as Pepper's brother in the first book of the Love Undercover series and he's made his presence felt... I love how his character isn't a typical man from this series - all of the others being undercover officers - and that gives him more nooks and crannies to explore in his life and his personality - I love that he's still an Alpha Male with a strong sense of right and wrong, and a great moral compass, but his history and his story create mysteries that have needed exploring!

As for the female lead character - Avery is the perfect foil and her character is also well developed and helps the story hold both it's tension and the passion that Lori Foster is famous for!

I don't recommend this as a stand-alone book - I really think you need to read the entire series to get the depth and breadth of Rowdy's character and the background to understand the relationships of the secondary characters - their strengths and weaknesses.  That being said, if you haven't read the entire Love Undercover series, then what are you waiting for?