Review: Bare It All by Lori Foster

Title: Bare It All
Author: Lori Foster
Series: Love Undercover, #2; Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #5 
Release Date: April 30th 2013
Publisher: HQN
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4 Hoots
Reviewer: Karia
Buy From: Amazon/ Barnes and Noble

Sum It Up!I love Lori Foster...

"A cop':s craving to know more about the woman next door could prove
fatal in the steamy new novel from New York Times bestselling 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 desire-and into the line of fire...(Goodreads)

To quote my review of Run the Risk: 'you gotta love a girl that has a gun to loan you hidden in her closet and another in her bedroom for protection! Yup, Reece is going to have some seriously interesting things to work out with his little neighbor lady! In Bare it All, Reese Bareden is Logan Riske's friend and also a
detective, who hooks up with a familiar female character (Alice from
Trace of Fever) from the previous series to fight against injustice'

I love Lori Foster...her Visitation Series was one of my favorites.
What I have always loved about her writing is that the characters seem to jump off the page and take flesh.  That would be my mine critique with this book.  I just did not feel like Alice jumped out at me.  In fact, for the whole book, I didn't particularly care if Alice was kidnapped again.  Reese on the other hand, I loved him in Run the Risk and I totally enjoyed him in this book.  Alice was more of letch than an lusty lover.  She stared at Reese like he was roast beef and she had been a Vegan for decades!  I genuinely felt let down by Alice...mind you the love scenes were awesome (mostly because Reese is so smoking hot and really, really good at it!).  

The plot was interesting and kept moving, but the appearance of Karia on page 149 caught my attention...however, I was confused when DeeDee and Michelle showed up at the end of the book and DeeDee is described as having the same tattoo in the same location as Karia. What happened toKaria?  She was not mentioned at the end as one of the women released from the drug dealers...is she in Rowdy's book? Sadly, Rowdy and Avery seem to be a lock, so Karia will likely not get Rowdy.  On the good side, Rowdy is up next and he was by far the best character in this book(with the exception of our wraith...who uses that word?).

While I enjoyed this installment, it wasn't my favorite.  I can't wait to get my hands on Rowdy though...I have been waiting on that big man for a while!  Enjoy!

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