Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Bare it All (Love Undercover #2) by Lori Foster

4 stars

I liked Bare it All. But it had to much swearing and sex scenes. The plot was a little complex. A bunch of the same characters that have been in her books before are back. I always like to see them again. Though I felt I had missed out and want to know more about Trace's story line. I missed that one.

Bare it All takes place right after Run The Risk ends. Reese's apartment is a crime scene. He needs a place to sleep so he is offered Alice's couch. Reese feels he owes Alice a lot. He wonders how she summed up the good guys and bad guys so fast and was able to give Logan a gun.

Who knows if they would have all survived if Alice hadn't noticed everything and reacted right. Reese was handcuffed to his bed. So was his boss. Rowdy would have been killed. Logan and pepper would have walked right into the mess without a gun. Only Logan was shot in the arm.

Rowdy stopped by Alice's apartment he realized to that she was scared of something. He was used to watching over his sister and keeping her safe. Now that Logan was going to do that job he was at loose ends. He did not like how calm she was after the shooting when she said," It's better when they are dead" Instead of getting all of her story Alice was getting into his head.

Alice was afraid of Reese and his dog would go back to his place. She was nervous after everything that had happened. She had been dog sitting Reese's dog he had rescued. She worked out her apartment and kept to herself. Only talked to Reese after he got his dog.

Reese did a quick search of her apartment and found a bunch more weapons but not all. When she confronted him he admitted to it. She showed him all her weapons. Alice had been kidnapped and held for over a year. She was not going to be helpless anymore.

Reese and Rowdy were joining forces to keep an eye on her. While Alice and Pepper were shopping at same time Reese & Logan were interviewed by prosecutor and internal affairs. (because they fired and killed bad guys in Run the Risk) After Pepper left Alice noticed two cars meeting and saw a girl with bandaged arm taken from one car to another. She knew something was wrong and followed them to a seedy place.

She talked to guy to let her use his phone for help and once in the room the guy got between her and the door. She tasered him got restraints on him and then tasered him again got him handcuffed to pipe. She got the girl out of their and asked her if she wanted to call the cops. or she would take her where she needed to go. She wanted the bus station. So Alice gave Cheryl money for ticket. Her special cell number and a code word if she was in trouble.

Rowdy got stopped at a light and lost her for a bit but found her as she was coming out of house with Cheryl and followed to bus station. Called her and told her to go back in and wait till he got back. Rowdy went back to the house and saw two other guys go in and three guys go out. Then followed Alice back to her place.

Lots of action, gun fights, fist fights and falling in love. Because Alice did what she did and not only the one girl was taken to be a drug mule their was a ring. Rowdy never thought he would be helping the cops and calling them friends. Now one was going to be his brother-in-law. I can't wait to read Rowdy story in the future.

I was given this ebook to read and asked in exchange to give honest review by Netgalley.
Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by HQN 480 pages ISBN-10: 0373777612

Description below taken off of Goodreads.

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....

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