Diclaimer: I received an ARC of this title from the publicist in exchange for an honest review. This has in no way affected my opinion.
Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster was a new and surprising read to me. It was the first title by this particular author I’d read, so aside from the suspicion that there be heat between these ‘ere pages, I didn’t actually know what to expect.
So, did I enjoy my first foray into a Love Undercover title? Oooh, you betcha.
Rowdy Yates is, at first glance, your typical hotness personified statement of a guy, who’s alpha to the core and enjoys women without apology.
Avery is, at first glance, your typical not-as-strong heroine, who pines after the seemingly unattainable hotness personified statement of a guy.
However, first impressions can often be wrong, and I’m glad to say there was much more to this duo than meets the eye.
A shrewd businessman, as well as a dude willing to READ BOOKS to self-learn, Rowdy is about as protective of those he loves as is humanly possible, and will pretty much tear down the world to keep those important to him safe. That includes his chief of bar staff, Avery. To begin, it appears that most of the back story affecting the progression—or lack of—of their relationship might all fall on Rowdy’s side, but the more the reader heads in, the more they come to realise that Avery has plenty of luggage of her own, too. Now, I really don’t want to say much more than that, because I hate spoilers. Just know that this tale is a mystery full of intrigue, characters you’ll want to unravel, and a relationship that just might set your fingertips aflame.
Sure, I’ll admit, I found the whole mastermind of the pinnacle problem Avery faces (and Rowdy alongside her) somewhat farfetched and would’ve preferred if the one we’d been led to believe was behind it all had turned out to be the baddest guy after all, because that held a whole lot of believability for me throughout the read …. However, I think the sheer presence of those intimate scenes kinda more than makes up for this small area in which the book is lacking. Because when Rowdy and Avery finally get it together? Dude, these pair are HOT!
To conclude: Getting Rowdy holds mystery, intrigue, loveable characters, hateable characters, thrillerish pacing, and will certainly, certainly keep you warm (in more ways than one) on a cold winter’s night. I shall definitely read more from this lady, and from this series. You should, too.