Friday, May 10, 2013

Bare It All (Love Undercover #2) by 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" best selling 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....

3.5/5 stars

This is the second in a new series that's kinda a spin-off of the Men Who Walk the Edge series. I read and reviewed the first book, Run the Risk, back in September of last year and skimmed through it again before reading this one. I'm glad I did because it picks up immediately after the first book with Reece going to Alice's apartment to pick up his dog, Cash. We met Reece in the previous book; he was Logan's partner who was somewhat shady to begin with til we understood his motives. Alice came from Trace's book in the aforementioned series. She helped bring down the human trafficking ring.

I really liked Reece in both books, but especially in this one since we got to see so much more of him and his personality. I love his interactions with Rowdy. He also seemed to have the patience of a saint in dealing with Alice. I didn't understand the attraction he felt for her since she seemed clueless when it came to him, but noticed every little tick when it was everybody else. I mean, she noticed a lady's emotions across a parking lot, but couldn't pick up on Reece's when he was standing right in front of her. She was around sex for over a year, but seemed as if she didn't understand it at all. I guess she was suppose to be damaged, but came off as being kinda slow witted to me.

I'm definitely going to keep reading this series cause next up is Rowdy then probably Dash, Logan's brother. I guess this could be read as a stand alone book, but I think it fully enjoy it you should read the books in order. It was also nice to see Trace for a small bit. 

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