Author: Lori Foster
Series: Love Undercover #3
Published by: Harlequin HQN
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
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..
Oh, hell yes! Getting Rowdy is without a doubt my favorite of the series so far! I have been looking forward to reading this book since I met Rowdy in Run the Risk. And I assure you, it did not disappoint.
Alpha males run a fine line with me, I’m very picky. Rowdy, though, yeah … he’s a keeper! Rowdy Yates is a scoundrel to say the least. When it comes to women, he’s there for one thing – sex. He doesn’t make promises he doesn’t intend to keep, and he doesn’t play games. That may sound bad, but that’s something I appreciate. Rowdy is rough around the edges and enjoys a good fight, but the man has a heart of gold. Don’t tell him I told you that, because he doesn’t take compliments well. 😉 The guy has never settled down and made roots anywhere, but when he buys a bar and turns it into a reputable place, it’s only the beginning of big changes for Mr. Yates.
Not only did I love Rowdy, I also loved Avery. I knew I would when we met in the first book. She has that fiery personality I love so much, which makes for some funny moments. Avery may have a temper that keeps Rowdy on his toes, but she’s also good for him. She’s tender and loving, giving him something he never thought possible. I love the playfulness and teasing they share, even the jealousy moment. I don’t like a lot of jealousy and a bunch of insecurities in the relationships I read, but everything is balanced and plays out really well in this book. It can get more humorous than annoying, and that’s what I like.
Let us pause a moment to gaze upon the gorgeousness on the book cover …. Okay, sorry, I needed a Rowdy fix.
Anyway, Getting Rowdy is a perfect example of why I refuse to read a series out of order or skip books, even if each book revolves around different characters. I enjoyed Run the Risk quite a bit, but Bare It All wasn’t that great of a read for me at the time. However, I am very happy that I did read it. I like knowing why certain characters are the way they are with each other, and knowing their backgrounds. For instance, Alice was far from being a favorite character of mine in the second book; I didn’t like reading from her perspective, but liked her more in this book since I had a better understanding of her. I liked knowing the history and unique relationship she shared with Rowdy. I need that knowledge in order to fully appreciate a character and/or relationships. And just like Rowdy and Avery were introduced in the previous books, Dash’s story was set up in this one. Plus, I suspect there might be another book in the future that involves Cannon, a new character introduced in Getting Rowdy. It’s in my nature to fully understand people, so I need to know everything, even if that means getting through a not so stealer installment of a series.
So yes, Getting Rowdy was a whole lot of yummy goodness. It’s a mighty fine mixture of sexy and fun, just how I like it. Do I recommend it? Of course! Now I need to get my claws into Dash of Peril. Oh, that’s going to be so much fun!
Love Undercover Series