Review and Giveaway: Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster

Love Undercover Series:

Book 3:

Getting Rowdy: Rowdy Yates and Avery Mullins

Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover, #3)

Purchase on Amazon: Lori Foster – Getting Rowdy (Hqn)

Summary:

From Goodreads.com

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.

Review:

Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster was an enjoyable ride of a book, I enjoyed it more than I expected too. I knew I liked Avery going into this book, she is a feisty character who wouldn’t let Rowdy treat her for less than she is worth. It was Rowdy I was concerned about, going into this book I wasn’t sure how I felt about it. Sure he is a manwhore, I don’t have any problems with that, I enjoy a reformed manwhore story, I think it was more of as soon as Avery would let him down he’s go fishing in the same pond. Dude, Really?! You’re interested in a chick, like really interested but then go hit on chicks right in front of her. Eh, not cute. So I think that was my problem with Rowdy. In this book, while he starts off as still a manwhore we kind of get more reasoning behind it and while it is still not cute, he starts to prove that he is more than his man parts. I love how loyal he is to his sister and his friends. He might reluctantly be friends with cops but he will go out of his way to help any of them if they had need. He also shows he’s a freak’n bleeding heart where it comes to abused children, it’s quite touching actually. Rowdy ends up redeeming himself, at least to me. Avery, I liked coming into the book, as mentioned I wasn’t worried about her. She is feisty, take no shit kind of girl, but she wasn’t always that way. What surprised me is that Avery has a history of her own and not all of a good one. She comes from an affluent background but something happened that made her turn her back on all of money and society, she struck out on her own looking over her shoulder. When trouble comes, and it always comes, she is fiercely protective of Rowdy and cares for him as no one else has ever done. She rocks Rowdy to the core. She doesn’t do anything he expects her to do, leaving him off balance. Watching these two push and pull is highly entertaining.

The story is fast paced and pretty much has some sort of action throughout. Rowdy can’t seem to keep himself out of trouble. There are shoot outs, bar fights and other such things to keep you thoroughly entertained throughout the book. All the usual suspects also return, so you can catch up with some of the previous characters. I don’t think you will be disappointed with this installment of the Love Undercover Series, I know I wasn’t!

Rating:

Vintage Heart 4

*This copy was provided to me through NetGalley for an honest review, no other compensation was provided.

*This review can also be seen on Where the Night Kind Roam blog.

Now for the good stuff! I’m giving away a copy of this book! The rules: comment (and make sure to leave your email so we can contact you if you win) on this post about anything you want to be entered. It would be nice if you followed this blog on WP or “Liked” our Facebook page as well as Lori Fosters but it not required. This giveaway ends 11/03/2013

This is only open to US residents. Sorry friends, but international shipping can get expensive.

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Reviews for Claudy Conn’s Legend Series

I have to say through the years I have read a lot of books, some I remember vividly and some I don’t. Claudy writes the type of books that you will remember. The type of books you can read more than once. The type of books you want to read more than once because you know each time you do you will get a different experience from them, loving it more and more each time. This series belongs on my list of keepers.

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Spellbound (Legend #1)

Amazon Buy Link: Spellbound-Legend (Legend series)

Summary from Goodreads:
Maxine Reigate discovers she is a Druid Priestess and as such is expected to help the Seelie Fae keep the Dark and monstrous Unseelie Fae behind their Prison Wall.

The partners with her in this effort, are two very different and absolutely mesmerizing males. One is a Prince of the Fae, and the other–a High Druid Priest just revived after a two hundred year coma.
She travels to Scotland to stay at a warded castle belonging to the Druid, Julian MacTalbot.

During this time, an obsessed and blood-drinking beautiful, evil and ancient woman decides she wants Maxie dead, and has the magical powers to achieve her goal. As Maxie’s own magical mana develops, so does her love for one of her partners, and the question remains, will the one she chooses–choose her back?

My Review:
Very well written as are all of Claudy’s books. That is always a constant as well as a unique and superb story that she brings every time.

This magical tale starts off with a back story of the Fae so you do not feel lost at all.

Beautiful castles as a backdrop. Vivid details. After being introduced to Prince Breslin in a few other of Claudy’s books I had wanted to read more about him and we get more of him in this book YAY!

Julian Talbot is a powerful Druid Priest who suffered a great loss.

Maxie is a Druid Priestess. She gets premonitions/visions. After the sudden loss of her parents Maxie sets out to find out about herself.

Can Julian and Maxie work together with Prince Breslin to stop the evil that is coming? Can they get over their loss and find happiness?

You will have to read on to find out more 🙂

This story is a perfect start to the Legend Series and the ending was great! Amazing set up for the next book.
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Shee Willow (Legend #2)

Amazon Buy Link: SHEE WILLOW-LEGEND

Summary from Goodreads:
Willow Lang has been a loner all her young life. She is an artist working in a famous museum in New York City, restoring classic canvas paintings.

Is it magic that put Shayne Bantry in her way? Is it magic that took her to Ireland and opened her eyes to a world she never wanted to be a part of? Is it the handsome gypsy that will steal her heart, or is it her mysterious boss?

My Review:
This book starts off with a brief recollection of the first book in the series helping you refresh. (I love how Claudy does that)

We are given Willow’s back story as well and a little bit of the Tuatha De’ (The Fae) history.

Claudy does an amazing job explaining the history and back story so you never feel lost. Her details are very vivid. Its all very well written and you lose yourself in the story.

Claudy writes in a way that makes you forget you are reading a book. You feel transported into her magical world from the very first page.

I really enjoyed how Claudy added side stories for Prince Breslin and his sister. I think its great that we get a little of the Prince in each book.

Add in Shane’s and Willow’s story and you get a magnificent book that you will not want to end.
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Trapped (Legend #3)

Amazon Buy Link: Trapped-Legend (Legend series)

Summary from Goodreads:
BJ is a Fios (Seer) which means she can see the Fae-dark or light, through their Glamor and their invisibility. The war between the two forces of Fae has heated up and BJ is being drawn into the fray.

There is a 17th century hunk who wants to help-but he is trapped. There is a murderer helping the Dark Fae who desperately wants BJ dead, and a Prince of Fae–Danté who is on the spot willing to keep her close. BJ has reasons to distrust everyone…and she does.

My Review:
This book starts off with a recap of the previous helping you to refresh. I have been lucky enough to read this series one book after the next 🙂

Seriously talking about an amazing story line.. I love it! The queens prince’s are total trouble! I am LOVING IT! They know they are all that LOL

Ireland backdrop, lots of vivid details bringing you into this world with ease.

BJ and Brian’s story made me cry my eyes out, laugh out loud so many times. Add in Dare and Dante into the mix and you get an epic story with lots of emotion. Claudy’s writing pulls emotion out of me.

3 Books into the series and it keeps getting better and better… Absolutely magical and mesmerizing…
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Free Falling (Legend #4)

Amazon Buy Link: (Free) Free Falling-Legend

Summary from Goodreads:
They call her Z and she is a handful ready to explode. She has entered the war

against Gais and the Dark Fae and means to take him on all by herself. She is driven.

Aaibhe, Queen of the Seelie has other plans, and she sends in Prince Danté to execute and preserve her wishes.

Z and the prince meet and hackles go up on both sides. Oooh…no, they don’t like each other one bit.

They bang heads at every turn, and those turns become a whirlwind of emotions and feisty Z, well, her attitude is ‘bring it.’

My Review:
The beginning starts off with a brief description about the background into the Legend world. I really love how she does this.

Absolutely amazing! We are introduced to more interesting characters in this book. We go deeper into the Legend world in this book. We get lots of action, suspense, and erotic love scenes with scorching passion.

I was whopping and pumping my fist in the air… Z and Dante were hilarious with their bantering back n forth. They had so much chemistry between them causing some explosive passion that was hot hot hot!

Loved the Scotland and Ireland backdrops its so magical making the story more believable. Even the enemies are fascinatingly gruesome creatures.

Oh My Gosh, Dante is amazing! I fell in love with him right away. He melted my heart with the things he did in this book. (Don’t want to put in spoils)

But really like OMG the ending was WOW!
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Catch & Hold (Legend #5)

Amazon Buy Link: Catch & Hold-Legend (Legend series)

Summary from Goodreads:
Radzia MacDaun’s mission of vengeance has turned into a rescue operation… but will she need to be rescued, too?

When Gaiscioch killed her father, Radzia—Z to her friends—vowed to take the Seelie traitor down as painfully as possible. Plans for revenge were put on hold, however, when Gaiscioch abducted her housekeeper and friend, and Z had no choice but to dive into the pit to save her.

Now, in the heart-stopping conclusion to the Legend series, the half-human/half-Daoine Fae finds herself in the Dark Realm, where she’ll have to fight Gaiscioch on his own turf. Danté, Prince of the Tuatha Dé and Z’s lover, is not about to let her face this danger alone, however, and the two of them are thrust on a ride that takes them to the edge of life as we know it…

Will they survive? Will the Fae Realm survive? Damn, will any of us survive?

My Review:
Of course my lovely Claudy Conn starts us off with a great recap of the previous book since this book continues on with Z and Dante’s story. I am so glad too because there was just too much to make only one book for them.

Personally I would love to see this series as a TV series. That would be so great! Its like True Blood meets Underworld meets Charmed…

This new book we are introduced to new fascinating characters as well. Z and Dante’s relationship is even stronger in this book they go through a lot and major things happen to test their love.

Each book in this series is different and fresh. The fight is getting harder with the evil that is coming. The good guys are trying to prevent the war from happening. The dark unseelie who are being led by the traitor Gais. Gais is about to strike can they all get together to stop them?

Z and Dante have to recruit more help and this help will be from an enemy from a long time ago. To top it all off we get erotic love scenes with so much passion that heat you up.

In this book you realize that Claudy books are all some what intertwined. Amazing! Claudy throws in an amazing twist at the end!
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Now this is where we start the Time Series. I am giving you a review of the 1st book for now. I am on the 2nd one right now.

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Through Time-Pursuit (Through Time #1)

Amazon Buy Link:(FREE) Through Time-Pursuit

Summary from Goodreads:
Milesian immortal Chancemont LeBlanc is determined to avenge his sister’s death at the hands of Dark Prince Pestale, who remains free after the war between the Seelie Fae and the Dark Fae. Nothing will stop Chance from fulfilling his mission of vengeance, not even the time barrier.

The queen of the Seelie Fae has other ideas, however, and she sends Princess Royce to make sure Pestale is captured, not killed. Royce would rather spend time with the human family she has grown to love, but she has broken the rules one time too many, and Queen Aaibhe wants her to grow up and act like the Seelie royal she is!

Royce doesn’t want to be part of Chance’s team. He most definitely doesn’t want her on his team, and from the start—fireworks.
Chance has Pestale on the run, but after seeing the beautiful princess with the flaming red hair, Pestale has decided Royce must be his.
A hunter becomes the hunted … Purposes collide …

My Review:
This book starts off with a recap of the previous book. In the previous book we meet Chance. He is a milesian. I totally fell in love with him when he showed up dressed in leather fighting with swords. Very HOT!

Royce is a princess who favors humans. She interferes with a human even though she wasn’t supposed to. The queen decides to team her up with Trevor and Chance to help them find Pestale.

Chance has been through a lot and wants revenge. He teams up with Royce and Trevor to try to get that revenge. Will they succeed?

This book is sizzling smoking hot hot hot… There is plenty of action both in and out of the bedroom LOL

Pestale is becoming very strong and they have to stop him before he does more damage.

These books are incredible. They story line is fascinating. I really love how she intertwines the characters through each book/series.

The ending was magnificent!!!! Gosh I want to say more but I do not want to spoil it for anyone LOL
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Review- Lord Of Snow & Ice Heather Massey

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Purchase on Amazon: Lord of Snow and Ice

Also available at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/lord-of-snow-and-ice-heather-massey/1116984510?ean=2940148537397

Summary from Goodreads:
An innocent Beauty. A fearsome Beast. A dangerous passion.

Mystery and speculation surround “the Dark Prince,” a sorcerer who dwells in a kingdom cursed by endless winter. Though shunned by all, Prince Stellan secretly crusades against a zombie plague unleashed by his tyrannical father against the Five Lands. But only an alliance with Aldebaran will provide the support he needs to eradicate the plague once and for all.

Clarysa, daughter of the Aldebaran king, struggles under the weight of her role as princess. She yearns for adventure, but her father prefers to keep his youngest daughter safe within the palace walls. During one of her rare sanctioned trips beyond the walls of the castle, Clarysa comes face to face with the answer to her prayers.

She’s heard the tales of Stellan’s dangerous nature. She knows a romance with him is forbidden. But one smoldering glance draws her deep into a world of dark magic and sensuous rapture.

CONTENT WARNING: Magic, mayhem, and epic snowfall.

Review:
I loved everything about this book. A true love story with a ton of twist and turns. Surprises you will love.

This story starts off with a bang pulling you in and keeping you there. Never once did I get bored.

This story was an adult fantasy of beauty and the beast. So wonderful and magical.

Clarysa a princess who wants more out of life. She knows there is more out there for her and wants adventure.

Stellan a prince and a sorcerer who lives in a kingdom cursed by an endless winter. Stellan sets off trying to stop what his father has created.

When they meet they are drawn to each other. But will their love survive against all odds? Against the evil that threatens the land?

Once you get halfway through the book you will be delivered into the best twist I have come across in a book in a long time. I had a lot of WOW moments.

I truly enjoyed this book and I can’t wait for more of this series.

Rating: 5 Romanticals

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