Title: Run the Risk
Author: Lori Foster
First published September 25, 2012
379 pages, Mass Market Paperback
ISBN: 9780373776955 (ISBN10: 0373776950)
Destiny brings Sir Robard Murray and his wounded brother to the doorstep of Lady Elenora MacLean. Despite her initial reluctance, Elenora offers her nursing skills to heal the brothers.
In the process, Robard ignites a fire within her that she tries to deny. As they work together, they discover a common goal of seeking justice for their families.
However, Elenora cannot reveal her true identity as it could cost her everything. As the chief of the MacLean clan, Robard is determined to destroy their enemy, Clan MacGregor, with Elenora by his side.
But can he trust her? Robard is torn between his desire for Elenora and his duty to protect his clan.
He will stop at nothing to uncover her secrets and pursue his passion for her. Will their love survive the challenges that lie ahead?
About the Author
Lori Foster is an accomplished author, having achieved USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly, and New York Times bestselling status since her debut in January 1996. She’s published with several houses including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove, and is currently with HQN.
In addition to her writing, Lori also hosts an annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio, which benefits various charities such as the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home. Lori also donates all proceeds from one book each year to charity, which you can find in the benefit romance books section.
Throughout her career, Lori has received numerous accolades, including the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” in both Series Romantic Fantasy and Contemporary Romance. Her book Too Much Temptation was the top-selling romance title on Amazon in 2002, and Say No To Joe was the second “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title for Waldenbooks in 2003.
She was even a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle in 2004!
Lori’s book The Secret Life of Bryan was the “Bestselling Original Contemporary” romance title for the BGI group in 2004, and in 2006, Jude’s Law was the “Bestselling Romantic Comedy” romance title for the same group. In 2007, Lori launched a new “urban fantasy” series under the name L.L. Foster.
You can learn more about her “dark side” at her website.
Lori’s book Causing Havoc was among Amazon’s Top Ten Editor’s picks in Romance in 2007, and in 2008, Hard to Handle made it to #2 on The New York Times bestseller list. In 2009, Servant: The Acceptance was Amazon’s #1 Editors’ Pick in Romance, and Lori even made an appearance in the USA Today Quick Cross puzzle in 2010.
Lori Foster’s Run the Risk is a thrilling romantic suspense novel that takes readers on a dangerous journey filled with passion, heartbreak, and unexpected twists. Foster is a best-selling author known for her compelling characters, steamy romances, and fast-paced plots, and Run the Risk is no exception.
Published on September 25, 2012, this novel caters to readers who enjoy a blend of romance, action, and suspense. The story revolves around detective Logan Riske, who is investigating the murder of his friend and fellow police officer.
His investigation leads him to Pepper Yates, a beautiful and headstrong woman who has ties to the case. Logan is instantly drawn to Pepper, but he knows that getting involved with her could compromise his investigation.
Despite the risks, Logan and Pepper embark on a passionate romance that puts them both in danger. Foster’s writing style is engaging and easy to read, making it hard to put this book down.
The characters are well-developed, and readers will find themselves rooting for Logan and Pepper throughout the novel. The action scenes are well-written and add to the overall suspense of the story.
Foster also does an excellent job of balancing the romance and suspense elements, ensuring that neither overshadows the other. One of the strengths of this book is the chemistry between the two main characters.
Logan and Pepper have an irresistible attraction that is palpable from the first moment they meet. Their relationship is complicated by Logan’s job and the danger that surrounds both of them, but their connection is undeniable.
Foster skillfully weaves together their pasts and their present to create a compelling story that will keep readers on the edge of their seats. While this novel is primarily a romance and suspense story, it does touch on themes such as the importance of family and the struggle for justice.
These themes are not explored in depth, but they add depth and complexity to the story. Overall, Run the Risk is a thrilling read and a must-read for fans of romantic suspense novels.
Foster has created a gripping story with memorable characters and enough twists and turns to keep readers guessing until the very end. While the book may not appeal to readers who prefer strictly traditional romances or crime thrillers, it offers a great blend of both genres.
If there is one area where the book could have improved is in the pacing. The story slows down in some places, and the action seems to be put on hold for the romantic scenes.
While the romance is essential to the story, it could have been balanced better with the suspense elements. In conclusion, Run the Risk is a captivating novel that is sure to satisfy fans of the romance and suspense genres.
It receives a rating of 4 out of 5 stars, based on its strong characters, compelling plot, and gripping action. Readers looking for a thrilling page-turner should definitely add this book to their to-read list.