Sunday, April 19, 2015

Bare It All by Lori Foster

Love Undercover #2Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor #5

This story's main female character is Alice Appleton from Trace of Fever, the bad guy's secretary. Alice lives in the same building as Reese Bareden, a cop. He is interested in her but she gives him the cold shoulder until he adopts a dog he found in a box on the street. She lets Cash and Reese into her life.  Reese has no clue what he is getting into. Alice ended up being very important in saving his life (in book #1 Run the Risk) and since his apartment was unlivable for a few days he asked to stay on her couch. Of course she says yes.
He needs to find out more about her. She lets him which is great until she gets drawn into one of his cases and now is in danger. Will he save her and get the love of his life?

I loved this one. Reese and Alice's romance started in Run the Risk and continued in this book. It was great to see her come alive and be happy.

From the author:
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…
As she came toward him, Alice’s baby-soft hair hung loose, with silky tendrils drifting over her shoulders. Her big brown eyes, so innocent and yet so aware, watched him intently, the way she always watched him. She smiled and that smile did remarkable things to him. Made him ravenous, when he’d never quite experienced anything like that before. Lust, sure. But such a powerful need? No, never.
Only with Alice.
Very close now, so close the warmth of her touched him all over, she brushed her nose against his jaw, his neck, his ear.
He groaned. Out loud. He heard it, but could barely credit that the sound came from him.
From a gentle nuzzle.
Against his ear.
It was insane, but it took very little from her to get him painfully aroused.
He wanted her mouth on him. He turned his face toward her and he felt her breath. Hot. Then her tongue. Wet.

“Oh… um, Reese?”
She sounded so tentative that he smiled as he reached for her and opened his eyes. His hand encountered dense fur, and the expressive brown eyes staring back at him weren’t Alice’s.
They weren’t even human.
His dog Cash panted at the sign of life. Delighted to have him awake, Cash barked, turned a quick circle, and… licked Reese’s face.
“Shit.” Reese dodged the dog’s sloppy fondness while trying to orient himself. The dream had felt so incredibly real. And so welcome. He shifted – and found himself cramped from head to toe… on a sofa.
Alice’s sofa.
Lifting his head, he looked down at himself. He wore only boxers, and as was usually the case when he first awakened, they were tented. Hmmm…
Where had the sheet gone? Ah, over the side of the couch to the floor.

Read more here.

Pages: 473
Published: 2013

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