Foster reeled me in with her Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series last year. I was excited to read her new Love Undercover series. The first installment, Run the Risk was a little tough for me to get through, but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I found Bare It All to be better balanced and not as slow, which kept my interest up a lot more.
Bare It All picks up the morning after Run the Risk ends and features Reese Bareden, Logan’s partner and Alice, originally from Trace of Fever. While Alice’s beauty is not in your face like Reese is used to, he’s attracted to her and also questions her background. She’s calm and collected in a dangerous situation and makes him wonder what happened to her. She confuses him and it’s such fun to read about his confused state.
As always Foster expertly weaves suspense with the romance storyline, once again bringing in the horrible topic of human trafficking into light. She deals with it in with great sensitivity, never masking how horrible the experience is, not sugar coating the subject.
While I loved Alice’s strength and Reese’s realization he was falling in love, I also was giddy over Rowdy’s appearances as we gear up for his book next. The appearance of Logan’s brother, Dash was fantastic and worked well verses over stuffing the canvas of characters. Can I dare guess that Foster is going for book four in the series with Dash and Lieutenant Peterson? Total side note, for some reason I imagine Lieutenant Peterson as Captain Gates from the TV show Castle. I don’t know why and I can’t get that image out of my head even though it does not describe the character in the slightest.
And that guest appearance from a near and dear character from another series? Total squee moment! I don’t want to spoil it and give it away. I was totally surprised and loved it.