Thursday, October 24, 2013

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Getting Rowdy by Lori Foster

I'm seriously kicking myself in the ass for waiting to read Lori Foster. I've been following her for years now, buying her books here and there but never getting around to reading them until now. I moved recently, so all my stuff is in storage and will be for a while. Sadly, I can't get to my Lori books now. I'm going to call that book karma. Yes, I just made that up!

Getting Rowdy was pretty much everything I look for and love in my reads. With a moving, well thought out plot, Lori Foster took the time to create and develop an actual relationship between the hero and heroine. For me, that is big. I absolutely hate reading inst-love/insta-lust stories. It's just not believable or easy to connect to in my opinion. It takes time to build real feelings toward someone, and Lori did that beautifully. Add in a little suspense, realistic characters and some heavy sexual tension and BOOM! You got yourself a winner!

Rowdy is a hero who knows exactly what he wants and isn't afraid to say it. Confident, yet slightly arrogant but sexy as hell, Rowdy is my kind of man! He's a upfront about everything, not worried in the slightest about hurting feelings. Rowdy's tough as nails and has reason to be- His childhood was deeply traumatic. Forced to grow up early and raise his sister, Rowdy grew alligator skin and put on a brave face while hurting inside for many years. The emotion was gut wrenching and came straight off the pages! At times it even hurt to read.

Avery is all smiles but very evasive. She doesn't give anything away about her past and wants to keep it that way. She works and lives in a seedy part of town and is content as much as she can be. But the past she's trying to run from is catching up to her. The phone calls and suspicious activity are putting her on edge and Rowdy notices. He pushes himself past Avery's invisible wall and plants himself securely inside making sure to keep her safe. He knows all too well about being on the run and what it entails.

Once inside, Avery begins to fight her feelings more and more for Rowdy. She's not the type that does one night stands and surely isn't going to be another one of Rowdy's conquest, thankfully. I do not like easy heroines one bit. With them working so closely together, Avery is able to see the true man Rowdy is under all that armor and allows herself to fall for him just when things get hot.

Getting Rowdy is a true standalone novel. I read it with ease without having ever read the first two books. Only now I'm dying to get my hands on them and see where it all began! It's no wonder Lori is loved and followed by so many. She's clearly an author with an expressive mind who writes page turning stories- And I'm able to tell that with just one book.

About Lori

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. She also received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and Contemporary Romance.

Lori believes it is important to give back to the community as much as possible, so she routinely arranges events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

One lucky reader will win a copy of Getting Rowdy! Trust me. You want to win this! Just leave a comment telling me if you've read Lori or not with your email address. If you've read her, tell me which book was your favorite. If not, no worries! Just let me know either way. Good Luck!


Lily B said...

I have not yet read any of her books, but I think I have one or two that I recently got in my library! I am very excited about her work <3

lilypondreads at gmail dot com

krg said...

I love Lori Foster and have read most of her books/novellas/series but have not read this series yet. I think one of my all time favorites is Jamie from the Visitation series, he is so mysterious, and sexy! =D
Thanks for the chance to win Getting Rowdy!

Chrisbails said...

I love Lori's books. The first book I read was Buckhorn Beginnings and fell in love. Then went and bought all the Men of Honor series, I love Spencer, he is my favorite. I also have read most of her Anthologies and have probly about 15 of her books total. I am dying to read Getting Rowdy. I love this series also and can't wait to read this book. One my Xmas buy list.
Thanks for the chance to win.
christinebails at yahoo dot com

Lisa W said...

Love Lori's books!

BrandiMarie5 said...

I have read several of Lori's books. I loved the Buckhorn series and The Men of Honor series.


bn100 said...

No, haven't read this author

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Diana Doan said...
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Diana Doan said...

I haven't read any of Lori's books...yet. But I plan to real soon.

Ronda Thayer said...

I love Lori Foster. And it's hard to pick just one book but I really like her love undercover series
My email is

Ada said...

I love Lori Foster's books,especially her SBC Fighters series. My favorite of the bunch is Drew and Gillian's story in Back in Black. Can't wait to read Rowdy's story, he's on my wish list! :-)


Anita H. said...

Lori's got some many good books to choose from, it's so hard to choose a favorite. From the Winston Brothers, the Men of Honor, the Buckhorns to the SBC fighters, Lori's books are full of awesome heroes and heroines. I love all her books! Thanks for the giveaway, I would love to get my hands on Rowdy!!!



I have not yet read any of her books, BUT looking forward to it!!!!


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