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Getting Rowdy

(Love Undercover #3)

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An alpha hero's attraction to the one woman he can't have could draw him into a killer's snare in the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster.

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 keepi
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448 pages
Published September 24th 2013 by HQN
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Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

She was like a drug, the very best kind. She'd turned him world upside down, but for the first time in forever, things were starting to feel righ.

She couldn't play with him without getting burned. She couldn't indulge with him without risking a broken heart.

I've been anticipating Rowdy and Avery's story since first meeting them in Worth The Riske. Nothing better than a womanizing bad boy...well maybeclass="gr-hostedUserImg">
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Kristina
Mar 01, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Another one I forgot I read a long while ago, and looked at again, then remembered I already skimmed this ridiculous story.

Definitely a BIG FAT NO.

Aside from the fact that I was bored with the story overall, I really disliked both Rowdy and Avery.

Rowdy because he's a fucking dickhead who fucked around nightly with other women in front of Avery forever, while also pursuing her at the same time (way to make a girl feel special loser).

Avery because she's a doorm
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❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
Another 5 Star Lori Foster read!!

Rowdy was everything I hoped he'd be and more...Lori Foster absolutely knows how to create a Alpha who is tough, sweet, possessive, loyal, and very protective.

Rowdy's definitely all of the above, he's demonstrated just how loyal and protective he is with his sister Pepper in "Run the Risk" and again with Alice in "Bare it All", he's just as fiercely protective with Avery the bartender/manager of his bar "Getting Rowdy". When Avery's past starts intruding and threatening her she reluctant
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Melissa
Sep 26, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Let me start off by saying that Lori Foster is my favorite contemporary author. Her books always leave me warm and fuzzy inside. No let me correct that….USUALLY leave me warm and fuzzy inside. This book…..Not one of them.

Lori, as your #1 fan, I find it my duty to ask you “WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?” Were you reading these YA books that happen to be (for some reason) so popular right now and decided that you were going to go that route? I was so turned off with both Rowdy and Avery. Me as a strong
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Sheryl C. Nash
Proper review to follow BUT IN THE MEANTIME...

GODDAMN!!!! This book was BEYOND HOT!!! Truth be told, I wanted to slap Rowdy so hard at the start of the book when Avery "discovered him", but that incident not-withstanding, the man was SEX-ON-A-STICK personified!!!!

All I can say is that I REALLY HOPE that Cannon gets a story... that man is DEE-LICIOUS :)


*ARC courtesy of Harlequin and Netgalley*
Mei
Sep 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
I received this book from Netgalley for my honest review.

I said in my review of Bare It All, I was soooo looking forward to reading bout Avery and Rowdy.
It could be that I was too anxious and expecting way too much...
I'll not say that this book is disappointing or bad because it is not! But I felt a bit let down. Let me explain...

Rowdy is Pepper's (she the heroine of the first book) brother. He's crazy protective with his sister and he's done some shady things during th
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Lisa Filipe
Sep 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, favorites
It's OFFICIAL....I have a NEW Love....ROWDY YATES! He just...yeah...he did it...he did it all!!!

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Um....I don't even know what to say other than "OH ROWDY"...hee hee...He is JUST SO DAMN SEXY!! I don't think I will ever forget him and he is holding a top spot on my Top Hero List for life. You just have to read this book to figure it out, but I am SOOOOO in love with Rowdy!!

If you have read the series from the beginning, you will understand my feelings
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Debbie Meredith
Jun 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the good fortune to win an ARC of this book and couldn't wait to get started reading it. I can honestly say I love this book! The entire series is good but it seems like I have been waiting for Rowdy's book with baited breath.

I wasn't disappointed in the least. Rowdy is that bad boy we all want to tame. Bad enough to do what it takes to protect those he loves, but with enough morals to want to do things the right way and to love those he cares for with all his heart. The fact t
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Jill
Aug 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
My favourite thing about this book? Rowdy. What a character, I absolutely loved this alpha man. Responsible for everyone, but such a lonely island.
This is my first book in this series, but I am so excited by this one that I will be going back to read the rest of the Love Undercover series.
Lori Foster well done on writing such an amazing guy. Lets face it, when you read a romance you want to fall in love with the character...for him to be your type. Well you nailed it with this one dearie, I co
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-C-
Sep 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I thought the first two books in Lori Foster’s Love Undercover series were good, but Rowdy and Avery’s story is definitely my favorite!


She was like a drug, the very best kind. She’d turned his world upside down, but for the first time in forever, things were starting to feel right.
Jonetta
Originally posted at The Book Nympho

This book couldn't be more aptly named as it's all about getting rowdy (as in acting up) and getting Rowdy, the main character.

In the two earlier books in this series, Rowdy emerged as this murky person, not really certain on what side of the law he was actually operating. Now that his beloved sister, Pepper, is married to a police detective, getting this aspect of Rowdy became more important.

Enter Avery Mullins, the former waitress who saved his butt at the sha
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Heidi
Aug 14, 2013 rated it liked it
Rowdy is a badass bad boy who has lived life by his own rules. He's a natural born protector but also a major womanizer. He's always avoided commitment by indulging a healthy sexual appetite. Now he's got his sights set on Avery, a pretty bar tender in his bar called 'Getting Rowdy'.

Avery thinks he's out of her league and that she'll become just be another notch on his bed post.

Throw in a bit of sex, a stalker, drug dealers, abandoned kid, one weird step-father and Rowdy steps up to do what he does best!

I love
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Jenny
Sep 12, 2013 rated it did not like it
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WHAT.
THE.
HELL.
DID.
I.
JUST.
READ????????????????????????????????????

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I don't even know where to begin. OMG.

I was so bitterly disappointed. I was so stark raving mad. I was so, so, so livid with this story that I actually tossed my ereader across the room when I was done (but it survived, thanks!).

I had such high expectations with this book due to all of the amazing reviews it was getting, even prior to it being released earlier this week.

So, I buckled d
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Wminbc
This book is out tomorrow, but just seeing Lori's Facebook, had to share....the release of this great (read awesome) book is trumped by the birth of her latest grandchild! Congratulations Lori and family!

Well my friends, Lori Foster is back big time with Getting Rowdy! I loved this book and it was far and away the best book in this Love Undercover series. I knew I was going to love Rowdy, but the surprise came when I really liked, then loved, then cheered for Avery. In the past two b
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Laura the Highland Hussy
Jul 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
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I really enjoy Lori Foster’s Romantic Suspense and a week or so ago, I read/glommed all of her Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor books. Then I saw that she has a cross-over series called Love Undercover and I was so excited! While Getting Rowdy is book 3 in this series, I think it works really well as a stand-alone. You can catch a few glimpses of other couples, but you don’t feel as if you’ve missed anything.

Read this review on Got Fiction? books

I really enjoy Lori Foster’s Romantic Suspense and a week or so ago, I read/glommed all of her Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor books. Then I saw that she has a cross-over series called Love Undercover and I was so excited! While Getting Rowdy is book 3 in this series, I think it works really well as a stand-alone. You can catch a few glimpses of other couples, but you don’t feel as if you’ve missed anything.

Getting Rowdyopens with Avery staring up at the bar where she works. She left her phone there the night before. But Avery has a secret. A couple actually. And when she hears a noise coming from the back, her first instinct is to flee. But she has spent the past year becoming a new person, and this new Avery doesn’t run from every strange noise. Shoulders back, she creeps down the hall, and walks in on. .. her boss Rowdy getting a bj from a redhead.

This flusters Avery since she’d finally decided to take Rowdy up on his many offers of hooking up. But in true Lori Foster fashion, it’s just not that easy, is it? Rowdy takes Avery home that night, since she missed her bus because of him, and he discovers is how much he really likes Avery. She might like him back. But in the meantime, she’s getting phone calls at the bar from her former life. Rowdy has a feeling they aren’t just the “wrong numbers” she’s telling him they are, and he wants to help. But first Avery has to let him in.

Avery has run from her former life, but she didn’t run very far. In fact, this bugged me-she only ran about 30 minutes away. For someone who’s hiding, and I get she’s hiding in plain sight, I do, it seemed sloppy. Or too easy maybe? I don’t know.

The mystery/suspense plot was really good, and Lori Foster is a great Romantic Suspense writer, but Avery’s “hiding” didn’t work for me. she was scared and paranoid, so it makes more sense she’d have gone farther away from home, not just to a seedy side of town.

That being said, I think on the whole, this book was fantastic. I bought the first book in this Love Undercover series and I’m excited to read it. In fact the Run the Risk ebook is on sale for $1.99 right now, and I recommend buying both that book and this one. You won’t regret it.

FYI: If you click the kindle “buy link,” it’s about $3 cheaper than B&N

***ARC courtesy of Harlequin via netgalley
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Taryn

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 F
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Shanna
Sep 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing
ARC provided by Harlequin via NetGalley

Lori Foster is the Queen of Romantic Thrillers; she has everything:

An understanding male lead.
A super hot but honestly insecure female lead.
A funny as heck in your face sibling.
Friends who are kept at bay at first but then promoted to the majors.
A sweet side story that breaks your heart, but also gets you to love former characters more.
Two hot new guys who you’re dying to know more about.
What more could a girl want
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Amanda
Reviewed for: Where the Night Kind Roam

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 Aver
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Dee
When we first met Rowdy he seemed like a really good guy as he shielded and risked his life for his sister, but then later on in the series it just gave the impression that he was a bit of a player who had a constant stream of women. I wasn’t really sure if I was going to like Rowdy….No, let me be honest here and say that I had actually started to dislike him due to his inability to keep his dick in his pants! I did even think about not reading this as I didn’t want to spoil the series, but it w ...more
LPJ
Jul 30, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I didn't even know this series existed until I saw Getting Rowdy on NetGalley. It's the 3rd book in a spin off series from "Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor," which I enjoyed. I caught up with Books 1 and 2 which all were kind of leading up to this one, IMO. We meet Rowdy and Avery in Run the Risk and patiently wait through two books until they get their HEA.

Rowdy is an alpha charmer and I loved his character. His exploits with the ladies seem a bit over the top, but he's got demons and what better w
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Nichole ~Bookaholic~
I think I want Rowdy to be my BBF.

After first meeting Rowdy in Run the Risk (Love Undercover, #1) by Lori Foster & Bare It All (Love Undercover, #2; Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor, #5) by Lori Foster I could not wait for his story and I was not disappointed. Avery was just perfect for him and I liked how they were together. The suspense part of this one was mostly surprising, I thought I had it figured out...changed my mind and was then surprised. It was also good to see how Reese & Alice were doing, I loved that they took Marcus in. We are also introduced to a new character, Cannon Colter and I wonder if there i
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Jennifer
Aug 12, 2013 rated it really liked it
Ooohh, I wanna get Rowdy. A former bad boy who took such good care of his sister. Avery had her work cut out for her. She showed slow and steady wins the race or the man. I can't decided if I want the next book to be Dash's or Cannon's.

ps I just finished the first two books in this series and love Rowdy even more.
Paige  Bookdragon
Hey sexy Rowdy...

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Well, the book was good. Although, scale one to ten, I would have scaled Avery as 6..

Rowdy is another matter..
Jae
And average OK read. Nothing special worth writing home about.
Danielle
Aug 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Susan
Fantastic book. We first met Rowdy in Book 1 Run the Risk and he appeared again in Bare It All. He is the older brother of Pepper, who he spent his life protecting, until she married Logan Riske. He and Pepper had a rough childhood and he has never had a problem doing whatever he had to in order to keep her safe. His actions have gotten him into plenty of trouble in the past, but things are getting better. He has purchased a bar that he is running and mostly staying out of trouble. One of his be ...more
Tina "IRead2Escape"
Hotness Rating 3 out of 5

4.5 Stars


I knew it! I knew Rowdy’s story would be my favorite! I love The Love Undercover series and haven’t read a bad story, yet. But, Getting Rowdy book three of this series by Lori Foster is my favorite by far! We’ve learned a bit about Rowdy as a secondary character in the first two books of this series, but in this book we really get to dig deep into his past, his motivations, and his true character. I am in love!

Rowdy Yates has spent hi
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Margreet Asselbergs
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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It's not like Rowdy Yates has made it a secret that he wants her. Ever since Avery Mullins started working with him, getting his bar ready for re-opening, and later as his bartender, he has been very clear in expressing his interest. Problem is, he has a broad interest ......and a short attention span. And even though Avery has had the hots for her boss since day one, she is not about to become another notch on his bedpost.

Sex has always been a release for Rowdy. Ever since he ended up
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♡ Sassy ~ Amy ♡
I am not sure why I haven't read more Lori Foster… She is one of those authors you just have to read.

This was a good story. A broken man Rowdy who has survived child abuse from he hands of his alcoholic parents, grew up protecting his younger sister. He now owns a bar in the semi hood & has been working to refurbish & remodel it into a nicer place. He's since chased away the drug dealers & the bad element, who can no longer do business in his bar.

Avery is the bartender who works fo
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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Other books in the series

Love Undercover (4 books)
  • Run the Risk (Love Undercover, #1)
  • Bare It All (Love Undercover, #2)
  • Dash of Peril (Love Undercover, #4)