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(Men of Courage #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  694 Ratings  ·  24 Reviews

Regina Foxworth has no clue why an unknown assailant is out to get a small-town reporter like her. Or why the police won't take her concerns seriously. So Regina gets a guard dog—make that a four-pound "guard" Chihuahua! —and signs up for self-defense classes. But defending herself is the last thing on her mind when sexy instructor Riley Moore has her pinned to the mat.Pre

Kindle Edition, 224 pages
Published September 14th 2015 by HQN Books (first published June 1st 2003)
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I actually read this ages ago, and didn't realize when I got the audiobook. But I still enjoyed it ; )
Read by Candace Tate, it had a smooth flow.
Regina is sure that someone is out to harm her but nobody believes her. So she starts taking self defense courses from Riley at the gym he owns.
I loved how Riley is besotted with her but tells himself he just has the hots for her.
The first half is pretty predictable and reads like your typical 90's (but written in 2003) harlequin. The H isn't abusive
Oct 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book hard to get into. In fact I did not even start enjoying the book until past the middle of it. I hope that if there are others in this series they are better. I found the first 4 books wonderful. I was so looking forward to this story of Dorian who is a sniper of the DarkRiver Changelings. He meets up with Psy Ashaya Aleine who helped the children escape from the killer in the last book.
The overall book just was long and drawn out.
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Linda Walters
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it
I liked this book and it's main characters. Riley is way ahead when it comes to his attraction and plans when it comes to Regina. He affectionately calls her "red" for obvious reasons. And she's been on his radar for some time now. But he is taking things slower so that he doesn't scare her off.
He's been deeply hurt by a woman before but he recognizes how honorable, sweet and caring that Regina is. He is tender, protective and possessive about her and is hoping that she will see how great that t
As always, Ms. Lori has created another excellent story. Beauty and brains are such an excellent combination!

I agree with her though... I'm not crazy about the cover either
Apr 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
En defensa del amor

Buena bonita y con mucho romance.una historia corta donde se mezclan la amistad y el amor .me a gustado mucho.
Sue Stewart
Mar 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Great couple - enjoying this series!
Aug 19, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
HT #930 - American Heroes
Quinn's Book Nook
Nov 30, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: adult-romance
As I mentioned in my previous blogpost, I'm in a bit of a reading slump, so I've turned to a favorite author of mine. Lori Foster writes pretty great novellas, which are perfect for me right now. Riley by Lori Foster is a shorter novel I've read before, and while it isn't a favorite, I enjoyed reading it again.
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Riley was pretty great. As I've said before, I usually really love Lori Foster's heroes, and that's definitely the case with Riley. He's strong, capable, a bit of an alpha
Aug 23, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
Ok, realistically, if I'm practicing active avoidance of a book, it's time to ditch it.

A v. brief bit about why...

h, somewhat old-fashioned notions (by today's standards) of when one finally gets busy - not first date, and not with someone you've only known 3 weeks. Feels uncomfortable around men in general, and H in particular

H, typical knuckledragging chestbeater - thinks 3 weeks is plenty of time, everything said to h is full of innuendo and suggestion, has staked his claim that h is his, but
Mar 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: library
Riley can come to my rescue any day! No one writes sexy romantic heroes like Lori Foster. Not only is Riley hot, but he is also a gentleman and the softness in him just makes him that much more intriguing. Who doesn't love a man that takes to a chihuahua his wanna be girl just bought. He brings out the best in Regina, who is beautiful but has very little self esteem. They are a match made in heaven. Just what you are looking for in a suspenseful romance book. Although a previously published book ...more
Sep 23, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: did-not-finish
For the first time ever I have given Lori Foster a DNF. I am in love with this author but this book just would not work. Got to 30% and just gave up. The female character is a complete ninny. Dumb, naive and wimpy. And Riley was dominate and cheesy. They did not mesh at all for me. I'm sorry Lori because I truly love your books and will read them until the day you stop writing but just not that one.
~ Stephanie Lynn ~
Lori Foster has a knack for writing heroes who are strong, dependable and incredibly sexy and Riley definitely fits the bill. Regina is very frou-frou but still a likeable character. Riley's group of buddies are great, I cannot wait for Harris and Butch's stories. Foster writes buddy scenes better than anyone. There is a lot of humor in this book, especially with the guard dog that Regina buys.
Toni Wulfekuhl
Riley Ex Swat currently works as an evidence tech and owns a gym, where he teaches self defense. He has loved Regina since he met her.

Regina small town human interest reporter believes someone is trying to kill her but no one will believe her. So she gets a four-pound "guard" Chihuahua and signs up for self defense classes.
Apr 07, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I got the feeling this book in the middle of a series. It was fine as a free standing book but many references were made to things that happened in a previous storyline.
Jacqueline Lam
Jun 21, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, worst-read
Even "cliche" is an understatement. Extreme stereo typing of men and women of the Middle Ages imported to modern age.
Jul 22, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was certainly a very steamy read but it had a story line that kept my attention. I easily read it in one evening.
Dalesha R
Boring!!! To mutch sex
I did like the dog
Aug 04, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars. Really didn't expect the culprits in the crimes.
I read this book as part of a Lori Foster collection, Bodyguard. That cover is much better, but the story is the same!
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