Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Charade by Lori Foster

Title:  Charade
Contains:  Impetuous/Outrageous
Author:  Lori Foster
Published:  October 28/14 by Harlequin HQN
Length:  384pgs
Format:   ecopy
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  Netgalley
Rating:  ★★★★

Back Cover Blurb:

Judd Sanders couldn’t believe it when the beautiful, wide-eyed woman he rescued from some drunk hoodlums started poking her gorgeous little nose into his business. She was obviously a menace to herself – not to mention to his libido. Worse, she’d blow his cover. For little did Emily Cooper know that Judd was really a cop – whose cover left him a little too “uncovered” for his liking.

Grade school teacher Carlie McDaniels trades in her frumpiness for the look of an exotic harem girl, at least for one costume party. So long, spinsterhood—and hello tall, dark and handsome Tyler Ramsey….

Even after the best night of their lives, Tyler hasn’t guessed the identity of his harem hottie…and Carlie plans on keeping him in the dark. After all, a gorgeous guy like Tyler would never fall for his smart-talking best friend. And Carlie’s not sure she wants to know what would happen if he ever unveiled the naked truth!

My Review:

The combination of these two stories together is absolutely fantastic. The suspense in Outrageous is tempered with the sweetness and mystery in Impetuous. The entire novel was very well written and quite inviting. Foster’s impeccable writing combines with two original & captivating storylines that kept me hooked throughout. I was completely wrapped up in her well developed, easy to picture world.

For both of these stories it took me a while to warm up to the female lead, but once I did I was hooked on the character. Their insecurities combined with their knowledge of what they wanted was a heady mix. The male leads in each of the stories were fantastic. Although completely different individuals, the well-developed, charismatic personas definitely leave you wanting to know them, and quite possibly falling in love.

I definitely enjoyed reading this re-issue of Foster’s first two stories. They were unique stories individually and a fantastic novel toghether.

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