3/5, Contemporary Romance, review copy

review: Bare It All by Lori Foster

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About the book:

As the person responsible for taking down a brutal human trafficker, Alice Appleton fears retaliation at every turn. No one knows about her past, which is exactly how she prefers it…until the sexy cop next door comes knocking. 

Detective Reese Bareden thinks he knows what makes women tick, but his ever-elusive neighbor keeps him guessing like no other. Is his goal to unmask Alice’s secrets? Or protect her from a dangerous new threat? One thing is certain: their chemistry is a time bomb waiting to explode. And with no one to trust but each other, Reese and Alice are soon drawn into a deadly maze of corruption, intrigue and desire-and into the line of fire….

I’m a huge fan of Lori Foster and love *most* of her books, but BARE IT ALL just didn’t work for me. I didn’t connect with Alice at all and didn’t see her appeal to Reese. She didn’t have much life to her and even when she started opening up about her past and meeting new people she still seemed very one-dimensional. Reese was the typical alpha male – handsome, sexy, and honorable. It was hard to understand the attraction (beyond physical) he felt for Alice. The plot moved at a slow pace and took the backseat to the physical relationship between Reese and Alice. I did like the appearance of Trace from TRACE OF FEVER and Rowdy – I can’t wait to read his book. BARE IT ALL is full of hot sex scenes, a great supporting cast, and a great hero – I just couldn’t connect with the heroine of the story.

the book girl gives BARE IT ALL a 3/5

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One Comment

  1. Babs

    I’m on the hold list for this from the library…Foster’s books are not working for me lately so I’m not buying them…

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