Sunday, June 1, 2014

Novel Review: All Riled Up: Trapped!/Riley (Men of Courage #1-2) by Lori Foster

Rating (Out of 5): ~3.5-4
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin
Release Date: February, 2013 (Released separately in 2011)
Spoilers?: No.

Goodreads Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster turns up the heat with these two timeless tales  


Firefighter Ethan Winters may be his hometown's new hero, but he's played a starring role in Rosie Carrington's fantasies for years. And Rosie has had just about enough of waiting patiently for Ethan to get over the past and see what's right under his nose. She'll do whatever it takes to fan the flames between them...but will Ethan prove too hot to handle?


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.

The Cover:

I actually kind of like this cover, even if it is very embarrassing. The model looks nice, a little young, but fitting, and like a firefighter with works for at least one of the stories. It's not too bad.


These two stories were very adorable, very easy to read, and definitely made me want more.
Trapped! is about Ethan, a firefighter, and Rosie, a friend of his. Rosie has always liked Ethan, and is now deciding to do something about it. Ethan doesn’t know how to handle this, but Rosie is insistent.
I found Rosie and Ethan very cute, and hot, together. I liked Rosie’s persistence, and how everything worked out for them. I like friends-to-romance stories, though, so this was an easy like for me.
The second story, Riley, was about Regina, a reporter, and Riley, who is teaching her some self-defense. Regina believes that someone is out to get her, and Riley quickly takes the role of bodyguard.
Their attraction is fast and hot, and very nice. I liked how they fell into staying together. This book also had a dog companion, who is just adorable, and easily makes the story even better to read. The dog also made me think that there need to be more pets in books, especially in Foster's books.
Both of these stories were cute and sexy, and definitely made me want to read more Lori Foster (if I hadn’t already). We also met two other bachelors, the leads in the next anthology, which I really hope to pick up soon.

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