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….
©2013 Lori Foster (P)2013 Recorded Books
I had actually read an ARC of this before it came out then jumped on the audio as soon as it was available. Jim Frangoine is a wonderful narrator, and while I don't always like how he narrates (I thought he fell a little flat in A Perfect Storm) I thought he did a great job on this one.
I really liked this one, I had not read the first one in the series but had no problem following the story. We met Alice in the the second "Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor" series, and I am glad we get to see her again and that she gets a HEA. And it was pretty cool to see Trace too.
As with all the men in these books, Reese falls hard and fast for Alice, he wants to know her secrets and Alice is afraid of what Reese will think of her when he finds out the truth about her past...amidst all of this is the search for the "bad" cops within the ranks and then Alice gets herself involved in a whole new mess by assisting a girl in need.
I loved seeing Alice come out of her shell and not only get involved with Reese but make new friends and get back in touch with her family. This was a great read and I cannot wait for Rowdy's book....I also wonder if Dash will get his book with Lieutenant Peterson??
So now I want to go back and read all the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor books then the fist book in this series and then this one again....
Sure I would
It was nice how it picked right up from the ending of "Run the Risk"
It was fine, not my favourite but overall fine.
Probably, the book held my attention and the characters were well rounded out making me able to connect with them.
It included all the past characters and tied in very well with the first book. A continuation of the first book instead of another story in a series.
Nothing stood out, he was easy to listen to.
I'm not very good with this question. :(
Worth the money or credit.
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I immediately loved Reese (police detective) because he rescued then adopted an abandoned puppy (Cash). In the middle of murder and mayhem, Cash added some humorous moments that kept this book from being too bleak.
Cash helped Reese (32) connect with Alice, an attractive neighbor who seemed afraid of people but loved animals. Alice (25) was smart and caring but sadly allowing a traumatic experience from her past to cripple her personal relationships.
While I liked Alice, I found her character too inconsistent - armed to the max but basically living like a prisoner in her apartment. I wished Alice had invested in some self defense training and counseling, but she was incredibly gutsy when she noticed some bad guys had invaded Reese's apartment.
Bare It All was entertaining, if slightly improbable. Men involved in human trafficking would not keep a woman captive without assaulting her.
Yes. I've listened to other LF books and JF's narration. It took me awhile to get used to JF and he got better & better with each narration, however, both LF & JF were quite disappointing this time. The story was somewhat mundane and predictable and the narration was more of a "reading" than a narration. There were no differences in the voices and inflections were off. Really sad this time. I was so looking forward to this one.
Not much excitement or interest. The least interesting thing was the fact that the entire story was a little boring.
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