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Publisher's Summary

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Lori Foster is also the recipient of a Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for her sizzling contemporary romances.

In Getting Rowdy, charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates has his eye on Avery Mullins, the gorgeous waitress he's just hired. When she rebuffs his advances, Rowdy starts to suspect something in Avery's past is making her distant. He's determined to uncover her secret, while she's intent on ignoring her attraction to him. But when her past comes calling, Avery seeks safety in Rowdy's passionate embrace.

©2013 Lori Foster (P)2013 Recorded Books

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  • karen
  • Christchurch, New Zealand
  • 09-27-13

Rowdy the Ultimate alpha male !

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Lori Foster is an expert in drawing you into a story from the very first sentence. Like all of her wonderful books the story centres around a Charming protective and Sexy as Hell Alpha male. Rowdy is the ultimate in male perfection.....<br/><br/>Avery spends her nights working for tips… and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy’s protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she’s finally found… and the passion she’s always wanted.<br/>

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  • Nana
  • hurdle mills, NC, United States
  • 10-19-13

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!!!

Where does Getting Rowdy rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I would rank this book in my top 3! It has everything you look for in a love story. Hot sex, happiness, sadness, suspense, mystery and lots of love.

What did you like best about this story?

Everything!!! From the love story of Rowdy and Avery to the love story of the couples from the previous books( their friends and family). Also bringing in some new characters that added a lot to the story and should lead to other great books by Lori Foster.

Which scene was your favorite?

When she went to his condo after the argument. She stood up to Rowdy and didn't back down. She got what she went there for!

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

The HOT linking of two lost souls.

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Lori Foster did it again!! This book was Great!!! What more can I say?

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Spellbinding, awesome and exciting.

Two people learning how to shed the past, hopeful of the future while fighting for the present. From beginning to end, the book leaves you spellbound with emotions. From suspense, tears and love, you will not want to stop listening. I love it. Great characters and story.

Lorraine, Bronx, NY

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Good book

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Another Foster hit! Romance and bad boys make for interesting stories and heated scenes. The narrator also did a great job!

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Great Book!

I really enjoyed this story had a little bit of everything for everyone action love romance great story

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Great story.

Enjoyed the book as I always do with Foster, though the voice was somewhat distracting.

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you will want to read this book

Great storyline did not want to put the book down, Lori Forster's books never disappoint.

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If you could sum up Getting Rowdy in three words, what would they be?

Great storylne.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Rowdy is my favorite...tough on the outside and soft on the inside

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Another five stars for Lori Foster

Love this book. It can be read alone but I love all the book in this series. A Must Buy.

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Get Real Rowdy

While Lori Foster is an excellent writer, some of her characters just didn't seem realistic to me. I wanted to enjoy Getting Rowdy but kept thinking "Get Real".

First, there's Rowdy (30) who was a hard working man who protected his younger sister Pepper from their selfish and alcoholic parents as children. After their deaths when Rowdy was 18, he kept Pepper safe and supported her by any means necessary. However, despite being a wonderful, caring big brother, Rowdy treated all other women like Kleenex - use once then throw away.

Next, there's Avery (30), raised in upper class family, but "ran away" after friend of the family (Fisher) attempted rape. For some strange reason, Avery decided to live in really bad neighborhood and work at a sleazy bar, when she likely had a college education. Avery also took the bus home at 2 am rather than drive her expensive car. Why not sell that car & buy an economy model that wouldn't stand out.

Rowdy became Avery's boss when he bought the bar and attempted to make it a nice, neighborhood place - maybe like Cheers. No, wait - the bar was in a dangerous area where drugs and crime were rampant. When Avery started getting threatening phone calls, possibly from Fisher, she didn't tell Rowdy or his police friends. Then Avery took Rowdy home to see her sick mother and put up with abuse from her stepfather and Fisher.

Although parts of the story were interesting and funny, I just didn't buy Rowdy's sudden change from promiscuous to eager for a committed relationship. And didn't understand how Avery's mother, supposedly a caring & intelligent woman, didn't believe her own daughter. Unless I'm reading fantasy or science fiction, I expect the plot to be more plausible.