Title: Beguiled/ Uncovered
Author: Lori Foster
Year published: 2004
Why did you get this book?
I’ve never read a Lori Foster book before, so while hunting for a Category Romance book to read for this month’s TBR Challenge, I stumbled across this book and decided to try it.
Do you like the cover?
Cover art is quite tastefully done. I’ve nothing negative to say about it. I couldn’t find the book cover online, but I found this Fallen Angels anthology containing both stories plus one other story with the cover of the book I borrowed. This must be an older version. I would have loved to read Celia’s adventure. Will try to snap a picture … later.
Did you enjoy the book?
This book actually consists of the main story Beguiled, and a novella, Uncovered, where the main characters in the first played secondary roles. I enjoyed this book far more than I did my first Sandra Brown. The pace is fast, the character development pretty straight forward, and the action hot and sexy, but I found the plot in the novella, Uncovered, more imaginative.
In Beguiled, private investigator Dane has to impersonate his murdered twin to flush out the killer. Only thing is he couldn’t help the heady attraction he feels towards his brother’s ex, Angel Morris, who’s also his prime suspect. There’s family feud, corporate espionage involved although I’d already guessed the villain by chapter four. But it was still interesting how he was eventually flushed out, and, surprisingly who did it.
Uncovered had firefighter Harris going to the P.Is (Dane and Alec) to help him track down a secret admirer whose only clue was a pile of nude faceless photos. Only he didn’t know that he’d already met her … long ago. This one was right funny and had me laughing in parts. Of course, Lori heats things up quite a bit in some scenes.
Was the author new to you and would you read something by this author again?
Yep, new to me, and I’m likely to explore her other books.
Are you keeping it or passing it on?
Unfortunately, this will have to be returned to the second-hand bookstore where I rented it from.
I’ve known of Lori in the blogging community from some of the comments she left on a few of the ladies’ posts, and actually have been more than a little curious about her books. Stumbling across this while I was trying to track down Anne Stuart’s backlist was sheer serendipity. The timing couldn’t have been better, her book saved my TBR challenge for this month. I also went though Lori’s backlist, and wow! She is prolific.