Fighting Dirty

Fighting DirtyArmie Jacobson has wanted his best friends sister for many years but he has kept away. He didn’t think that he was good enough, then he will find himself playing protector to Merissa and things will start to change. He will find out that the woman he has wanted for years, wanted him as well. But there will be a problem and Armie will have to protect Merissa from being hurt when his past comes out.

Merissa “Rissy” Colter has loved Armie for years but she was always seen as a little sister. Then something changes. They will kiss and Merissa will become aware that Armie wants her, but he is still distant. Merissa will not let Armie go which means she has to pursue. Though Merissa will have a problem when accidents are happening around her and Armie’s past comes back.

Fighting Dirty is the fourth book to the series Ultimate by Lori Foster. I loved this book. So far, I’ve loved this series. Though as always I am a Lori Foster fan and I really loved that she went back to the stories with fighters, like the ones in SBC Fighters series. In this one she even brings back several of the main characters from the SBC Fighters series and Jude from the book Jude’s Law.

Alright, so Armie’s character is fantastic. He was not your typical hero. He was loud and known for his sexual exploits. But then he worked for kids and was sympathetic towards them. He was someone you could count on. Merissa was a woman who did the right thing and was just living her life. I liked Merissa but I wanted her to either take the chance and get closer to Armie or step away. Well she does take that step with Armie which I loved. Together they were perfect for each other because they completed each other. Armie was not that outrageous and Merissa was not that shy.

The problems that occurred were due to Armie’s past and Merissa’s. Armie’s past I had wondered about since the beginning of the series. I had a couple guesses and one of them turned out right. I liked that Foster will resolve the issue which helps Armie move on. Merissa’s problems weren’t from that long ago in the past, more towards the present. I thought that the problems they faced were well developed and it made me want to know more.

Lori Foster is continuing with the series but the next book comes out in January of 2017. So I have a bit of a wait but I have no doubt I will enjoy it.

Tough Love

Tough LoveVanity Baker wanted Stack and with each day of seeing him around she started to fall for him. She made a plan to offer him a one night stand in hopes that he will want them be together longer. Her plan will work but there will be trouble that Vanity will find herself in the middle of with Stack.

Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan was a man who enjoyed woman and only for a short period. Though with Vanity he started thinking a longer period of time, but before they could really get started his dysfunctional family comes into the picture, and trouble follows.

Tough Love is the third book from the Ultimate series by Lori Foster. I loved this book. I seem to be a broken record with this series, but then Lori Foster is one of my favorite authors.

Vanity’s character was a carefree woman, but that was how she made herself appear. She was timid with relationships and she was vulnerable. I was horrified with what happened to Vanity’s family, it was so sad. I was happy that she was getting together with Stack because she should have someone to love, and Stack was that guy. I think the way she went about it to get his attention wasn’t the most honest but it really didn’t hurt anyone. Stack’s character was a good guy. He took care of his family and he hated liars, this fact will come back to be a problem between Stack and Vanity which was predictable. Though the outcome in the end was worth the problems.

I really liked Stack’s dysfunctional family. At first I thought that they were bad but they were the complete opposite. The sister needed toughing up but she was a good person, and she does get better at the end. The mother just wanted to make sure her children were happy. The trouble that comes after Stack and Vanity is related to Stack’s family. Things will quickly escalate for Vanity and Stack.

I am done with the series, that is until February. That will be when Armie’s story will be out. I can’t wait to read his story. His character has been outrageous and mysterious. There was something that happened in his past and I think I have an idea, then there is Rissy who will be the woman that will have Armie falling for. Well he already is, he’s just too afraid to take that chance.

Holding Strong

Holding StrongDenver Lewis had wanted Cherry but he didn’t like the idea of sharing her, and she flirted with every man. Denver though will soon learn that Cherry was just a natural flirt and that there was much more to the woman. She will bring out his protective side and Denver will do anything to protect her from harm.

Cherry Peyton wanted Denver since the moment that she saw him, and everyday she fell a little more in love with him. Though every time she came close to him, he avoided her at all cost. Cherry will get her chance to be with Denver, but the next day things will start to get out of hand especially when her past comes back to haunt her.

Holding Strong is the second book to the Ultimate series by Lori Foster. I loved this book. I could not put it down even though I had to put it down and go to work.

I thought that this book held a little surprise with the character Cherry. You wouldn’t have known that she was a shell of a girl back when she was a teenager. Or that she survived so much tragedy and abuse when she was growing up. Cherry was stronger than she believed. Denver’s character was a man who was not closed off but cautious. He was of course sexy but he was also caring especially when it came to his fight family and Cherry. I thought he was a little judgmental and caveman like at times but you forgave him for that behavior. Denver also had a trauma in his past, wasn’t as bad as Cherry but still bad. Together they healed each other which let them move on from their pasts.

The villain/villains were horrible and disturbing men. The leader was the worst especially with what he wanted from Cherry.

Then there was Denver’s stepmother who was a piece of work. I didn’t think that she should have been forgiven that easily but it was possible she changed. She was alright in the end but I don’t think I would ever really like her character.

I will be reading Tough Love next which will be with Stack and I am excited, though Armie is a character I can’t wait to read. I want to know more about him and his past along with him finally getting together with Rissy.

No Limits

No LimitsCannon Colter’s goal was to go for the title but there will be a bump in the road that he will first have to get through. Cannon will find out he is part owner of a house and pawnshop with Yvette. Cannon will take this opportunity to get to know Yvette again and to protect her from danger that will surround her.

Yvette Sweeny did not want to come home to settle her grandfather’s estate but she has to. She will be shocked that Cannon was named as part owner, but will be even more shocked when Cannon wants to stay. She knows that he is being a hero again, but after a while she will start to wonder if he truly wants more.

No Limits is the first book to the Ultimate series by Lori Foster. I could not put this book down. It completely reminded me of the SBC fighters series which I have devoured over and over. When I read the prequel I knew already I would love this series and it was reinforced when I completed this book.

I think you can guess that I really did love this book, I am a big fan of Lori Foster. The thing that I liked about this book were how the characters were written. Yes the fact that Cannon was a fighter and extremely sexy was a big plus, but that was not the deciding factor. If an author can make me like the characters then I know that I will really enjoy the book. With Foster’s characters they are not just there, there are emotions and a very detailed backgrounds that for the most part are not pleasant. The tragedies that she gives these characters give them more depth.

Cannon’s character was a tough and caring guy. He made sure to back off when he needed and went all in when it was needed. I was excited to read his story especially when he was introduced back in Love Undercover series. Yvette’s character had been through hell three years ago and it haunted her still. That made Yvette very guarded, which led her to being closed off when it came to sexuality. Cannon will be able to help Yvette open up and feel things that she had been trying to stay buried. I also liked how Yvette’s character faced trouble. It was realistic, a little naive, but it felt real.

So there was a twist with who ever was after Yvette. There were a couple choices that I had thought were the bad guys, but Foster blindsided me with the person who ended up coming after her. Well the people I thought were guilty were still guilty, they had their own part in the twist.

I am looking forward to reading more about these fighters. I will be reading Denver next and then Stack. I will have to wait for Armie’s story but not for long as it comes out February.

Hard Knocks

Hard KnocksHarper Gates has loved Gage since she was in high school but he never noticed her until now. Harper will get the chance to be with Gage but she is scared to let him in completely and be heartbroken the moment he leaves again.

Gage “Savage” Ringer is a fighter whose goal is to keeping fighting until he gets the title. Though with one injury he was out of the fight he had been training for. Gage will not have to worry long over the disappointment with Harper distracting him.

Hard Knocks is the first story in the series Ultimate, well actually its a prequel to the series. I loved that Lori Foster went back to the SBC fighters. I had loved reading that series and yes I re-read them over and over, I can’t get enough of the characters. Now she is introducing an all new cast of fighters, there is Gage who is the main character in this book. Then there is Armie, Stack, Cannon, Miles, and Denver. Those are the fighters that have been introduced.

So now onto this novella. I really loved the story. It was short and straight to the point. Gage wants to go forward in his career but got a little sidetracked. Then there is Harper who wants the man she had always loved but doesn’t want to get in the way of his career. It would appear that a relationship might not be Gage’s priority but he will make it so when it comes to Harper.

The story was sweet but there was also a steamy side, which Lori Foster writes really well. The two characters are like tiptoeing around each other, not sure of what they are doing, but wanting each other without a doubt. The lust keeps building and building between them and the pages will start to sizzle between them.

I am reading No Limits next which will be with Cannon who had been introduced in the series Love Undercover.