Friday, February 19, 2016

review || FIGHTING DIRTY { blog tour } by Lori Foster

HQN | February 23, 2016 | Romantic Suspense
Ultimate, book 4


He's the hottest MMA fighter in the game, but one woman is ready to try out a few steamy moves of her own in an unforgettable new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster...

With the life he's led and the muscles he's gained, Armie Jacobson isn't afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter's effect on him. It's not just that she's his best friend's little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that's all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life. 

Good girl meets bad boy. It's a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they're both about to learn what's truly worth fighting for…
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{ about lori foster } .

Author PhotoSince first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home. Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity.

You can see the benefit romance books here:

{ review } .

Oh, Lori Foster, how I've missed you.

The one thing Ms. Foster has always done well, in my book, is the fighter. Back in the day of Wrecking Havoc and Simon Says, I was a true and full Lori Foster fan. I couldn't wait to get my hands on more of her books, and was sad when she let her fighters go. So when Cannon was introduced in Riske and Dare's books, I knew I was going to love the ride she was going on.

In this latest Ultimate book, we have Cannon's sister and his best friend -- but this book was so much more than the whole best-friend's-little-sister. We have the fight drama, we have the suspense that Ms. Foster always does incredibly well. But pairing those items with the best-friend's-little-sister? I truly loved every moment of this story -- including all the character catch-up we get.

Armie has had his eye on Merissa for a while, but knows better than to take his playing ways to the little sister of his best friend since high school. 'Rissy' has had her eye on him, as well, but hates that he calls her Stretch -- her height is something she is a bit self-conscious about, regardless of what the guys and girls in her life say. Besides, she could never pair up against the women he brings into his bedroom -- sometimes more than one at a time. Armie won't take that step for fear of Cannon's reaction... but it's Cannon's reaction that lights the fire until Merissa's tail.

Rissy was here...

Hands down, one of my most favorite Lori Foster books since Wrecking Havoc. I had read many Lori Foster books prior to that one, and then more after, but Wrecking Havoc was always my marker when it came to Ms. Foster's stories. Well, with this new generation of fighters brings a new favorite fighter -- Armie Jacobson. I loved his secrets, I loved his fears, I loved his protectiveness... He was a great lead character and so loveable, even when he didn't think that he could ever be that for someone.

Not only was the chemistry hot and the feels hotter, it was the suspense that kept me turning the pages and wanting to know more. Lori Foster has a renewed fan out of me.

{ previous review in series } .

*I have read the first two books, I just haven't reviewed them
TOUGH LOVE 4★ { review }

{ and a little bit extra ... } .

Bestselling author Lori Foster creates some of the best book trailers around: vote for your favorite from her Ultimate Series!

If you haven’t watched a Lori Foster book trailer before, you’re missing out! And if you have watched them before, their high-production quality and engaging plots are worth a second watch.

Click each of the images below to watch the book trailer for that title.

Once you have watched all four, come back here and VOTE for your favorite!

Which one of the four book trailers from Lori Foster's Ultimate Series did you love most?

No Limits (book #1)
Holding Strong (book #2)
Tough Love (book #3)
Fighting Dirty (book #4)

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 { giveaway } .


  1. I'm new to this series and this author and it looks like I've been missing out!

    Thanks for being a part of the tour.

    1. Lori has always been a favorite author of mine, especially with her earlier fighting books. Like I said, she fell off my radar for a little while but this book was definitely quality Lori work!