Hard Justice by Lori Foster ~ Review Tour with Excerpt & Giveaway!

Hard Justice by Lori Foster ~ Review Tour with Excerpt & Giveaway!Also by this author: Fighting Dirty (Ultimate, #4)
Hard Justice (Body Armor, #2) by Lori Foster
ASIN: B01GZUC754
Published by HQN Books on March 21, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 384
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Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous…

Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size—skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she's sweet and intriguingly innocent. It's a risk-free assignment, until he's required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.

Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life—going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it's not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that's real, raw and absolutely against the rules…

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lori Foster returns with the second installment in her explosive new series featuring sexy bodyguards who’ll do anything to protect the ones they love.

 

 

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Excerpt

“If anything happens to her, we will hold you and the agency personally responsible.”

“Nothing will.”

Her father scowled. “Ms. Silver swears you’re capable.”

“That I am.” Though Justice spoke to her father, he didn’t look away from Fallon, and she shivered at the deepness of the voice that stroked over her skin like a warm caress.

“She also said you were a professional fighter,” her father continued.

“Was once,” Justice agreed. “I fought with the SBC, but I don’t compete anymore.”

“SBC?” her father asked.

“Supreme Battle Challenge. Best known fight organization there is.”

Ah, a fighter. Fallon gave him another quick glance. She supposed that explained the damaged ear, crook in his nose and the outrageous hairstyle. “Not a boxer,” she guessed.

“Mixed martial arts, so kicking, grappling, submissions, but yeah, I’m a pretty good boxer, too.” He jokingly threw a few shadow punches, then, with a glance at her dad, quickly sobered. “Not to brag or anything.”

With a critical eye, her father said, “Admittedly, you’re not what I expected.”

“You were looking for Rocky Balboa? The one in the later movies, not the first? He did get slick in the last few, huh? That’s not me, though. Never will be.”

Such an outpouring left her father stymied for a moment. “Well, my wife and Ms. Silver did suggest that you’d be able to blend in.”

Fallon remained on the last step—and still Justice towered over her. She smiled up at him. “That was my stipulation. That you be able to blend, I mean. I didn’t want a bodyguard to be super conspicuous. But seeing you now, I can’t imagine you blending in too easily.”

He crooked a brow. “Why not?”

“You’re rather large to blend.”

“Depends on where we go, right?” He took her elbow and very unnecessarily helped her down the last step. “Bar, club, steakhouse—no one will pay much attention to me. In this house?” He looked around as if a little put off by the grandeur. “Or a fancy party?” He rasped a big hand over his beard stubble. “I can shave, spiff up a little and force myself into a suit, but that still might not do the trick.”

 

Review:

This was my first Lori Foster read and I can honestly say that I look forward to reading more from her. When I first read the blurb for Hard Justice, I was instantly hooked. I like the bodyguard to lover stories. We all secretly crave a little Kevin Costner in our lives, right? 🙂

What I like about this story more than some of the other bodyguard stories is Justice’s background. He used to be a MMA fighter and with that comes a great group of friends that ties perfectly into the story. We get the sheltered girl who finally learns about the big bad world though the bodyguard. She’s drinking for the first time, attending fights for the first time. Pretty much just doing everything for the first time.

There’s a background of suspense with this story as well. There where times that I questioned what was really going on and who was behind all the drama that kept happening. Justice’s friends from the MMA world also added to the drama a little bit but they provided so much color and laughter that you can’t help but want to know each and every one of their own stories. Which I now know that some of these guys are from a past series so I’m going to have to read them!

While I prefer first person and dual POVs, the third person didn’t bother me with this book. I think the writing was well written and the flow really helped me get over my own personal preference.

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I found a new author that I can know add to my list. If you like that forbidden love between bodyguard and client with an added bonus of a possessively hot ex-MMA fight, then this book might be right up your ally!

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About Lori Foster

Since 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.

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