Book Review: Under Pressure by Lori Foster

Under Pressure

Lori Foster

Body Armor #1

352 Pages

HQN Books

January 24th 2017

He can protect anything except his heart

Leese Phelps’s road hasn’t been an easy one, but it’s brought him to the perfect job — working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who’s threatening her.

What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who’d believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese’s ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honour. He’s the last person she expects to trust — and the first who’s ever made her feel safe. And he’s the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough…

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Blog Tour: Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster (Review + Excerpt)

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Lori Foster’s fantastic contemporary romance, DON’T TEMPT ME, is a story of how love comes along when you least expect it. Be sure you order this amazing standalone novel today!

 

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Don’t Tempt Me

Lori Foster

352 Pages

Releasing July 26th 2016


Don’t Tempt Me is a sweet, fast read about finding family, love, and more! You can’t go wrong with this book! It’s a must read!” –Night Owl Reviews 

“Best friends find hunky men and everlasting love in Foster’s latest charmer.” – Publishers Weekly


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Book Summary

Love comes along when it’s least wanted

Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.

Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it—even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can’t seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet…

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“It’s lust at first sight and a double romance in this new novel of neighbors helping neighbors by the prolific Foster” – Kirkus

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Book Talk Saturday: Sunday Edition (Book Hauls)

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Sunday Edition

Happy Sunday, readers (and Happy Mother’s Day for all the moms out there)!

So, I meant to get this post up yesterday, but time got away from me. I had the extreme pleasure of photographing a wedding all day yesterday and between preparing for that and editing senior photos for a half dozen upcoming graduates, I’ve been a wee bit swamped as of late. But I spent my morning photographing some of the recent books I’ve recently bought or received that I think you might be interested in…

Bookstore Finds

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Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis (Cedar Ridge #3)

I had the opportunity to read an advance reader’s copy (ARC) of this book and after reading it for review, I knew when release day came, I had to buy a print copy for my keeper shelf. So I did.

You can read my full review of Nobody But You here and my reviews Second Chance Summer and My Kind of Wonderful, books one and two in the Cedar Ridge series, here and here.

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All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan (Devil’s Rock #1)

This is a book I picked up because some of my favorite authors were recommending it on Facebook. I’ve yet to read it, but it sounds fantastic and I’m seriously looking forward to diving in and learning about the men of Devil’s Rock.

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Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster (Ultimate #4)

This is another recent purchase that I haven’t had time to read just yet. Lori Foster is one of my favorite authors and I love this series, so I’m hoping to be able to dive into this one in the next couple of weeks.

You can read my review of Tough Love, the third book in the Ultimate series here

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The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter (Original Heartbreakers #3)

Yet another book I’ve recently purchased and haven’t been able to read yet. I actually have this entire series in my TBR pile. I’m looking forward to reading these when I get the chance. I’ve heard a lot good things about this series.

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Take Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates (Copper Ridge: Desire #1)

I’m a huge Maisey Yates fan, so it’s no surprise to me at all that I loved Take Me, Cowboy, the first book in the  author’s HQ Desire Copper Ridge series. I need to write my full review for this book still, so look for that to appear on the blog sometime soon.

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One Night Charmer by Maisey Yates (Copper Ridge #4)

I won a signed copy of this one in a contest on Maisey Yates’ Copper Ridge Facebook group, but I also purchased a copy to read on my Kindle as well. My review of this book will be up by the 25th of this month.

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Online Purchases

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Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke (Anderson Brothers #3)

*2016 RITA Nominee for Best Short Contemporary Romance*

I had the pleasure of reading and helping edit the first draft of this book and loved it, and then I read the final copy and loved it even more. This was an incredibly fun series to read, and this third book made the series all the more special thanks to an incredible cast of lead characters, Gen Richards and Chance Anderson. If you haven’t read this series, and especially this book yet, you really should give it a shot. Excellent characterization and some fantastic storytelling.

You can read my full review of Chance of a Lifetime here

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Rough Rhythm by Tessa Bailey (Made in Jersey #1.5)

As part of the 1,001 Dark Nights collection, this book is not for the faint of heart. It’s much darker and kinkier than the other books in Tessa Bailey’s Made in Jersey series, as it deals with dark themes some people may not be comfortable with reading. I personally enjoyed the book, as I have with all of this author’s works thus far, and I will be writing my full review for Rough Rhythm at some point soon.

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Thrown Down by Tessa Bailey (Made in Jersey #2)

Seriously loved this book. I was able to read an ARC for review and loved it so much I ordered a print copy for my keeper shelf. This is one of my all time favorite series for Entangled’s Brazen line. Absolutely stellar writing, phenomenal characterization, and HOT AS HELL love scenes.

You can read my full review of Thrown Down here and my full review of the first book in the Made in Jersey series, Crashed Out, here

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Be sure to check back on Saturday, May 14th, for another post about my recent book hauls. I had too many books to post about this time to fit them all in one post for you. So, I’ll be back next weekend with the second half of my bookstore finds, purchases, and recently acquired review books.


What about you? What are you reading? What are some recent books you’ve purchased or received, or that you are excited to purchase in the next few weeks?

The Naughty or Nice List

Looking for something a little naughty or nice to read this holiday season?

Try one of these great reads from St Martin’s Press!

On the Naughty List: On the Naughty List, The Duke and Miss Christmas, Christmas with a Billionaire Rancher, Hot Toy

On the Nice List: Home for Christmas, Christmas at Evergreen Inn, Snowflake Wishes, Heartsong Cottage


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On The Naughty List

A collection of four great holiday stories from four of today’s most talented and bestselling authors: Lori Foster, Carly Phillips, Sugar Jamison, and Beth Ciotta

320 Pages

Release Date: 10/14/2014

Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance

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Love. 
Sex. 
And all the best gifts worth giving… 

Lori Foster
Christmas Bonus 
The workplace is heating up for the holidays when two colleagues who are planning a Christmas party side-by-side end up making love their main order of business.

Carly Phillips
Naughty Under the Mistletoe 
A no-nonsense lawyer intent on seducing her boss ends up having a scandalous-and utterly magical-moment with his twin instead.

Sugar Jamison
Have Yourself a Curvy Little Christmas 
Dina Gregory returns to New York for the holidays. Her mission: To locate her young son’s father. Her surprise: His HOT brother.

Beth Ciotta 
Some Kind of Wonderful 
Two old friends-who seem to have little left in common-are come home for the holidays. But when they end up stranded together during a blizzard, they know just how to keep each other warm. . .

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Hot Toy

by  Jennifer Crusie

77 Pages

Release Date: 10/13/2015

Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance

Previously published in the anthology Santa, Baby, HOT TOY is now available as a standalone e-story for the first time!

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Mayhem ensues under the mistletoe as a determined shopper grabs the very last hot toy action figure off the shelf, only to find herself plunged into the middle of a real-life spy game and in the arms of a sexy secret agent…

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Christmas With The Billionaire Rancher

Billionaire’s Club: Texas Heartthrobs #1

Mandy Baxter

103 Pages

Release Date: 10/13/2015

Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance

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In Christmas with the Billionaire Rancher by Mandy Baxter, there’s nothing Nate Christensen hates more than a golddigger. Nate wants to stay away from all the women who want his money. That is, until he meets the sexy, beautiful Chloe Benson, who lights a fire in his blood that only the most passionate nights can ease…

Chloe cannot get enough of Nate-she’s never felt more wild with desire in her life. The only problem is, she needs Nate’s money. True, it’s for a very worthy charity…but is their passion enough to still Nate’s fears that she’s only wants him for how big his bank account is?

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The Duke & Miss Christmas

The Heirs’ Club of Scoundrels #2.5

Amelia Grey

84 Pages

Release Date: 10/13/2015

Genre: Romance |  Historical Romance | Regency Romance

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Crispin, the Duke of Hurst, has never met a woman he couldn’t handle–until he’s hit over the head with a basketful of mistletoe by a young lady who mistakes his intentions. When he gets into a tussle with her–and she can hold her own–Crispin knows he has finally met his match.

Miss Gwen Prim is mortified that she attacked a duke, but even more concerning is the way her resolve melts when she’s near him. She’s never felt this way about a London gentleman in her life. And with the magic of Christmas in the air, she may end up with a proposal she didn’t expect…in this delightful Regency gem, The Duke and Miss Christmas by New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey

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 Christmas At Evergreen Inn

Jewel Cove #3.5

Donna Alward

92 Pages

Release Date: 10/13/2015

Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance

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Welcome back to Jewell Cove, where this holiday season, there happens to be no room at the inn…

When a December Nor’easter roars up the eastern seaboard, Jewell Cove cop Todd Ricker spends his day off being a Good Samaritan to stranded holiday travelers. But when the roads close and Todd can’t make his way home, he discovers that the Evergreen Inn is full up. Until another Good Samaritan opens her doors and offers him a place to stay…

Lainey Price is not looking forward to Christmas, but just because she’s not filled with the holiday spirit doesn’t mean she’s going to turn Todd out into the stormy night. Even if it means offering the handsome police officer the couch in her tiny cottage. But when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the two are snowed in for a wintry evening by the fire. With Christmas only a few days away, can Todd convince Lainey to open her heart to the season…and love?

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Home For Christmas

Sanctuary Island #4

Lily Everett

320 Pages

Release Date: 10/6/2015 

Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance

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Tis the season for family and love…

At least it’s supposed to be. For Libby Leeds, however, the holiday season is just another reminder of things she’d rather forget. When she left Sanctuary Island as an orphaned child, she never thought she’d go back except in her dreams, dreams she’s kept alive by writing monthly column of her fictional small-town life, until her publisher sends her back home for the holidays.

Owen Shepard is a fallen hero, wounded in action rescuing three of his fellow soldiers, but after a whirlwind of media attention, all this charismatic Army Ranger wants is to get back on his feet and make it to Sanctuary Island to be with his daughter in time for Christmas. What he didn’t expect was to be put on a crash course with a columnist hiding her past. Will the magic of Sanctuary Island at Christmastime allow them to find healing together?

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Heartsong Cottage

Eternity Springs #10

Emily March

320 Pages

Release Date: 11/3/2015 

Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance

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Two weary strangers are about to rest their burdens in Eternity Springs, where there’s hope for every broken heart.

Haunted by the loss of his wife and son, Daniel Garrett left the police force to devote his life to finding missing children. But he still hasn’t found a way to mend the wounds of his past-until he attends a wedding in the small mountain town of Eternity Springs…and meets a beautiful, intriguing woman who offers a glimpse of something Daniel thought he’d never have again.

Shannon O’Toole isn’t looking for romance. Ever since her fiancé’s death, she created a quiet life for herself restoring Victorian cottages. Still, she can’t deny her attraction to the handsome, broad-shouldered stranger. Daniel makes her feel things she’s hasn’t felt in years-including the desire to share her secrets. But can Shannon trust a detective when doing so could bring danger to her cottage door? In Eternity Springs, anything-and everything-is possible…

“Emily March’s stories are heartwrenching and soul-satisfying.
For a wonderful read, don’t miss a visit to Eternity Springs.”
Lisa Kleypas, New York Times bestselling author

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Snowflake Wishes 

Echo Lake #0.5

Maggie McGinnis

93 Pages

Release Date: 10/13/2015

Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance

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Noah Drake was that guy–the one always on the lookout for his next adrenaline high, so it was no surprise when he took off across the world, seeking adventure as a travel writer. But one thing he could never escape was Piper Bellini, the girl who got away–the girl he let get away, a fact he’s never let himself forget. When he returns to Echo Lake to see if there’s any chance the flame between them can be rekindled, he never expects to spend the night holed up with Piper in a roadside diner while a blizzard rages outside. It’s exactly the kind of situation that sent Piper running years ago. But this time, Noah may have been handed a Christmas miracle, and he intends to make all of his and Piper’s wishes come true…

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Want even more great holiday reads?

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Review: Tough Love by Lori Foster

Tough Love 

Ultimate Series

Book Three

Lori Foster

544 Pages 

Release Date: 08/25/15



Publisher:
Harlequin | Imprint: HQN Books
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Romantic Suspense
Series: Ultimate


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She’s playing hard to get… to win the MMA fighter of her ultimate fantasies in a sultry new novel from New York Timesbestselling author Lori Foster…

Vanity Baker loves a good, clean match, but she’s not above playing a little dirty. She’s wanted Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan from day one. Seems as though the best way to corral the famously commitment-phobic fighter is to insist on keeping it casual. And her plan works—deliciously well—until Stack’s past steps out of the shadows.

Stack learned early to stay free of attachments. But with sexy, forthright Vanity, he’s the one always left wanting more. Then his troublemaking family comes back into the picture, threatening everything Stack cares about—Vanity included. Suddenly he realizes they’re much more than friends with benefits. He’s ready to go to the mat for her…but will it be in time to protect the woman who’s tamed him for good?

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Review: Hard Knocks by Lori Foster

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Another great story!

Lori Foster has been on my auto buy list for years. Her stories are packed with emotion, filled with amazing characterization, and never fail to bring a smile to my face. Hard Knocks is a fantastic short read and a great lead-in for her new MMA series. I loved Gage and Harper and I am looking forward to starting Cannon’s story next, but I seriously cannot wait for Armie’s story. He’s such a fun secondary character and I am anxious to read more about him.

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Review: A Perfect Storm by Lori Foster

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved this book, these characters, as I’ve loved all of Lori’s books. The Men Who Walk The Edge of Honor series is among my favorites of Lori’s work. If you haven’t already, definitely check them all out. Each of them are well worth the read!

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