Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Review: Tough Love by Lori Foster

by Lori Foster
Publisher: HQN Books (September 1, 2015)
  • Publication Date: August 25, 2015
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.

She's playing hard to get…to win the MMA fighter of her ultimate fantasies in a sultry new novel from New York Times bestselling 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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My Thoughts:  Tough Love is the third book in Lori Foster's Ultimate Series, which focuses on MMA fighers and the women they fall in love with, and is a series that I have enjoyed very much.  There's just something about hot MMA fighters mixed with good romance that just draws me in.  We've met both Vanity and Stack in previous novels, and now we get to read their story.  Vanity is beautiful, independent, and used to taking care of herself.  She's been on her own for a long time, and despite the fact that she is very "well-off," she has had her share of emotional trauma.  Stack is known for being a player.  He's hot, used to having women flock around him, he's a great fighter, and he's never been interested in a relationship, that is until Vanity Baker gets under his skin.  What starts out as a challenge, ends up being much more.  Throw a little danger, family drama, and a whole lot of well-meaning friends into the mix, and the stage is set for quite an entertaining read. 

I really enjoyed getting to know both Vanity and Stack's characters and liked them both very much.  I also really enjoyed getting to see the characters from the previous novels make an appearance as well.  The romantic aspect was hot, and the story itself was fun, sexy, and entertaining.  If you enjoy sports-themed novels then Tough Love and the entire Ultimate series is something you will want to check out.  

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  1. I love when you get to see previous characters from the other novels, it is also so nice and so fun.
    Great review Ellen!


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