PASSIONS ARE READY TO POP IN THIS STEAMY NEW ROMANTIC THRILLER FROM AWARD WINNING BESTSELLING AUTHOR LORI FOSTER
From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lori Foster comes UNDER PRESSURE, the first book in her brand-new Body Armor series, featuring her trademark alpha-male heroes and strong-willed heroines, who risk everything to save one another from the deadly forces that seek to destroy them.
UNDER PRESSURE Synopsis:
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 honor. 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…
“Romantic thriller veteran Foster has been honing her skill for a long time, and it’s clear she’s at the top of her game here. Readers will find themselves, along with her colorful cast of supporting characters, rooting for a happy-ever-after.”
“Teasing and humorous dialogue, sizzling sex scenes, tender moments, and overriding tension show Foster’s skill as a balanced storyteller. She sets up a continuing story line for the series with the mystery of who murdered the firm’s founder, Sahara’s brother, but this thread never overwhelms the gripping main story, which will leave readers breathless.”
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“Foster writes an action-packed story that has everything her readers have come to love about her books…. Foster continues to prove why she is a mega-talent in the romance world!”
- Jennifer Wilson, RT Book Reviews
Title: Under Pressure
Author: Lori Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Suspense, Sports-MMA
Series or Standalone: Standalone Series (Body Armor #1)
I’ve been a fan of Lori Foster for as long as I can remember. From her shorter tales with Harlequin to the longer more in depth and suspense driven ones, I never really missed a chance to snag up one of her paperbacks, so picking this one up was kind of a no brainer.
She packs a heat level in her books that always just fits, adding in suspense and even the right amount of humor so you don’t drown in the seriousness of things and that is pretty much the formula for Under Pressure as well.
Right from the jump the chemistry is there, off the charts, but also there are these moments that are and were just super sweet, especially given the position that both main characters find themselves in, and I enjoyed it.
There was a definite slow burn here between the two as Leese did his damndest to keep Cat alive and breathing. But there was humor, there were edge of your seat moments and when these two did finally give in, there was steam. A lot of steam.
I had a few issues as I went along in terms of certain instances where I felt scenes may have been a little over drawn out and didn’t really bring anything new to the table, but it didn’t take away too much from my overall enjoyment of the book and the characters itself.
The author has an ease with her writing style that keeps you engaged even as the pace of the story picks up and I didn’t feel as though I was too bogged down at any time or didn’t feel lost. It all came together very well.
The ending for me was sweet and much deserved, even if the action of it and then the resolution did seem a little quick in how it all wrapped up. But such is the world of fiction I suppose. You can’t have a story go on forever and with the resolution here, I do believe it ended in the very best way it could have.
I think if you’re a fan of romantic suspense with the right amount of steam, a fan of this author or even just hot bodyguards in general, I think you’ll enjoy this. I know that I did.
And on a final note, I loved the nod and appearances made by other characters in this book. It was a nice treat getting to see some of these again. I also can’t wait to see where the author takes us on Justice’s journey.
My thanks to the author and all others involved for letting me read an early release of this book. It’s a trip I’m glad to have taken.
About the Author
LORI FOSTER is a New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 55 titles, beloved for her contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and the women they fall for. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. For more about Lori, visit her website at LoriFoster.com, or check out these online locations where she interacts with readers: Facebook.com/LoriFoster, Twitter.com/LoriLFoster, Goodreads and Pinterest.com/lorilfoster. You can also sign up for her monthly newsletter at LoriFoster.com/Newsletter.