Series: Ultimate

The Best for Last! Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster

Posted February 29, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | | 3 Comments

I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The Best for Last! Fighting Dirty by Lori FosterFighting Dirty by Lori Foster
Series: Ultimate #4
Published by HQN Books on February 23rd 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense, Sports Romance
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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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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Mrs. Foster has teased us with Armie and Marissa (Rissy) during the Ultimate series and we finally get their HEA in Fighting Dirty, and it was well worth the wait.

If it wasn’t for school work I would have gobbled up Fighting Dirty in one sitting but instead it took me a week to finish it. But it worked out as a nice treat for me at bedtime after I finished my textbook reading and paper writing. And ladies, Armie is fun in bed!

Rissy has had a crush on her big brother’s best friend, Armie since she was sixteen but what she didn’t know was that Armie noticed her back then too but never acted on it for two reasons. She was too young and he thought she deserved a better man than him.

Armie is known for being a lady’s man and being into some kinky stuff. But he’s never had a serious relationship. He focuses on his training and keeping one sexy, leggy brunette at arm’s length. Armie’s been running from Rissy for too long and one night at Rowdy’s bar he gives into a kiss that rocked both of their worlds. But even then he pushes her away, until she’s put in danger then all bets are off.

Fighting Dirty would have gotten 5 full stars if there was an epilogue. I felt with it being the last in the series and a few events in Rissy and Armie’s life would have been great to see where they were a few months later. But I’m sure we’ll get updates on the whole gang . . .

Another character that Foster has been teasing us with is Leese and he announced that he was making a career change in Fighting Dirty that made me wonder if he would get a book in another series. So I asked Mrs. Foster on Twitter if she was planning a spin-off series and she is!

“Yes ma’am! The Body Armor series: Leese, Justice, Miles & Brand. 1st book is Leese, UNDER PRESSURE, out the end of Nov.

So the rest of the secondary characters will get books in the new series. While I’m sad that Fighting Dirty is the last in the Ultimate series I’m so excited about the Body Armor series! And I’m thinking that the new series might have more suspense and danger so Romantic Suspense fans will want to jump on board with the first book this November.


About Lori Foster

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

Lori believes it’s important to give back to the community as much as possible, and for that reason she ran special contests in conjunction with a publisher, facilitating many first sales for new authors. She routinely organizes events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

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.

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Posted February 12, 2016 by Jennifer in Book Review | 0 Comments

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