Blog Tour: Fast Burn by Lori Foster

Welcome to the Fast Burn blog tour post for Lori Foster‘s fourth (and last) book in her latest series Body Armor! This is a cool bodyguard romantic suspense series features some characters you might have recognize from the Ultimate series! The Body Armor series is: Under Pressure featuring ex-MMA fighter Leese, Hard Justice ft. Justice and Close Contact ft. Miles. I’ve got lots of fun things in this post, including a review and excerpt! So scroll on down and check out all the fun stuff (:

Blog Tour: Fast Burn by Lori FosterFast Burn (Body Armor, #4) by Lori Foster
Series: Body Armor #4
Published by Hqn on March 20th 2018
Pages: 384
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four-stars

For the woman who’s his perfect match, he’s willing to break the rules…

The moment Brand Berry meets beautiful, driven Sahara Silver, the connection between them is electric. It’s also something he can’t pursue. Sahara wants him, sure—to join Body Armor, where his MMA skills, size and cocky attitude make him perfect for her elite crew of bodyguards. For Sahara, the agency always comes first, and Brand needs more. Yet when she’s kidnapped by men searching for her missing brother, he doesn’t hesitate.

Somewhere along the way, flirting with Brand for the sake of business turned very personal. Despite his refusal to join Body Armor, it’s Brand who steps up when Sahara needs him most. Now there’s no more time for games, and no point denying the hunger they both feel. They’ll escape together or not at all. But if they survive, can Sahara finally surrender control to claim this blazing passion?

Review:

Ahh, the finale to the Body Armor series! I’ve been looking forward to this story since we got to meet the ever kick-ass Sahara Silver, boss of Body Armor.  She very easily stole the limelight in the previous books with her sass and confident attitude and I think she even jumps up a couple notches on the badass list in this book. Don’t believe me? How’s this:

For a moment her body pressed to his, the soft swells of her breasts reminding him that she’d removed her bra.

To make a handle.

For a shiv.

It was kind of a life-or-death moment, so you go girl.

Brand was a nice match for Sahara. He wasn’t easily bossed around and was stubborn enough to match her stubbornness. There was some teasing of the potential spark in the previous book as Sahara tried to recruit Brand (also MMA fighter) to work for Body Armor. In this book, it was an wildfire of chemistry.

In the vein of the series, this book is a romance wrapped up in some good ol’ suspense and drama. We finally get to delve into her brother Scott’s mysterious disappearance/death. And that comes with some kidnappers, baggage and big revelations!

Overall, a nice conclusion to the series. I’m a little sad to see it end since I really liked the Body Armor boys and girls. I loved that they often showed up throughout the series and was such an awesome group of friends. And I loved that Sahara got to be a part of this group. This is definitely worth checking out if you’re a Lori Foster fan.

{*Thanks to Harlequin HQN & Netgalley for provided the eARC in exchange for an honest review.

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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.

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.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/


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UNDER PRESSURE | HARD JUSTICE | CLOSE CONTACT

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EXCERPT

“Can you see me killing a man?”

After briefly locking on her eyes, his gaze moved over her face and settled on her mouth. “Yeah, I guess I can. If it came to protecting someone you cared about.”

Well, that was something anyway. “I had a shorter assignment with a twenty-three-year-old. I was only a year older than him and he had some serious misconceptions about the role of a bodyguard.”

“How so?”

“I spent more time fending him off than protecting him. He got impossibly grabby.”

Brand went back to scowling. “Your brother allowed that?”

“I didn’t tell him! That would have been like admitting I couldn’t handle the job, and it was an important one. He was a movie star’s son being hassled by a radical group that opposed the star’s last movie. Apparently, they didn’t understand fiction versus reality. They wanted to drive home their point by making his son miserable anytime he ventured into public. You’ll understand that it was all confidential so I can’t give names or details.”

“Sure. Tell me the part where you knocked the punk out.”

She grinned. “We’ve already surmised that I’m not physically powerful.”

He agreed by saying, “You should have quit.”

“I couldn’t. Scott chose me for the job because I was close enough in age to blend in. The boy didn’t want his friends to know he had a bodyguard. Guess it dented his macho pride or something.”

“First, he’s not a boy. At twenty-three, he’s a man. And second, I hope you dented the hell out of his pride.”

That was one of the nice things about Brand: he had a similar mindset to her and they often agreed on things.

That was one of the nice things about Brand: he had a similar mindset to her and they often agreed on things. “Of course I did. We were at a club with his friends. He kept trying to force me to dance with him. I knew where that would lead with the octopus, so I refused. I could keep an eye on him from the bar, but he wouldn’t take no for an answer. He grabbed my wrist and wouldn’t let go.”

Expression darkening more by the moment, Brand asked, “What did you do?”

“I tripped him to the ground. That made him mad and he grabbed for me again.”

“To do what?”

She shrugged. “I didn’t want to find out, so I grabbed two fingers and twisted enough to break them.”

“Ouch,” Brand said with smiling satisfaction.

“He raged and decided it was time for us to go—with my wholehearted agreement. I had visions of the whole assignment going to hell, but it took an uptick when we stepped outside and the same group I was supposed to protect him from was there to mob him. That got him moving quickly to get in the car.

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four-stars

Author: Cyn

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4 Replies to “Blog Tour: Fast Burn by Lori Foster”

  1. I haven’t started this series yet, but I’m so glad the grand finale was a good one for you, Cyn. Sahara’s story sounds great.

  2. I absolutely loved this one. Glad to see you did as well.

  3. This sounds so good! I really need to make a point to read some of Lori Foster’s newer books very soon. Glad you enjoyed this one.

  4. I seriously need to try this author. So many bloggers I know love her. Great review for this!

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