Blog Tour: Hard Justice by Lori Foster

Welcome to the Hard Justice blog tour post for Lori Foster‘s second book in her new series Body Armor! This is a cool bodyguard romantic suspense series features some characters you might have recognize from the Ultimate series! Book one in the Body Armor series is: Under Pressure featuring ex-MMA fighter Leese.

I’ve got lots of fun things in this post, including a review, excerpt and giveaway! So scroll on down and check out all the fun stuff (:

Blog Tour: Hard Justice by Lori FosterHard Justice (Body Armor, #2) by Lori Foster
Series: Body Armor #2
Published by Harlequin Books on March 21st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Mystery/Suspence, Romance
Pages: 384
Source: Netgalley
Goodreads
four-stars

Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous
Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating sizeskills he put to good use first in the MMA cage and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she's sweet and intriguingly innocent. It's a risk-free assignment, until he's required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.
Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience lifegoing to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it's not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that's real, raw and absolutely against the rules"

Review:

Another cute addition to the series! I’m so happy that Justice got his own story, he’s such a sweetie! Justice Wallington’s, MMA fighter-cum-bodyguard, new client is slightly sheltered heiress Fallon Wade. All he needs to do it keep her safe when she goes out but he’s not quite sure what to make of her. Her parents have hired Justice to protect her, but Fallon wants to experience life and having a new shadow isn’t going to stop her. Justice realizes quickly this job isn’t going to be quite as easy as he thought.

I really like Justice, he’s not your typical bodyguard and is exactly what Fallon needed in her life. He’s laid-backed and easy going, but also brave and dependable, someone you definitely want around. Fallon has basically spent most her life hidden away due to a tragic accident years ago, but at 24 years old, she wants to see the world. Fallon is really sweet and a bit naive, but I like that she’s taking steps to break out her shell.

The romance between Justice and Fallon was very sweet. It was a bit of insta-attraction, but I liked that we did get to see their relationship develop from friends to lover and that trust was built between them. Justice was a perfect partner to help Fallon overcome her insecurities.

In Hard Justice, there was definitely more cross-over of the bodyguard and MMA fighter world which was great for me because I love the boys and girls of the Ultimate series. The suspense aspect intertwined the bodyguard and MMA world and with a few suspicious characters, it keeps you on your toes trying to figure out who the bad guys is.

Overall, a nice addition to the series. True to Foster’s form, Hard Justice is an easy-breezy fun read with a lot of romance and a bit of suspense. The characters are lovable, and I look forward to seeing more of this series, especially Miles’s and Sahara’s story!

{*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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EXCERPT

“If anything happens to her, we will hold you and the agency personally responsible.”

“Nothing will.”

Her father scowled. “Ms. Silver swears you’re capable.”

“That I am.” Though Justice spoke to her father, he didn’t look away from Fallon, and she shivered at the deepness of the voice that stroked over her skin like a warm caress.

“She also said you were a professional fighter,” her father continued.

“Was once,” Justice agreed. “I fought with the SBC, but I don’t compete anymore.”

“SBC?” her father asked.

“Supreme Battle Challenge. Best known fight organization there is.”

Ah, a fighter. Fallon gave him another quick glance. She supposed that explained the damaged ear, crook in his nose and the outrageous hairstyle. “Not a boxer,” she guessed.

“Mixed martial arts, so kicking, grappling, submissions, but yeah, I’m a pretty good boxer, too.” He jokingly threw a few shadow punches, then, with a glance at her dad, quickly sobered. “Not to brag or anything.”

With a critical eye, her father said, “Admittedly, you’re not what I expected.”

“You were looking for Rocky Balboa? The one in the later movies, not the first? He did get slick in the last few, huh? That’s not me, though. Never will be.”

Such an outpouring left her father stymied for a moment. “Well, my wife and Ms. Silver did suggest that you’d be able to blend in.”

Fallon remained on the last step—and still Justice towered over her. She smiled up at him. “That was my stipulation. That you be able to blend, I mean. I didn’t want a bodyguard to be super conspicuous. But seeing you now, I can’t imagine you blending in too easily.”

He crooked a brow. “Why not?”

“You’re rather large to blend.”

“Depends on where we go, right?” He took her elbow and very unnecessarily helped her down the last step. “Bar, club, steakhouse—no one will pay much attention to me. In this house?” He looked around as if a little put off by the grandeur. “Or a fancy party?” He rasped a big hand over his beard stubble. “I can shave, spiff up a little and force myself into a suit, but that still might not do the trick.”
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four-stars

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

16 Comment

  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

    1. No problem 🙂

  2. I had fun with this one too, and agree it was insta-attraction, but liked the way it developed.

    1. Yes, agree! Glad Justice and Fallon’s relationship was more than just insta-attraction!

  3. I like a breezy read with some romance. This series looks good, great review!

    1. It’s definitely worth checking out! Thanks, Cindy!

  4. I am not sure how I still haven’t picked up a Lori Foster book yet!! This sounds really good. Glad ou enjoyed it. Great review!

    1. You definitely need too, her books are tons of fun 🙂 Thanks, Grace!

  5. I have really been missing out by not reading the MMA series and this one sounds fabulous, too. I love the whole body guard thing and Justice and Fallon sound great.

    Thanks, Cyn!

    1. Oh the MMA series is awesome, those boys are adorable! Thanks for stopping by Sophia Rose!

  6. It has been years since I read any of Lori Foster’s books but this series does really appeal to me. I am glad that you enjoyed it and I did like the excerpt quite a bit. Great review!

    1. Thanks, Carole! The bodyguard series has been pretty good so far!

  7. what I love about Lori Foster is how likeable her characters are, and are so endearing. Great excerpt too!!

    1. Agree! Her characters are definitely endearing!

  8. She just writes the best heroes doesn’t she? I need to get caught up with her books soon 🙂

    1. Yes, she does! And yes you should 😉

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