Title: Hard Justice (Body Armor, #2)
Author: Lori Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous…
Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size—skills 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 life—going 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…
Julie’s 5 Star Review
All Fallon wants is to live a little. She’s been sheltered and isolated for too long. She just wants to have a few experiences that a normal 24 year old woman would have. Her parents insist on a bodyguard for her safety. As a wealthy and well known family who have a devastating history, they know Fallon could easily be a target. What the didn’t expect was Justice.
Justice Wallington was an ex fighter of mixed martial arts, a massive, young and attractive man. He was also very good at his job and didn’t take kindly to the implications that he was to remember his “place” keep the young Miss Fallon safe and any slip ups would mean his ass. He had no intention of doing anything but his job, as per usual, a job he took very seriously. However, he also didn’t take into account the innocent, smart, funny sassy girl with a lust for living, how easy it would be to connect with her, or how hard it would be to resist.
“Fearing her reprieve might be slipping away, she said hesitantly, “Justice…” Suddenly his massive arms came around her, stunning her stupid. He drew her back against his chest and held her, enfolded in that delicious embrace. Why was he always so warm? And oh my, how could she think when his scent of musk and sexy man surrounded her? Savoring it, she sucked in a long, slow breath. Justice lowered his chin to the top of her head, gently hugging her. Voice pitched low and rough, he muttered, “Your dad would shoot me if he saw me doing this.”’
Their first outing ended with an attempted robbery. From there they dealt with a stalking ex-boyfriend of Fallon’s, her parents being out of town, a budding relationship, and Fallon unearthing her family secrets. There were so many twists and turns along the way, but the couples connection was undeniable and Justice’s need to protect her was not only because it was his job, but because he wanted her protected.
“This is pointless,” Justice replied, just as irate. “Whether you pay me or not, I’m not budging. I’d be looking out for her anyway. It’s personal now, not business.” Wait…what? Trying to understand, Fallon gulped in air. How could he be her bodyguard if he quit? She glanced at her mother, and found her smiling. Even more confused now, Fallon turned back to stare at Justice. “You say that like it’s your decision,” her father barked. “Fallon has some say in this, too, you know.” “I’ll convince her.” Justice folded his arms in what she now recognized as an arrogant and determined stance. “And since I’ll be dating her, it’d be ludicrous for you to pay me as a bodyguard.”
Hard Justice was an easy book to love. Justice had me wanting to hire a bodyguard, watch some MMA, and go dancing while drunk. Fallon is an easy heroine to root for. You just want to see her happy (even if it is with YOUR man). I loved it!
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About Lori Foster
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.
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