No Limits by Lori Foster

August 18th, 2014 kimbacaffeinate Review 65 Comments

18th Aug
No Limits by Lori Foster
No Limits
by Lori Foster
Series: Ultimate #1
Published by: Harlequin
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Source: Gifted
Purchase: Amazon
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Rating: One StarOne StarOne StarOne StarHalf a Star

A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster… Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it…

No Limits by Lori Foster is the first in her Ultimate series featuring Cannon Colter and Yvette Sweeny. We first met these characters in Foster’s Love Undercover series and this fan was eager to hear their story. No Limits delivered a knockout punch and kicked this series into high gear with a group of secondary characters that gave it a small-town feel. Wrapped in a hot, steamy romance and suspenseful tale No Limits is a necessary read for Foster fans.

Coffee dates with No Limits:

First date: Cannon and Yvette come together after the death of her grandfather. From page I was hooked and quickly lost myself in this date. The last time they were together Cannon was attracted to Yvette in the Love Under Cover series. At the time he felt she was too young. He was caught up in his career, and he ignored her strong advances. He is back from his bout in Japan and ready to address his feelings for Yvette. Yvette left town after her near death experience and has grown since their last encounter. She is determined not to throw herself at Cannon or get him mixed up in her issues. Yeah..Not gonna happy. When these two are in the same room, the sexual tension just crackles through the atmosphere. You can feel the temperature drop as the sexual storm begin to form..yeah baby! I love how Foster threw these two together allowing them to sort out their feelings and reconnect.

Second date: We meet Cannon’s martial art buddies, and I thoroughly enjoy this band of merry men. Much like a military unit, these boys have each other’s six and tease each other unmercifully. The banter and small talk was hilarious and ladies the testosterone levels are off the chart. These boys are smoking hot. Alpha-males that quickly stole my heart with their honor code and friendship. Things are heating up between Yvette and Cannon. Foster makes their dance believable and I am rooting for them. Yvette while damaged is brave and confident. I had to laugh at her protective nature towards Cannon. Foster had me giggle:snorting as they interacted as a couple and with other characters. Outside threats begin to weave into the tale creating danger. There are two separate threats and Foster created suspense without pushing things over the top, creating a believable tension.

Third date: Can I just say I friggin’ love these characters and totally want more! Yvette’s friend from California is absolutely hilarious, and I need her story. We will get her story. Right?*raises eyebrow at Foster* Cannon’s buddies, sister and her roomie are all well developed and unique. The suspenseful threads wrapped up with a nice climax. Foster hinted of relationships to come while keeping me entwined in Cannon and Yvette’s tale. Their romance is sweet, tender, and unbelievably hot; it felt natural and beautiful. I do not want these dates to end, but I cannot set the book down. The savoring will have to be left for the second read.

In case you have not guessed, I loved No Limits and I am looking forward to more of the Ultimate series. Fans of romantic suspense, small-town novels and strong characters need to add No Limits to their libraries STAT.

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.

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65 Responses to “No Limits by Lori Foster”

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Agreed, and I always get wrapped up in whatever Foster writes 🙂

  1. Tanja

    I haven’t heard of this one but it sounds really good. I love how characters sound and what’s more when a book grips you from the first page it’s really hard not to enjoy it. Great review, Kim 🙂
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  2. Nick

    Can you believe that I haven’t read anything by Lori Foster yet, Kim? I fail!
    The character dynamics sound fabulous and although the romance sounds smoking and very well-written, I think I would enjoy the other relationships even more!
    Fab review, Kim!
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  3. Katherine

    I think I may have read a Lori Forster years and years ago. I like the MMA setting and these sound like great characters. I’ll have to try this series. Hope your finger is feeling better! Hurt fingers are awful because it’s not like you can avoid using them.
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    • kimbacaffeinate

      I love her blend of romance/suspense and small town feel Katherine.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Enjoy Felicia, Foster usually delivers for me, and I was so excited for Cannon’s story 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really enjoy her books because they mix genres and the characters are well developed.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Rita, there was heat but definitely main stream.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really enjoy her books Lily from the characters to the plots.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Heck yes Quinn the cover is yum. I did a WoW post for this and Foster DM’d me and offered to send me the book..she signed it and Squee! It is sitting on my bookshelf in a place of honor. LOL

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Ooo I hope you read this series Danny, I have a feeling you will enjoy it. Sorry I haven’t been around much. We are planning a wedding for September for our youngest and sadly I have been only visiting blogs back. Come October I should be back to spreading the love far and wide 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Exactly..yum and double yum..plus the banter and teasing is hilarious!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I really love them Heidi, there is some heat, but it is mostly fade to black or mild.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I remember you saying that, I have not had an issue with the Lover Undercover series or this one with the females.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Thanks Loupe, I got in trouble at my post-op check because I busted a stitch but I think the swelling had something to do with it. The finger is black and blue so I know I jammed it up in addition to the cut.

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Woot..I cannot wait to hear your thoughts on it Kim 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Sweet! I am so glad you loved it too Sharon. I cannot wait for the next book!

  4. Kristin

    I can FINALLY comment on your review b/c I just finished mine – I love this series!!! I totally forgot the aspect that Lori makes this series feel like a small town, everyone knows everyone and I love that part of it, too!!! I’m pretty sure she’s modeled Warfield after Fairfield, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati. It’s outside the highway “loop” that encases most of the older suburbs of Cincinnati but a ton of people live and love Fairfield. Yeah, probably more than you wanted to know but my brother lives in downtown Cinci so I know the area decently – I LOVE my home state!

    Anyhoo… fantastic review, girl! I can tell you love Foster! I can’t wait for Denver and Cherry’s book – I wonder what trouble she’s into??????

    • kimbacaffeinate

      I am excited for the next one too Kristin and love how she weaves all of the characters into this close knit community 🙂 Woot! Glad you loved it too 🙂

    • kimbacaffeinate

      This will work as a standalone, and really each book focuses on one couple. I absolutely adored the Love Undercover series and do recommend that you read them, but you can begin this new series straightaway.