Hard Justice by Lori Foster

March 20th, 2017 Kimberly Review 60 Comments

20th Mar
Hard Justice by Lori Foster
Hard Justice
by Lori Foster
Series: Body Armor #2
Genres: Romantic Suspense
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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…

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HARD JUSTICE by Lori Foster delivered a suspenseful and romantic tale featuring former MMA cage fighter, Justice Wallington, as he takes on his first solo protection duty. HARD JUSTICE delivered a knockout punch with heat, heart, and suspense.

After reading UNDER PRESSURE, the first novel in the Body Armor series, I was anxious for Justice Wallington’s story. We first met Justice in the Ultimate series, and Foster delivered a one-two punch that left me swooning. Justice left the MMA world to join Leese at Body Armor, an elite security service company. His first job seems low key. All he needs to do is protect an heiress named Fallon Wade. It was fun seeing Justice transform from fighter to a protector.

Fallon Wade isn’t the entitled heiress he expected to encounter, and her parents seem awfully protective of their twenty-four-year-old daughter. Fallon’s life has been very sheltered, and Justice soon realizes she hasn’t experienced any of the firsts her peers have. Fallon wants to experience life, and find her independence. She is refreshing, innocent, and brightens Justice’s world. Things get complicated when a threat presents itself and thoughts of kissing her begin to consume him.

The suspense angle was intense with plenty of red herrings and suspects including a pushy ex-boyfriend. I loved how Foster used this threat, to allow Justice and Fallon to become closer as she exposes their pasts, vulnerabilities, fears and desires. I connected with both of them, even Fallon who I was sure I wouldn’t like. Her story will gut you, and I found myself wiping away tears. I loved the moment when the cover made sense and thought Foster did an excellent job of wrapping up the suspense and ending their story.

From their chemistry to time spent with characters from the Ultimate series, HARD JUSTICE delivered an engaging, swoon-worthy, and action-packed tale that allowed me to slip into their world for a few hours. I cannot wait for news on the next book.

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60 Responses to “Hard Justice by Lori Foster”

  1. Shari

    I love the Ultimate series, but this spin off hasn’t been my favorite. Great review!

  2. Lexxie

    I loved Justice and Fallon, too. And the whole suspense part of the story was so well done, I thought 🙂
    Great review, Kim, and I’m glad you’re enjoying these new LFoster stories as much as I do.

  3. Lorna

    While I am not a fan of cage fighters, I do like a good body guard romance. This does sound like a good one! I take it that you don’t have to read the other series to enjoy this one?

  4. Katherine

    Oh this sounds good! I’ve been wanting to read Lori Foster for awhile but none of her books seemed quite right but I love the sound of Fallon and Justice and this one sounds perfect!

  5. Bookworm Brandee

    Hard Justice sounds really well done, Kimberly. I like that Justice and Fallon seem to spend a lot of time together and get to know one another while their chemistry simmers. I need to read more Foster!! 🙂

  6. Angela Adams

    “Fallon longs to experience life—going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers” — sounds like Justice, the bodyguard, has his work cut out for him (smile). Thanks for the post.

  7. Melanie Simmons

    Lori Foster is an author I’ve thought about trying for a while (ever since going to her RAGT conference). This sounds like a really great story. Glad you liked this one. Great review.

  8. Lily B

    oh looks like so much fun I love suspense and romance <3 I really need to read Lori Foster this year

  9. Cyn

    Glad you enjoyed this too! I loved the adorable chemistry between Justice and Fallon. Definitely can’t wait for Miles story! Lovely review, Kim!

  10. Nick

    Sounds fabulous, Kim! Your and Quinn’s reviews always make me want to pick up her books. I’m adding this to my library TBR. As soon as it becomes available, I’m nabbing it! 🙂

  11. Quinn's Book Nook

    Oh my gosh, I loved this one! I didn’t end up loving Under Pressure, so I was a little nervous with this one. But I shouldn’t have been because I loved it. Justice was so much fun. And I loved Fallon. And I loved them together. And I want Miles story!

  12. Silvia

    This one sounds good! I can’t believe I still have to try her books, though . . . I should do something about that, shouldn’t I? *sighs* Really happy you enjoyed this title so much, and fingers crossed you don’t have to wait long before a new one is out!

    • kimbacaffeinate

      Silvia, I have a few authors on the I need to try list. I am slowly getting to them and their backlist series…only problems is now I have more favorite authors!

  13. Geybie's Book Blog

    Glad that you enjoyed this one, Kim. I love a richly emotional and action-packed story. This story reminds me of the movie, the Bodyguard. I think I’m gonna love this. 😀
    Awesome review, Kim, as always. 😀