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…
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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I love the Ultimate series, but this spin off hasn’t been my favorite. Great review!
I loved the Ultimate series to Shari.
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I really need to catch up on this series Kimba! I am such a huge Lori Foster fan and I am so pleased that you enjoyed this.
A great review!
I am glad you enjoy her too. This is only the second book, so you have time before the next release 🙂
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.
I really am, although I am pining for more from the brothers in Guthrie Brothers series from her.
No one does romance like Lori Foster! Love her alpha males!
I enjoy them too Terri 🙂
Lover Of Romance
oh this author is so wonderful. I can’t wait to read this one, She does write the most swoony romances.
I agree, I always manage to have a good time with her stories.
Love her alpha male heroes.
You are not alone.
First thought that came into my head: “Yummy cover!” LOL So interested in this one. 🙂 ~Aleen
I had a blast with this one Aleen
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?
LOL, neither am I, but I loved her Ultimate books. Nope, this is a spinoff.
Dude, I’m so behind on Lori Foster books. And of course I want to read this now.
Enjoy catching up 🙂
The Bibliophile Babe
MMA fighter? Sign me up!
Love the bodyguard element. I have not read the earlier series or this spin off so I need to get busy.
Happy reading 🙂
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!
Thankfully, these all work on their own.
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!! 🙂
She always delivers a good read.
“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.
Ha..yes he did.
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.
I hope to attend that one day and I hope you try her.
I LOVE this blurb and that cover has me smitten. LOL
I like the cover too Angie.
Well this sounds fun. I need a good escape book.
It really was Heidi.
oh looks like so much fun I love suspense and romance <3 I really need to read Lori Foster this year
I am the same.
This sounds intense, exactly the kind of stories I like. Thanks for sharing.
You are welcome, thanks Nadene
g00d review , h0pe he enj0yed corrupting her
LOL, Not exactly, I think you would enjoy this.
Glad you enjoyed this too! I loved the adorable chemistry between Justice and Fallon. Definitely can’t wait for Miles story! Lovely review, Kim!
Yes, I want Miles tale too 🙂
Looks like another great one from this author! Glad you liked it so much!
Thank you Ali.
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! 🙂
Sweet! I look forward to your thoughts Nick.
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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!
I am so glad you loved it, Quinn. Yeah, I am looking forward to Miles too.
Oh I have mine on the pile, can’t wait now! Thanks Kim
Happy reading Debbie
It’s nice to have another great book! I reallt need to try this author
I hope you do Melliane
Great review! I am reading this author next. I just discovered her.
So happy you will be trying Foster
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!
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!
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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. 😀
The series is all about bodyguards 🙂
Nice smirk man 🙂