by Lori Foster



Title: Under Pressure [br] Author: Lori Foster [br] Series: Body Armor #1 [br] Pages: 384 pages [br] Publisher: HQN Books [br] Release Date: January 24th 2017 [br] ISBN: 9780373789931

Lori Foster’s new series, Body Armor is a good intro to her new world. It’s an MMA series, and while not the best I’ve read, was full of suspense and hotness that is typical of Lori Foster. Foster is an A-List romance author and her suspense is a must read.

Under Pressure is a spin-off from the Ultimate series. Leese, introduced in that series leaves MMA to become a bodyguard. Not original, I’ve read a few of these types of romances, so while the writing is top notch, I wish it had a little bit more to it. The book is full of phenomenally original characters, though, and it’s wild ride from the beginning to the end. I liked the interplay between the couple, and while the romance happened quickly, it was romantic. It’s definitely a series you’ll want to check out if you like the MMA romances or bodyguard romances.

“…the man packed a sultry punch, and he hadn’t even been trying .”

Under Pressure by Lori Foster

Under Pressure by Lori Foster

Series: Body Armor, #1
Published by HQN Books on January 24th 2017
ISBN: 0373789939
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: NetGalley
Also by this author: Bare It All, Getting Rowdy, No Limits
3.5 Stars

He can protect anything except his heart

Leese Phelps’s road hasn’t been an easy one, but it’s brought him to the perfect job — working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who’s threatening her.
What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who’d believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese’s ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honour. He’s the last person she expects to trust — and the first who’s ever made her feel safe. And he’s the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough...

This adult, contemporary, MMA/Bodyguard romance, novel might be a good choice if you’ve read and loved the following books:

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  1. Shari

    I just finished the book and I liked it, but like you it wasn’t really original. I loved the heroine’s bluntness.

  2. Michelle

    Thanks for the nice review! I’ll admit I’m looking for reviews of this book because of the eye-catching model on the cover photo -_- I tend to be too absorbed in the events while reading. Hope I won’t go under pressure reading this one!

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