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Review: Hard Justice by Lori Foster + Giveaway & Excerpt

March 22nd, 2017 by dsuzuki

Rating: ★★★★★

Publication date: April 1, 2017

Publisher: HQN Books

Series: Body Armor #2

About the Book:

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…

My Thoughts:

Despite being a die hard Lori Foster fan I’ll admit the first book in this new series didn’t quite hit the mark for me but I am happy to say Hard Justice blew me away. This book epitomizes everything I love about Lori Foster’s books. It had great main characters, loved the supporting characters and the story line was great.

While reading Under Pressure I really enjoyed Justice’s character but I wasn’t sure how much I was going to like him in the leading role since he seemed so unsure of his role as a body guard in it. Hard Justice takes place a few months after Under Pressure and what I liked is that yes he’s definitely picked up some skills but he still shows some uncertainty in all he should be doing and is open about the fact that he’s new to body guarding. So it makes him a much more relatable character and I loved his candidness. He also appealed to me because he’s such a large tough guy who also has a heart of gold and enough old fashioness in him that makes him uber appealing without being overbearing. I also really liked Fallon and loved watching her blossom during her time with Justice. Watching their relationship develop was great and had the perfect pace. We also get to see some past favorite characters which I always love.

The story line is just as great as the characters. There are a few twists and turns that keep you guessing for awhile and I love when you see certain characters who could tip either way towards being a good guy or a real putz. It keeps you wondering if they will redeem themselves. This one is definitely very high on my list of must read romances!

Find It Online:

Amazon | B&N | Goodreads

Excerpt

“Anyone know her itinerary?” the man asked.

“Even we don’t know it,” her mother explained.

“That’s good then. Not like anyone can plan to use her if they don’t know where she’ll be.” The bodyguard sounded accepting of all the rules. “Don’t sweat it.”

Fallon strangled on a breath. Dear God, he’d just told her mother not to “sweat it.” In her memory, no one had ever spoken to the refined Mrs. Rothschild Wade in such a way.

It was, Fallon decided, somewhat hilarious.

“I realize it all seems extreme,” her father said. “But Fallon is delicate.”

No, I’m not, Fallon wanted to shout. She’d never been delicate, or naive. It was her parents who couldn’t deal, who couldn’t move on. Their worry had all but crippled her—and she’d helped. In trying not to add to their bur­den, she’d made things worse. For their sake as well as her own, she had to make some changes.

With a note of humor, the big guy replied, “Promise I won’t break her.”

Fallon snickered, but her mother just stared, so her father rushed to reassure her. And Fallon just wanted to get out the door with her hunky new bodyguard be­fore her parents had a complete meltdown.

Tonight was a meet and greet, and hopefully the path to fun and cutting loose and finally being free. Safely. If all went well, if the bodyguard suited her, she’d get to be on her own, living her life without the shackles of the past. Limited freedom, yes. There were some things that, for her, would never change.

She’d had a very sharp reminder of that lately.

However, she could change the scenery. She could change the outlook and her attitude. And she would.

 

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Posted in 5 Star Books, Books, Contemporary, Romance

One Response

  1. Jessica

    Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

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