Thursday, March 16, 2017

Review & Excerpt Tour: Hard Justice by Lori Foster

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NEW YORK TIMES bestselling author Lori Foster returns with the second installment in her explosive new series featuring sexy bodyguards who’ll do anything to protect the ones they love.

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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…


“If anything happens to her, we will hold you and the agency personally responsible.”
“Nothing will.”
Her father scowled. “Ms. Silver swears you’re ca­pable.”
“That I am.” Though Justice spoke to her father, he didn’t look away from Fallon, and she shivered at the deepness of the voice that stroked over her skin like a warm caress.
“She also said you were a professional fighter,” her father continued.
“Was once,” Justice agreed. “I fought with the SBC, but I don’t compete anymore.”
“SBC?” her father asked.
“Supreme Battle Challenge. Best known fight orga­nization there is.”
Ah, a fighter. Fallon gave him another quick glance. She supposed that explained the damaged ear, crook in his nose and the outrageous hairstyle. “Not a boxer,” she guessed.
“Mixed martial arts, so kicking, grappling, submis­sions, but yeah, I’m a pretty good boxer, too.” He jok­ingly threw a few shadow punches, then, with a glance at her dad, quickly sobered. “Not to brag or anything.”
With a critical eye, her father said, “Admittedly, you’re not what I expected.”
“You were looking for Rocky Balboa? The one in the later movies, not the first? He did get slick in the last few, huh? That’s not me, though. Never will be.”
Such an outpouring left her father stymied for a mo­ment. “Well, my wife and Ms. Silver did suggest that you’d be able to blend in.”
Fallon remained on the last step—and still Justice towered over her. She smiled up at him. “That was my stipulation. That you be able to blend, I mean. I didn’t want a bodyguard to be super conspicuous. But seeing you now, I can’t imagine you blending in too easily.”
He crooked a brow. “Why not?”
“You’re rather large to blend.”
“Depends on where we go, right?” He took her elbow and very unnecessarily helped her down the last step. “Bar, club, steakhouse—no one will pay much attention to me. In this house?” He looked around as if a little put off by the grandeur. “Or a fancy party?” He rasped a big hand over his beard stubble. “I can shave, spiff up a little and force myself into a suit, but that still might not do the trick.”

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Hard Justice is book two in the Body Armor series. This book brings us bodyguard Justice's story.

Justice has taken on his first official major bodyguarding jobs but at first it seems little more than a babysitting mission.  The target of his protection - Fallon - the seemingly overprotected adult daughter of rich parents.  But there's more to the story than Justice knows and as he starts to gleen pieces of the past, he's also finding himself feeling more than a little protective - and not just in a work-motivated way.

Fallon has been through a lot in her short life, but she's also missed out on things. Her parents take worry and over-protectiveness to the extreme and she's allowed it for years, but now she's looking for a little freedom, a little independence and to get that she's got a new bodyguard; but Justice isn't at all what she expected and the more time she spends with him, the closer they grow.

The chemisty between these two is palpable - there's a definite pull between them from the moment their eyes met the first time.  But Justice is struggling with doing his job the right way and not allowing himself to take advantage of his client, no matter the feelings he's developing.  When there are signs there might be lurking danger, Justice's instincts force him to make his move on Fallon quickly and also force him to look further into where the risk is coming from.

Hard Justice was teh story of  a couple who found their perfect match in each other, though neither was perfect. I loved how Fallon worked through her issues of rejection and opened up to Justice about her past - something she hadn't really done before.  I really liked how these two worked together to figure out why the incidents were happening and coming up with a plan to put an end to it as well.  The fact that Justice allowed help from not only Fallon - but other people he had a little bit of trust issues with showed just how important it was for him to see the danger taken away.

I loved getting glimpses of Justice's friends and seeing more about the body armor agency and look forward to reading future books in the series as they are a wonderful combination of romance and suspense.

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  Lori Foster - Author photoAbout Lori Foster: LORI FOSTER is a New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 55 titles, beloved for her contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and the women they fall for. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. For more about Lori, visit her website at, or check out these online locations where she interacts with readers:,, Goodreads and You can also sign up for her monthly newsletter at    



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