Ms. Foster is one of my favorite go-to authors. I love her writing. You see her characters as real people that you just can’t help but grow to care about.
We finally have the story for Armie and Rissy and Ms. Foster does not disappoint! Fighting Dirty is the fourth and final installment of her Ultimate Series. This series follows the lives of several fighters in the SBC, a fictional ultimate fighting company. In many series, I think there is one character that seems to capture the imagination and affection of the readers and all of us wait for that character’s book. In Ms. Foster’s Ultimate Series that character is Armie. I, along with a lot of her readers, have been fascinated by Armie from the very beginning. We have seen small snippets of their story throughout the prior books in this series. He is a character with a dark secret in his past, an uninhibited outlook on physical relationships and he absolutely has a heart of gold towards people he cares about. He has been in love with Rissy for years, yet he never admitted it and never pursued her due to his belief that he wasn’t the right man for her. Rissy is the little sister of Cannon Colter (the hero from No Limits), Armie’s best friend who has stood by him through everything—including Armie’s past. That alone made Rissy off limits for him. Coupled with the fact that Rissy is a “good girl” in Armie’s book, he knows that they will never have a future. What he did not count on was Rissy herself and her views on things. Rissy loves Armie just as he is and accepts him for who he is. I was glad that Armie shared his secret with Rissy early on and I thought her acceptance of Armie was a well-written scene. Rissy is a strong female lead and a great match for Armie. There is also a suspense plotline ranging from a bank robbery where Armie saves everyone to an attack on one of the characters just to keep things interesting.
I loved this story. Both Armie and Rissy are great characters and the chemistry between them is smokin’ hot yet there is also a sense of sweetness about them. You actually root for these characters to make it. This story also has some nice humor in it. I also enjoyed seeing the characters from the previous books in this book. I have always enjoyed Ms. Foster’s dialogue in her stories. The dialogue is believable and well-written. I hate to see this series end but am always looking forward to the next series she writes.
I received an ARC of Fighting Dirty in exchange for an honest review.