Hard Justice by Lori Foster

Hey everybody,

The Blurb:  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:  Hard Justice is book 2 of the Body Armor series by Lori Foster. I love Ms. Foster’s books and this is another winner by her. Justice is a former MMA fighter turned bodyguard and is given the assignment to protect Fallon, who has been sheltered by her parents after a family tragedy. Fallon is not your “typical poor little rich girl”. She is level-headed, sincere, nice and spunky. She is determined to live life a bit and catch up from being sheltered. Justice is charmed by her but they start out being friends before the pull between them heats up. It takes Justice a little time to realize she is not quite what he assumed she would be.

Both Justice and Fallon are great characters. I enjoyed the banter between them and also between Justice and Fallon’s father. I also liked Justice’s family that we see when he and Fallon visit. This story has a very good plot that must be solved and it takes a little while to figure out who the bad guys are. It was also fun to see some of the gang from the Ultimate series pop up.

I highly recommend you check out Ms. Foster’s books. They are entertaining and well-written.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader copy of this book.


Hunter’s Moon by Angela Colsin


The blurb: Caleb Hodgins is a lupine known to the Arkin City Pack as an easy going wolf with a carefree attitude. But after tragedy strikes because of what he is, he’s left with a painful secret and the weight of grief hanging on his shoulders. Such heartache causes Caleb to swear he’ll never seek companionship with a human woman again, and it’s a plan that works well enough—until Emily Sterling comes to town.
When presented with the opportunity to take a long sought job in Arkin City, Emily quickly accepts, moving halfway across the country to live next door to her childhood friend, Joslyn Santiago-Hodgins. After years of keeping in touch long distance, she finally meets the people in Joslyn’s life, and finds everyone easy to fit in with—that is, everyone except Joslyn’s brother-in-law, Caleb.
Emily has no idea why he’s so put off by her, and his dismissive behaviors become increasingly disappointing as her attraction to him turns into undeniable interest. Yet she also doesn’t realize just how quickly her fun loving attitude and playful wit draws Caleb in, reminding him of his painful secret and his drive to prevent history from repeating itself.
But a case of missing lupines sweeping the southern states may put Emily in danger simply by her unwitting association with the Arkin City Pack, giving Caleb more than one reason to protect her. In the process, the gears of bonding start to turn, and there’s nothing he can do to stop it, forcing him to face his fear of revealing the truth about what he is, and risk losing Emily for good.

My thoughts:  Another very good installment in The Crucible world by Angela Colsin. I enjoy the world the author has created. The world has depth, well-developed characters and believable dialogue. Caleb and Emily are interesting characters and whose story had a detailed and entertaining plot. I felt sorry for Caleb’s plight and was glad to see the pull between him and Emily. I also enjoyed seeing characters from other books appear and able to catch up with their lives.

I hope Ms. Colsin writes more in this world–I will read them. I am hoping for one character’s book in particular!! (And I hope the author has the same plan!!)

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.