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.