Excerpt Tour – Hard Justice by Lori Foster

 

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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About HARD JUSTICE:

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…

 

 

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EXCERPT:

It took Fallon a few seconds more to get her feet mov­ing, then she darted to the closet with new excitement. Shoot, even having a bodyguard would be an adventure when the bodyguard looked like him.

She stepped into her flat-heeled shoes, found a car­digan to pull on over her top and chose a scarf to drape around her neck. She didn’t particularly like the outfit, but no way would she make him wait while she went through her wardrobe.

After one last fluff of her brown hair and a quick swipe of gloss over her lips, Fallon squared her shoul­ders, filled her lungs with a fortifying breath for cour­age and ventured forth.

The second she stepped out, she heard his deep voice and paused to listen.

“No need to worry. I’ll cover her.”

Her father choked, turned it into a cough, and said with authority, “She is not to be alone. Not for a single second.”

“Promise I’ll stick real close.”

Alarmed, her father corrected, “But not too close.”

“Just close enough, then.”

“No one is to get too cozy with her either.”

“No cozy shenanigans,” he said. “Got it.”

“She’s naive and doesn’t understand that thugs—” here her father paused for effect, his narrowed gaze on the man “—might try to use her to get to her wealth.”

“Yeah? That’s happened before?”

“Well…no.” Her father harrumphed in that familiar way that showed his annoyance. “But it’s a very real concern.”

 

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March 13th

A geordielass’ honest blog on reviews – Review

Booknerd1107 – Review & Excerpt

Crystal’s BookWorld – Review & Excerpt

East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

My Girlfriends Couch – Review & Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review

March 14th

ALL THINGS DARK & DIRTY – Excerpt

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt

Cara’s Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt

I’m A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review

Love Between The Sheets – Review

Melena`s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

March 15th

Barbara’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

Ebook Indulgence – Review

Knotty Girl Reviews – Review

Literary Gossip – Excerpt

The Book Maven – Review & Excerpt

March 16th

A girl and her books – Review

Book Munchies – Review & Excerpt

Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Literary Misfit – Review & Excerpt

Marieke’s Books – Review & Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Excerpt

March 17th

Obsessive Reading Disorder – Review

Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt

SBB Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Those Crazy Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

Under the Covers – Review & Excerpt

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

March 18th

Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review & Excerpt

For the Love of Books & Alcohol – Review

Jen’s Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt

Nicole’s Book Musings – Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Socially Awkward Book Nerd – Review & Excerpt

March 19th

Ashleyz Wonderland – Excerpt

Books & Boys Book Club – Excerpt

Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Excerpt

Romanticamente Fantasy Sito – Review

Vera is Reading – Excerpt

March 20th

Bookish Wanderlove – Review & Excerpt

Deluged with Books Cafe – Review & Excerpt

Fic Central – Review

Reading Reality – Review

Romantic Reads and Such – Excerpt

The Heathers’ Blog – Review & Excerpt

March 21st

OMGReads – Review & Excerpt

Reading away the days – Review

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

Reese’s Reviews – review & Excerpt

Romance Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

The Smut-Brarians – Review & Excerpt

March 22nd

BookWorm221 – Review

Debbie’s World of Books – Review & Excerpt

EBookObsessed – Excerpt

I’m A Book Shark – Review

Jennifers Taking A Break – Review & Excerpt

Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt

March 23rd

Curvy and Nerdy – Review & Excerpt

Embrace the Romance – Review & Excerpt

EskieMama & Dragon Lady Reads – Review & Excerpt

Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt

March 24th

Kitty’s Book Spot! – Review & Excerpt

NC 2 DC – Review & Excerpt

Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt

Shannon’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Sheilas Book Corner – Review

Travels N Reads – Review & Excerpt

March 25th

Abibliophobia anonymous book reviews – Excerpt

Book reviews by lexi – Review

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm – Excerpt

Two Girls with Books – Review

Winchester Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

 

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 LoriFoster.com, or check out these online locations where she interacts with readers: Facebook.com/LoriFoster, Twitter.com/LoriLFoster, Goodreads and Pinterest.com/lorilfoster.

You can also sign up for her monthly newsletter at LoriFoster.com/Newsletter.

 

 

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Review – Under Pressure by Lori Foster

REVIEW:

Lori Foster’s books are like comfort food…safe, amazingly good, they leave you feeling utterly satisfied.  Under Pressure is no exception.  I really like the story of Leese and Catalina.  Leese, our hero, is assigned to protect Cat…from exactly who, he’s not sure, but protect her he will absolutely do.  Catalina (Cat), is immediately drawn to Leese.  He makes her feel a comfort and safety level she has never felt in her entire life.  Leese is an amazing hero.  He’s kind, generous, selfless, protective, and extremely alpha!  He is mesmerized by Cat from the very beginning.  Cat has been on the run from some very shady characters for weeks on end Leese finds her right as another shady character makes his move on her.  I adored Cat’s spunk and outrageously loose lips.  The girl has no filter and it is refreshing and honest.  She wears her heart on her sleeve and her heart immediately starts beating for Leese.  On the run these two realized they have feelings for one another.  Although Leese tries to put the skids on those feelings, soon the hilarious antics of Cat become more than he can resist.  They have some amazing chemistry and I love their banter…along with their bedroom scenes.  As they try to stop the threat to Cat, they realize they have a once-in-a-lifetime love and will do anything to protect each other.  We have a sick and twisted set of bad guys here who keep Cat and Leese fighting for their lives.  I love the concept of this book.  It has a fresh and exciting plot and it kept me entertained and engaged from the very beginning.  There is just enough suspense to keep this book intriguing and plenty of romance and steamy moments.  There is violence in this book…so if that’s not really your thing, consider this your warning.  We are introduced to future characters and even a few characters from a previous Lori Foster series (YUMMY).  I love the concept of the Body Armor Series….hot, capable, protective men taking care of your protective needs.  The owner is an absolute riot.  She has one of the most captivating personalities I’ve read and I can’t wait for her story to be told as well!  Overall, this was a remarkable story and I can’t wait for the next book in this series.  I highly recommend this book to those who like romantic suspense with a couple who fit like two pieces of a puzzle.  4.5 stars.

 

PASSIONS ARE READY TO POP IN THIS STEAMY NEW ROMANTIC THRILLER FROM AWARD WINNING BESTSELLING AUTHOR LORI FOSTER

 

From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lori Foster comes UNDER PRESSURE, the first book in her brand-new Body Armor series, featuring her trademark alpha-male heroes and strong-willed heroines, who risk everything to save one another from the deadly forces that seek to destroy them.

 

 

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UNDER PRESSURE Synopsis:

He can protect anything except his heart

Leese Phelps’s road hasn’t been an easy one, but it’s brought him to the perfect job—working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who’s threatening her.

What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who’d believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese’s ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honor. He’s the last person she expects to trust—and the first who’s ever made her feel safe. And he’s the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough…

 

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Excerpt

Leese Phelps stood in the cold early evening air, his breath frosting in front of him. Lights at the nearby bus station blinked in an annoying mismatched pattern. A cascade of foil Valentine’s Day hearts hung loose, al­most touching the ground. Not exactly romantic, but then, he wasn’t in a romantic mood.

Behind him, completely hidden in the shadows, his friend Justice complained, “My balls are freezing.”

Still watching the surrounding area, Leese said, “You should try wearing underwear.”

“The ladies would complain. They like me com­mando.”

Leese started to smile, until a shadow shifted from the right side of an alley that bisected the station from a cheap hotel. He said, “Shh.”

“This is it?” Justice whispered. “You see her?”

“Quiet.” Leese pressed farther back into the dark­ness, his gaze alert, his senses zinging.

A woman, small in stature, emerged dragging an enormous suitcase with a broken wheel. As it tried to pull her sideways, she relentlessly forced it through slush and blackened snow. Her narrowed gaze scanned the area with nervous awareness.

Leese didn’t move, but still her attention shot back in his direction. She stared, watchful and wary, until he stepped out.

Trying not to look threatening, Leese propped a shoulder on the brick facade of the vacated building. He glanced at her, then away, as if dismissing her.

She continued to stare.

Now what to do?

“What’s happening?” Justice whispered.

“Nothing. Be quiet.”

The girl wore jeans with snow boots, a puffy coat that covered her to her knees and a black stocking cap pulled down to her eyebrows. Straight brown hair stuck out from the bottom.

When she finally looked away, it was to drop the suitcase and whip around, facing the way she’d come.

Two men stepped out, followed by a third.

The third smiled at her. “Going somewhere, Cat? Without saying goodbye?”

Suspicions confirmed, Leese watched Catalina Nich­olson take a defiant stance. That didn’t surprise him. As soon as he’d been given this assignment, he’d learned what he could of her.

She came from a wealthy family of lawyers and CEOs, people with far-reaching political and business connections. They were the movers and shakers of the world, influencing other powerful people effortlessly.

But Catalina had bucked convention by becom­ing an elementary school art teacher, something her family hadn’t liked. She clearly enjoyed her luxuries, but wanted to earn them herself. Some inheritances helped to pave the way on that, but from all reports, she’d proven herself to be headstrong and independent. Small in size but not in attitude.

Here, in the slums of Danbrook, Ohio, she was far away from her usual routine of dealing with middle-class families and their grade-school children.

“That’s right, Wayne,” she said, her voice strong. “I’m leaving.”

“I don’t think so,” the man called Wayne said, and his two cronies moved to surround her. “Not just yet. Not until you pay up on all those promises you made.”

Strangely enough, Catalina looked back at Leese again, her expression a touch desperate.

Even from a distance, he felt her silent request for help.

“Stay put unless you see that I need you,” Leese told Justice. He was pretty sure he could handle things with­out drawing his gun, but there was always a chance he’d cause a ruckus and then, to protect her, they’d need to make a run for it. “Be ready with the car.”

Justice grumbled, “I miss all the fun.”

His boots crunching in the frozen snow, Leese headed toward her in a casual stride.

Relief took the starch out of her shoulders. If he could defuse things without violence, that’d be for the best. Right now, the bus station was all but empty. But if a brawl broke out, for sure it’d draw attention from somewhere.

As he approached, the men all went still, watchful, before deciding he didn’t matter.

Idiots.

Leese stepped up in front of her, blocking the pushi­est guy, forcing him back a step.

“Hey!”

“Excuse me.” Insinuating himself between her and the big goon, Leese insulated her from trouble, then turned to face her. Catalina was probably a foot shorter than him, and even in the thick coat she seemed slim all over. She tipped back her head and stared up at him with big blue eyes that were both wary and defiant.

By silent agreement, she trusted him, when that was the very last thing she should have done. No wonder he’d been sent to her.

Leese hefted her bag, which weighed a ton, and maintaining the casual vibe said, “This way,” indicat­ing where he’d been standing watch.

Without bothering to look at the other men, she drew a careful breath, braced herself and nodded in agree­ment.

Insane. The woman had no self-protection mecha­nism. She didn’t know him from Adam, but was will­ing to blindly saunter off with him.

When he’d been assigned this case, not once had he expected it to be this easy. On the contrary. Everything he’d been told had led him to believe it would be a total pain in the ass to keep her safe.

She took two steps.

The closest goon said, “This is bullshit.”

Pausing, Leese huffed out a breath. “Let it go.”

“The hell I will.”

Hearing the elevated voice, he turned just in time to dodge a thick fist. Still holding her bag, Leese landed a knee to the man’s midsection, then flattened him with an elbow to the chin.

The guy’s eyes rolled back and he collapsed like a rag doll, one leg bent awkwardly beneath him, his jaw slack.

Eyeing the remaining two, Leese popped his neck and waited. “Anyone else?”

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 LoriFoster.com, or check out these online locations where she interacts with readers: Facebook.com/LoriFoster, Twitter.com/LoriLFoster, Goodreads and Pinterest.com/lorilfoster.

You can also sign up for her monthly newsletter at LoriFoster.com/Newsletter.

 

 

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Lori Foster’s UNDER PRESSURE – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

January 16th

A geordielass’ honest blog on reviews – Review

Booknerd1107 – Review

It’s All About the Romance – Excerpt

Nice Ladies, Naughty Books – Review & Excerpt

January 17th

Dayreader Reviews – Review & Excerpt

OMGReads – Review & Excerpt

Shahla’sbookcorner – Review

Romancing the Readers – Review

January 18th

Fic Central – Review

As The Book Ends – Review

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

Curvy and Nerdy – Review

January 19th

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt

Cara’s Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt

Obsessive Reading Disorder – Review

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

Shannon’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

January 20th

Book Munchies – Review & Excerpt

CrystalsBookWorld – Review & Excerpt

Bookish Wanderlove – Review & Excerpt

Two Girls with Books – Review

January 21st

Abibliophobia Anonymous Book Reviews – Excerpt

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm – Review & Excerpt

Nerdy Dirty & Flirty – Review

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

January 22nd

Adventures in Writing – Excerpt

Book Crazy – Excerpt

Nicole’s Book Musings – Excerpt

Romanticamente Fantasy Sito – Review & Excerpt

January 23rd

Amazeballs Book Addicts – Excerpt

GuiltyPleasures Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Sassy Bookster – Review & Excerpt

Thoughts of a Blonde – Review & Excerpt

January 24th

Ashleyz Wonderland – Excerpt

BookWorm221 – Review

Sofia Loves Books – Review

The Silver Dagger Scriptorium – Excerpt

January 25th

All Things Dark & Dirty – Excerpt

E-Romance News – Excerpt

BJ’s Book Blog – Review

I’m A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore – Review & Excerpt

Talking Books Blog – Excerpt

January 26th

Book reviews by lexi – Review

Ebook Indulgence – Review

Red’s Romance Review’s – Excerpt

Shelf_Life – Review

January 27th

The Reading Cafe – Review & Excerpt

IrishdaisylovesRomance – Review & Excerpt

Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review & Excerpt

Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt

January 28th

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt

reading away the days – Review

TBR Book Blog – Review

Romance Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt

 

 

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25 Days of Christmas Giveaway Day 21 – Featured Author Lori Foster

imagesCAYKQI0QToday we feature New York Times Best Selling author Lori Foster and we are giving away a promo prize pack and a print copy of Hot In Here to one lucky commenter.  Simply tell us what age you stopped believing in Santa Claus.

Lori Foster:

Website:  http://lorifoster.com/

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Lori-Foster/233405457965

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/lorilfoster

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