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…
Hard Justice is the second book in Lori Foster's Body Armor series and after meeting Justice in the first book I was definitely interested to read more about him. Lori Foster always manages to focus on the main couple in a story while giving you tasty tidbits about secondary characters that keep you coming back to learn more about them.
Justice wasn't quite what I was expecting-he was much more fun. He attempts to resist being attracted to Fallon but there's definitely chemistry between them from the very first page. Justice was different than the first hero in this series, which I think it important. Yes, he's ex-MMA and a bodyguard but his personality is different. He was a bit more of your average guy-in my opinion-with a big heart. I liked that he stayed true to himself while dealing with Fallon's somewhat snobby family, that he wasn't trying to impress them by being something he wasn't.
Fallon is a more sheltered heroine than I'm used to reading-and because of that I had a bit of a hard time connecting with her initially. I didn't understand exactly why her parents wanted her to be guarded, but if I HAD to be guarded I wouldn't mind having Justice as my bodyguard. Fallon did grow and flourish, coming out of her shell a bit and so I did like her even if it took me a bit to connect with her.
There was chemistry between these two from the start. From the moment the two speak to one another alone for the first time you feel it. It didn't feel forced in any way and I enjoyed watching them come together.
I enjoyed getting to peek back at old characters from the first book, but if you haven't read it you can still enjoy this book. I'm looking forward to the next book in this series.
Unfortunately, this and some of the characterization of her left me feeling that Fallon was a little young for Justice. And, while she did grow up, I was left feeling as if I am not totally convinced that this is a relationship that is going to last. They had chemistry, and there was a spark between them, and they do love one another, so I am hopeful. I also liked the nod to this at the ending.
The pacing was strong as were the supporting characters, so this was a book that was worth reading. I am looking forward to the next in the series, both to read the story and also to see how the author handles the evolution of the story told in this one.
I do recommend this book.
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