Book Review: Fighting Dirty (Ultimate #4) by Lori Foster
Fighting Dirty Ultimate #4 By: Lori Foster Release Date: February 23, 2016 Publisher: HQN Books Add to Goodreads Source: eARC from the publisher in exchange for a honest review GR's Summary: He's the hottest MMA fighter in the game, but one woman is ready to try out a few steamy moves of her own in an unforgettable new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster...
With the life he's led and the muscles he's gained, Armie Jacobson isn't afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter's effect on him. It's not just that she's his best friend's little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that's all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life.
Good girl meets bad boy. It's a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they're both about to learn what's truly worth fighting for….
Out of the entire Ultimate Series, Armie and Rissy's story is the one that I've been dying to read. I love the whole cast in this series, but there is something so exciting about the fact that these two character's finally decide to take a chance on one another. Ms. Foster saved the best story for last! Yet, we get to have a significant amount of page time with the couples from the previous books in the series.
Armie Jacobson is known for his wild sexcapades. He overindulges, and is known for being willing to try anything at least once. Armie's had feelings for his best friend, Cannon's, younger sister, Merissa, since she was a teenager. However, he knows that she deserves the best, and he doesn't consider himself a catch.
Merissa "Rissy" Colter, has only ever wanted Armie. Yet, he treats her like a sister. When the bank that Rissy manages, get's robbed, Armie is there to save the day. Rissy is shaken up, and ends up staying at Armie's for comfort. She begins to realize that he is fighting the attraction he feels for her. Now that Rissy know's that Armie feels the same way about her that she feels about him, she has decided that nothing is going to stop her from claiming him!
Fighting Dirty was such a great read! I loved Rissy's determination and assertiveness, when it came to taking what she wanted. She's such a sweet, nurturing, and caring person. Yet, I loved seeing a tougher and more aggressive side to her as well. Armie was abandoned by him mom at a young age, had a horrible father, and was use to women wanting him soley for his bedroom skills. I enjoyed seeing a more vulnerable and emotional side to him, as he saw how good it felt to be wanted for who he was as an individual. As he fell in love with Rissy, she gave him something he had never been given before and desperately needed; love.
Ms. Foster always adds a good dose of suspense, plot twists, and danger in her stories. I love how she does it in a way that does not take away from fleshed out characterization, great romance, and perfect amount of detail needed for a well-rounded story.
I give, Fighting Dirty, by Lori Foster, 4 Sexy Bad Boy, Dangerous Enemies, Sweet and Swoon Filled Stars! Read the Ultimate Series for great stories focused on sexy alpha MMA Fighters, on the edge of your seat suspense, and wickedly hot romance!
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN. Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home. Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/