Fighting Dirty - Lori Foster
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…
I am a HUGE Lori Foster fan. HUGE. I have so many of her books and I'm a little disgusted that I am just now getting to this series because I was missing out. It's a complete fail on my part and I hope Lori forgives me. Because god knows I'm ordering all of the other ones to rectify that immediately.
First off, I am in love with romance novels that have a military leading man in it or boxer/MMA lead and this one has Armie (hate that name) and he's on his way to becoming a huge MMA star. Then we have Rissy (Merissa) who has been in love with him for years. Well, he's been in love with her too but he took time to be a total man whore while Rissy essentially waited for her chance at him. I'm going to tell you the scenes with them are great and I could not have asked for more. What's even better?
THE LEAD FEMALE IS NOT A MORON.
Thank you, Lori, for writing an intelligent, non-clingy, non-crazy, drama free woman. Thank you. She's not irrational, she fully understands Armie, his moods, his reluctance, and she goes at his pace. It's total proof that there are some of us who are not emotional nut bags.
The drama element of this book was pretty solid. We have Rissy's ex, Steve, who is nuts for whatever reason and then we also have Armie's mysterious past that he has chosen to ignore/run from instead of dealing with it. When it all comes to a head, it really works out well and I hated to finish the book. I wanted so much more because this was such a well written couple, and I loved all of the characters. How often do you hear me say I loved the characters? It's rare. The sex scenes in this book were good, I found myself smiling at Armie and Rissy's playful banter, and I really identified with Rissy. She's a little insecure but wanting to please Armie despite his colorful sexual background but not in an annoying way. She really wants to make sure she's not holding him down or back, and she wants to be enough, and not in a way that it snubs it's nose at feminism.
Overall? I loved this book. I flew through it, I am eager for my other Lori Foster books to come because I anticipate flying through those as well. If you are a fan of romance, you need to be a fan of Lori Foster. You can find Fighting Dirty on Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble.
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