Saturday, February 18, 2017

Under Pressure by Lori Foster ~ Review

Source:  Received ARC from publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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 honour. 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...

I love the idea of this series so much!  Former MMA fighters turned bodyguards?  Yes please!  And I really loved Leese and Catalina's story.

Between the secrets and vile creatures posing as human being after Cat, this book has a lot to keep you turning the pages.  It's the kind of book where you're sure about at least one bad guy and think you know the rest but a twist here or there has you wondering.  It's also the kind of book where a sexy guy is protecting an innocent women with some close quarters to hide in.  Hehe.

I loved both lead characters.  Leese grew up poor and has worked hard to get where he is.  He was born with a protective gene and he's not going to take advantage of the situation.  Cat is born to tease him.  She grew up rich but with a heavy side of issues.  Part of that was that she doesn't fit in high society.  She's much happier drawing and teaching art.  And she wants Leese.  She tries very hard to convince him that he is not taking advantage of her.  Yeah, he didn't buy it.  Let the teasing begin!

These two are adorable together and I so enjoyed their tango.  One of the things I really like about paranormal stories is the high amount of protectiveness that is usually woven into it.  This one has that same vibe.  Don't get me wrong, Cat can take care of herself.  She's a strong women who's managed on her own for a while.  But when you need help with protection, you need Leese.

I'm excited for more books to come in this series.  We met Justice in this book and his story is next.  I'm excited to see what it takes to get to this big guy!

When you want a book that's more than just a sexy story, then you want a book like this one.  Sexy, fast-paced and teasing, this book will definitely have you staying up late!


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