Monday, March 2, 2015

Holding Strong by Lori Foster (Ultimate #2)

Holding Strong

Written by: Lori Foster
Series: Ultimate
Sequence in Series: 2
Page Count: 480 pages
Publisher: HQN Books
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Rating: 3.5 Stars
ISBN-10: 0373779615
ISBN-13: 978-0373779611
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An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster's irresistible new novel

Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn't share. That's why he's been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton. But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry's about to need more than she knows…

Denver's combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what she's been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can't hide behind a carefree facade. Because the man by her side is one who'll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she'll trust him enough to let him…

Holding Strong (Ultimate, #2)My Review:
Holding Strong by Lori Foster

An uber alpha male, with a tender side, finds the woman of his dream in Holding Strong.

Denver Lewis has been avoiding Cherry Peyton since they met. He sees her as a man eater and he’s a one woman type guy that doesn’t share, when it comes to Cherry.

Cherry Peyton has been pining away for Denver but he always seems to be avoiding her. One night Cherry and Denver give into their broiling chemistry, which brings Denver’s protective instinct front and center. Quickly, trouble comes knocking for Cherry; Denver takes control even if he has to throw Cherry over his shoulder kicking and screaming.

I found Denver and Cherry storyline long winded and drawn out so I had less connection with their characters. Don’t get me wrong, Denver and Cherry have a good story but I actually found myself drawn more to the secondary characters like Armie and Merissa – Stack and Vanity. (Can't wait to see them fall).

Holding Strong and much of Foster writing comes with marvelous claim her, own her, and protect her at all costs men with an inherit tenderness that makes you want to swoon. Even though, I felt there story was a little slow going I still found the character by-play extremely humorous and very entertaining. 3.5 Stars

I received this ARC copy of Holding Strong from HQN BOoks in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication March 31, 2015.

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