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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Blog Tour! Under Pressure By Lori Foster

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PASSIONS ARE READY TO POP IN THIS STEAMY NEW ROMANTIC THRILLER FROM AWARD WINNING BESTSELLING AUTHOR LORI FOSTER
From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lori Foster comes UNDER PRESSURE, the first book in her brand-new Body Armor series, featuring her trademark alpha-male heroes and strong-willed heroines, who risk everything to save one another from the deadly forces that seek to destroy them.
 
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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 honor. 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 always get excited when I see a new title from Lori Foster. She has a knack for series writing; always keeping the focus on the main couple while still managing to give us glimpses into secondary characters that leave the reader wanting more. Under Pressure was no different and I truly enjoyed it.

I totally fell for Leese right along with Cat. He’s a hot former MMA fighter turned bodyguard and he definitely had me swooning. I appreciated him trying to fight his feelings, concerned that Cat might just be responding to him because of their current situation. But the chemistry there was just undeniable.

I loved how the author portrayed Cat. She wasn’t just some spineless, scared female character. She’s smart and protective; someone who is trying to do the right thing. I admired her-she’s someone I would want to be friends with.

The relationship between the two of them was totally believable and delivered the heat I’ve come to expect (and enjoy) from this author. The suspenseful part of this book kept me intrigued while the romance definitely had me smiling and falling for yet another book boyfriend. I would definitely recommend this and can’t wait for the next book in this series.





Leese and Cat were a compelling couple. I liked that they were both intelligent, and that they were both willing to let the other have their strengths and appreciate them. I liked that they respected the intelligence of one another and that he was allowed to be a bodyguard with a brain while she was allowed to be a female romantic suspense heroine with a brain.

Their chemistry was amazing, and the push and pull of Leese wanting to avoid getting involved with someone he is protecting was also interesting and while not new in and of itself, new from the angle that he was also concerned that she was reacting to the situation and that her attraction to him was because he was protecting her and not an actual attraction. I like that this was addressed and it was dealt with, in what I thought was a realistic way. I appreciated that this was allowed to be a part of the relationship that they worked through.

The writing was strong, which is something I expect from Lori Foster, and it was true here as well. The pacing was strong and the story was well balanced between the suspense elements and the romantic ones. The balance of the 2 allowed the story to flow well and it kept the story moving forward in a smooth way.

I recommend this book and am looking forward to the next book in the series.




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On the couch, arms stacked behind his head, Leese listened to the quiet.

Or more appropriately, to Cat tossing and turning.

He could picture her right now, how she’d look, that particular curious scowl she wore as if she couldn’t de­cide whether to be pissed, scared, defiant…or turned on.

What a provoking case she’d already turned into, in more ways than one.

Cat might not realize it, but on many levels she ap­pealed to him. Pretty, hell yes. Nice figure, definitely. But it was more her courage, her defiance and spirit that drew him.

Not that he could be drawn. Not during a case.

It didn’t help that she made her own interest so ap­parent.

The shower had slightly revived him, helping to cool his lustful thoughts while also making him think about everything he didn’t yet know. She had to have a valid reason for leaving everything familiar, avoiding her family and dodging their efforts to help. And then there was the fact that he was hired to protect her.

From what?

Her fear was real but elusive, there one moment, buried beneath pride the next, sometimes taking center stage and sometimes losing priority as other needs—like a nap and food—took precedence.

Tomorrow, as soon as they left the hotel, he’d take the opportunity to question her on the drive. She’d no longer be exhausted, no longer half-starved…

The amount of food she’d eaten still made him grin. The girl knew how to put it away. Her lack of reserve on that front had also been appealing. She showed no artifice, not about her hunger—or her sexual interest.

Nothing about her demeanor resonated with the idea of a rich pampered girl. She had daring, and she had guts.

When the bedroom door opened, every thought frac­tured beneath the weight of hot awareness. Saying noth­ing, he waited.

If she tried to sneak out, then what? He’d have to find a way to wake Justice and—

“Leese?” she whispered.

Her voice, rough and low, stroked over him. He watched the shadow of her slim form move closer. “Something wrong, Cat?”

Losing the hesitant edge, she said, “Sort of,” and…sat beside him on the rollaway bed.

Yeah, not comfortable. For one, she was a near stranger, but more than that, she’d already proven her­self to be very unpredictable.

With his arms behind his head, he felt…vulnerable.

So he quickly adjusted, coming up to a forearm and half turning toward her. “What is it?”

A slow, audible breath preceded the touch of her hand on his shoulder. “I should be sleeping.”

Definitely. They both should. Had they been awake for the same reason? “But?”

“I can’t quiet my thoughts.”

Maybe they’d have their talk sooner rather than later. He started to sit up, but she said, “Wait.”

For two seconds Leese considered things, then re­lented, resting back to his arm again.

“This is awkward,” she said. “Bear with me while I sort it out, okay?”

Her nearness no longer worried him, at least not as any sort of threat from a stranger.

No, it had morphed into physical awareness real quick. “Sort out what?”

The silence grew strained, but she didn’t move away.

Leese shifted. “Cat?”

“Could I talk to you without you making assump­tions?”

Since he’d already made a dozen or more, probably not. “I’ll do my best.”

“I don’t know what it is about you, but it’s making me nuts. You’re like this assault on my system.”

That didn’t sound good. “An assault?” With every fiber of his being, he was attuned to her cool fingers lightly touching his now-fevered skin.

Rushing her words together, she stretched out next to him. “Could I sleep with you? Sleep, I mean? That nap with you today was the best rest I’ve had in a very long time but I’m still so tired. I just want to sleep, but I don’t dare.” She squeezed him, her small body pressed to his, her face against his throat. Her warm breath teased his skin with her agonized explanation. “I know I shouldn’t trust you, but I keep wanting to anyway.”

Leese tried to relax. “You can trust me.”

As if he hadn’t said that, she continued, “It’s nuts to stay with you, I know that. You’re so far out of your realm it only puts you at risk. I don’t want that on my conscience, so I tried to convince myself to run—”

“Don’t run.” Cautiously, he put his arms around her. Out of his realm? She didn’t have much faith in him.

“Every time I tried to make plans I ended up thinking instead about you being right here. So close and so… Jesus, I hate to say it, but you feel safe.” She tipped her face up to his. “I need you to be safe.”

“I am,” he assured her, tucking her closer, folding his arms protectively around her. He gave her a gentle squeeze.

She snuggled in. “I need to make some big decisions, but tonight it just feels too difficult. I think if I slept well, that’d help.”

“Sleep always helps.” And now, with her body so soft and lax against his, he didn’t want to let her go. Stretching out one long arm he rearranged his blanket to cover her too. “Let your thoughts rest, Cat, and to­morrow we’ll work it out.”

She gave a soft laugh. “Sure. Teamwork, right?”

Clearly she didn’t believe him. “We can talk tonight if you’d rather.”

“No.” Shaking her head, she squeezed him again. “I still haven’t decided how much to tell you—or how much you might already know.”

He didn’t know jack shit, and it frustrated him a lot. “Tomorrow, then.”

She tipped up her face. In the darkness, she studied him. “You don’t mind?”

Every nerve ending in his body sizzled, but… “No.” She smelled sweet and felt soft, and if he let himself, he’d be hard in a heartbeat. But he’d once risked a woman through poor judgment.

He’d never make that mistake again.

“Where is your gun?” she asked.

Where she wouldn’t get to it. “Don’t worry about it,” he said, then promised, “I won’t accidentally shoot you.”

“I figured.” Sighing long and loud, she got comfort­able again. “I didn’t want to bump into it.”

“You won’t.” He didn’t mean to, but he kissed the top of her head. “Now sleep. We both need it.”

She said nothing else, and within five minutes her breaths had turned slow, deep and even. Apparently her mind had finally quieted.

Unfortunately, his did just the opposite and he ended up spending most of the night thinking very inappropri­ate, erotic, explicit things that had no place between a bodyguard and the woman he was assigned to protect.

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   About Lori Foster: LORI FOSTER is a New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 55 titles, beloved for her contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and the women they fall for. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. For more about Lori, visit her website at LoriFoster.com, or check out these online locations where she interacts with readers: Facebook.com/LoriFoster, Twitter.com/LoriLFoster, Goodreads and Pinterest.com/lorilfoster. You can also sign up for her monthly newsletter at LoriFoster.com/Newsletter.      



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