I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Hard Justice by Lori Foster
Series: Body Armor #2
Published by Harlequin on March 21st 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Romantic Suspense
Narrator: Alexander Cendese
Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous
Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating sizeskills he put to good use first in the MMA cage and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she's sweet and intriguingly innocent. It's a risk-free assignment, until he's required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.
Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience lifegoing to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it's not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that's real, raw and absolutely against the rules"
I have long been a Lori Foster fan. However, I felt like the first book in the series, Under Pressure, was a bit lacking. I was really excited to read Hard Justice, because I liked Justice in the first book, but I was nervous I would be let down again. You guys, I had nothing to worry about, because I loved Hard Justice by Lori Foster.
Hard Justice is about Justice Wallington, who was an MMA fighter, but has joined the bodyguard firm, Body Armor, to start a new career. He’s hired to be the bodyguard of Fallon Wade, the daughter of a wealthy family. Fallon has been sheltered for a long time, but she’s ready to go live her life. However, since her parents worry, she’s agreed to go out with a bodyguard, who turns out to be Justice. And, of course, they fall for each other. Seriously, I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Justice was such a fun guy, and a total hero I can get behind. He’s this big hulk of a man (with an awesome hairstyle), but so kind and gentle. I loved how kind he was to Fallon, supporting her in her quest to experience life. He never made her feel stupid for not having the same experiences as most people have. He’s also so sweet with his mother and grandmother, and I couldn’t help but fall for him all the more.
It was pretty easy to fall in love with Fallon, too. She’s 24, and she has some baggage, and I loved how she has decided to make some changes in her life. I also love how close she is with her parents, even though sometimes they drive her a little nuts. They are a bit over-protective, but it’s understandable. Fallon is a bit naive, but I felt like it worked for her character.
I was so shipping Justice and Fallon. They connected, and I could feel it. They were just so cute together. It was adorable how Justice’s friends would treat Fallon as if she were Justice’s girlfriend, and Justice would keep correcting them. They could tell right from the get-go that Fallon was special to Justice. I also loved how Justice and Fallon handled the whole situation about Justice being paid by Fallon’s family to protect her, and how that complicated their relationship.
Alexander Cendese, was a great, though not perfect, narrator. He was particularly wonderful for the male characters, although I should say that sometimes his female characters came off a little whiny. But, truthfully, a lot of male narrators do this. It was a small thing, though, and not that noticeable. I would definitely listen to other books he narrated. Basically, if you are a fan of Lori Foster, you will not be disappointed in Hard Justice. And if you haven’t read Lori Foster before, starting with this one isn’t a bad idea.
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