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Monday, April 9, 2018

4 stars-- Holding Strong (Ultimate #2) by Lori Foster

Foster has been one of my favorites for years but I've gotten a bit behind on her books. *flails* But! I'm working on catching up and that included Holding Strong. Totally on my BloggerShame pile. Again, *flails* I had a fab time with it, though.

The Gist: Cherry has been wanting Denver for long as she can remember but the man is damn stubborn and resists all her ample charms. Until she flirts with another man one time too many and... he snaps. And, Cherry gets hers. Mmhm. Seems Devner's wanted her all this time, too, and there's only so much resisting a man can do. Woo! But a bit of drama from her childhood is about to put a damper on all their nekkid frolicking.


There's really nothing to not love about Denver and Cherry. They're a fun couple and individually just nice people. He's all alpha protective with a killer body--I mean, hello! he's an MMA fighter-- and Cherry's just a sweetheart and life of the party. I enjoyed them both.

Their romance was actually really easy even with all their resisting since most of that happened pre-book. So things kick off with a naughty bang and them pretty much jumping in feet first and going at a romance full force. I kind of liked that. They already knew each other so well and it just suited them. It was nice having an easy romance. And gah hotness. Yeah, they were steamy for sure.

There's some danger and turmoil as Cherry's past comes back to give her hell. Kept things on their toes and gave a good reason for them to stick even closer. Woo! The only thing I didn't totally love was some drama from Denver's family. I just didn't think it was handled quite right. But that was a small thing overall.

There's a good bit of humor with the other fighters in his club which I loved. It's a good group and definitely made me want to dive in to the rest of the series. They tease, give each other hell but always have each other's backs.

In the end. Foster's always a good time and just has the yummiest heroes.

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…

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