Friday, September 12, 2014

No Limits (Ultimate #1) by Lori Foster

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it…

Type: Contemporary Romance--Light Suspense
Heat: 3 out of 5
Rating: 4 out of 5

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Well dammit. If you want to render me an absolutely useless grown up...hand me one of Lori Fosters books. Was it over 400 pages? Hmm...yep. Did I read it in less than a day? *looks around innocently* Yeah...yeah...pretty much. No Limits totally had me in it's clutches as Cannon and Yvette are brought back home and thrown into each other's lives once again and brought face to face with the past, some crazy and a whole bunch of hinky happening around them.

Alright so Yvette and Cannon have some history together. She's crushed on him for years and he saved her life before leaving town a while back and now...the two have been brought back together by her grandfather who left them joint owners of his property when he passed away. Things should be simple...sell the properties...go their separate ways. Alas, that's so not happening and all sorts of messy emotions are thrown in the way and a spot of danger as well from a not so stable jerkoff who just can't take no for an answer and they're forced to deal with a traumatizing past that in some ways brought them closer together and in other ways pushed them further apart.

Pretty much all of it from hero to chemistry to naughty bits and suspense. I really enjoyed No Limits. *nods* So...
  • Cannon--*deep breath* Foster writes flipping amazing men. Totally alpha. Completely sexy. Utterly charming. And honest to goodness good guys. Honorable and respectable and dedicated. And they are all about women and taking care of them. So pretty much...Cannon was delicious. 
  • Secondary characters--One of my favorite things about Foster. Her secondary characters/the groups of men/women each series is centered around are just amazing. They're fun and flirty and make you want to know more about them. In this case--Armie caught my eye. He's a total playboy and I'm dying to know what's hiding behind that facade. 
  • Yvette--She was a pretty good heroine. I did want her to let some things from the past go a little sooner and she could be achingly "innocent" in not catching on to innuendo/etc but she was sweet and I loved that even if she was a bit emotionally damaged and insecure she could suck it up and hold her head high and carry on. And really sometime the "innocent" bit was pretty damn funny.
"My worry is a man and a woman alone with beds nearby." He drew her up to her tiptoes. "Unless that's what you want."

She couldn't think. "What?" she whispered.

His breath teased over her lips. "Us, together." His voice went deeper, rougher. "Making use of the beds."

When she only stared at him, she saw a smile in his eyes--seconds before his mouth touched the corner of hers.

"Sex," he breathed.

"Oh." He wanted to have sex with her. "You're coming on to me?"

Wry humor kicked up the corner of his mouth. "Seriously? You can't tell? I must be losing my touch."
  • The chemistry--Definitely there. It takes a good clip for things to fully heat up but the sexual tension before then is fantastic and the sex scenes... verra nice. I loved that these two already knew each other and had some history. It wasn't all pretty history but I still loved that bit.
  • Some light suspense--There's nothing too bite your nails suspenseful happening but there's an unhinged ex sniffing around and some little oddities going on around Yvette and Cannon as well. There was a decent surprise there at the end on who was behind the hinky stuff going on. I do love a surprise :) So pleasantly enjoyable for sure. 

My only complaint really--and it was pretty minor--was that the ending showdown felt a bit familiar in how it played out with the bad guys. It's been similar in feel to a few from Foster I've read lately. Still a great ending but just...familiar and something that stuck out to me.

Okay and one more Woot! kind of thing. That's really got nothing at all to do with this book exactly but still made me squee a bit. For yall that read foster this is like a glorious multi-series spin off/merge/I don't even know what to call it other than total fangirl bliss? This series has an almost entirely new cast of characters but also brought in bits from the SBC Fighters (one of the first ever series I read) and Love Under Cover series which was connected to the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series. And that just...well it turned me all gooey when characters I've loved showed up again for little cameos or were talked about here or there. Like. total fluttery girly squee-s. I don't know. Does that make yall happy when old favorites pop in again? It was totally doing it for me.

So, yeah. It was book love. Plain and simple. A little light suspense, sexy as sin hero and a delightful heroine mixed with humor and sweetness...No Limits was another win. No question.

Have you read Foster? What did you think?

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