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[Review] Lori Foster: Hard Knocks

Hard Knocks by Lori Foster

Series: Ultimate #0.5
eBook, English, 61 pages
Debut: August 4, 2014
@ Goodreads
Heat Level : four-flames | Overall Rating: four-half-stars

Power. Brute strength. Unforgettable moves. It’s no wonder Harper Gates hasn't been able to get her fling with Gage “Savage” Ringer out of her head. Months have passed since she laid eyes—or any other body parts—on him. Months without a word of contact… until, sidelined by injury, he comes back to town.

Staying focused on his training seemed like a smart move to Gage, even if he thought about Harper every day. Seeing her again only makes it clear how much is at stake. He’s got one night to earn back her trust. One night to show her that, behind his breathtaking skill and ripped body, is a man who'll give her everything she needs.

Read First: March 17, 2015 | Snuck from: InkSlinger PR -- I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Rogue Chronicles Entry No. 154

This was a great start into the new series! I'm already totally in love with the guys and can't wait to read all their stories! Never mind that I have a lot of catching up to do with Foster's books anyway, but she just knows how to make her guys hotter as hell, plus sweet, and the girls all have brains and some sass. What's not to love?

Gage and Harper were no different, although I have to say Gage was all sweetness here. I don't know if he popped up somewhere before (I heard this series branches out from Love Undercover) where you got to see more of his badass-side, but in this novella he was all georgeous steel muscle with a big soft heart. And a little clueless. The two of them were so cute, not even so much on the sexy side, although their sex was hot enough. I'd very much like to see more of them on the action and rough side as well.

Aside from the characters, I also like the set up with the rec center very much. I can see some real good plots coming out of this one, especially with all the kids that hang around there, not just the fighters. And so far, the guys had me laughing lots, and I love some good natured teasing amongst friends. Looking forward to more of it all!

Area Scan: Flow: 4/5 -- Vocab: 4/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroes: 5/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5 -- Romance: 5/5 -- Smut: 4/5 -- Idea: 5/5

Discovered: 4+ Hoods

4hoods

Ultimate:
0.5 Hard Knocks | 1 No Limits | 2 Holding Strong | 3 Tough Love | 4 Fighting Dirty

Thank you for approval of an ARC goes to:
InkSlinger PR

four-half-stars

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