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[Tour Review] Lori Foster : Tough Love

Tough Love by Lori Foster

Series: Ultimate #3
eBook, English, 384 pages
Debut: August 25, 2015
@ Goodreads
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotica
Heat Level : five-flames | Overall Rating: five-stars

Vanity Baker loves a good, clean match, but she's not above playing a little dirty. She's wanted Stack "The Wolf" Hannigan from day one. Seems as though the best way to corral the famously commitment-phobic fighter is to insist on keeping it casual. And her plan works--deliciously well--until Stack's past steps out of the shadows.

Stack learned early to stay free of attachments. But with sexy, forthright Vanity, he's the one always left wanting more. Then his troublemaking family comes back into the picture, threatening everything Stack cares about--Vanity included. Suddenly he realizes they're much more than friends with benefits. He's ready to go to the mat for her…but will it be in time to protect the woman who's tamed him for good?

Read First: August 22-23, 2015 | Snuck from: InkSlinger PR, Netgalley -- 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.

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>> see full blog tour schedule at the bottom <<

Rogue Chronicles Entry

Why I picked this story up:

I've already said it in my review of Holding Strong: I was bursting with anticipation for this one, my mind running wild imagening the hottest and most teasing things! The way Vanity had Stack reeling already was just so hot! Plus, I thought the two of them would also be fun.

What I found:

For the love of... YES! Tough Love is Lori Foster at her finest!

Stack and Vanity were as hot together as I imagined them to be, and just as much fun. And it's not just because Stack's starting into this story with a harsh case of blue balls!

"You've been celibate?" She said that with a lot of skepticism.
"If it sounds unbelievable from your view, you should try it from mine."

That's partly because Vee put a date stamp on his next lay (even if she didn't mean to, he's a good guy, after all!), and then real life got in his way. Poor bastard, I totally suffered with him. Vanity was so straight forward about wanting him, it's really impressive that Stack didn't lose his cool halfway through her teasing. Makes him a real badass in my eyes, and I swear he got hotter every time Vanity ate him up with her eyes. Amazeballs!

But these two weren't just hot as hell, they were also perfectly right for each other. I didn't expect Stack to be such a family man, but it fit him well. Him and Denver are definitvely on the same wavelength there. I liked both, Stack's mom and his sister, and the way they made him go a little nuts. The man is a big hunk of adorable. It's so sweet that he's grown up with that much love and is trying to find it for himself, too. And Vanity, with her beautiful and lonely soul (and no head-in-the-sand routine for her!), fit that bill perfectly. So after they checked hot, they checked sweet. Which combines to downright swoonworthy in my book!

But of course there's trouble in paradise. I like that all the Ultimate stories are more on the family front, even trouble wise, and Vanity's background as well as Stack's family situation were great material to work with, and Foster rocked it. All those little missed windows and misunderstandings that just happen in life, and that can cost you so much if you're not careful, yet they also make a relationship that much stronger if you manage to work through them. It was just the right amount of everything without going too far into cliches, although it didn't exactly bring anything new. It was kept simple, close to reality, and very well balanced.

But not just Stack and Vanity were amazing, so were the rest of the team. The guys banding together like a mob to protect their girls, and how they all checked up on Vee when she needed it. Loved it! You can't help but love these guys if they reveal their awesomess with stupid little things like manners during a football game:

Stack looked at the beers and Cokes sitting on coasters, and the big bowl full of nachos -- without a single crumb on the coffee table. It was like stepping into the land of Oz or something.

And it's so much fun, too! All the guys are just so awesome, like Reese' big brother routine... I'm a bit worried about Armie and Rissy, though. Armie is so conflicted, just the few glimpses hurt. So I'm fairly certain Fighting Dirty will make me cry and scream. And on that note: GIMME!!!

Area Scan: Idea: 5/5 -- Style/Vocab: 5/5 -- Plot: 5/5 -- Heroine: 5/5 -- Hero: 5/5 -- Sidekicks: 5/5 -- Hearts: 5/5 -- Tears: 5/5 -- Heat: 5/5 -- Thrills: 4/5 -- Laughs: 5/5

Discovered: 5+ Hoods

5hoods

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

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


About Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual "Reader & Author" event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes. Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity.

Full Blog Tour Schedule

August 17th

A girl and her books – Review
books chocolate and lipgloss – Review
An Aussie Girls WILD Book Addiction! – Excerpt
Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt
Adventures in Writing – Excerpt
NightWolf Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Talk Books to Me – Review & Excerpt

August 18th

Romance Bytes – Excerpt
The Bookworms Obsession – Review
Indy Book Fairy – Excerpt
Romance Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt
Mythical Books – Excerpt
Read more sleep less – Review & Excerpt

August 19th

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
Best Book Boyfriends – Excerpt
What Is That Book About – Excerpt
Tome Tender – Review
Red Cheeks Reads – Review & Excerpt
I Heart YA Books – Excerpt
From the TBR Pile – Review & Excerpt

August 20th

A Bookish Escape – Review & Excerpt
Riverina Romantics – Excerpt
Author Groupies – Review
Pages Abound – Review & Excerpt
2 Greek Girls Reading – Excerpt
BookWorm221 – Review & Excerpt
Romancing the Readers – Excerpt

August 21st

grownupfangirl – Excerpt
Friends Till The End Book Blog – Excerpt
Those Crazy Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt
Life With Two Boys – Excerpt
stories and swag – Review
Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

August 22nd

Books, Booze, and BDSM – Excerpt
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews – Review
naughty Book Eden – Excerpt
The Book Review – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Excerpt
The Smut-Brarians – Review & Excerpt
Making it Happen – Review & Excerpt

August 23rd

Cruising Susan Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Ashleyz Wonderland – Excerpt
YOLOFORALIVING – Review & Excerpt
mommas secret book obsession – Excerpt
Books and Warpaint – Review & Excerpt

August 24th

Will Read for Feels – Excerpt
Wild and Dirty Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Becky on Books – Excerpt
Book Munchies – Review & Excerpt
Vera is Reading – Excerpt
Jen’s Reading Obsession – Review & Excerpt
BJ’s Reviews – Excerpt

August 25th

Naomi’s Reading Palace (Previously – Nomi’s Paranormal Palace) – Review
SnoopyDoo’s Book Reviews – Excerpt
Alleskelle Blogs – Review & Excerpt
Boundless Book Reviews – Excerpt
Obsessed With Myshelf – Review
Books Like Breathing – Review

August 26th

Oh My Growing TBR – Review & Excerpt
Stormy Day Reading Books – Review & Excerpt
Between The Lines – Review
Sultry, Steamy Reading – Review
I Bookin’ Love To Read – Review & Excerpt
Short and Sassy Book Blurbs – Review
BBF BookBoyfriends – Review & Excerpt

August 27th

KT Book reviews – Excerpt
PBC – Review
Kimmy Loves to Read – Excerpt
This Mom Loves Alphas – Excerpt

August 28th

Talking Books Blog – Excerpt
Fic Central – Review
Coast to Coast Book Besties – Review & Excerpt
Caroline Jane Reads – Excerpt
The Book Rogue – Review
mignonmykel : reviews – Review & Excerpt
J&J’s Southern Spice Blog – Excerpt

August 29th

G&T Indie Café – Excerpt
My YA NA Book Obession – Review & Excerpt
Love, Laughter and Happily Ever Afters – Excerpt
alpha book club – Review & Excerpt
Naughty Moms’ Story Time – Excerpt
Read-Love-Blog – Review
Romantic Reads and Such – Excerpt

August 30th

JB’s Book Obsession Blog – Excerpt
Books Need TLC – Review
Margie’s Must Reads – Excerpt
Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt
Rock ‘n’ Romance – Excerpt
Books and Friendz – Review & Excerpt
Sexy Bibliophiles – Review

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