Holding Strong (Ultimate #2) by Lori Foster

Posted March 2, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

What it’s about

An
up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing
her past in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster’s irresistible new
novel

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…

Release Date: March 31st 
http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22670226-holding-strong
Dorsey’s Review

3 Stars!

Let me start by saying I’ve been a HUGE Lori Foster fan for a very long time, I love her books and re-read my favorites frequently, but there is no denying that this new MMA series is not living up to what I’ve come to expect from her. I absolutely loved her SBC Fighter Series, so maybe it’s me comparing the two which admittedly, is unfair, but impossible not to when there are cameos from the main characters in the SBC series.

Denver is a fighter, and Cherry is a teacher’s aide and it seems her most dominate character trait is her voluptuous frame and her very large breasts. There is a lot of talk about Cherry’s hourglass figure and large breasts, and while Cherry is “stacked”, its made abundantly clear that Denver is known for his enormous d*ck, which is discussed several times, including by Cherry with her BFF after she confirms the rumors true. And, naturally the next time her BFF sees Denver, all she can do is stare at his crotch, much to Denver’s amusement.

Unfortunately, from the beginning, this book just didn’t click with me, and it seemed to me that all they had in common was lust for one another. However, eventually their passion did grow into something much more substantial.

Denver has some personal family issues that he had to deal with and Cherry had a heartbreaking past that is catching up to her, so Denver is trying to deal with Cherry’s past, but first Cherry must learn to trust Denver with her worst nightmare before they could really be happy with each other and find their HEA.

What did keep me interested were the other fighters and their potential story-lines. Can’t wait to see what happens with Stack and Vanity, and Armie and Rissy! Stack and Vanity are up next which I’m looking forward to, albeit with some trepidation.

Foster has set up some great couples for the next few books. That said, I really enjoyed the set up for the future books for Stack and Armie, so I’m hoping the series comes back to the 4½ -5 star reads that the SBC books were.

*A copy of the book was provided by Harlequin via NetGalley*
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Eileen
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4 years 9 months ago

I know exactly what you mean. thanks for your review. There are others I want to read about so hopefully the books will get better.

Dorsey Shewey
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4 years 9 months ago

Thanks Eileen!! Keeping my fingers crossed that Armie and Stack get fantastic books that we'll love!!!!!

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