An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in Lori’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 façade. 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…
“Holding Strong will have you holding your breath while burning fingers quickly turn the pages.”
“…a fun and sexy read. It has a touch of suspense to it as well to keep the pace of the story going along.”
“The men of Foster’s Ultimate series may be powerful fighters, but they are all heart, and none more so than the hero of this installment. His unwavering support for his feisty, frightened heroine redeems them both in time, but it is their searing chemistry that will hold readers’ attention.”
“Foster…manages to keep characters evolving throughout the course of a novel, becoming true ‘heroes’ by the time ‘The End’ rolls around.”
My 3.5 star review of Holding Strong
This a book two in the Ultimate series, the first was No Limits with Cannon and Yvette- and we see Denver and Cherry, the characters from this book in this story.
Denver is one of the fighters in Cannon’s gym. He lives and trains at that gym, but has somewhat made a name for himself and signs with the big wigs at SBC. Cherry is the roommate of Colton's sister Merissa.
Denver & Cherry are attracted to each other, and they have been for a while, but Denver- believe it or not, thought she was too much of a flirt!! It’s funny how its typically the woman who thinks that of the man! Come to find out- Cherry doesn’t want any of the other guys- she wants Denver! And then the inevitable happens- they meet up for a fight out of town- and give in to the feelings they have been fighting.
I love that I got to know more of Cherry. I enjoyed her take no crap attitude, and she is trying to get over her past, and not letting it dictate her future. She is a girl that knows what she wants, and how to go about getting it.
Denver is very intricate and detailed. He is also very loyal to everyone around him. I like how he won’t give up without a fight.
This book has some cute banter, and a sweet relationship between Denver and Cherry. And as always with Lori, gotta have some steam. I was granted an ARC for an honest review!
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, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.
Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here :http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/