Holding Strong by Lori Foster…Blog Tour Stop & Review

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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…

My review:

Holding Strong is the second book in author Lori Foster’s steamy and sexy MMA fighter series and focuses on the uber alpha fighter Dallas and the sweet and kind Cherry. From the very beginning the heat rose up off the pages and drew me in. Then the suspense took hold and I was a goner. This book was fantastic.

Denver and Cherry had been denying a mutual attraction for too long. Denver thought she was too sweet and pure for him. Cherry thought he was too hard and tough for her. Neither one could have been more wrong and finally, after denying the attraction for far too long, they both concede defeat and give into the heat. And oh, my, was it hot. Before either one can realize it, the sex they share seals the deal and solidifies things between them and takes the from friends to lovers. But it wouldn’t be that easy a transition and they have to wade through emotional waters as they both learn how to love one another. As if that wasn’t a hard enough challenge, both of their pasts decide at that moment to come back to haunt them. It would prove to be difficult, but with each other to lean on, certainly they would be able to weather the storm…all while staying alive.

Honestly, between the heat and steamy scenes and the suspense and mystery surrounding both characters, I don’t know what I enjoyed most. I loved Denver for his take charge attitude and his willingness to take care of his girl. Whether it be an illness or someone threatening her safety, he was so good to her and it was totally swoon-worthy! Cherry was equally enjoyable with a huge heart and a penchant for taking care of herself without any help. She was strong and had live through a childhood no one should have endured. But she realized that had made her stronger today and I really appreciated that. Now, the scorching heat between them? Delicious. I loved that because they already had a friendship of sorts they were able to start out hot and heavy. Mmmhmmmm!

Overall, another hot and thrilling read form Lori Foster that had me hooked! And of course, I can’t wait to see what’s next for my favorite MMA fighters!


Three-and-a-Half Loves


Book links:

AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OYAXS9W/

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/holding-strong-lori-foster/1120348723?ean=9781460380543

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/holding-strong/id933738960?mt=11

KOBO: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/holding-strong


AMAZON: http://www.amazon.com/dp/0373779615/

BARNES & NOBLE: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/holding-strong-lori-foster/1120348723?ean=9780373779611


About the author:

lori-foster-1Since 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/

WEBSITE: http://lorifoster.com/

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/lorifoster

TWITTER: https://twitter.com/lorilfoster

GOODREADS: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17597.Lori_Foster

PINTEREST: https://www.pinterest.com/lorilfoster/

YOU TUBE: https://www.youtube.com/user/lorifosterauthor/


“Holding Strong will have you holding your breath while burning fingers quickly turn the pages.”

– Fresh Fiction

“…a fun and sexy read. It has a touch of suspense to it as well to keep the pace of the story going along.”

– It’s a Reading Thing

“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.”

– RT Book Reviews

“Foster…manages to keep characters evolving throughout the course of a novel, becoming true ‘heroes’ by the time ‘The End’ rolls around.”

– Ripe for Reader

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