One-nightstand, nope … Tough Love by Lori Foster #Review

One-nightstand, nope … Tough Love by Lori Foster #ReviewTough Love by Lori Foster

Series: Ultimate #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Harlequin on August 25, 2015
Pages: 544
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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four-stars  

The Delight

Vanity is a heroine I could adore. She is financially independent, but never comes across as a snob. Throw in a MMA fighter she wants, nothing will stop her from grabbing him up with a promise of one night with no attachments….or so he thinks.

Vanity Baker is a character I kind of wanted to hate, but couldn’t do it. She has inherited a lot of money and really wouldn’t have to work a day of her life. Instead she packs up her life and moves to Kentucky to be near her best friend, buys a home and settles in as a resident but also as a part of the MMA group that makes up this wonderful series.

Vanity sets her sights on Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan. Stack isn’t one to settle down or even settle on one woman, so Vanity offers him a deal: go as her date to Cannon’s wedding and they will have no strings sex all night long. This builds the tension between the two because Vanity tells him he can be with anyone he wants until that night. Stack agrees and the attraction builds up to the night of the deed. But everything goes wrong that night throwing the deal all over the place.

Stack’s mom gets sick and we get to look into his life. A older sister he adores has a loser husband who is only looking for his next score. Stack warns the prick to stay away from Vanity, not to even look her way. This also causes a lot of tension between Stack and his sister who loves her husband.

Someone’s ordering hits on Stack, while someone else want’s Vanity’s money. The story has all the secondary characters from previous books and book(s) to come. Armie still has his eyes on Merissa, but the whole good girl/bad boy keeps Armie away from his best friend’s little sister. The wonderful heroines from previous books also make a come back and I loved seeing them take ont the men who fell for them.

Stack has trust issues that Vanity steps the wrong way into. He’s got to get a clue to relax and Vanity needs to get a clue to not keep things like that a secret. A lot of misunderstandings between the two and it causes them Hell.

Vanity was a wonderful heroine who wasn’t perfect even for all the money she has in the world. She volunteered and held several jobs, which I respected. Stack was built rock solid and has goals with the MMA. It was fun to watch him grow from just wanting a one nightstand to realizing he wanted this woman above everybody.

Now can we get Armie’s story before I go nuts? Pppppplllllleeeeaaasssssse!

 

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, 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/

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • I know I want Armie’s story so badly! I cannot wait for it.

    • Shari Delighted Read

      I think it is time to scout out a release date for Armie and throw a party!

  • Haha! She tricked him about a one-night stand. I love anticipating a certain character getting their story. Hope you get the awesome Armie’s story soon. 🙂

  • Y’All love this and I can see why. I do love fake dates and all its variations, makes for great scenes and TensIon

  • I liked Vanity too, and yesssss I want Armie’s story so bad!!

  • I haven’t read any books by this author so far, but I see this series popping up everywhere lately. It sounds like a good series. That’s neat that vanity isn’t a snob even though she has a lot of money. The build up to that night sound very well done! And I like it when characters from the previous books keep playing a role in later books. Great review!