Monday, January 16, 2017

Under Pressure by Lori Foster

Book Description
He can protect anything except his heart
Leese Phelps’s road hasn’t been an easy one, but it’s brought him to the perfect job — working for the elite Body Armor security agency. And what his newest assignment lacks in size, she makes up for in fire and backbone. But being drawn to Catalina Nicholson is a dangerous complication, especially since it could be the very man who hired Leese who’s threatening her.
What Catalina knows could get her killed. But who’d believe the sordid truth about her powerful stepfather? Beyond Leese’s ripped body and brooding gaze is a man of impeccable honor. He’s the last person she expects to trust — and the first who’s ever made her feel safe. And he’s the only one who can help her expose a deadly secret, if they can just stay alive long enough...
AVAILABLE: January 24, 2017

Body Armor Series
Under Pressure (Book 1)
Hard Justice (Book 2) *Available April, 2017

Under Pressure is the first book in Lori Foster's Body Armor series.  If you read her Ultimate series, then you should recognize the leading men of the series.  And while I LOVED her past series and Leese really grows on you throughout, Under Pressure didn't live up to the promise of Leese, at least for me.

A year has pasted since Leese has become an elite bodyguard at the Body Armor secruity agency.  He has been assigned to find and bring home Catalina Nicholson.  Throughout the story, this didn't quite feel like the Leese from the Ultimate series that I had come to really love.  And I found Cat to be a little annoying and desperate to get Leese to break his "no sleeping with a client" code.  She was extremely pushy, needy, and whiny (IMO).  And I say that because if the situations were reversed and it had been Leese being annoying and pushy about sex, I would of not liked Leese at all.  I enjoyed the rest of the storyline, but found myself somewhat skimming through the "relationship" parts with Leese and Cat.

My favorite characters in Under Pressure ended up being Sahara, the owner of and her assistant.  They were both smart, witty and determined to protect their client.  I am hoping that Sahara gets her own story because I think she is going to be a complex character that deserves her story to be told.

Overall, I would still highly recommend Lori Foster, just this particular book was not a favorite of hers, for me.  That honor goes to Savor the Danger, Getting Rowdy, and Fighting Dirty.
Rating: 3 out of 5

**I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.**