No Limits: Ultimate #1 by Lori Foster

Book Review:

A slow-burning romance, although Cameron and Yvette have known one another for years, this story had ups and downs for me.  From some research, I discovered these are recurring characters from Foster’s Love Undercover series, although several things had kept them apart at that time.

Yvette was interesting: wanting to move forward from trauma, and hoping that people will see her as a woman, not simply a victim, her modesty and general quiet nature have her uncomfortable in the spotlight, and the trauma certainly brought that forward.  But, despite her saying she wants to move on, her continued reliance on ‘information’ from other women in the story, most contradicted by Cameron himself, was frustrating and her real issue to deal with and settle.  The constant push-pull of her attraction and feelings, against her own insecurities and disbelief in the reality had me wanting to slap her more than a few hundred times.

For his part, Cameron was hard not to like.  His behavior and honesty when dealing with Yvette are so caring and vulnerable, that everyone BUT Yvette sees it isn’t a line.  Despite his success and fame, he is so ‘all in’ to their relationship that her pushing him away is understandably frustrating and making him wonder just what he can do.  Yes, there are other women on the fringes, but his mostly successful attempts at dodging some of the more aggressive groupies was solidly portrayed, and you can believe in it.

Constantly apologetic and fussing about ‘not being’ right, Yvette’s monotonous behavior was broken up nicely by the suspense elements: who, why and what sort of danger they present was neatly dropped into the plot, giving a nice twist as to the why at the end.  In addition, the secondary characters and interactions that clearly displayed the camaraderie and caring that is common in this group, with the interplay of the newly forming couples being particularly clever and intriguing as the series continues.

This is a slow burn, a pace that fit the characters and the situation nicely, while showing some real restraint in Cameron’s confidence (some may say arrogance) in his ability to be all that Yvette needs. While I still don’t have a clear sense as to Cameron’s issues with Yvette’s leaving town years ago, his making up for lost time and feelings unexpressed were clear and present in this story.  A fun read, sure to please fans of the Love Undercover series, this book is a nice fit for fans of Foster’s writing and those who like their heroines a little on the immature side.

No Limits: Ultimate #1 by Lori Foster

Title: No Limits
Author: Lori Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published by: Harlequin HQN
Source: Media Muscle/Book Trib
Pages: 432
Audio Length: 12 Hours: 43 minutes
Rated: four-stars
Heat: One FlameOne Flame

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A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster…

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it…

A copy of this title was provided via Media Muscle/Book Trib for purpose of honest review. I was not compensated for this review: all conclusions are my own responsibility.

About Lori Foster

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. She also received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and Contemporary Romance.

Lori believes it is important to give back to the community as much as possible, so she routinely arranges events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.

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