An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in Loriâs irresistible new novel.
Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesnât share. Thatâs why heâs 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 Cherryâs about to need more than she knowsâ¦
Denverâs combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what sheâs been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry canât hide behind a carefree faÃ§ade. Because the man by her side is one whoâll fight like hell to keep her safeâ¦if only sheâll trust him enough to let himâ¦
âHolding Strong will have you holding your breath while burning fingers quickly turn the pages.â
ââ¦a fun and sexy read. It has a touch of suspense to it as well to keep the pace of the story going along.â
âThe men of Fosterâs 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 readersâ attention.â
âFosterâ¦manages to keep characters evolving throughout the course of a novel, becoming true âheroesâ by the time âThe Endâ rolls around.â
Twisting around, he forgot all about harassing his friendâwhich had probably been Armieâs intent. But damn, he hadnât lied. Denver watched Cherry laughingly refuse an insistent guy bent on gaining her cooperation. The slow, thrumming music would have meant a different type of dance and Denver let out a breath when she didnât give in.
Seeing her body to body with another man, this time someone he didnât know, would have made him nuts.
Stack sat to one side of her, also watching the idiot who refused to take no for an answer.
To her other side, Miles started to frown. Suddenly Cherry pushed back her chair and an ugly
tension sank into Denverâs chestâuntil she grabbed up her purse and made a hasty getaway toward the restrooms. When the idiot started to follow, Miles blocked his way while Stack spoke close to his ear. Whatever he said made loverboy frown and search the bar.
It wasnât until his gaze clashed with Denverâs that he gave up and stalked awayâin the opposite
direction that Cherry had gone.
Smiles quirking, Stack and Miles both saluted Denver, then went back to their table and the other women there.
He was wondering what Stack had said when Armie shoved him, and Denver almost dropped off his seat. Righting himself, he muttered, âWhat the fuck?â and shoved Armie back. But since Armie wasnât daydreaming as Denver had been, he barely budged.
Snickering, Armie shook his head. âDamn man, get it together or go after her.â
Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisherâs Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martinâs, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.
Lori hosts a very special annual âReader & Authorâ event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Womenâs Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Childrenâs 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/