Jan 19, 2017

Under Pressure by Lori Foster Review

Under Pressure
Body Armor #1
By Lori Foster
Release Date: January 24th, 2017
HQN Books
Tour Host: Inkslinger PR
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…

I'm so excited to be reading and reviewing Under Pressure by Lori Foster, I have been a huge fan for years and love the beginning of every new series, but this book is a little different, as we have met Leese and Justice before in the Ultimate series.

In the year that Leese has left the MMA ring, he has become an elite bodyguard at thee Body Armor security come, owned and operated by the intriguing owner Sahara (whom I'm dying to know more about, and who murdered her brother!).

But Leese's assignment is to find and protect Catalina Nicholson, but things are not quite what they seem; so Leese does the only thing he can think of, and takes her back to the office. But Lesse and his team don't know who they are up against and Cat is keeping her mouth closed, in order to keep everyone safe! Only to have that back fire spectacularly!

So I went in to Under Pressure with no expectations at all, as I have learnt that you never quite know what the story is actually going to be about, you just know it's going to to excellent! And the author didn't disappoint. The writing was excellent and the plot (in my opinion) was thrilling and smooth and without plot holes.

When it comes to characters, you can't help but love Lease! I liked him in the ultimate series, but you honestly fall in love with him in Under Pressure. I was on the fence about Cat's character, but you soon grow to like her. The two people I was most intrigued about, we're Sahara and Enoch! Seriously, I need to know more about these two!

The book is fast paced, full of action and suspense and by the end of the book you are left breathless.

 I give Under Pressure 5 stars!

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UNDER PRESSURE - Tour teaser


“You do tempt me,” she whispered, her smile in place. “I didn’t realize it was mutual though.”
“Now you do.” And maybe she’d be more circum­spect.
“Because I’m convenient?” she asked. “Or some­what—” her expression pinched “—desperate?”
The uncertainty twisted his guts. He glanced at her mouth. “Because you’re hot.”
Her teeth bit into her bottom lip. “You really think so?”
Intuitively knowing she needed to hear it, he shared his thoughts. It wasn’t in the best interest of his sanity, but he liked seeing her blush.
He especially liked the way she looked at him.
“You, lady, are sexiness in a very small, sweet pack­age.”
“Usually I’m told I’m too thin.”
Leese slowly shook his head. “You have the right look and the right attitude to push all my buttons.”
Gifting him with that cocky smile he admired, she opened her hands on his chest. “Mmm. I think I like that.”
“Pushing your buttons.” Her fingers trailed up to his shoulders, then around his neck.
Leese started to lean down when Justice knocked again.
Cat froze, then panicked. “Oh my God. That’s Jus­tice, right? I forgot all about him!” She pushed against Leese, trying to slide free.
He wanted to groan.
In truth, he should thank Justice for keeping him from doing anything insane. “Shh. Take it easy.” He rolled to the side of her and watched her shoot off the bed, then make a mad dash around to the bedroom.
Her ass looked really nice as she did so.
After scrubbing both hands over his face, Leese forced himself from the bed and went to the door. He peeked out first.
Justice stood there holding a tray with coffee and a basket of Danish pastries. Time to get the day started.
Past time to work through the puzzle of the current case: Catalina Nicholson.

About Lori Foster: LORI FOSTER is a New York Times, USA TODAY and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 55 titles, beloved for her contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and the women they fall for. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance.    



  1. Thank you so much! ~Jessica, InkSlinger PR

  2. I would hide far away from any of my routine spots that is for sure!