Blog Tour & Review ~ Holding Strong by Lori Foster


Book 2_Holding Strong by Lori Foster_cover

An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in Lori’s irresistible new novel.

Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn’t share. That’s why he’s 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 Cherry’s about to need more than she knows…

Denver’s combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what she’s been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can’t hide behind a carefree façade. Because the man by her side is one who’ll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she’ll trust him enough to let him…

Holding Strong will have you holding your breath while burning fingers quickly turn the pages.”

Fresh Fiction

“…a fun and sexy read. It has a touch of suspense to it as well to keep the pace of the story going along.”

It’s a Reading Thing

“The men of Foster’s 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 readers’ attention.”

RT Book Reviews

“Foster…manages to keep characters evolving throughout the course of a novel, becoming true ‘heroes’ by the time ‘The End’ rolls around.”

Ripe for Reader

 My Review

Holding strong is the second book is Lori Foster’s Ultimate series ans ia fun read.

The story was strong and I loved the sense of togetherness the entire cast creates. Denver and Cherry – aahh I could just eat them up! They are so freakin’ cute J

Dever – so loveable – is caring and gentle, even though he is an MMA fighter. You just want to hug him – over & over. Unable to get past what he sees as flirting with every guy, Denver denies himself what he really wants – Cherry. Until one night – and WHAT A NIGHT!!! It was a night that proves what kind of man he really is – to Cherry and to the reader.

Cherry is the sweetest, most selfless chick! I just LOVE her ❤ She wants to protect her new friends from the evils of her past. Cherry is so pure of heart and fiercely independent that she and Denver have a heard time meeting in the middle. Does it work? Read the book 😉

Overall I enjoyed the book. It was a fun time. But the style or writing, well, we didn’t mesh well. I mean, this is a story about MMA fighters, and the writer is so eloquent. I just felt that the vocabulary was over what we think of when it comes to fighters. I am not saying fighters are stupid or have limited vocab, ok people?! I just felt that it was difficult to swallow the level of vocabulary every single character had. That’s all.

I give this book 3.5 cups and recommend it for a fun weekend read 🙂

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 spinabifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.

Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book tocharity. You can see the benefit romance books here:


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