Friday, January 20, 2017

[Pat's ARC Review]: "Under Pressure"

romance novel cover, romantic suspense, Under Pressure by Lori Foster
Under Pressure by Lori Foster
Publisher: HQN Books (January 24, 2017)
Series: Body Armor, 1
Genre: Romantic Suspense

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 honour. 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...

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Pat's Review:

Catalina (Cat) Nicholson was raised in a family of wealth and privilege. She left it behind for a job as an art teacher in an elementary school, which she loves. While visiting her stepfather, she accidentally overhears a few men, including her stepfather, discussing a gruesome murder. In her rush to get away she is seen and realizes she has to disappear -- immediately. She thinks she is doing fine until confronted by two very large men who say they are her bodyguards, and refuse to leave without her. They introduce themselves as Leese and Justice, and work for a security company hired by her stepfather. Still not fully trusting them, she realizes she doesn't have much choice.

She saw Leese as walking, talking sex appeal. Justice was a big teddy bear....if teddy bears ate steel for breakfast.

Leese Phelps was a MMA fighter who realized he wasn't champion material and looked for something new. Hired by Body Armor Security, run by Sahara Silver, he knows this is his life. His latest client is Cat, and she is a feisty one. She is always poised to run, but he emphatically informs her he will follow. When meeting Sahara, she gives the minimal amount of information, holding back a very important part in fear for herself and them. They do their best to convince her she's safe if she sticks close. The suspense is constant and it seems behind every corner there is danger. Soon both Cat and Leese realize there is a lot more to their relationship. Their attraction sizzles and Leese feels a lot more than just protective.

This story has twists and turns the whole way through. The side characters are so interesting and work perfectly in the story. Plenty of heat in this story also. Another great novel by Ms. Foster.


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Pat received an e-ARC of this book from the publisher, via NetGalley.

*Note: The quote used belongs to Lori Foster; TBQ's Book Palace does not claim it. Any mistakes or typos in the quotes are my own fault.

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Thanks for the review, Pat!

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Until Next Time,


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