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…
Launching the Body Armor contemporary romantic suspense series, bestseller Foster (Don't Tempt Me) pulls out all the stops with precise plotting and deep characters. Leese Phelps, a former mixed martial arts fighter turned bodyguard for the Body Armor agency, rescues headstrong art teacher Catalina Nicholson from attackers, who know she's in possession of a dangerous secret and are trying to silence her. She fears that her stepfather, a wealthy and politically connected CEO, hired Leese to kidnap her, but he soon puts her at ease. Leese takes Cat to Body Armor's headquarters in Cincinnati, where the firm's new owner, Sahara Silver, stashes the two in the firm's luxurious penthouse for safekeeping. As danger grows, so do the passion and affection between Cat and Leese. Teasing and humorous dialogue, sizzling sex scenes, tender moments, and overriding tension show Foster's skill as a balanced storyteller. She sets up a continuing story line for the series with the mystery of who murdered the firm's founder, Sahara's brother, but this thread never overwhelms the gripping main story, which will leave readers breathless.
That was… sigh. Just the right mount of explicit with the right amount of excitement… I’m Alive
Leese meets his new charge under less than perfect circumstances. He can see why she needs protection. He just wants her to trust he will keep her safe. Even when it gets ugly.
Catalina has been surviving on her own, and does not feel she needs help. Those that are after her are beyond reach, so what is the point. Now, some hot time, that she could use. There is more to this than just security.
This book was an excellent start to a new series! I loved the characters. How strong the female lead is, how sassy. She knows what she wants. I am surprised the pages did not melt. The book is HOT! This author always gives us her best. I cannot wait to read the next book in the Body Armor series.
Lori Foster writes heartfelt stories
I really enjoyed both books.