Monday 7 July 2014

✤ Hard Knocks ✤ Lori Foster ✤ Ultimate #0.5 ✤

© Bianca ✰ 

• MMA Fighter Romance
Ultimate #0.5
• release date: 4 August 2014
• Ultimate Series prequel-novella

• ~ 60 pages
5 Stars

In the stunning prequel novella to her new mixed martial arts series, New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster brings together an elite fighter and the woman he’s determined to win.

Power. Brute strength. Unforgettable moves. It’s no wonder Harper Gates hasn’t been able to get her fling with Gage “Savage” Ringer out of her head. Months have passed since she laid eyes—or any other body parts—on him. Months without a word of contact… until, sidelined by injury, he comes back to town.

Staying focused on his training seemed like a smart move to Gage, even if he thought about Harper every day. Seeing her again only makes it clear how much is at stake. He’s got one night to earn back her trust. One night to show her that behind his breathtaking skill and ripped body is a man who’ll give her everything she needs.

Ultimate Fighter Gage has to sit out his first big fight - he hurt himself training and now he's back home at the rec center to watch the nights' fights on tv. Half the town is there with him. Including Harper - she's been in his head for years now. They've always known each other - and she has always been secretly in love with him. But he didn't know that - she's flirting and talking to all the guys at the gym.

Before he left for training camp a few months ago they kind of started dating, nothing serious yet, but lots of going out and spending time together. But now that he's back and has some free time, it's finally time to get serious! ☺

I'm not telling you that of course ☺


This was the perfect little prelude to an amazing series.
For such a short novella it was really sexy and cute and informing.
We meet all the fighters in the Ohio rec center. All but Cannon - because he's in Japan fighting. But we remember him from the previous books in the Love Undercover Series. And we already fell in love with him back then - now he's all grown up and getting his own book in NO LIMITS (coming 26 August!)

But back to HARD KNOCKS!
It was really short but really great too.


The way Harper and Gage dance around each other for a while until they finally understand that they're not alone with their feelings. Adorable!

We already have a new favorite in Armie - hilarious guy. And then there's Stack & Denver and Cannon of course! And they will all - hopefully - get their own books!

 Once you read HARD KNOCKS you will have a hard time waiting for NO LIMITS to come out!
This is gonna be an amazing new fighter series by Lori Foster!!!

HARD KNOCKS  was a short, but amazingly sexy & adorable fighter romance!
You'll love it!!!!! And you'll love the whole coming series too!




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

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