cover image Tough Love

Tough Love

Lori Foster. HQN, $7.99 mass market (544p) ISBN 978-0-373-78848-4

Foster brings her signature blend of heat and sweet to her addictive third Ultimate martial arts contemporary (after Holding Strong). After Vanity Baker’s family is killed in a plane crash, she’s left alone in the world, but she’s determined to find the right companion with whom to build a new life. She’s got her sights set on hunky mixed martial arts fighter Stack Hannigan, but to reel him in she’s going to have to play hard to get. Stack’s not exactly known for commitment—except to his chaotic family—but with Vanity, he sees the promise of forever. However, word on the street is that someone wants him dead, and it doesn’t matter who gets in the way. If he shows his love for Vanity, he could put her in danger. Foster ably tosses out red herrings and also seamlessly lays the foundation for the next book in this series. This luscious tale will appeal to Foster’s legion of fans and attract new ones—even those who aren’t fans of professional fighting. (Sept.)