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Tough Love Release

Today is release day for Tough Love, the third book in the contemporary romance series, Ultimate by New York Times bestselling author, Lori Foster.  See below for information about the book, buy links, an exclusive excerpt, and details on her giveaway.

Tough Love (Ultimate Series #3) by Lori Foster

Tough Love (Ultimate Series #3) by Lori Foster

About the Book
Title: Tough Love
Series: Ultimate #3
Author: Lori Foster
Release Date: August 25, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Books
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Synopsis
She’s playing hard to get…to win the MMA fighter of her ultimate fantasies in a sultry new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster 

Vanity Baker loves a good, clean match, but she’s not above playing a little dirty. She’s wanted Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan from day one. Seems as though the best way to corral the famously commitment-phobic fighter is to insist on keeping it casual. And her plan works—deliciously well—until Stack’s past steps out of the shadows.

Stack learned early to stay free of attachments. But with sexy, forthright Vanity, he’s the one always left wanting more. Then his troublemaking family comes back into the picture, threatening everything Stack cares about—Vanity included.

Suddenly he realizes they’re much more than friends with benefits. He’s ready to go to the mat for her…but will it be in time to protect the woman who’s tamed him for good?

“Foster brings her signature blend of heat and sweet to her addictive third Ultimate martial arts contemporary. 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.” – Publishers Weekly

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Tough Love Teaser 1

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Excerpt #1
A hundred times Vanity had thought about this moment, about playing it cool, taking her time.

Being in charge.

Not likely, not now that she finally had Stack in her house, ready, willing, even anxious. He smelled so good, a little like smoke mixed with the chilly night and his own, delicious scent of macho man. She tunneled her fingers into his cool hair. In warmer weather the sun bleached his light brown hair into a dark blond. Now, though, after a recent trim for the wedding, most of the blond was gone. The wind and the fire had left the wavy strands mussed. She loved it.

She loved his incredible body even more.

While he kissed her, she drowned under the feel of him, so tall and strong with fluid muscles that shifted against her. She trailed her hands down to his hard shoulders, then over his strong chest.

Stack freed his mouth and drew her close, her head to his shoulder. One of his hands knotted in her hair, and she felt his heartbeat knocking hard against his ribs.

“Stack?”

“Give me a second.”

But…why? Levering back enough to see him, she started on the buttons to his dress shirt. When she had four of them free, she slipped her hand inside. Crisp body hair teased her palm; his skin was so hot, his chest solid.

“Hold up.” He caught her wrist and kept her still while he sucked in air. “Shower,” he said. “And your arm.”

“Take your clothes off.” She didn’t mind that idea at all. “Then we can shower.”

His rough, strained laugh made her smile.

“I like that.” He touched her mouth. “I like how your smile always twitches into place. One side kicks up first, then the other, almost like you’re trying not to smile but you can’t help yourself.”

An apt description, at least whenever she was around him. He made her happy. She loved talking with him, laughing with him, looking at him.

Loved getting closer to him.

Would love loving him if he’d give her half a chance.

All the fighters were focused on their careers, but Stack, more than the others, had always seemed disinterested in the possibility of a relationship.

And so she’d used underhanded tactics to get him onboard.

“Right here,” she told him, “right now, you could notice things other than my smile.”

Hands on her shoulders, he stepped her back. “Yeah, and I do, believe me.” With some space now between them, he trailed one fingertip over the neckline of her dress, dipping low between her breasts before dropping his hand. “Turn around.”

That husky command curled her toes. “What will you do?”

“Get you out of this dress.”

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Hard Knocks (Ultimate Series #0.5) by Lori Foster

Hard Knocks (Ultimate Series #0.5) by Lori Foster

About the Prequel
Title: Hard Knocks
Series: Ultimate #0.5
Author: Lori Foster
Release Date: August 4, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Books
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Synopsis
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.

Don’t miss No Limits, the first novel in Lori Foster’s Ultimate series.

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Tough Love Teaser 2

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No Limits (Ultimate Series #1) by Lori Foster

No Limits (Ultimate Series #1) by Lori Foster

About Book 2
Title: No Limits
Series: Ultimate #1
Author: Lori Foster
Release Date: April 26, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Books
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Synopsis
A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he’s never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster…

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He’s also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams.

These days, she’s older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon.

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather’s legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette’s scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town.

As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he’ll break all the rules to do it…

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Holding Strong (Ultimate Series #2) by Lori Foster

Holding Strong (Ultimate Series #2) by Lori Foster

About Book 2
Title: Holding Strong
Series: Ultimate #2
Author: Lori Foster
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Books
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Synopsis
An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster’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 facade.

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…

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Author Lori Foster

Author Lori Foster

About the Author
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 :http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

Where to Find Lori Foster
Goodreads | Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube

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