The men of Foster’s Ultimate series may be powerful fighters, but they are all heart, and none more so than the hero of this installment. His unwavering support for his feisty, frightened heroine redeems them both in time, but it is their searing chemistry that will hold readers’ attention. Though a little slow to start, Foster’s knack for creating high-stakes suspense makes this book thoroughly engaging. Fans and newcomers alike will doubtlessly enjoy the colorful supporting cast, whose foreshadowed stories hold enormous promise for future installments.
From the day he met her, Cherry Peyton has occupied every one of breakthrough MMA fighter Denver Lewis’ fantasies. Though he keeps telling himself that her flirtatious ways would be too much for his possessive nature, it isn’t long before the temptation gets the best of both of them. Cherry has lusted after Denver for ages, but she never imagined feeling such an emotional connection to him, or that she would ever trust him with her terrible secrets. But when Cherry’s past catches up with her, she may have no choice but to trust Denver’s promises to keep her safe — no matter the cost. (HQN, Apr., 480 pp., $7.99)