Review: Under Pressure (Body Armor #1) by Lori Foster

From New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Lori Foster comes UNDER PRESSURE, the first book in her brand-new Body Armor series, featuring her trademark alpha-male heroes and strong-willed heroines, who risk everything to save one another from the deadly forces that seek to destroy them.



Under Pressure 

Under Pressure (Body Armor #1) by Lori Foster




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…




3 out of 5 stars

This was an intriguing and entertaining romantic suspense story. I enjoyed the overall storyline and the characters. Leese and Cat were both likable and they had a very instant connection. I liked Cat’s persistence and flirting with Leese and Leese trying to hold back considering the circumstances that they were involved in. They had a lot of fun moments together!


I enjoyed the mystery suspense element happening but I was a bit confused in the beginning as things were being introduced. There is a nice bit of drama that had them on their toes and kept things moving along. The writing was good and fast paced, I was definitely interested and kept turning the page because I wanted to know what was going to happen next. There was just a lot going on to keep straight.


This story contained multiple POVs which I did like, I always enjoy the perspective of the bad guy. I looked forward to who I would hear from next though sometimes it took me a minute to realize who I was hearing from. I liked Leese’s friends a lot, Justice and Sarah were both very dynamic. Justice is someone who's story I am definitely interested in. Lots of guys from the Ultimate Series made an appearance, which was cool to see because I always like character crossovers but it felt kind of forced to have them all there.


I did enjoy the story and there were parts where I kept turning the page because the entertainment level was super high. Other parts were just good but drawn out and I could easily put it down and walk away. I liked Leese and Cat but didn't feel totally connected to them and never really felt their chemistry. So, it was good for me, just an enjoyable and likeable read.


If you enjoy enjoy romantic suspense with a nice bit of fun and sexy mixed in, give this one a try.


Complimentary copy received for honest review.




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