‘No Limits’ (Ultimate #1) by Lori Foster

no limits - lori fosterI seem to have acquired a taste for reading books about sexy alpha MMA fighters.

What’s the appeal i hear you ask and i’ll tell you…. they sound hot and rough but in a gentle way and they seem like big loving dudes. What isn’t to love about that?!

It would be safe to say that Lori Foster can write a decent story about them and that I will be devouring every one of the books in this series.

This first book is set around Cannon and Yvette. They’ve known each other for a while and they both are carrying massive lust for the other. However, Cannon never acted on it 3 years prior when he saved Yvette from some nasty dudes.

They have both been left the estate of her late grandfather and this leads to them living together and the lust begins to build.

I find that Lori Foster has a gift for creating sexual tension between her characters and it’s saucy. However, “the big bang” scenes are limited and perhaps a little disappointing after all the tension that has been there. Of course i can live with this!

Cannon is a good character and seems like someone you would want to be friends with and you can see where he gets the name “Saint” from. All his friends are MMA fighters and seem like gentle giants.

Yvette did not inspire me. Yes, I get that she was trying to prove she wasn’t a victim anymore but at times she was painful. I really wanted to tell her “snap out of it. He’s hot! go for it.” There was a lot of focus on this idea that she couldn’t orgasm because she wasn’t with the right person. Of course, Cannon fixes that, but I found this aspect of the story a little odd.

Lori Foster certainly uses this book to build the tension between numerous characters and you can see that these will be the future books. But I’m keen to read on and find out how they all meet their matches.

My obsession with hot MMA fighters continues.

My Rating 4/5.

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‘Beyond The Cage’ by Alana Sapphire

beyond the cageMMA fighter meets girl and so begins a beautiful relationship.

Cameron doesn’t talk but some how he and Jasmine seem to communicate just fine. (wink, wink)

The story is not at all focused around fighting. Its more about them outside of the ring – hence the title. I felt like it took me a little while to really get into the story but once it reeled me in I was happy to keep reading.

Alana is certainly not afraid to add the sex scenes and I mean once she started they didn’t really seem to stop. Perhaps they were there to fill in for all the ‘talking’ that wasn’t happening.

It did feel like someone called “dinner time” on Alana, as the story was wrapped up really quick. One minute we are all loved up and lots of sex scenes and BOOM a million things have happened and we are at the epilogue. Weird, but at the same time probably necessary as the story was directionless at times.

Look, I enjoyed the story. I didn’t have to think too much and some of the scenes were pretty hot. It was the right story for me to read to take me away from the stresses of work life. ¬†Also bonus, it’s nice to read a standalone book every now and then.

My rating 3/5.