I'll admit, I'm addicted to Lori Foster books right now. I didn't think I'd enjoy romance novels, but here we are!
After reading Hard Justice with A Monster Called Me, I'm hooked to the fighting world that Lori Foster has made for all of her characters. After reading Hard Justice, I automatically wanted to read into Armie Jacobson's tale. And Foster did not disappoint.
Armie's bad boy persona wasn't the first thing I was expecting, seeing that when we meet him in Hard Justice, he already has a daughter. But it was a luring detail to him. It had me wondering right off the bat, what made Armie become such a player?
Rissy, in the description, was supposed to come off as a sweet little goody two shoes gal. However, that wasn't the case with her. Sure she was a good girl, but the girl had bite to her when pushed in the right direction. I admired that Foster didn't completely make her a helpless damsel (even though that does happen a lot.) I at least admire Rissy's courage to say no and to fight back as best as she can.
The build up to Armie and Rissy's night together is drool worthy. Foster did a great job at teasing the reader that they were finally going to get together. By the time they do, you're almost as happy as the two are.
Steve, Rissy's ex is a little over dramatic in the book. I loved his part in it. But he's pretty psychotic for a typical ex. I enjoyed his antagonistic ways but hiring hit man to rough up your ex so you can get her back? It's a bit of a stretch for me.
Armie's secret and his dysfunctional family paint a deeper image of who he is, and what he's become. The addition of his father really developed him as a dimensional character. I think that compared to Justice in Hard Justice, he has a much more intense and well crafted back story. A Monster Called Me called Foster's choice for Armie's secret ballsy, and I agree! This book came out in 2016 and it was and still is a gutsy time to add that characteristic to your main guy.
The ending of this book was awesome. I love how it all wrapped up and Rissy's final realization. It left me so happy for the two. I almost felt like the ending was a little rushed. After all, we spend the ENTIRE book building up to Armie's fight. And it was barely a portion of this book. I would have loved a little more with that part, but overall, I loved this book and I'm ready to read her next!