Tough Love

Tough Love 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 FosterVanity Baker loves a good clean match but she s not

  • Title: Tough Love
  • Author: Lori Foster
  • ISBN: 9780373788484
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 FosterVanity 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 insistShe 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 FosterVanity 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 Then his troublemaking family comes back into the picture, threatening everything Stack cares about Vanity included Suddenly he realizes they re much 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

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    1. Lori Foster

      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 lorifoster benefit books Career Highlights In 2001, Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy In 2002, Lori s book Too Much Temptation was the top selling romance title for books In 2003, Say No To Joe was the second Bestselling Original Contemporary romance title for Waldenbooks In 2004, Lori Foster was a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle In 2004, The Secret Life of Bryan was the Bestselling Original Contemporary romance title for the BGI group In 2005, Lori received the prestigious Romantic Times Career Achievement Award for Contemporary Romance In 2006, Jude s Law was the Bestselling Romantic Comedy romance title for the BGI group In 2007, Lori launched a new urban fantasy series under the name L.L Foster See on her dark side at llfoster In 2007, Causing Havoc was among s Top Ten Editor s picks in Romance In 2008, Hard to Handle made 2 on The New York Times In 2009, Servant The Acceptance was s 1 Editors Pick in Romance In 2010, Lori was a clue in the USA Today Quick Cross puzzle.


    1. 3.5 honest StarsFor weeks now she’d been tormenting him, kissing him when he least expected it, while also encouraging him to continue his bachelor ways. She’d deliberately confused him with her insistence that he see other women, that it should be “business as usual” for both of them.-Vanity*Spoilers*Okay so this one is going to be a quickie because I have been waiting to get to Armie's story and I don't wanna waste hours writing a review when I could be reading about Armie and Rissy. O [...]

    2. Tough Love is a third book in Ultimate series, but can be easily read as a standalone. I haven't read previous books and was completely ok with the story. It was a bit long, but a good reading nonetheless.We meet Vanity Baker, who's had a crush on Stack "The Wolf" Hannigan for a long time. He is all muscled, strong, sexy and hot MMA fighter. He is also commitment-phobe, so Vanity comes up with a plan and propositions him - just sex. She thinks that as long as she can keep her feelings hidden and [...]

    3. 4 She Came, She Saw, She Conquered Stars * * * *So, as my title for this review mentioned, Vanity had an agenda She came to town, she met her friend's group of MMA fighters, she saw Stack and decidedly came up with a plan to hopefully to breakdown his walls and make him hers. The lure was to dangle the promise of one commitment free sexual encounter in order to have him take her to the friend's wedding. Vanity knew what she wanted; was willing to present a win-win for both of them and pray it mi [...]

    4. *arc provided per HQN publishing via NetGalley in exchange for honest review*I have always been a sucker for a good “fighter” and Stack “the Wolf” Hannigan fits the perfect profile for alpha hotness! His success in the MMA make him an easy target so he keeps his emotions tight and his libido free to the easy attention. When a sassy, smart, and very independent Vanity Baker falls for this sexy muscle she uses the best strategy she can to get to him…sex! Keeping her true feelings at bay [...]

    5. ⭐️⭐️⭐️ 3 STARS ⭐️⭐️⭐️If you ever read Lori Foster in the past then you’ll probably understand why I picked Tough Love in the first place.I mean, MMA fighter hero? Great characters chemistry? Playful banter? Steamy romance? Action packed story?These are the things coming in mind when I think about her books.Tough Love is the third book in the Ultimate series and tells the story of Vanity and stack. This series focuses on younger heroes than usual but if you read her SBC [...]

    6. Review Posted to: sweptawaybyromance/2014 Fighting for Love Stars!!Tough Love starts off at Cannon and Yvette's (No Limits) wedding. Stack is a sexy MMA fighter and Vanity is a beautiful, confident woman, who isn't afraid to go after what she wants. It starts with a proposition no man could resist “one night of no strings sex”. Naturally one night is not enough to quench either Stack or Vanity's hunger, plus there were a couple of interruptions that cut their night short. Stack and Vanity’ [...]

    7. ARC received for reviewI think Stack and Vanity were even hotter than I expected.This one starts off at Cannon and Yvette's wedding and is go from word one. I was afraid for a while there that another obstacle was going to get thrown in their way. No worries, they finally hook up, and boy was it hot. We get to see all the old gang plus little peeks into Armie and Rissy. I know she wrote that Armie's is going to the last but I think there needs to be one more with Lesee. My biggest complaint is t [...]

    8. This is book #3 of the Ultimate series, and so far this has been my least favorite. I just didn't feel much connection with the main couple. Add to the fact that I have been dying for Armie's book since the beginning of this series just made it so that I was eager to finish this one I know Armie's book is next!! LOLVanity moved from LA to be with her friend who is married to one of the Ultimate fighters. She has embraced all of the new friendships she has made with the fighters and their women, [...]

    9. ✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪✪We all remember, how in the last book, Vanity asked Stack to be her date to Cannon & Yvette's wedding.A date including sex!She's been in love with the fighter ever since she came to town, but Stack is not after something serious.Let the fight begine Vanity is playing dirty (verrry teasingly and erotically dirty!). She wants her man and she'll get him! And not just for one night!But Stack hates lies - and Vanity's whole proposition was kind of a lie - becau [...]

    10. I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Vanity has had her eye on Stack ever since she met him but with a reputation for avoiding commitment, she decides a little subterfuge is needed. She invites him to be her date to a wedding, with the promise of things ending in the bedroom but the caveat is that they aren't going to do anything until then and they can still see other people. This doesn't stop Van [...]

    11. A blistering dynamo in the ring, a cuddly bear outside, Stack is the Ultimate man for Vanity, but his fear of commitment and a dark past could be too hot to handle without getting burned. No shrinking violet, Vanity makes Stack a deal he cannot refuse, and he falls into her web and under her spell, just as she planned it! Staying just out of reach, Vanity downplays her feelings to keep Stack from running for the hills, all while appearing to be a good friend with great benefits.You know what the [...]

    12. Tough Love by Lori Foster is a 2015 HQN publication. I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This third book in the Ultimate fighter series is focused on Vanity and Stack. If you read the previous installment you will remember Vanity made Stack an offer he couldn't refuse in order to get him to be her date for their friends, Cannon and Yvette, wedding. Well, the time has come for Vanity to make good on the deal and hopefully she will win big on the gamble of a lifeti [...]

    13. 4.5 captivating, sexy, and hot stars for Tough Love. From the first paragraph I was all fucking in. The story starts off with a bang and keeps the punches rolling until the last word which is fabulous. I have read Lori Foster for years so I knew I would at least like this story because she's never let me down before. I liked liked this story quite a bit. Vanity is by far one of my favorite heroines. She goes after what she wants and uses the tactics she has to in order to obtain the man she's dy [...]

    14. In Tough Love, the third book in the Ultimate series we have Stack’s story. Both Stack and Vanity have powerful chemistry to each other but haven’t acted out on it until Vanity takes control . Vanity has always been fond of Stack and wants more with him. She cares deeply for Stack, but she knows how afraid he is of commitment. So she wants to slowly ease him into a relationship because she knows what they have is explosive and worth the wait. So at first, we see the physical relationship bet [...]

    15. Vanity was so great in this one! I loved how she kept Stack off kilter from the start with her proposition. I found myself laughing at all the things that went wrong as Stack and Vanity kept trying to find a bed. Vanity seemed to insinuate herself within all aspects of Stack's life, the fighters seemed to view her as a little sister, while his blood family included her like one of their own. Vanity needed that extra from Stack's family as hers was gone.I loved to see how Stack got jealous of eve [...]

    16. 4.5 Stars - Loved it!Tough Love by Lori Foster is the 3rd book in the Ultimate series. I have thoroughly enjoyed each book in this MMA series and this one is no exception. Tough Love focuses on Stack and Vanity. I have been looking forward to their story since the tension ramped up between them in the last book. In Tough Love we see that tension come to fruition. Vanity propositioned Stack in, Holding Strong, getting his attention and his agreement to be her date to Cannon & Yvette’s weddi [...]

    17. I have to admit I sorta fell into this series. I do love fighter novels so back when book one of this series was offered on Netgalley I did a request and received the novel. I read it and thought it was ok so when I saw the same thing for book 2 I requested it and got it and liked it even more than book one. Now I have to say I was new to Lori Foster's writing and wasn't sure quite what to expect and I had been reading really gritty edgy fighting novels prior so I think that these novels seemed [...]

    18. Caffeinated Dates with Tough LoveFirst Date: Vanity has a thing for Stack but knows he has commitment phobia and our heroine is very clever. She plays dirty but in the most delicious way. In the previous book, the two make an arrangement of sorts. He will be her date at the wedding of their friends and she will give him one night of bliss with no strings attached. Ooo-la-la you clever, clever girl. The novel opens at the wedding and we get a little flashback of what has been happening since they [...]

    19. I thoroughly enjoyed Tough Love. I've been really looking forward to the story of Vanity and Stack after the previous book, and this one did not disappoint. They are both great characters, and I loved how Vanity was so sure of her feelings for Stack and acted on them. Stack was commitment shy, but was wonderfully protective of Vanity. The two had great chemistry together, and I loved reading their story. Vanity made a deal with Stack to spend a night with him in return for accompanying her to th [...]

    20. Action packed, sexy and funny, Tough Love is the best yet in the Ultimate Series! I have been reading Lori Foster's books for years and have never been disappointed, I highly recommend any of her books to anyone who hasn't read her yet. Vanity has been in love with Stack since she first laid eyes on him, he's ripped, sexy, funny and an all around sweet guy. In an effort to claim him as hers forever, Vanity devises a plan to snag and keep his attention; be her date for her best friends wedding an [...]

    21. My new must-readable series! I'm so excited to share this book with you all! It's all new to me is author, Lori Foster and this MMA series!Let me just say, Stack and Vanity's love story has me wrapped around its little finger My Review: I loved it! I'm completely and totally thrilled at how sweetly-steamy and wonderful this 'friends with benefits' story is! Such a fast paced read that's all about the fun and games romance, with a little underlying suspense and a hint of danger thrown in plus l [...]

    22. Containing hilarious cock-blocking, interrupted best laid plans, shady characters and a few overreactions, Tough Love has you rolling with the punches. I loved watching the feelings between Stack and Vanity grow while trying to unravel the potential danger that lurked around the corner. Don’t worry, lots of sex is also had. ;)Vanity throws it all on the line to get at least one night with Stack – she’s been in love with him since pretty much the second that she saw him, but she’s willing [...]

    23. Wow I really love this series so far. This is only the third book, but each one seems to be getting progressively better and with Armie's book being next, it's just going to be amazing!This one was about Stack and Vanity. Vanity is having strong feelings towards Stack but she also knows that Stack will just shy away from anything remotely smelling of a relationship so she decides to change it up. She approaches him with a deal, attend the wedding of some friends with her and in exchange he gets [...]

    24. Welcome to the world of mixed martial arts fighting, where the guy play hard & love harder. Foster develops the plot of her tale intricately & intimately, taking readers for one heck of a ride. I loved the variety of different aspects of life, love & loss that Foster brings into play. Suspense & chemistry, danger & raw lust kept me glued to the pages. I love the way that Foster develops her characters. It feels so personal, like we’re truly being introduced. The main charac [...]

    25. I loved Vanity even if the girl has bad timing, "tipping her head, she smiled at him. “You only recently started calling me darlin’. Is it because we’re finally going to have sex?” Behind them, a cop coughed." Stack isn't the bit modest, “I’m not sweet, I’m horny.” He cupped her face. “So what’s the verdict?” jealousy looks interesting on Stack, “butts?” Disbelief lightened his scowl. “You’re telling me you moon over guy’s a**es?” I loved Stack I haven't met a g [...]

    26. The third book in the Ultimate series by Lori Foster. Vanity Baker wants Stack Hannigan and makes a no strings deal with him if he escorts her to her friend's wedding. Only Stack wants more and so does Vanity but she doesn't want to "scare" him off. But family issues interrupt.Another fun, entertaining addition to the series. We get to revisit many of the previous couple/characters and follow future heroes/heroines around. Ms. Foster writes in a style that I like and I will continue to seek out [...]

    27. *I received a free ARC of Tough Love from Harlequin HQN via Netgalley in exchange of an honest and unbiased review*Hot, fun and with another kind of mystery in the background, Tough Love really worked for me!!This and all my other reviews are originally posted on my blog(un)Conventional Bookviews

    28. ARC received for an honest reviewWoohoo, it seems like I have been waiting an eternity for this next Ultimate book - well, yeah, that is an exaggeration, but woohoo, it is finally here!I adore these fighter boys - though this time there seemed to be more fighting outside the cage and the gym than in it!Stack and Vanity have been circling each other since she first moved to town, and if you have read the other books in the series, you will remember how she propositioned him at the end of book 2.M [...]

    29. This was a great read and I adored the world-building and thoroughly entertaining characters.Vanity has it bad for Stack, but he's notoriously commitment-phobic, so she comes up with a grand plan to seduce him and hook him for life. And it succeeds fabulously until he becomes aware of some cards she was holding close to her chest, and then it kind-of falls apart.I loved Stack's mad dysfunctional family and the network of MMA fighters he surrounds himself with. One of the things I especially like [...]

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