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Simon Says

(SBC Fighters #2)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  6,647 ratings  ·  218 reviews
With his perfectly chiseled, lava-hot body, Simon Evans, an ex-fighter, also has a perfect life—great job, great girl, and more than enough dough. All that changes, though, when he catches his girlfriend cheating. To shake things up, Simon goes full force back into the ring, ready to take his rage out on his opponents.

To make matters worse, the father who walked out on Sim
Mass Market Paperback, 330 pages
Published July 3rd 2007 by Berkley Books
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Aug 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It gave me the origin of Simon&Dakota. I already knew them from reading other books by LF. I'm a fan of Barber so it gave me a chance to see how he started in all this. ...more
I really liked the first book in this series but am faintly disappointed in this one. I never did read it from front to back because it just didn't hold my interest that long. I think part of it is that the heroine is only twenty-three but the author had her already being a battered wife, a semi-expert fighter and a volunteer to help find runaways. I know she also had a real job but I don't remember that it was ever mentioned. She doesn't seem like a real person to me and there is something off- ...more
Mar 26, 2012 marked it as dnf  ·  review of another edition
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This heroine got on my nerves. First she got violent with a man because he was disrespectful to her. Note to women: you should NEVER hit a man with the expectation that he won't hit you back or that another man will come to defend you. If you are stupid enough to resort to violent with somebody stronger than you, be ready to suffer the consequences.

Also, the heroine is pushing the hero to take a very personal decision and not respecting his feelings about the matter, because she want to stop fee
Just - The romance reader
Oct 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Yum! After reading Causing Havoc, which is the first book in the SBC Fighters series by Lori Foster, I knew I had to read the rest of the series. The first book focused on Dean "Havoc" Conor and his return to his hometown of Harmony and his reunion with his long lost sisters. Simon Evans, who is the male lead in Simon Says, hence the title, plays a small role in Causing Havoc. And Dean, along with several other characters return in small part in Simon Says.

Simon Says is about Simon "Sublime" Eva
3.5 stars. I liked this. It was sweet. I enjoyed Simon. I did find it odd that they were in Harmony and Dean's sister Cam was nowhere to be found. ...more
Karen Machamer
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really loved this book. Lori is one of my favorite authors. I really enjoyed this series and can't wait to read the rest of them. ...more
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: If you're looking for a fun romance, and if you're looking for characters to be annoyed at.
Shelves: love-to-hate
2.5 stars.

This book wasn't that great.

Creepy blackmailing stepfather, abusive obsessive ex-husband, 'she's-so-hot-but-doesn't-know-it' clique. (view spoiler)

I mostly like the way Lori Foster writes, her chapters aren't too long, things move quickly and there's always a bit of humour, but this time the hero really pissed me off.

Firstly, Simon was a c
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This 5 star read really deserves a well thought out review, but honestly, I just don't have the time :-( I will tell you that I love the characters in this series so far...this is only book 2, but they are hot and real and I want to just devour these fighting men and this book even has a fighting, smokin' hot babe!

I LOVE that Dakota is such a strong woman and it is obvious that these men admire that about her too! She is stubborn and proud and sexy... I am green with envy, because she landed th
Mandy Beyers
Feb 13, 2010 rated it really liked it
In the second book of Foster's SBC Fighters series, Simon, ex-fighter and trainer decides to get back into the ring for a comeback after discovering that his girlfriend of five years has cheated on him. While in training, a young woman enters the gym and knocks him for a loop. His instant attraction for her runs up against the fact that she is there to convince him to meet his birth father, a man he has no interest in whatsoever. As the story evolves, the lies and misconceptions between Simon an ...more
Meh. I'm a sucker for a series and seeing characters growing and changing even after their book, and the camaraderie between the fighters in Harmony, KY is the best part of this series for me. I like seeing a central place, Roger's bar, and all the fighters interacting and the group of wives expanding.

That being said, this one was just meh for me. Barber was the best part for me. Dakota was interesting, sure, really threw herself into the sport. Wasn't a girl's girl and I'm sure that was part o
May 06, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Aug 14, 2017 rated it did not like it
I was really looking forward to this book because I loved Dakota's cameos in the ultimate series and enjoyed Simon's too. Unfortunately the ultimate series failed to convey how loathsome Simon was. This book got off to a rough start with him accusing Dakota of some pretty ugly things and saying some even uglier things to her because she didn't tell him the reason for approaching him...which he'dnever let her do. I had moved past that and was even enjoying the book and the romance but the next to ...more
Apr 15, 2008 rated it liked it
Lori Foster's latest, Simon Says was a pretty ho-hum read which would have been soon forgotten if not for the hero. What made me ultimately decide to it give a better grade than I normally would is all due to the character of Simon Evans. It's been a long time since I read such a wonderfully written hero; I fell in love with him from the start.

Simon was first introduced in Causing Havoc as his best friend's trainer for an extreme fighting contest known as the Supreme Battle Championship (SBC).
Oct 12, 2010 rated it liked it
Geez, I have to say Simon comes off really cold in the first chapter when he is ending it with his girlfriend. I guess it's kind of explained by stating he never really loved her but man show some regret or anger.
Wow, Simon is so arrogant! I haven't decided yet if I like it or am annoyed.The character of Barnaby (Simon's real father) was overworked as a villain. The whole storyline of Barnaby blackmailing Dakota was weird and creepy. I wish the author would have thought of a different way to g
Sep 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I have just read this for the second time and I loved it even more than the first time around. I am upgrading it from 4 stars to 5 because I enjoyed it so much. Second time around I have pictured the characters really differently. I must have just whizzed through it the first time and missed lots of nuances about these characters.

Simon is just THE nicest guy in the world. He is so understanding and really goes the distance to be with Dakota and to make her comfortable with him. I love how he is
Trang Nguyen
Sep 13, 2009 rated it really liked it
Simon Evan is a sexy, good looking ex-trainer who has decided to go back to fighting after finding his girlfriend of 5 years has cheated on him. Dakota Dream is a unique, stubborn, singer who plays PI part time. She is sent on a mission by her down right dirty stepfather to find Simon and bring him to her stdpfatge. Not an easy task because Simon wants nothing to do with his biological father. Dakota must do everything she can to persuade Simon because her stepfather has somthing that she desper ...more
May 23, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I liked this better than the first in this series. They didn't jump each others bones first off (which puts me off some books) and both had a bit of baggage to overcome to get together. Liked how LF dealt with Dakota's sexual issues. These types of themes are a favourite of mine so am a bit picky in how they are portrayed. LF did well and there were no 'clanger' moments (these being when I stop reading with a WTF? moment).

I read this in one complete sitting, other than loo breaks ;). Kept me ho
Snigdha Prakash
I liked this book a lot more than what I liked Causing Havoc.
The characters were better.
The romance was way better.
The plot was a perfect fit for the characters.
I think I have another book boyfriend.
I liked how Lori Foster shaped the relationship between Simon and Dakota. Slow and yet fast.
Sweet, adorable and still so hot.
The secondary characters are always likable in her story so that is no big surprise.
I loved how kickass Dakota was.
Women like her inspire me.
Now I can't wait to read the ne
Michelle the Romance Witch
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: print-inventory
What can is say... another AWESOME story by Loris Foster... twists, turns, tears, heat, and love. She's never let me down yet. As i have already read later stories int he series it's nice getting to read about the couples that started it all. can't wait to read the rest of the series. ...more
Apr 07, 2015 rated it liked it
I hate when little misunderstandings turn into big fights. And the whole I have to keep this secret because blah blah blah gets pretty old pretty fast.

I enjoyed seeing the other characters from the first book.
Aug 05, 2007 rated it liked it
Another story set with the SBC -- didn't like this book as much as her other titles and really cannot explain why.
Jim son of Jim (formerly PhotoJim)
Really enjoying this SBC fighter series. I'll certainly have to read the rest. ...more
laurie stith-tenney
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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I really love this series.
Jan 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: favorites, hot
I LOVE this series from Lori Foster. Anyone who wants a hot, sexy, really, really, good series this is one of them!!!

Christine Kirchoff
Oct 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this awhile ago but I never rated it on here. Fabulous series!
Apr 04, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books, library-book
A bit different from the average falling for a girl with an abusive ex story lines. I loved the shopping scenes.
Jun 28, 2020 rated it really liked it

This is definitely my favourite book in the series - I love Dakota and Simon's relationship and getting to watch it develop.

While the Barnaby storyline is a bit annoying (why doesn't Dakota just tell Simon everything early on??), overall, watching them fall in love is the best! Dakota is such a strong character and is so much fun to read because of all her interactions with the guys. Her attitude (and fighting ability) are excellent.

Simon has a lot of figure out this book, including how t
Nancy Brady
A romantic suspense novel featuring a woman who is walking a fine line between her stepfather and his son, but not because she wants to. He's holding her mother's letters hostage in order to get her to do his dirty work.

Still Dakota Dream (not a porn star, but it sounds like it, doesn't it?) finds she is stronger than she thinks and discovers a love in the estranged son, Simon. Except she still has to try to get father and son together until it gets dangerous, and secrets derail a relationship.
Robin Franks
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome read

Lori Foster writes the best characters and makes you really care about them. Simon and Dakota are great together and really belong together. I really like how the story is told from the man's perspective as well. Usually romances are mostly told from the female point of view. Lori lets you see things from the mans side too. She writes so convincingly that you root for the couples even more. It was great to catch up with other characters and be introduced to new ones. I would definite
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a re-read, but I realized I never did a review. This was the first book I read of LF and I now am a huge fan. This world and series is so fun and full of richly entertaining characters. This story Has some heavy topics and some villains, but it also has great friendships, action, romance and love!
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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 t

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