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No Limits

(Ultimate #1)

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  8,447 ratings  ·  743 reviews
A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster…

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic
Mass Market Paperback, 424 pages
Published August 26th 2014 by Harlequin HQN
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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
3 I Can Take Care Of Myself Stars

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So I finished this book early yesterday and since then I have been trying to decide how I want to rate it. There was things about this book I loved and then there was the heroine. Yvette was my main problem with this book but not my only one. Let me start with my feeling for Cannon. While I loved Cannon he did some shit at the start of the book that really bugged me. See I have no problem with man-whores, or men that sleep with other women after the
Carol [Goodreads Addict]

No Limits is book one in the Ultimate series by Lori Foster. I won this book in a prize package from a give-a-way.

Yvette Sweeny moved away from Warfield, Ohio three years ago. Although she has been back for short visits to see her grandfather who had raised her, she no longer felt comfortable in the town she once called home, or safe.

She’d known Cannon Colter for years, and probably loved him for just as long. But she was young, just a teenager. She used every flirtation she was capable of at t
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
You can also read my interview with Lori Foster on my blog here
4 Swoony Romance Stars

When need be, I can fight dirty, though usually I just fight for sport. But when it comes to you, I fight to win.

I've been a HUGE Lori Foster fan since reading her very first SBC Fighters book years ago. Ever since then, I've been stalking the poor author in hopes that'd she'd write another MMA series. Considering that she's a big fan of sport and it's very evident in her writing, it just makes it al
I am going to be honest here and say that I wasn't "wowed" by this book; but I didn't hate it either. I am just kind of sitting on the middle of the fence with Cannon and Yvette's book. A big reason was that the heroine annoyed the heck out of me...and the hero irritated me with the way he treated her like she was this fragile piece of glass. They had a past where Cannon had saved Yvette from some kidnappers, and when circumstances cause them to meet up again years later; they both have unresolv ...more
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Lori Foster Fans, MMA Fighter, Romance
3.5 We're Good Together Stars * * * 1/2
As is my way, I seem to start many series in the middle. This Ultimate series by Lori Foster was one of them. I am a Lori Foster reader and when I was able to read Holding Strong the second book, I met all of the crew and didn't feel the need to read this book.

I have since read the 3rd book and soon the long awaited coupling of Armie and Merissa will happen in Fighting Dirty. With that in mind, I thought I would go to the beginning and see how all of this
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰



We all remember Cannon & Yvette from the Love Undercover Series. And we all fell hopelessly in love with him. He was the young & sexy & mysterious neighborhood-watchman who tried to help wherever help was needed. And Yvette was the girl who had a mad crush on him - and he liked her too, but she was just too young and too broken after everything that happened. And then she left for California. But he never forgot her these last three years.

Now they're all grown up!!!!
Cannon is a famous Mixed Mart
❤️ Dorsey aka Wrath Lover Reviews ❤️
4 MMA Stars!!

I loved, loved, loved Cannon "Saint" Colter! He’s everything we come to expect from a Lori Foster hero; alpha protective, loyal, and definitely sexy!!! Yvette is the girl who always loved Cannon, but ran away from him, her hometown, and the horrific memories that continue to plague her.

We first met Cannon in Getting Rowdy, and get to know both him and Yvette in Dash of Peril LF reveals their back story in No Limits, so if you haven't read either of those you won't feel lost). C
****Full Review****

There is nothing more attractive than a good man and Cannon is one of the best.
No Limits picks up Cannon "The Saint" Colter and Yvette Sweeny's story that started in Dash of Peril. (This is a standalone and the back story is explained but trust me, this couple is so squee worthy to read about you'll want to go back and read that book just to catch any glimpse you can of the two together) Yvette's grandfather has died and Cannon finds out he has been left half of the grandfat
No Limits is a story of love, obsession and fight.
It mixes them all in a strange stalkerish "love gone wrong" way and focuses on providing you with the best quality of man candy.
The story itself was pleasing- with quite a few twists and turns and enough amount of bickering and hotness of male characters.
However, it should be said that you're required to read other series written by the author as sometimes I felt lost when the goings of previous events were mentioned and I don't recall reading
Lover of Romance
Sep 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance My Review
Cannon Colter, is the ideal hero, but he truly became a true hero for Yvette Sweeny on a horrific night that still haunts her. Cannon saved her when she was kidnaped. Yvette fell in love with Cannon, but Cannon thought Yvette too young and distancing himself from her was the hardest thing he had to do. Now its three years later, he has just returned from one of the hardest fights that he managed to win, and Yvette'
4.5 stars!

Another awesome read from Lori Foster! Great book from start to finish. :)
May 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Not as good as I wanted it to be. I loved Cannon and his MMA fighter friends but Yvette got on my nerves most the time. Armie, Cannon's best friend, deserves a star on his own - he was great - quintessential bad boy fighter, staying away from nice women, falling for the nicest one :) Can't wait for his story!

This full review is also posted on my blog -

This is the first full-length novel in a new series, spin-off of Love Undercover series. There as a prequel
Michelle [Helen Geek]

Overall Rating = 2 Stars
Book Cover / Book Blurb / Book Title = 5 / 4 / 3 = 4 Stars
Writer’s Voice = 1 Stars
Character / Secondary Character Development = 2 / 2 = 2 Stars
“Did I like” Hero / Heroine = 4 / 1 = 2.5 Stars
Story / Background Story Development = 3 / 3 = 3 Stars
“Did I like the Damned Thing” = 1 Stars
Ending = 3 Stars
Worth the Chili = 1 Stars -- [$2.99 on Amazon]
Smexy [HEAT] Rating = Steamy
432 pages

I just don't like this author. I've tried a few and she doesn't gel with me. I know
~`*Ella Lee*`~
Sep 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Canon was an AWESOME Alpha, bad ass hero. He was strong, both physically and mentally for our heroine. Our heroine is brought back into town to face down her once huge crush, that was also her real life hero. See, 3 years ago, she was the victim of a horrible crime and was rescued by her longtime crush, Canon.
Because of this crime, she suffers from PTSD and has never been really felt safe.
After years apart, the two are brought back to town because it seems the h's grandfather left everythin
Paige  Bookdragon
May 26, 2015 rated it did not like it

I think the problem with this is that I can't connect with the heroine. I'm excited to read Cannon's book because he is such an interesting character (not to mention HOT). On the other hand, I find Yvette a bland heroine.I first met Yvette on Dash of Peril and though she may be a whiny kid on that book, I kinda understand the phase she is going on.

I don't understand why I find her now boring. Maybe that's just how I see her character or maybe this is just the slump talking.

Nevertheless, this bo
Margreet Asselbergs
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️


Oh my..... Cannon Colter just ruined me for every other man out there!!!
(Not that there are many, any, waiting in the wings....)
Hard, gentle, sweet, fierce, loyal, hard, trustworthy, protective, hard, hot, did I mention hard? Hmmm.... Stuff that dreams are made of.

I remember Cannon from Lori Foster's earlier books, at that time he was working at the bar and it is how he met Yvette in the first place. Cannon himself was still a y
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: b-owned-and-read
I went and purchased No Limits right after I had finished Holding Strong for its book tour. I knew as a diehard fan of Lori Foster that I would probably enjoy No Limits, but I didn’t realize how familiar it would be. So I went to my kindle app and what do you know, I had received a review copy from the publisher last year and completely forgot to review it! Whoops. Guess it’s karma that I went and spent almost eight bucks on a book I already had. *sigh* since I love the author, I wasn’t too ...more
2.5 stars

I might be a bit generous with that rating. It's hard when I don't like something, but there's nothing really wrong with it. This just was too sugar-sweet and the h got on my nerves. By the time they finally had sex, I was bored. DNF'd at 87%. I'm sure others will like this novel/series.

So, to the important bits...

The h.
Just another damsel-in-distress, the new twist here being she knew it and wanted to make sure no one felt put out by having to help her...oh, wait, that's not new. And a
This series is set in the same town as the 'Love Undercover' series and the setting is often in Rowdy's bar, so of course we get to catch up with Rowdy & Avery (Getting Rowdy) as well as Dash & Margaret (Dash of Peril), and a bit way into the story we get to say a quick hello to Logan Riske who featured in Run the Risk).....I would have liked to catch up with Logan's wife Pepper but that wasn't to be.

Those who read this series will remember Cannon & Yvette - Cannon used to work at Rowdy's bar an
Feb 01, 2021 rated it liked it
I’m obviously missing something here. Maybe there’s another book with Yvette and Cannon in it with a major scene.

The story wasn’t bad, but I didn’t connect. Yvette was written over the top. Lori Foster really dug her heels in the ‘damsel in the distress, but I’m going to whine about not needing help.’

Cannon was the typical alpha male, but I really didn’t understand the vigilante stuff. It seemed so out of place.

The side characters have a lot of potential.

Overall, not bad, but didn’t connect
Mar 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
First date: Cannon and Yvette come together after the death of her grandfather. From page I was hooked and quickly lost myself in this date. The last time they were together Cannon was attracted to Yvette in the Love Under Cover series. At the time he felt she was too young. He was caught up in his career, and he ignored her strong advances. He is back from his bout in Japan and ready to address his feelings for Yvette. Yvette left town after her near death experience and has grown since their l ...more
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I really liked Cannon and Yvette when they showed up in Getting Rowdy and hoped that they would get their own book. So when I realized that this book was that book that I had hoped for I was super excited to read it. I hate to even say something, but it didn't live up to my expectations, which makes me wonder if I went in expecting too much. It's not that I hated the book, but I didn't love it either, which is what I thought would happen.

I felt like Cannon was placating Yvette for most of the bo
★ Belle The Bibliophile ★
DNF @ 40%

I'm sorr - Actually I'm not. I couldn't continue with this book and I'd sooner jump off a building then finish it. I couldn't connect with both characters AT ALL. Their attraction is superficial as hell and I found myself in an extremely unpleasant mood as the story progressed.

And I thought. "WTF AM I WASTING MY TIME?"
This book follows two amazing characters.

Yvette: A very nice, cute woman who has a troubling past.
Cannon: A hot hunky, MMA fighter.

I just love the chemistry Yvette and Cannon share.

This story was good, It had a few twist and turns. Some parts made me laugh, some parts me angry, some parts made my heart melt, some parts made me cry.

The story follows a mixture of 3 things: 1) Love, 2) Fight, 3) Lust.

Lori Foster does not disappoint. This book was very well written.
it makes you hot, it leaves you w
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
I read this straight off the back of reading the introductory novella, so I had a good idea of the characters (though not as much as I would have if I had read the Love Undercover books beforehand, so I have been told lol)

I have to say I just adore Cannon. Strong, fun, successful.... and only has eyes for the one girl he has loved for years, Yvette.

Wow, what Yvette has gone through! How emotionally strong she is was amazing. Oh, and can't forget that she is still in love with Cannon!

I tell you w
Tabby -  Shattered Hearts Reviews
Jul 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: books-i-own
HOME FREAKING RUN. That is exactly what Lori Foster hit when she published No Limits. I didn’t think that I would read one of her books that would top my love of Trace – but she just won me over completely. Cannon captivated me mind, body and soul and nothing will ever come close to the joy I got from reading his story. With this being the first book in the series – I cannot wait to see what she has in store for us!

Yvette – we met her in one of Lori Foster’s other series. While we didn’t get to
Gillian (Tattooed Book Review)
“He’d walked through one fighter after another to make himself a prime contender for the belt, but resisting the lure of finally having Yvette was a fight he knew he couldn’t win.”

Exciting and sexy, filled with genuine emotion and pulse-pounding action, No Limits is an addictive page-turner. Fans of MMA fighter romances Anyone with a pulse will fall in love with the hot, sweet, and fiercely protective Cannon Colter as he negotiates a tricky romance with Yvette, a woman from his past that he sav
The first book in Lori Foster's Ultimate series. Cannon Colter gets back from a fight in Japan and is shocked to learn he has inherited half of a house and pawnshop that belonged to Yvette Sweeny's grandfather. Over three years before Cannon saved the lives of Yvette and her grandfather. Afterwards Yvette moved to California and Cannon moved on to a career as a MMA fighter. Cannon also receives a letter asking him to try and get Yvette to stay. But Yvette has her fears and it's up to Cannon to s ...more
Aug 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
The story of Cannon and Yevette this is the first in the ultimate series. I love all the characters but it was the secondary characters that really push this book to a 4.5 for me. Yevette and Cannon must deal with issues but they honestly just didn’t’ have the right zing for me. I would read this book again as it’s connected to a series I 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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