With the life he's led and the muscles he's gained, Armie Jacobson isn't afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter's effect on him. It's not just that she's his best friend's littl ...more
There's a cover shoot…moreThe process of writing the book, giving it to the editor to read, then a copy editor, then a typesetter...that all takes time!
There's a cover shoot with models that has to be approved, back cover copy to be written.
The publisher arranges sales with the outlets - online and in brick&mortar stores. Publicity is done. It all takes time.
And honestly, it takes me a little while to write the books. I wish I could write as fast as readers read! lol.
I'm sorry for the wait, but the general rule for traditional publishers is that it takes 9 months after I turn in a book to have it ready to be on the shelf.
And that's if it fits with the schedule. My publisher wouldn't want to publish every author's book in the same month. So they do some juggling too.
In the end, I hope you find it worth the wait!
Happy New Year, and happy reading!
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I knew Armie would not disappoint me! Armie and Rissy's book was an emotional read, and I enjoyed every minute of it. Amrie as been my favorite character since the start of this series and he remains #1 in my heart. This book was the best of the series. Tons more action, fights, angst, and a touching love story. Damn this book was good!
“I’m asking for you, Armie. Just you.” He hesitated, then thrust himself away from her. “Not that easy and you know it. No one ...more
You are so bad."
"Yeah, but apparently you like me that way."
"I love you- any way you want to be."
Ever since I read No Limits, all I wanted was to get my hands on Armie and Merissa's book. You have the incurable manwhore and best friend's younger sister all brought to you with Lori Foster's signature steamy writing style. As a long time fan, I've come to rely on her books to give me exactly the desired dose of romance and steam in the perfect contemporary package. She certainly delivers with ...more
I have mentioned before my awe with authors who know how to write a successful series. And when I say successful, I am not meaning that everyone loves it or it is total 5 stars all the way.
What I am talking about is the capturing of the readers imagination and getting them to buy in on who these characters are... wanting to know more and feeling like you could visit them down the street....like they lived there. This can happen with complex, intr ...more
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.
Armie Jacobson. Her brother's bestfriend, a rising star in the MMA world, a legend with the ladies, and the man Merissa Colter has been in love with for years. Merissa has stood by as other women have gotten to have Armie for a night but after a stolen kiss in a hallway, she's ready to step into the octa ...more
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We of course all remember Armie! ☺
He's just been signed with the SBC - the biggest Mixed Martial Arts company!
But he's not really happy. He doesn't like to be in the spotlight and doing stupid promo and interviews.... and being a great fighter for a huge company...that's what he has to do.
Also part of his unhappiness is Merissa. The sister of his best buddy Cannon.
He's in love with her, but he thinks he's not good enough. With his past and his job and his parental example ...more
4.9 stars...I needed an epilogue
Oh yeah...Armie was just as great as I hoped he would be. Rissy was just perfect for him. I'm glad she never gave up him. There's plenty of hot bedroom scenes along with a bad guy or two to catch.
Plus there's tons of the rest of the MMA crew. If you're a fan of the SBC fighter's series they show up too. And my personal favorite, Rowdy, has a very brief cameo.
I'm excited about the spin-off series with Leese, Justice, Miles, and Brand.
I feel like I waited forever for Armie and Merissa to have their moment. While I admit there was a bit of drama, I have to say that this was my favorite of the series!
*While this is a standalone, I do recommend reading the prior books in series to get a better understanding of these characters and the events leading up to this read*
For fans of the series, then you are already aware of Merissa Colter and her unwavering crush on he older, bad boy fighting sensation Arm ...more
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Fighting Dirty is as close to perfection as a story can be! Armie and Rissy *sighs*
Fighting Dirty is among my most anticipated books for 2016, and Lori Foster outdid herself! I have been longing for Armie and Merissa's story ever since I met them in the first Ultimate book. The tension between the two of them kept increasing and in their own book, it was palpable. I loved getting to now both of them better, especially how they rea...more
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4 Ultimate Fighting Stars!!
Armie and Rissy have known and loved each other for years but Armie refuses to act on those feelings because Rissy is his best friend's little sister and a "good girl", and with his heartbreakingly sad background he feels unworthy. All of that changes when they are brought together during an intense standoff and Rissy's life is in danger. Armie’s protective nature takes over and he decides he needs to take care of ...more
Armie Jacobson, has no fear of anything or anyone that crosses his path except for one woman....Merissa Colter. Armie knows that he will never be good enough for her, even though its plainly obvious how he feels but he refuses to touch. Merissa is done waiting for Armie to decide she is worthy of his attention, but whenever she has tried to date other men, it never feels right because there is only one man that she loves. Armie. ...more
While I haven't enjoyed the Ultimate series as much as I did Lori Foster's original fighter series, I found Fighting Dirty to be a joy to read. I loved seeing the hero and heroine finally admitting their feelings and doing something about them. I loved seeing a truly good man realize his worth. I loved seeing so many of the original SBC fighters return and offer support, help and some much needed words of wisdom, but most of all I lo ...more
Series: Ultimate #4
Author: Lori Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Reviewed by Kay the Snitch Bitch
I like this series and I'm sad to see it end. I really liked the first three stories but couldn't get into Stack and Vanity's book for some reason. I had no such problem with Armie and Rissy's book.
Rissy is Armie's best friend's little sister and therefore completely off limits to Armie. She's no innocent ...more
There is always a character in a series of books that draws your attention and makes you ache to learn more about him or her. Armie Jacobson is exactly that type of character!
Armie has been a fixture in The Ultimate Series from the beginning. Best friends with Cannon "Saint" Colter, friends and MMA fighter with Denver and Stack, this man has all the right characteristics that make a great hero: loyalty, intelligence, strength, and toughness. That said, no woman who w ...more
I love a romance where the hero falls in love with his best friend's sister, so much tension. The funny thing is Cannon knew all along that Armie and Merissa would be perfect together. Armie just assumes that he would not be good enough for Merissa, wi ...more
FINALLY! We've been taunted and teased during the previous three books of Lori Foster's Ultimate series. We now get an entire book dedicated to Me ...more
I have to be honest... I was actually nervous to read Fig ...more
First Date: Foster has teased us unmercifully with Armie. The man is funny, sexy, cocky, caring and I want to lick him! Foster brings us up to speed on all the characters as she sets the stage for Armie and Rissy. Their chemistry is off the chart even if they pretend to ignore each other. You can feel the electricity and sexual tension. Armie is a player and pretends not to notice his best friend’s little sister. The man has it bad, oh so bad. Merissa has ...more
Armie isn’t impressed by much. Neither is he afraid of anything. Well, maybe only his friend’s baby sister. Merissa seems to be the only person who is able to capture his attention and have an effect on him. That’s scary as hell because even though he can’t deny the obvious attraction between them, there is just no way he’s good enough for her. Not with the life he’s led and his life now as an MMA fighter. People are out to get him and he needs to protect her from it. But the only pers ...more
Foster brings her characters to life on and off the page. Armies’ past is such a poignant ...more
I've been waiting for Armie's story for a while and I'm so happy he didn't disappoint.
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This is the final book in the Ultimate series, contemporary romance series focused on the lives of group of professional fighters. I have been waiting for Armie's story since we met him in the first novel in the series, Hard Knocks (telling Cannon's story) and the bits and pieces of him we saw in the next books only made me more excited to read about ...more
Lori Foster brings us the brilliant conclusion to the Ultimate Series, in which she truly saved the best for last. In Fighting Dirty, we finally get the story of Armie Jacobson, the sinfully gorgeous, playful, protective, sexually liberated, very complicated man that we have been getting to know since the first book in the Ultimate series. Armie finally gets the romance that he desires and deserves with Merissa Colter, or "Ris ...more
I know we've all been patiently, or not so patiently in some cases, waiting for Armie's book, and it does not disappoint! Lori Foster has done an incredible job wrapping up the Ultimate series, sending this amazing family of friends off in the fashion they deserve.
We've seen Armie and Merissa circling around each other since this seri ...more
Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds fro ...more