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Fighting Dirty

(Ultimate #4)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  3,722 ratings  ·  570 reviews
He's the hottest MMA fighter in the game, but one woman is ready to try out a few steamy moves of her own in an unforgettable new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster...

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
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
Published February 23rd 2016 by HQN Books
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Lori Foster The 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…more
The 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!
Lisa I think you can read them alone and pick up the gist of what happened with previous books BUT series books in my opinion are almost always best read…moreI think you can read them alone and pick up the gist of what happened with previous books BUT series books in my opinion are almost always best read in order. This one in particular is a much awaited book by fans who fell in love with Armie in the previous books and the series that this one spun off of.(less)

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Jessica's Totally Over The Top Book Obsession
4.5 Rissy was here Stars

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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
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
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
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Lori Foster Fans, Romance
4.5 Fighting Dirty, Loving Pure Stars * * * * 1/2
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 they lived there. This can happen with complex, intr
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
Oh Armie, you do not disappoint. :-p I feel like I've been waiting for his book forever. Lori Foster can write the heck out of a hero, let me tell you. Armie is not a shy man. In or out of the bedroom. His exploits are widely known but his desire for his best friend's sister, Merissa, is something he tries to keep close to the vest. The people who love them both, however, are not blind... despite his self denial. Rissy is this almost mousy woman who tends to throw in a few surprises. The funnies ...more
Jun 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
06/03/16 Armie is only .99 right now!
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3.5 stars

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
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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
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for review

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 have been dying for Armie's book since the beginning of this series!! Armie is one of the Ultimate fighters, and let's just say that he is the kinkiest one!!! Oh yeah, he is known for loving women and partaking in extra pleasure; which can include threesome's, name it...Armie does it!!! Over the years though, he has fought off his love for his best friends sister. He has always felt that he wasn't good enough for Rissy, so he has admired her from a far, and sometimes even been r ...more
Kelli C ~ Jack Sawyer's Heart
4.75 Armie has a heart stas!

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
Sep 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, read-in-2016
I have not looked forward to a Lori Foster book this much since Rowdy!
Is it February?
Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
Fighting Dirty is as close to perfection as a story can be! Armie and Rissy *sighs*

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews

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

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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
Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Nov 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Finally got Armie's story!!! I've been a huge fan of Armie's in every other book in this series so I've been eagerly awaiting his story. And I have to say I loved it. The chemistry between Armie and Rissy is sizzling and if you're not in love with them already, you will be by the end of this story. Both characters are superbly fleshed out and there was very little that I disliked about either. Rissy is almost the perfect heroine. She's smart, strong, independent but she doesn't over do it in any ...more
Lover of Romance
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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.
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4.5 stars

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
Jul 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: Fighting Dirty
Series: Ultimate #4
Author: Lori Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 384
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
Diane Dudzik
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
HIGHLY recommended to read!

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
Seanna Yeager
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Armie, throughout the Ultimate series by Foster. I even joked that if a fictional character could take out a restraining order, he would need one. He is totally outrageous and hilarious, while having a no so hidden heart of gold.

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
Susan (susayq ~)
In my opinion, Armie Jacobson stole the show in each book every time he appeared. I slowly fell for him with each glimpse we were given into his outrageously sexual, but totally adorably loyal personality. And from the beginning, I hoped he would get his own book. Well, Armie TOTALLY lived up to my expectations!!!! There were a few times that I could have shaken him so he'd wake up and fess up to his feelings, but thank heavens Merissa knew he'd come around and was patient (and sometimes pushy) ...more
Aug 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
Armie, Armie, Armie...  what are we going to do with your sex-lovin', raunchy t-shirt wearin' sweet ass?  Merissa Colter has had ideas for years about what she's wanted to do with you.  But you've been busy with your multitude of ladies in and out of your apartment, and there was never room for Merissa.  Not that you ever thought you deserved her....

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
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It's the story we've all be waiting for!! ARMIE IS HERE!!! Fighting Dirty is the last book in Lori Foster's Ultimate Series. If you haven't read any of this series, I completely recommend starting from the beginning. I think you would miss out on the who's and why's behind the characters/relationships/people you skip around. I am sad to see this tight group of friends move on... Hopefully we will get to revisit them again in future books!!

I have to be honest... I was actually nervous to read Fig
☕ Kimberly
Aug 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
Coffee Dates with Armie Fighting Dirty

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
Sybil aka Lala
Feb 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved it!

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
Jan 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
Foster writes suspense on many levels with this one. Romance abounds while danger strikes. I found myself guessing what would happen next, enjoying the seamlessly woven plot. I was completely lost in this world, engaging with the characters and living right alongside them. Being back alongside these fighters and those that they hold dear was an emotional joy ride for me that I can’t wait to experience again.

Foster brings her characters to life on and off the page. Armies’ past is such a poignant
Maria Itliong
Aug 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read-books
Finally Armie and Merissa's story
Jan 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
I've been waiting for Armie's story for a while and I'm so happy he didn't disappoint.

Full reviews posted as always on Ellie Reads Fiction

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
Kizzie Brown
Jan 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Fighting Dirty is a thrilling, funny conclusion to a fantastic series.

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
Ahhh, finally Armie and Rissy's story! And what a great conclusion to this series, although I'm so sad to see it come to an end. I've loved everyone of these books!

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
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