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Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous

Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size, skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she's sweet and intriguingly inno
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Kindle Edition, 384 pages
Published March 21st 2017 by HQN Books
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Kelly There are several series in which these characters are introduced/interact. If you want to know the background/history then start with Love…moreThere are several series in which these characters are introduced/interact. If you want to know the background/history then start with Love Undercover, SBC Fighters, Ultimate and then Body Armor. I prefer to read series in order, but unfortunately, I can only read books available on Kindle Unlimited or at my local library, so I have read all except the SBC Fighter Series since that series is not offered at either. Reading the Ultimate Series didn't take away from the stories as the SBC Characters had just a minor role in the Ultimate Series. But, I would have loved to know the SBC characters background. Justice is originally introduced in the Ultimate Series as a prospective MMA Fighter, but he only had a minor role. Leese's character in Under Pressure started in the 2nd book of the Ultimate Series. He had a strong presence in the Ultimate Series, so I'm definitely glad I read that series before I started the Body Armor Series. (less)

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XxTainaxX
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Fallon is very sheltered. She is trying to spread her wings but her parents will only let her if she is protected due to something that happened to her in the past. Justice is her sexy protective bodyguard that is intrigued by the unique contrast that is Fallon. She is adventurous but cautious. She is innocent but curious. She is open to new experiences but somewhat held back by her past. These two have good chemistry and they have the opportunity to explore it while working together.

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Dec 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
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The second book in Lori Foster’s Body Armor series, Hard Justice was simply fantastic. I’m a sucker for good guy alpha heroes and Justice Wallington fits that description perfectly and reminds me so much of one of Foster’s earliest MMA fighter heroes (and my all time favorite) Dean Havoc. I liked the contrast between Justice’s big, tough alpha ex-fighter, turned bodyguard side and his compassionate, sweet, caring lover of all the women in his life side (and no I’m not talking mult
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We all remember Justice from the first book in the series. He was new to the bodyguard agency. And now he's working one of his first solo jobs: stick close to heiress Fallon.
Justice expects this to be an easy job - keep a spoiled little princess safe.
But Fallon is not a spoiled anything. She's way too sheltered for a 24-year-old.
Her parents haven't let her do anything ever since what happened five years ago.
But now Fallon wants to live again - she wants to go out, have a drink, dance...just live
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Dawn
Dec 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I am a huge Lori Foster fan and just like her other books, this book was a pleasure to read.

This is Justice and Fallon's story. And it is unique and lovely. There is some action for us action junkies too.

Justice is a former MMA fighter who has now joined his buddy Leese at being a bodyguard. Fallon is the daughter of a client, and his job is to protect her.

Fallon is a very sheltered twenty-four year old and only wants to experience some fun and independence. When Justice first shows up for his
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✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

I adored the first book in the Body Armor series, but for me Hard Justice was just on another level of adorableness.

Fallon and Justice would never have met under normal circumstances, but now that they have, they really are MFEO.

Fallon - oh dear did my heart go out to her, but I loved her pluck, how she would no longer let fear rule her.

Justice is just all kinds of swoony. Tall, hard, tattooed - I need to get myself a bodyguard to find me one of him of my own!

Th
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Anita
Dec 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) provided by the Author and Publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an fair and honest review.

Book #2 in the Body Armor Series is a vast improvement over #1. We have hot, insta-lust coming off both H/h, a mystery that is slow to reveal itself and secrets that will take time to uncover. I just LOVE it! Nothing is as it seems and Justice has his job cut out for him protecting Fallon and at the same time keeping his hands off her.

Fallon, poor, little, rich girl. At 24 her
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Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
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Hard Justice had all the romance, suspense, friendship, hotness and action I have come to love in Foster's novels!

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Both Justice and Fallon were characters I enjoyed from when I first met them in Hard Justice. Fallon was a heroine who could have been impossible to enjoy or relate to, but even with her sheltered life and the tragedy in her past, she was a positive, strong character I loved more with each page. Justice wasn't an unknow
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Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
This is the second book in the Body Armor series and I think I like it even more than the first! In book one we get broody, alpha Leese. Book two is still a tough protective body guard with Justice, but he has an easy going fun loving side that is irresistible!

Fallon is so sweet and innocent--not necessarily by choice--and she is more than willing to try and break out of that mold. Justice technically works for her father, but he is drawn to Fallon and wants to make her happy. If she gets to ex
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Megan
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I was so intrigued by Justice in the first book in this series, and I was very much looking forward to his story. It definitely did not disappoint!

Justice used to be an MMA fighter in the SBC organization. He followed his friend, another former fighter, Leese, to the Body Armor agency to become a bodyguard. They both figured with their training, it would be a good transition. Justice is still pretty new to the business, but he's had a few clients of his own and he likes it a l
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☕ Kimberly
Feb 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading UNDER PRESSURE, the first novel in the Body Armor series, I was anxious for Justice Wallington's story. We first met Justice in the Ultimate series, and Foster delivered a one-two punch that left me swooning. Justice left the MMA world to join Leese at Body Armor, an elite security service company. His first job seems low key. All he needs to do is protect an heiress named Fallon Wade. It was fun seeing Justice transform from fighter to a protector.

Fallon Wade isn't the entitled he
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BR11
Dec 30, 2016 rated it liked it
This is a sweet Lori Foster romance, but in my humble opinion, it's not among her best.
Justice sometimes sounded like in his early 20's, rather than a 30 year old. He was sweet to Fallon though, and I liked that.
These two had good chemistry going on and there is one sexy scene, of moderate steam, between them.
The whole 'mystery' behind the attacks was a little over the top and, I'd say, not very credible.
Overall an easy read with a hunky hero and a heroine that blossoms thanks to their love.
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy via Net Galley in exchange for an honest review

I just love stepping into another fictional world by Lori Foster and still getting a chance to get up close and sexy with many of the SBC fighters from the Ultimate series and spend some more time at Rowdy's at their personal hangout. It isn't long into Hard Justice that Lori has us readers hung up in the danger and excitement that surrounds all the hottie bodyguards at Body Armor securities and wishing we were the damsel being pr
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Fern's Book Blog
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ok so I like seriously LOVE Justice!! Like seriously the kindest most kickass guy ever!! While I enjoyed Under Pressure I enjoyed this one so much more! Justice and Fallon were seriously adorable together and I totally love them as a couple!

We met Justice in Under Pressure as another newish body guard from the MMA world. He's huge, tall, and has a unique sense of style with his funky mohawk. Basically, completely the opposite of everyone in the Wade household. Fallon Wade is wealthy and very she
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Shannon


With the second book in the Body Armor series, Hard Justice brings us the story of Justice Wallington and Fallon Wade. Right from the beginning we see that this is not going to be your "typical" bodyguard job- there weren't any threats to Fallon's life, no one was out to get her, and quite honestly I was a little confused as to why exactly she needed a bodyguard. To me it felt more like an date-for-hire kind of situation- her parents wanted someone to be there with her as she ventured out into t
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Heather C
Mar 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, march-2017
This was my first Lori Foster read and I can honestly say that I look forward to reading more from her. When I first read the blurb for Hard Justice, I was instantly hooked. I like the bodyguard to lover stories. We all secretly crave a little Kevin Costner in our lives, right? :)

What I like about this story more than some of the other bodyguard stories is Justice's background. He used to be a MMA fighter and with that comes a great group of friends that ties perfectly into the story. We get the
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Michele
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: con-rom
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars

A thoroughly enjoyable read, Hard Justice was the knockout second installment in Lori Foster’s Body Armor series. She proved that big & bad MMA guys sometimes have a softer side, and that all it takes is a courageous young woman who’s ready to spread her wings a little to bring a fighter to his knees emotionally.

If you’ve read anything by Lori Foster then you know she writes some of the best alpha males in contemporary romance. Period. And after seeing glimpses of for
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Danielle
Apr 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Sarah Lehman
Dec 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. This is the 2nd book in Lori Foster's Body Armor Agency series (spin off of the Ultimate books), where Justice Wallington is working as a bodyguard. His client is an heiress, Fallon Wade. Fallon isn't spoiled, is very sweet & down to earth. She lives with her parents & they are very close though her parents are over protective of her after a family tragedy.

Fallon's parents hired Justice to keep Fallon safe, as she is now 24 & wants to enjoy life, go to different p
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Princess Thuy
Dec 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
*Great big happy sigh* Hard Justice is a must read! Justice, this big bad hot MMA fighter, is such a big softie. I totally fell in love with his humor and the way he talked and how he was so sweet to his mom and grandma. And I absolutely loved his interactions with Fallon. They were just too cute together. So much chemistry and sexiness between the two. Loved that! This story also had a little mystery element that took me a while to figure out but it wasn't as action packed as the previous book ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Justice and Fallon's father sometimes don't see eye to eye, “I’ll convince her.” Justice folded his arms in what she now recognized as an arrogant and determined stance. “And since I’ll be dating her, it’d be ludicrous for you to pay me as a bodyguard.” Justice is an honest man, "his hands went suggestively to her hips as he looked down her body. “If you’d dropped your pants…” His nostrils flared with a deep breath, then he half laughed as he let it out. “It’s a fact I wouldn’t be able to keep m ...more
Sharon
Sep 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Sweet Justice! And I mean suh-weeeeet! He's a bodyguard, tall, tough, ruggedly handsome, but when he meets his latest client, the dude literally melts.

Fallon is an heiress in need of some freedom from overprotective parents, and one look at her new bodyguard is all it takes for Fallon to lose her breath.

Clearly Lori Foster knows how to make a first meeting sizzle and she throws in an ex-boyfriend, an MMA fighter who wants a rematch with Justice, some mysterious brothers, and high stakes wagers
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2kasmom
Mar 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: security, mma, fighter
This is the 2nd book in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader enjoyment, unerstanding, & to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order.

Justice is to guard Fallon as she attempts to feel more like a normal adult. Her parents shelter her after a stressful loss. Now she must learn to find her way in the world.

Fallon is trying to be a better adult. She knows she must forge her way, but it is not until she meets Justice that she learns being
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Booknerd_1107
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*thank you to the author and the publisher for providing an arc*


The Body Armor series just keeps getting better and better. The men who are part of Body Armor security are hot, sexy, and oh so addictive!!!! I fell for Justice in the first book and I was not disappointed with his story! What I love most about this series is, she introduces the reader to characters from her other series in such a way that if you haven't read them yet, you are wanting to read them. And if you have read that series,
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Amber - TBR Book Blog
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Have I mentioned that I love Lori Foster's novels? Her series', her characters, her writing have always captured me since I was a teen sneaking her books. Every one of her fighters has been larger than life but also the sweetest and that is what makes me fall in love with each of them and their stories.

After we met Justice in Under Pressure, I knew he was my guy. At least more than Leese was. And how right I was! Each of these fighters is a tough guy with a heart but Justice just was a little m
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Vanessa Kelly
Apr 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Really a sweet, sweet story, albeit one with a lot of heat in all the right places. I loved it!
Laura
Mar 11, 2017 rated it liked it
***ARC Provided by the Publisher, NetGalley and InkSlingerPR***

I liked this book overall. The writing was strong and the chemistry with the main characters was also strong. Although, I was never really able to be clear as to the reason Fallon needed the bodyguard her parents hired for her, other than them being overprotective. This made it tough for me to engage with the story at the beginning, although there was a shift in focus from her needing the bodyguard to just needing someone there for h
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Tracey Moseley
Jan 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-completed
Smoking Hot!!! I love this book. I will read anything if it has Lori's name on, but every so often you find a story that is just really really good. Justice didn't stand out much to me in the previous books but I'm so glad he got his own story. The chemistry between Justice and Fallon is funny, sexy and sweet. Fallon with her prim and proper , always be nice personality doesn't quite know what to think of Justice's tell like it is , straight up honesty. The conversations between them had me laug ...more
Karen Machamer
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lori-foster
Another great book from one for my favorite authors. Just loved Justice and Fallon's story and I can't wait for the next book in the series to come out. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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