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Close Contact

(Body Armor #3)

4.14  ·  Rating details ·  2,086 ratings  ·  372 reviews
Theres no resisting a desire like this

MMA fighter Miles Dartmans casual arrangement with personal shopper Maxi Nevar would be many mens fantasy. She seeks him out, they have mindblowing sex, she leaves. Rinse, repeat. Yet lately, Miles wants more. And when Maxi requests his services via the Body Armor security agency, hes ready to finally break through her defensesand
Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Published December 1st 2017 by HQN Books (first published November 28th 2017)
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Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
3.5 stars!

Review and Giveaway at Of Pens and Pages.

Close Contact will keep you on your toes with the suspense, and titillated with the overwhelming chemistry between the former MMA fighter-turned-bodyguard and the girl who walked away but came back to hire him.

Since inheriting her grandmothers house and land, Maxi Nevar has her hands full of responsibilities and drama, and now that a scary and mysterious incident in the land that has her waking up outside her house, on the ground with no memory
.Under the pages
Dec 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars, review
Review available at Under the Pages.

Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
After finishing this book, I wish I had read the two that preceded it. I really enjoyed the premise of former MMA fighters turning into high-end security. I couldnt get the description of Miles build out of my mind. I had a lot of imaginary perv action going on ;)

Miles and Maxi shared insane chemistry. After doing the deed three times, however, Maxi up and disappeared. This had the potential to wreck Miles as he was already let down by the end of his MMA career and he was looking for something
Nov 28, 2017 rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Lori Foster Fans, Romance
3.5 Lori Foster Crafting Stars
* * * 1/2 Spoiler Free
Foster takes Miles the MMA star known as The Legend and brings him into the Body Armor Security company all of his other fighters have joined. He has settled in and was enjoying a hook up with a woman who he actually wanted more from....And then she just went Poof! into thin air...

Maxi's life has been overly complicated...dealing with the loss of her mother, than the grandmother who was quirky and special to her...passes too. To top off all of
Aug 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
While I loved this book, I didn't love it quite as much as books 1 & 2 in the series. It's still 4.5 stars for me. I love the idea of former MMA fighters turned bodyguards, and this series is so sexy and fun.

Miles Dartman, The Legend as he was known in his MMA days, is a former fighter, who had to give up his championship hopes, for reasons he's not willing to discuss with most people. 2 of his best friends, also former fighters, have become bodyguards for the Body Armor agency, and he's
Missy's Book World
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: netgalley-arc
I love all the Body Armor serie books but this one is my favorite. Maxi and Miles had chemistry that was off the charts also, there banter between each other was great. Can't wait for the next book in the series.
ARC provided by Netgalley for an honest review.
Mar 22, 2017 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.

Great sexy romance, wonderful mystery plot and a touch of humor make this a good book. I really like the hot romance and mystery, but the angst and martyr and repetitiousness just kinda killed the buzz of a great romantic-suspense lite plot.

Miles and Maxi have had a steamy, sexy, no-strings attached affair and each has been happy with that, well Maxi appeared to be happy,
Linda (un)Conventional Bookworms
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews
Close contact was a romance with a lot of danger, but there was humor and friendship as well. The hotness between Maxi and Miles was off the charts.

Review - (un)Conventional Bookviews
Maxi thought she was done with Miles, especially when she moved to her late grandmother's house in the countryside. Close Contact soon showed me that Maxi needed more than just physical backup, though. When she woke up outside in the middle of the night, with no memory of how
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Close Contact was the third book in Lori Fosters Body Armor series. The series was a spin off from her Ultimate MMA series.

Maxi Nevar had inherited her grandmothers farm in a small town in the middle of no where. She started having some scary incidents that put her in danger. She had hooked up with Miles previously and knew he was a bodyguard so she hired him.

Miles Dartman was a heavyweight MMA fighter turned bodyguard. He still stung from the beautiful and sexy Maxi walking out without a word
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


We all remember Miles! He's one of the fighters from the last series. And now he's new to Sahara's bodyguard agency. (Sahara will get her own book next!!!)
Two months ago Miles had three amazing nights with bar hook-up Maxi. He wanted more - he was completely infatuated. But she never called again. She just vanished. He might be a bit mad at her now.
That's why he's a bit confused to find her sitting in his boss's office - about to hire him for his bodyguarding services.
Maxi inherited some land
DJ Sakata
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Favorite Quote:

Its like an assortment of delicious man candy, isnt it? One at a time is shocking, but all together, they steal a girls breath away.

My Review:

Goodreads has 252 distinct listings for Lori Foster while I have just finished my first one, of many, where have I been? Close Contact was an entertaining and steamy tale of romantic suspense, although it was initially a bit maddening as the main character was slow to share information and was rather sparse on the details concerning her
Amy ~ Love At 1st Read
Dec 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lori Foster serves up the ultimate mix of passion and danger in her newest addition to her Body Armor series. A real nail biter that kept me guessing until the end. Miles and Maxi had me riveted. Not to mention I got to meet up with a few of my faves from Foster's Ultimate Series. And she gave me just enough of a tease into Sahara's story that I'm already anxious for the next book in this series. If you're a fan of steaming romance and engrossing suspense, you'll be quickly caught up in this ...more
Sep 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own-read, arc-kindle
I dont know about you but my brain hates when I read books, I know are in a series, out of order. The great thing about Lori Foster books is you can do that with most of the connected books, and not be totally lost in the process. Now my brain still hates it thoroughly but it isnt as bad. Close Contact is the 3rd book in the Body Armor series. I have both Under Pressure (Leeses story) and Hard Justice (Justices story) on my waiting to be read shelf but so far others have crept in before them.



I really enjoyed the first 2 books in the Body Armor series- they're exciting, suspenseful, full of twists and turns, not to mention downright sexy. And Close Contact, the third book, is all that and more. Reminiscent of the books in the Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor series, Close Contact might just be my favorite of the three so far. I love the mystery of this one, and that it's a bit of a second-chance romance. The little history Miles and Maxi shared just added to the intrigue.

The action
Karen Machamer
Received an ARC for an honest review. Another awesome book in the Body Armor series by Lori Foster. Loved reading about Miles and Maxi.
Nov 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Originally published at Reading Reality

The Body Armor Agency needs a new motto. Perhaps something on the order of Well protect your body, and well steal your heart. Because this series, so far, is all wrapped in the trope of the bodyguard and his protectee falling for each other while dodging whatever is after her.

The start of Close Contact is a bit different from the other books, because MMA fighter turned bodyguard Miles Dartmann and personal shopper Maxi Nevar already know each other, in the
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
Dec 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Maxi Nevar's life got complicated and chaotic real fast with the loss of her mother and grandmother close together, the discovery that her fiance was cheating and the pressure from her siblings. The quickest way to relive the  stress for her was to get laid, but the planned one-night stand became more than that as she found herself blown away by what she shared with Miles Dartman.

But she did not stick around to find out what could come out of it, only to find herself in need of his professional
✰  BJ's Book Blog ✰Janeane ✰
ARC received for an honest review

A new Body Armor story? OK, if you insist!

I have enjoyed the first 2 books in this series, and now we have Miles - and humina humina, me likey!

From the minute Miles and his former fling Maxi reconnect, sparks fly. Boy, the sexual tension between them is off the charts.

Add in a bit of mystery and intrigue, and we are in for one hell of a ride.

And when Miles and Maxi do get in close contact.... hooeeeey hot stuff!

I did have a pretty good guess of who the bad guy
Mar 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
I like that each story in the Body Armor series seems to have more suspense than the last. Plus the fact this couple knew each other before hand makes the sexy times more believable.

While Justice in Hard Justice has been my favorite guy in this group of friends, Close Contact is my favorite book in the series so far. Why? Miles and Maxis romance doesnt feel like and instant love like the previous couples. They may have only had three night stands with each, but they connected on a level neither
Catherine Bibby (Rochelle's Reviews)
I received a copy via Net Galley and voluntarily left a review where all opinions are my own.

I have been a fan of Lori Foster's since meeting her SBC fighters in the Ultimate series and have continued my love affair with them into the Body Armor series. I can definitely say that I am close to swooning when all these gorgeous fighters are in the same room together and Lori fulfills my wishes many times over with this sexy suspense that let's us get a more intimate view of the former SBC fighter
Apr 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
Ok straight up this book had me HOOKED in the like first three pages!!!! Maxi and Miles have some seriously confusing drama going on around them and I could not wait to figure it out from the very beginning!!! Maxi is def resourceful and much braver then I'll ever be!

Miles and Maxi had hooked up a couple of times in the past and Miles was definitely smitten. However, Maxi bailed and he had no way of contacting her. Maxi has had a lot happen in her life over the last couple of months and the last
Dec 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Lo ved this one! Can't wait to read the next with Sahara..
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
4.5 stars

LOVE this series! This one is about Miles. Sahara just keeps racking up those former MMA guys on her security team and it makes for some very hawt interactions. Miles has retired from fighting due to multiple injuries. Miles and Maxi have a history. I appreciated that he quickly got over the hurt of her not returning his calls and switched to trying to protect her. Life is too short after all.

Great mystery--I had my guesses but interesting how everything played out. Great romance as
Lee Anne Lane
Dec 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Body Armour series just keeps getting better!! Justice and Leese and now Miles. All of these MMA fighters on top of Cannon, Armie, Denver and Stack just gets more delicious!

Maxi and Miles have palpable chemistry and anyone near them feels the sexual sparks radiating off them. They have a history, short but quite memorable, I assure you!

Their story is complete with intrigue, mishaps, gunshots and explosions. It's also even more swoon worthy with all of the MMA fighters in one place...with
Shahla's World
Mar 22, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, netgalley
Great sexy romance, wonderful mystery plot and a touch of humor make this a good book. I really like the hot romance and mystery, but the angst and martyr and repetitiousness just kinda killed the buzz of a great romantic-suspense lite plot. 
Oct 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Close Contact is Miles "The Legend" Dartman's story. He left MMA fighting at the top of his career, and even his closest friends don't know why. He is now working at Body Armor Security and receives a summons from the owner, Sahara Silver. When he arrives in her office he is shocked and dismayed to see Maxi Nevar, a woman he had a connection with, but who dumped him with nary a word. Maxi's world is upside down and one of the reasons she cut ties with Miles, but she is in trouble and needs help. ...more
Brandy Thornton
Oct 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm loving this series hard. This is the third book in the series and it could be read as a standalone but I recommend starting from the beginning to get the full effect. This book is a second chance romance. But that second chance pretty much only happens because Maxi is having problems that puts her safety at risk. And she is familiar and trusts Miles.
Maxi has inherited her grandmothers farm which her siblings and a few others feel she should sell. But she refuses to bend to everyone's
Curly Carla Celebrity Readers
Yeah this one was too slow for me so I DNFd it. The attraction was there. The suspense was there too but it wasnt moving fast enough. Its probably me because I get impatient with the pacing of a book sometimes. What I did read I liked, it just didnt hold my attention enough to finish it. ...more
Theresa Hurley
Dec 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good book! Enjoyed Miles and Maxi! They were great together!
Dec 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I wish you could give this book more than 5 stars..LOVE Lori Foster's books and this was no exception..the heat and passion between Maxi and Miles is undeniable. They are hot for each other..But Maxi had run from Miles and he was hurt but when she comes to Body Armor to hire him to help her find out he drugged her and is doing things are her place they are in close contact all the time. He does his best to watch over and to make it so no one can get by on her place. The more time they are ...more
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Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martins, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.

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