Tuesday, September 16, 2014

No Limits (Ultimate #1) by Lori Foster



Reviewed by Tabatha


I love that Foster is bringing back her world of Alpha male MMA fighters with hearts of gold that are undoubtedly sexy as sin!  We met Cannon and Yvette in her Love Undercover series, and needless to say I was very excited for them to have their own book.  I just saw something special between them that I really couldn’t wait to be explored.  Now although I think this was a decent read, the secondary characters stole the show for me, and I’m really interested in where Foster takes the series from here.

I do kind of wish that my expectations weren’t so high for this one, because I must confess that I was a bit disappointed.  Although I thought that Cannon was a great character and exactly the type of stand-up sexy guy that he had demonstrated in the previous series, Yvette fell short of my expectations in a big way.   Foster took a different approach with the couple’s intimacy than she had in previous books, and I did admire Cannon’s restraint given Yvette’s hang-ups because of her past.  I think what bothered me most about Yvette was that she wasn’t nearly as open with Cannon as she should have been, which was rather irritating, and her issues just didn’t seem genuine for me either.

Overall, it wasn’t the couple that I had the biggest issue with however; it was the weak plot of the book as a whole, which was surprising for me given that I always love Foster’s powerful stories. I don’t know if she was rushed to get this one out, but it just didn’t hold the same magic that I’ve seen from her in the past. The last 20% of the book held all the action with not only the two main characters, but the suspense elements were all packed in there too.  It had a lot of buildup to that point, and then it was all so rushed that it didn’t feel like things were brought to resolution for me in a satisfactory way.  Too much was not expressed between Cannon and Yvette with their relationship, so yeah it just seemed rather rushed.

So although this was a decent read, it wasn’t my favorite from Foster. I will not, however, be giving up on this series though. Far from it actually, because what I really loved the most about this book was its secondary characters.  I liked the connection that Cannon had with all the guys, especially Armie, and I feel like Foster is going to create another fantastic series just like her previous MMA series that I adored.  Seriously, I cannot wait for Armie to have his own book, and I know that the rest of the guys are going to be a lot of fun too. And let’s not forget the female side of the secondary cast, because I think that Cannon’s sister, her roommate, and Yvette’s best friend are all also going to prove to be great as well.

*I received a review copy from the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my honest review*

 If you'd like to check out more about this series or other books by Lori, please head over to her website.

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