on December 1st 2017
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There’s no resisting a desire like this…
MMA fighter Miles Dartman’s casual arrangement with personal shopper Maxi Nevar would be many men’s 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, he’s ready to finally break through her defenses—and protect her day and night.
Receiving a large inheritance has brought chaos and uncertainty into Maxi’s life. Her ex has resurfaced, along with lots of former “friends,” and someone is making mysterious threats. Then there’s Miles, who doesn’t ask for anything…except her trust. Pleasure is easy. Now Maxi has to give her heart as well as her body…or risk losing a man who could be everything she needs.
Maxi Nevar recently inherited her grandmother’s farmhouse in small-town Ohio, and soon after she moved in, odd little things started happening. When Maxi awakens in the middle of the night outside her home, knowing full well that she hadn’t been drunk, she knows she has to do something about it. Maxi had had a “three-night stand” with former MMA fighter Miles Dartman a couple of months ago, and although they didn’t know much about each other, Maxi remembered that Miles worked as a bodyguard at the Body Armor Agency, and that’s where she went, hoping he wouldn’t be too angry that she hadn’t called after the third time, even though she would have liked to.
Lori Foster was one of the first romance authors I read, and CLOSE CONTACT reminded me that it had been far too long since I have devoured a book by Ms. Foster. Lori Foster has perfected the fine art of crafting a believable romance along with heart-pounding suspense, and vivid descriptions of the environment where the action takes place; in this case, the visuals for the farmhouse were rather priceless. Add irresistible, sexy heroes and clever, no-nonsense heroines and you have a winning combination. I loved Maxi right from the start: she is faced with a dangerous situation, she acts rationally, and I knew CLOSE CONTACT would be a great read! Miles is one of Ms. Foster’s best leading men; he is tough, logical, compassionate, and he even loves cats!
CLOSE CONTACT is such a cozy read with its sure and steady pace, fabulous banter between the MMA friends; and just great dialogues all around. I loved how Maxi and Miles’ relationship easily glided from merely sexual to more. The secondary characters are amazing in their complexity as well: Woody, Maxi’s neighbour; local cop Fletcher, and the formidable Sahara Silver, Miles’ boss at Body Armor. I adored her and you better believe that I will grab Fast Burn, the next book and Sahara’s story, as soon as it is available. Lori Foster shines brighter than ever!
I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.