Welcome to summer vacation! It feels a bit weird that I am now employed as a full-time teacher, which means that I now have summer’s off. This allows me to dedicate more time to reading, however the downfall is that all the kids have this time off as well. You can’t go anywhere and expect minimal amount of people. Now on to books. Holding Strong is the second novel in Lori Foster’s new fighter series. This is about Denver and Cherry (Cannon’s sister’s best friend). That makes this a bit complicated. Here is a brief background provided by Goodreads:
An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster’s irresistible new novel
Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn’t share. That’s why he’s been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton. But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry’s about to need more than she knows…
Denver’s combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what she’s been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can’t hide behind a carefree facade. Because the man by her side is one who’ll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she’ll trust him enough to let him…
This was an interesting book and one I will definitely need to reread. Denver and Cherry’s relationship starts off with a one-night-stand when they both travel away for a MMA meet. (Match? Fight?). To be honest, I am not sure what they call it. Anyway, I thought that was an interesting way to start a relationship, especially since Denver was so adamant about not having a relationship with her. I do like the fact that Lori Foster loves to ties in suspense within her novel. It gives it a bit more adventure feel to it. I liked the suspenseful feel to the story that only enhances the romantic element. Once again Lori Foster writes witty, dramatic, and sexy romances. She knows how to write strong male and female leads that simply tear at your heart-strings.
The one thing that I had an issue with was that Denver seems to get over his fear of entering a relationship with Cherry. It was a driving force of why Denver had a problem with her but it seemed to be resolved a bit too fast for my taste. I wanted a bit more information from Denver.
Overall I give this novel 4.5 out of 5. I simply love Lori Foster’s writing and cannot wait until her next in the series. If you liked this novel, or more like this you should read her other fighter series starting with Causing Havoc.