Oh, the peril of being the Ultimate guy in line right before Armie.
Every series has a fan-favorite secondary character—you know, the guy readers just latch onto in Book One and keep falling for more in every subsequent release until finally, after much anticipation, he stars in a book of his own. In my Ultimate series about a group of mixed martial arts fighters and the women they unexpectedly fall for, the fan-favorite from day one has been bad boy Armie “Quick” Jacobson.
Ever since Hard Knocks, my Ultimate e-prequel novella about up-and-coming fighter Gage “Savage” Ringer, was released, I’ve had so many readers demanding Armie’s book. But it was Cannon “The Saint” Colter’s story, No Limits, that was the first full-length book in the series, and fortunately the reception was terrific. (Thank you for that, readers!)
Then I wrote Holding Strong, starring Denver “Predator” Lewis and many of you proclaimed him a favorite—while still insisting Armie should be next to get a book of his own. (Y’all are persistent and I love it!)
I guess since Stack “The Wolf” Hannigan is the laid-back, relaxed, ultra-focused guy in the group, it was easy to look past him. Yet I’m hopeful that once you read Tough Love you’ll love his story as much as I do.
Stack is once-burned when it comes to romantic entanglements, but Vanity Baker is a temptation he can’t ignore. Vanity fell hard the moment she met Stack, so she’s relentless when it comes to winning him over. Put them together and the sexual tension is an unstoppable force that neither of them can resist.
In case you’re wondering, yes, Armie is in the book, teasing, supporting, and being all-around awesome—and good thing since trouble threatens not only Stack, but Vanity too. It takes the whole gang to help keep everyone safe, especially with Stack’s loony family also causing problems.
Do let me know if you enjoy Tough Love. I always love hearing from readers, whether the note is about Stack—or Armie.
Just so you know, Armie’s book, Fighting Dirty, is scheduled to be released February 23, 2016.
LORI FOSTER is a Waldenbooks, Borders, USA Today, Publishers Weekly and New York Times bestselling author. She also received the Romantic Times “Career Achievement Award” for Series Romantic Fantasy and Contemporary Romance. Lori believes it is important to give back to the community as much as possible, so she routinely arranges events among authors and readers to gather donations for various organizations.