Review~Hard Knocks by Lori Foster

Title: Hard Knocks
Series: Ultimate #0.5
Author: Lori Foster
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 61
Heat Level: 3 out of 4 flames
Overall Star Rating: 4 out 5 stars
Reviewed by Naughty Book Snitch Kay

Power. Brute strength. Unforgettable moves. It’s no wonder Harper Gates hasn’t been able to get her fling with Gage “Savage” Ringer out of her head. Months have passed since she laid eyes—or any other body parts—on him. Months without a word of contact… until, sidelined by injury, he comes back to town. Staying focused on his training seemed like a smart move to Gage, even if he thought about Harper every day. Seeing her again only makes it clear how much is at stake. He’s got one night to earn back her trust. One night to show her that behind his breathtaking skill and ripped body is a man who’ll give her everything she needs.


This novella spins off a new series about MMA fighters for Lori Foster.

Gage is a heavyweight MMA fighter who was robbed of his fight due to an injury. Prior to the injury, he was kind of involved with Harper. Harper is a girl he grew up with. He’s always liked her but now acknowledges the fact that his feelings for her are stronger than he originally thought.

Harper is one of the guys. She gets along with the fighters at the rec center and has a sisterly bond with them for the most part. For Gage however, she feels anything but sisterly. Before his cancelled fight, he left to go train with another fighter just as she thought their relationship was headed to the next level. Now Gage is back and Harper has to face that she’s in love with him.

This was a cute enough read. It was short, sweet and to the point. I’ve been a fan of Lori Foster for a long time. I was excited to see that she was going back to the MMA world. I very much enjoyed her previous MMA series. I’m very interested to see how this series progresses.

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