No Limits

No Limits

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by Lori Foster
     
 

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A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster 

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put

Overview

A surprise inheritance reunites a mixed martial arts fighter with the woman he's never forgotten in the first in a smoldering new series from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster 

Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. 

Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it….

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
07/28/2014
Muscles, mystery, and emotions dominate Foster’s Ultimate series launch. Cannon Colter helped save flirty Yvette Sweeny’s life. As much as he wanted to make her his, she was too young and the time wasn’t right, so he spent the next three years building a career as a mixed martial arts fighter and putting Yvette out of his mind. Then the death of Yvette’s grandfather reunites Cannon and Yvette in a small Ohio town. Yvette is finally able to confront her past, her feelings for Cannon, and her struggle to trust him, but can the sweetly burgeoning romance survive the machinations of those work against it? The romance simmers slowly and mystery is woven into the plot. Foster (Dash of Peril) cleverly builds three-dimensional characters to populate the predictable but well told and satisfying story. Agent: Paige Wheeler, Creative Media Agency. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
"A red-hot page-turner." —#1 New York Times bestselling author Kresley Cole on When You Dare

"Bestseller Foster...has an amazing ability to capture a man's emotions and lust with sizzling sex scenes and meld it with a strong woman's point of view." -Publishers Weekly on A Perfect Storm

"A sexy, believable roller coaster of action and romance." -Kirkus Reviews on Run the Risk

"Foster rounds out her searing trilogy with a story that tilts toward the sizzling and sexy side of the genre." -RT Book Reviews on Savor the Danger

"The fast-paced thriller keeps these well-developed characters moving...Foster's series will continue to garner fans with this exciting installment." -Publishers Weekly on Trace of Fever

"Steamy, edgy, and taut." -Library Journal on When You Dare

"Intense, edgy and hot. Lori Foster delivers everything you're looking for in a romance." -New York Times bestselling author Jayne Ann Krentz on Hard to Handle

"Lori Foster delivers the goods." -Publishers Weekly

Foster's writing satisfies all appetites with plenty of searing sexual tension and page-turning action in this steamy, edgy, and surprisingly tender novel."
-Publishers Weekly on Getting Rowdy

"Foster hits every note (or power chord) of the true alpha male hero...a compelling read from start to finish." —Publishers Weekly on Bare It All

Kirkus Reviews
2014-06-26
Rising mixed martial arts star Cannon Colter comes home to Warfield, Ohio, to learn he's the recipient of an inheritance that ties him to a local business and to Yvette Sweeny, the girl he never forgot. Cannon Colter is a hero, in the ring and in his lower-middle-class neighborhood in (fictional) Warfield. Years ago, he took a stand against some unsavory characters—"[His mom's] insistence on staying put was Cannon's number one reason for learning to fight...determined to protect his mother and his sister"—which ultimately led to his career. But before he started fighting professionally, he helped save the life of an area pawnshop owner and his granddaughter, Yvette, when they were targeted by a violent gang of criminals. Yvette left for California soon after, but Cannon's never forgotten the pretty girl he grew up with and whose life hung in the balance during those tense hours. Now her grandfather has left a deathbed request that Cannon help Yvette overcome her bad memories and move back to Ohio, where she has returned to settle her grandfather's estate. Cannon reluctantly agrees, torn between wanting Yvette and not wanting to take advantage of her vulnerability. Meanwhile, Yvette is disgusted by her perceived inability to make Cannon see her as anything but a victim. The situation goes from bad to worse when a stalking ex-boyfriend begins to harass her and some shadowy enemy seems to want to drive her out of town. Yvette's bid to be seen as a strong, independent woman occasionally has her coming across somewhere between annoying and stupid, a rare character blip for this popular author. Nonetheless, the sexual tension is electric. Foster's new series revolves around Cannon's gym and his MMA friends but links seamlessly to her popular Love Undercover titles. Readers will be thrilled with Foster's new sexy batch of fight club heroes and the women who love them.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781460338445
Publisher:
Harlequin
Publication date:
08/26/2014
Series:
Lori Foster's Ultimate Series , #1
Sold by:
HARLEQUIN
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
5,386
File size:
512 KB

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Coiled tight with tension, Cannon sat in the leather chair and faced the lawyer's desk with loaded impatience. From head to toe, his battered body ached, but at present his mind focused on less-physical issues. After finally landing back in the States, he'd planned to spend the day in the hot tub, and the night in bed—with enough female company to help him forget how close he'd come to losing his last fight.

Three days ago he'd taken on the biggest challenge of his career, his most publicized bout on the main card for the Supreme Battle Championship—in Japan with a packed house and a lot of expectation from the organization.

Though he'd taken plenty of hits himself, he'd been beating his opponent on points…and then he'd fucked up.

After catching a kick to the liver, he'd lost his air, bent double in excruciating pain, and was going down. Only pure instinct had helped him throw one last punch when his opponent had charged in for the kill.

That punch had landed dead center on the Pit Bull's glass jaw. Lights out.

He'd struggled to stand upright while the other man came back around, and the fight had ended with him as the winner. But damn, it had been close, and being the winner didn't negate the hits and kicks he'd absorbed. He needed some R & R.

However, all his plans for taking it easy had gone awry when he'd gotten summoned back to Warfield, Ohio. It was a three-hour drive, and usually when he made the trip, he visited friends first thing.

This time, though, he waited around as a stuffy lawyer flipped through paperwork and a female assistant gave him the eye.

"Ah, here we are," the lawyer said, rattling his damn papers and looking at Cannon over the top of his reading glasses. "I'm sorry for the delay. Since I had expected you yesterday, you've taken me off guard."

The rebuke was wasted on Cannon. "Like I said, I was out of the country." Shifting, he tried not to flinch from his many aches.

"Japan, yes?"

Unwilling to encourage more chitchat, he gave a single nod.

Again sorting papers, the lawyer said, "You're a fighter? Isn't that right?"

"Yes."

"The SBC?"

"Yeah." Hell, he had the fight club logo on his T-shirt. He sat forward, his forearms on his thighs. He had no idea what this was about, but he wanted to get to it. "Look, how much longer is this going to take?"

Frank Whitaker divided papers into three stacks. "I only need a moment to get organized."

Organized with what? Cannon knew this had something to do with Tipton Sweeny, a local pawnshop owner who'd recently passed away. "If I hadn't been out of the country, I would have attended the funeral." And maybe seen Yvette, Tipton's granddaughter.

Just thinking about her stoked up his tension.

Without looking away from his papers, the fiftysomething, overweight lawyer said, "I'm sure everyone understands."

Cannon had only known Tipton as a local business owner, a staple in the community he loved. His granddaughter, Yvette, attended school with Cannon's sister. That was where any real relationship ended.

Except that Yvette had always flirted with him, he'd always avoided her…right up until the day he'd kissed her, the day he'd wanted to go on kissing her and more—after helping to rescue her from perverted thugs.

Shit, shit, shit.

He didn't want to think about that, about her. So much time had passed, and still she had the ability to blow his composure.

How was she? Still in California apparently, or she'd be the one here dealing with…whatever had to be dealt with. "Didn't Tipton have other relatives?"

"Yes, I'm sure he did."

So how the hell was Cannon involved?

Cannon watched the assistant glide in, leading with her big breasts. A wave of perfume drifted with her. She handed more documents to the disorganized suit and then, smiling at Cannon, moved close enough to brush her thigh against his. Smiling down at him, she touched his knee. "Would you like a cola? Coffee?"

Trying not to be too obvious, he moved out of her reach. With women, he always stayed cool.

Except for that time with Yvette.

"Water would be nice. Thanks."

"Of course." She shifted her hand to his shoulder, stroked, felt his muscle beneath the soft cotton of his faded T-shirt and then trailed off. "I'll get it right now."

Being a guy, and therefore not immune to a come-on, Cannon looked her over more closely as she left. She had one of those supercurvy figures that got enhanced with a cinched suit, skirt and soft blouse. High-heeled pumps showed off her sexy calves. Big breasts, full hips, twisted-up pale blond hair. She wore her sexuality out there, almost bludgeoning him with her interest, her sly looks and the occasional lick of her shiny red lips.

Women hit on him, no big deal. But never in a lawyer's office under these circumstances.

Was she doing the lawyer? Were her blatant come-ons to make Whitaker jealous? Cannon eyed the older man, wondering if he'd even noticed the dozen different ways his assistant had already made her interest known.

Not that he was cynical or anything. And not that he was biting.

At least…he didn't think he was. Still, when she came back in and leaned down farther than necessary to hand him the glass of ice water and napkin, Cannon went ahead and checked out her cleavage. Her skin looked soft, but that overpowering perfume assaulted his nostrils until he looked away.

The lawyer stacked his papers and took off his glasses. "Thank you, Mindi. I'll let you know if we need anything else."

Accepting the abrupt dismissal, she nodded. "I'll be at my desk." Behind the lawyer, Mindi paused in the doorway, made a show of looking Cannon over from shoulders to knees, her sultry gaze lingering on his crotch. She gave another slow lick of her lips and…yeah, okay, he was maybe a little interested.

Hell, he'd been so involved in training, traveling for the fight and then the fight itself, he'd suffered self-imposed celibacy for too long.

But for right now, Cannon gave his full attention back to Whitaker. What could the man possibly need from him that took so damn many papers and notes?

Finally, somber in his preparedness, the lawyer folded his hands together and stared directly at Cannon. "You have inherited property and funds from Mr. Sweeny."

Whoa. A surge of fear brought Cannon forward. His heart thumped heavily in his chest. "Did something happen to Yvette?"

Bushy brows coming together, the lawyer slid his glasses back on, sifted through the goddamned papers and shook his head. "You're talking about Ms. Sweeny, the granddaughter?"

"Yes."

"She has inherited, as well."

Relief sent oxygen back into his lungs. Jesus. Cannon pinched the bridge of his bruised nose, annoyed by his over-the-top reaction. But then, with Yvette, it had always been that way.

The lawyer went on. "And in fact, Mr. Sweeny has evenly divided his assets between the two of you."

No way. "Between Yvette and me?"

"Yes."

Blank, Cannon sat on the edge of his seat and tried to sort it out—without success. "I don't get it. Why would he do that?"

"He left you a letter." The lawyer handed over an envelope. "I trust it will explain what I can't. But what I can explain is that Mr. Sweeny came to me three years ago with very detailed instructions on the distribution of his assets in the event of his demise. He revisited once a year to amend and further clarify as his financial status fluctuated. I saw him for the last time two months ago when his health started to decline."

"He had a stroke?"

The lawyer nodded, hesitated, then again folded his hands on the desk and dropped the officious attitude. "Tipton had become a friend. He was alone and I'd just lost my wife…" Whitaker shrugged.

"I'm sorry."

He tilted his chin to acknowledge that. "Tipton's blood pressure was high and he knew he wasn't well. He seemed to dismiss the first stroke, but the next was worse and the third worse still. That's when he finally closed up the pawnshop."

So he hadn't closed up shop three years ago, after the vicious attacks, as Cannon had always assumed.

"He was being treated, seeing the specialist on a regular basis, but he figured it was only a matter of time…."

Seeing the sadness on the lawyer's face sent guilt clawing through Cannon. Damn it, he should have gone to visit Tipton more. He'd known about the first stroke, but not the two after that—and then he'd been in Japan when Tipton's body gave up the fight. "Yvette was with him?"

Shaking his head, Whitaker said, "He didn't want to burden her." A measure of easiness showed on his face as he collected his thoughts. "I gather all of you shared an experience. Tipton never shared the details, but I assume it was something life altering?" He didn't wait for Cannon to give details. "His granddaughter moved away because of it and Tipton didn't want a sense of responsibility to bring her back, not, he said, when he knew her trips home were still difficult for her. He wanted her to return on her own terms, not out of a sense of obligation."

Bombarded with uncomfortable emotions, Cannon got up to pace the small office. Yeah, he imagined Yvette struggled anytime she had to be in town. No girl should ever have to suffer what she had. There were times when the memory of it hit him like a wild haymaker, leaving him dazed, angry, in a cold sweat.

And he wasn't the one who'd been threatened in the worst possible way.

Remembering softened his voice. "She didn't know Tipton was sick?"

"Like you, she knew of the first stroke. But Tipton felt strongly about carrying his burden alone." Chagrined, the lawyer shook his head and said, "No, I'm afraid that's not precise. He wanted you to share his burden. He said you could handle it." The lawyer gestured at the letter.

"It's in there."

A burden? More confused than ever, Cannon tapped the letter to his thigh. "So what are the rest of those papers?"

"Deeds, bank statements, debts to be paid, retirement funds." He shook two sets of keys out of a padded envelope. "Responsibilities."

Chewing his upper lip, Cannon stared at the papers—and had the god-awful urge to hand back the letter. His plate was full, and then some. He could handle it, that wasn't the problem.

It was Yvette.

Could he handle her, the way she affected him?

More to the point, could he resist her now if she needed him? Just thinking about her, hearing her name, had his muscles tightening in that familiar way. "You said deeds?"

"One for the house, one for the business."

"The pawnshop?"

"Yes."

"The last I'd heard," Cannon admitted, "he was going to sell it." After what had happened, he'd expected Tipton to sell the house as well, but he'd stayed put.

"No. He continued to work until the health issues forced him to retire. Said it was cathartic for him to stay busy. He also redecorated the house." The lawyer shrugged. "It was home to him."

Home. Cannon nodded in understanding. His mother had felt the same, refusing to budge from her house, the neighborhood, even after they'd lost his dad to extortionists.

Her insistence on staying put was Cannon's number one reason for learning to fight. He'd lost his dad, so he had been determined to protect his mother and sister. And he had—until his mother had passed away with cancer. Now it was just him and his sister, and…whatever it was Tipton had embroiled him in.

More than a little intrigued, Cannon asked, "So now what?"

"You sign a few papers and take ownership alongside Ms. Sweeny. Fifty-fifty. The two of you can decide to stay put, sell or one can buy out the other."

Cannon shook his head. "Have you seen Yvette?" He couldn't imagine her wanting the house, but even if she did, where would she get the funds? She'd be…twenty-three now. Still young for such responsibilities.

But finally old enough…for him.

"She was in yesterday."

Had Yvette expected him to be there, as well? Looked forward to it?

Or maybe dreaded it?

He hated the thought that seeing him might dredge up a past better forgotten.

Whitaker turned the papers, placed an ink pen on top and pushed them toward Cannon. "If you wouldn't mind?"

He wasn't about to sign anything until he'd read it all and figured it out.

The lawyer sighed, pushed back his chair and stood. "Read Tipton's letter. I'm sure it'll all make sense then."

"You know what's in it?"

Whitaker looked away. "No, of course I don't. Tipton gave it to me sealed." Suspicions rose.

Clearing his throat, the lawyer met his gaze. "I know…knew Tipton. He had a strong mind right up to the end. He knew what he was doing, what he wanted."

And he wanted something from Cannon.

Coming around his desk, the lawyer clasped his shoulder. "I'll give you a few minutes." And with that he stepped out of the office, closing the door behind him.

Walking over to a window, Cannon leaned a shoulder on the wall and studied the envelope. It was sealed, all right, closed with tape wrapped completely around it. He tore off one end of the envelope. With a sense of foreboding, he pulled out two neatly typed, folded papers. Opening them, he skimmed over the type to see Tipton's signature at the bottom.

Going back to the first page, he began to read. Each word made his heart beat heavier with trepidation—and anticipation.

Yes, Tipton knew what he wanted. He'd spelled it all out in great detail. One particular paragraph really got to Cannon.

This is her home, Cannon. No matter what, she should be here. She always trusted you and you were always there, such a good boy.

Despite the enormity of what Tipton wanted, a touch of humor curved Cannon's mouth. Being that he was twenty-six, only a grandpa would call him a boy.

I know it's a lot to ask, especially after you already risked your life for us. But she's too cautious now, too guarded. If you'll agree, I know you can free her from the nightmares so she can be her carefree, happy self again.

Did Tipton mean literal nightmares? Or just the nasty memories of being attacked, threatened with the worst a woman could suffer?

No, he didn't want to think about that now; it still enraged him, the helplessness, the fear he'd felt while being an unwilling spectator to the cruelty.

What a grandfather considered guarded could just be maturity. Just how free did he want Yvette to be?

The lawyer walked back in. Cannon ignored him as he finished reading.

If it's necessary, if your life is now too busy or if she won't agree, go ahead and sell both places with a clear conscience. But selling will require emptying the house—and that will bring about different problems for her.

What did that mean? What type of problems came with finalizing a sale?

In my heart, I know she'll be happier here in Ohio, in Warfield, than she could ever be in California. Whatever you decide, Cannon, please don't tell her about this letter. Not yet. And please know, regardless, you will always have my deepest gratitude. Sincerely, Tipton Sweeny Familiar feelings stirred up, feelings he'd long ago tamped down and then forgotten. Or tried to forget. God knew he'd done his best to demolish them, to sweat them out in the gym, fight them out in the ring.

Screw them away with willing women.

But, damn it all, every sensation Yvette inspired was still there, rooted deep.

Taut with anticipation, he asked, "Where's Yvette now?"

"I'm not sure," the lawyer said. He stood behind his desk, but didn't take his seat. "She took a set of keys, so perhaps she's at the house."

Disquiet kicked Cannon in the gut, adding to the aches and pains left over from his recent fight. Would Yvette go there alone? He shrugged off the urge to race to her rescue.

Again.

He'd done that once—and then she'd walked away. Moved away.

Across the country to California.

Meet the Author

Lori Foster is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author with books from a variety of publishers, including Berkley/Jove, Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin and Silhouette. Lori has been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book Reviews Career Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. She’s had top-selling books for Amazon, Waldenbooks and the BGI Group. For more about Lori, visit her Web site at www.lorifoster.com.

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No Limits 4.4 out of 5 based on 2 ratings. 78 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## Superb writing by Ms. Foster as always. HOWEVER, I can't stand these men. They will screw anything that walks. Cannon kept saying that he was so hung up on the heroine, yet he almost hooked up with two seperate women in one night (Mindy and Mary). He couldn't stop staring at Mindy's cleavage and her curvy ass. Told her he was tired though and gave her a rain check. Then, that night he made plans to hook up with Mary at Rowdy's bar but then tells the heroine: I was going to hook up with her but that was before I knew you'd be here. Wow, flattering.....NOT. The following night he's out with 5 topless dancers, who of course were willing to have sex, but he only wanted to talk. God, such drivel.....no matter how good looking a guy is, not every woman is going to hit on him! There ARE professional and loyal women in the world. It was just so over the top. And Armie, who I'm sure will have his own story, was disgusting. He lusted after and screwed EVERYONE. No way will I believe that these men would be faithful to one woman. I literally hated reading about these womanizers....Skip this one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I think a lot of reviewers are so enamored with Ms. Foster's writing that they can't admit when she strikes out. This book was okay. That's it. It was okay. It was nowhere near what it should have been, especially when you consider all the hype that lead up to the release of Cannon's story. Cannon was a great alpha hero. His character did not disappoint. But Yvette was a complete let down. If she actually suffered emotional trauma because of how she was victimized, that would make sense. But her issues are dumb. Why not capitalize off what happened to her? And I have to briefly mention that Yvette is just so damn stupid at times. There were a few situations where I thought "She can't be THAT stupid". But she really was. And that, to me, was lazy writing. Something I actually loved about this book is that we don't have to endure the villain's point if view. I hate that in Ms. Foster's books, so much time is devoted to the villain's thoughts and emotions. I usually skip over those parts because I find them unnecessary. I wish I could write a better review but this is how I honestly feel. The book was adequate but should have been so much better. And I've been a fan of Lori Foster for years-but I won't pretend this book was something it's not.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Has everything a romance novel should have...strong hot alpha, soft but tough woman, humor, drama, suspense, awesome added characters to set up future books, and HOT scenes that aren't trashy. Nicely done Ms. Foster!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read many of Lori Foster's books, but I must say I was a little disappointed with this one. It just didn't do it for me like the others had. It had its good points, but was a bit slow. I would prefer to give it 3.5 and I am still looking forward to the next installment.
BlushingReader More than 1 year ago
While this book was OK, it was about 200 pages too long. I do love Lori Foster's writing but No Limits just kept going over the same things again and again. It felt long and drawn out in the center and by the end I just wasn't that into the book anymore. I might wait until Armie's story comes out to pick this series back up. If you did read the Love Undercover series (Dash of Peril, especially you will get to see what happened to Yvette and Cannon three years later). Sadly, my favorite part was the cameo of Rowdy, Dash and Margo.
DComfort More than 1 year ago
5 Stars! Release: 08/26/14 Contemporary Erotic Romance ABOUT THE BOOK: Cannon Colter is quintessential hero material: chiseled jawline, shredded body—the works. He's also the guy who rescued Yvette Sweeny from kidnappers, only to put an end to her romantic dreams. These days, she's older, smarter, determined to face whatever life throws her way. Even the prospect of sharing a house and business with Cannon. Cannon knew Yvette wanted him three years ago. But she was young—and some things are worth waiting for. Thrown together by her grandfather's legacy, he realizes how deep Yvette's scars really go, and how much danger lurks in their quiet town. As pent-up desire explodes between them, protecting her becomes the only fight that matters. And he'll break all the rules to do it… MY REVIEW: This book had me laughing out loud and screaming at the characters at times. I love the history given on these two and found that Ms Foster really set it up beautifully. The tension throughout had me so damn frustrated, but it was well worth the wait. The bond these two had made it hard for either of them to look away when the heroine suddenly returns to town. The fact that a will is involved when she suffers a family death, gives the hero a chance to step in and claim something, or someone, he's wanted for too damn long. Toss in the mixup of his old playboy ways, and boom, watch the fireworks explode. Fun, sexy, sweet, and tough...you'll love every minute of this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Could not stand yvette i waited for cannon's book for a long time. It wasn't as good as ms foster's usual books. And the reason she couldn't sleep with him the lamest plot line ever. Not much imagination in the whole plot. Seems ms foster just threw this book together without much effort just some old and tired plot lines. Not sure i will buy the next book. I loved most of her other mma series. I hope she does better next time. I gave it 3 stars because i still liked cannon.
MsRomanticReads More than 1 year ago
Overall, I liked Yvette's character, however my like/dislike of her kept going up and down. I assumed (incorrectly, I might add) that the trauma she'd survived three years ago might have made her skittish around men, abhor violence and make her avoid any romantic entanglements and even sex. The main barrier her character had to overcome throughout the story were mainly three other things: 1) she felt shame at being the center of attention and gossip, 2) she wanted Cannon to see her as any other woman and not as a victim and 3) not being able to climax during sex. I liked her quiet, gentle nature, and her modesty. I also liked her ability to confide in Cannon without trying too hard to keep certain things a secret. It was also funny to see all the guys make her blush with their blunt talk. Five or six chapters before the end, is when my disappointment set in. That far in, she was still questioning everything Cannon had told her (and let me say he made things crystal clear from the beginning), and she believed lies she was told about Cannon rather than trust in what she knew of him. It felt like Yvette hadn't made any progress. There was too much back and forth with her insecurities. Cannon was such a caring person, not only to his friends, but also to the people in town in general. Despite him being famous, he never put on airs about his success. After reuniting with Yvette, his single-minded focus on her wasn't of the creepy stalker type (that honor when to her ex). Cannon wasn't just looking to hook up with her, in fact, he didn't seem to mind the idea of making them more. I was actually surprised this hero was so up front, blunt, and honest about what he wanted. Don't expect a lot of juicy love scenes between these two (oral sex at the end of Ch11, and their first time having sex happened in Ch21). The torturous slow burn was a little frustrating, but it suited them. I enjoyed Cannon's confidence in being able to give her what she'd never had, and he was so sweet in fighting his urges to be what she needed. The suspense portion was a nice addition, and while I had suspected the identity of the vandal, the actual conclusion was a little surprising. I thought it would have been something more personal, directed at Yvette. The climax just lacked something I couldn't put my finger on. For me, the close camaraderie between all the guys and the set-ups between various side characters stole the show. Especially the crazy tension between Armie and Merissa, Cannon's sister. I also liked Vanity a lot and hope to see more of her in future stories. I can't wait to read the stories of the other couples. *eARC courtesy of the publisher for the purpose of an honest review.*
Under_The_Covers_BookBlog More than 1 year ago
3.5 Stars ~Reviewed by FRANCESCA & posted at Under the Covers Book Blog I’m a sucker for stories where the hero has been in love with the heroine for years but she was off limits before.  In this case, Cannon has wanted Yvette for years.  Their story started when he rescues her from kidnappers back in the Love Undercover series.  It’s been now three years, she still needs to heal, but she wants Cannon to be the man she heals with.  And life throws the perfect opportunity their way to make this happen. Cannon….I’ve wanted to read his story for a while.  Sexy bad boy, bartender, fighter.  Hero complex.  Has the makings of the type of guy I love reading about.  Now his career as a fighter has taken off.  He’s at the top of everything, his game, his rec center, his goals with the kids in his neighborhood, and now Yvette.   Cannon was my absolute favorite thing about this book! Although I love Lori Foster’s writing and her sexy men, I find that at times it may start to seem a little too sweet/cute.  No, that’s not it.  There’s suspense in these stories, so naturally I want it to dig a little deeper.  Get a little more emotional.  Show a little more intensity.  I guess that’s it.  That was where this book fell a little short for me.  There was a lack of intensity. I am curious to read more about Ms. Foster’s fighters in this new series, there is one in particular I have my sights set on that I’m hoping will be an amazing story.  And I’m really hoping it’s the next hero in the series since there was a hint and a setup at the end of NO LIMITS. *ARC provided by publisher
Rhonda_J_728 More than 1 year ago
Wow!  Just finished this book last night!  This is one hot book!  I loved that Cannon had a lot of patience with Yvette.   She needed to realize that not all guys are the same.  I like that Cannon and his MMA buddies are a close knit  group.  It shows that everyone has family whether they are blood or not.  Looking forward to the next book.  
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sure there are adventures and villains and troubles and good deeds but the stories mostly are about guys getting into girls beds and the girls thking the same thing. The series about the sale of women (WHEN YOU DARE, WITHOUT A TRACE) etc. was sooo good that these later books just dont measurre up.
AboutThatStory More than 1 year ago
This was such a great story! Sexy and sweet with a bit of mystery and drama! I liked Yvette and Cannon, they really grew on me as the story went on. They shared a history and I enjoyed learning about their past. Cannon was a bit pushy in the beginning and Yvette was insecure but I loved that growth they experienced as they reconnected. There were a lot of emotional and heartfelt moments. Once they truly reconnect, there are a lot of hot moments too. Super hot! They had great chemistry together. I really enjoyed their overall story. I was so glad that Yvette got stronger by the end because her insecurities could get a bit wearing. There's a nice element of mystery woven in that kept me on my toes. I enjoyed the added suspense and drama it created. While I was guessing and was right in some areas, I was surprised by something at the end. A nice, I didn't see that coming movement. Loved it! All of the MMA guys are awesome. They're all so fun and friendly, I thought they were highlighted well and it makes me look forward to their stories. Armie is fantastic! What ever is happening with him and Merissa I am all about. Loved the animosity between these two characters. I loved Yvette's friend Vanity as well, she had a great personality. There were also some characters that are in other Lori Foster books, I really liked them and it made me want to read their stories. I really liked how the story was laid out and how the details were learned. Good pace with a nice beginning, sold middle, a nice amount of drama and then some sweetness at the end. The front half was really good but dragged a bit for me but the second half had me on the edge of my seat and I couldn't put it down. It was a pretty fantastic read! I'd defiantly recommend this! Bring me more sexy MMA fighters! Complimentary copy received for honest review.
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julieford More than 1 year ago
Lori Foster knows how to create sexy, fun, alpha males that are sweet, protective and loyal. This is a wonderful story about Cannon and Yvette. Cannon is a SBC fighter who has returned home due to an inheritance that he shares with Yvette. Yvette's grandfather has passed away and leaves everything to her and Cannon. She must deal with her school girl crush and hero worship of him. What Yvette doesn't realize is that the feeling is mutual. Together they overcome danger and learn to trust and love.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book in 1 sitting! I loved Cannon when we first met him in the Love Undercover series & I was so excited to read about his relationship with Yvette.  It was great to see his experiences with the fellow fighters in the SBC, how disciplined he was with his training & still made time to help others. He is such a great alpha male.
brandihowell1 More than 1 year ago
Lori has the start to a great new series! Love tough guys who want to protect and this series will be full of them. Cannon is coming of a great fight only to find out a close friend has passed away. Per his will, Cannon and the old man's granddaughter inherit everything equally. Yvette comes back to town after her grandfather passes and finds out that she and Cannon own everything equally. She wants him to see her as a survivor and not the victim that he helped so many years ago. With twists that don't even have anything to do with the past, these two discover that love can conquer as long as there is give and take and putting the past in the past. I can't wait to continue this series!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The chemistry is great. Cant wait to read more from this series. I love all of Lori Fosters Books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Get it and read you'll love it.
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krazymama_98 More than 1 year ago
I think this series is off to a great start. No Limits is the first full story of the series. Canon and Yvette have known each other for a very long time. Yvette survived a harrowing ordeal. Canon was her there for her. I am usually not much of a fan of weak, poor me, type women characters. While, yes, Yvette is like that in some ways, she is trying to overcome it all. She strives for that. She has a past she is embarrassed about. And then the horrible event that changed everything. I can only admire and enjoy reading a character that just wont give up. I believe with or without Canon, Yvette still would find her way. Canon only makes it that much more fun.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not your typical romance book. This is a love story without the I hate you and stupid moves. There is drama and mystery. A lot of laugh out loud moments. The friendship between the characters are warm and realistic. All in all a great read.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
212 pgs. love this author! fantastic story!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this series and Katy's writing style. You get pulled into her stories and I couldn't put this book down.