Close Contact

Close Contact

by Lori Foster

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Close Contact by Lori Foster

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373789979
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 11/28/2017
Series: Body Armor Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 85,933
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About 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. For more about Lori, visit her Web site at www.lorifoster.com.

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Close Contact 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 59 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love that Lori brings back her characters from her other books. She shows us how these men are there for each other and we get a glimpse of what is going on in their lives now!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lori Foster did it again! Absolutely amazing....I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great book I just love Lori Foster books Another great read she is a great writer I have read all her books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
An action, mystery, romance … close contact has it all. Lori Foster knows how to write hot, tough, protective, caring macho fighters/ ex-fighters. Can’t help but like ‘em. Enjoyed seeing The Legend in action, and the build between the two as they overcome past wrongs and Maxi’s wrong turn. Always fun to revisit the SFC and Body Armor guys and those strong, if somewhat emotionally broken independent, stubborn women who own their hearts.
Anonymous 9 days ago
As always Lori Foster doesn’t disappoint.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I, personally, love all of the series of books that have the characters from the whole of the SBC (including its precursors, starting with “Run the Risk”). This book was no less easy to put down. There were slower parts to the story but, unlike other reviewers, I saw those as lead-ins for the characters of upcoming books. After all, without the (aforementioned) precursors, we would have never “met” Cannon. And what a shame that would have been. I only rated this as four stars (as opposed to five) because I did miss the wives and girlfriends of the current (and former) fighters when they all gathered in this book. It would have been nice to spend some time with old “friends”.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book #3 in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding of the series, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading these in order. Miles and Maxi have a hot and heavy history. There is even a bit of anger and disappointment weaved in. When she needs him most, he answers the call to help protect her. He wants to spend more time getting to know her, anyway. Maxi had thought Miles would just be a one night stand. Then she could not help herself. Now, with all the problems she is having, he may actually be her knight in shining armor. Such a great addition to the series. These two characters were so hot the sparks felt like they might leap off the page. I enjoyed reading this story. I like the alpha hot men, and the strong yet accepting women. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book #3 in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding of the series, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading these in order. Miles and Maxi have a hot and heavy history. There is even a bit of anger and disappointment weaved in. When she needs him most, he answers the call to help protect her. He wants to spend more time getting to know her, anyway. Maxi had thought Miles would just be a one night stand. Then she could not help herself. Now, with all the problems she is having, he may actually be her knight in shining armor. Such a great addition to the series. These two characters were so hot the sparks felt like they might leap off the page. I enjoyed reading this story. I like the alpha hot men, and the strong yet accepting women. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book #3 in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding of the series, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading these in order. Miles and Maxi have a hot and heavy history. There is even a bit of anger and disappointment weaved in. When she needs him most, he answers the call to help protect her. He wants to spend more time getting to know her, anyway. Maxi had thought Miles would just be a one night stand. Then she could not help herself. Now, with all the problems she is having, he may actually be her knight in shining armor. Such a great addition to the series. These two characters were so hot the sparks felt like they might leap off the page. I enjoyed reading this story. I like the alpha hot men, and the strong yet accepting women. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book #3 in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding of the series, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading these in order. Miles and Maxi have a hot and heavy history. There is even a bit of anger and disappointment weaved in. When she needs him most, he answers the call to help protect her. He wants to spend more time getting to know her, anyway. Maxi had thought Miles would just be a one night stand. Then she could not help herself. Now, with all the problems she is having, he may actually be her knight in shining armor. Such a great addition to the series. These two characters were so hot the sparks felt like they might leap off the page. I enjoyed reading this story. I like the alpha hot men, and the strong yet accepting women. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book #3 in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding of the series, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading these in order. Miles and Maxi have a hot and heavy history. There is even a bit of anger and disappointment weaved in. When she needs him most, he answers the call to help protect her. He wants to spend more time getting to know her, anyway. Maxi had thought Miles would just be a one night stand. Then she could not help herself. Now, with all the problems she is having, he may actually be her knight in shining armor. Such a great addition to the series. These two characters were so hot the sparks felt like they might leap off the page. I enjoyed reading this story. I like the alpha hot men, and the strong yet accepting women. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book #3 in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding of the series, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading these in order. Miles and Maxi have a hot and heavy history. There is even a bit of anger and disappointment weaved in. When she needs him most, he answers the call to help protect her. He wants to spend more time getting to know her, anyway. Maxi had thought Miles would just be a one night stand. Then she could not help herself. Now, with all the problems she is having, he may actually be her knight in shining armor. Such a great addition to the series. These two characters were so hot the sparks felt like they might leap off the page. I enjoyed reading this story. I like the alpha hot men, and the strong yet accepting women. I cannot wait to read the next installment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book from Lori Foster.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another great book from Lori Foster.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
Incredibly sensual, titillating romance mixed with intense, destructive and maliceful suspense with charismatic characters and nearly the whole gang from the previous books for a visit and we have the makings of an immensely entertaining story that is easy to recommend (to anyone over 18). Miles Dartman and Maxi Nevar take the heat level to a new atmosphere. It is constantly high, the desire and lust oozing off them. The draw to each other is substantial, but so are the emotions growing inside of them. Even though there are plenty of detailed sex scenes, they are beautifully done, a part of the plot, indicating the growth of their bond, their feelings, and their need for each other in every possible aspect. Both Miles and Maxi were characters easy to like and admire. Maxi is a strong female lead, she knows what she wants and is not afraid to say it or go for it. She is capable, loyal, gorgeous, and stubborn. Miles, well, the Legend is just perfect. He is generous, kind, tough, smart, skillful in any situation yet he knows his limits and is humble and thoughtful - a true swoon-worthy hero, who is not afraid or ashamed to show his constant desire and growing feelings towards Maxi. Their previous history with the string of one-night-stands puts a damp into their relationship, the trust has to be built anew, the commitment has to be clearly spoken and demonstrated, not to mention accepted, for them to be able to move on. The suspense grows with each new threat bringing intensity and dismay to the scenes. With Miles arrival, the attacks take a deadly turn putting their lives in peril, notching up the already intense vibes. With the natural, effortless flow the story unfolds and charms the reader; there is the danger, there are threats, there is delightfully sexy romance, and characters you love and want to spend your time with. I have been enamored with this series since the first book and Miles and Maxi brought it up another notch, for sure! ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
beckymmoe More than 1 year ago
Not my first Lori Foster book, but my first from this series--it worked just fine as a standalone. Maxi and Miles have a brief but memorable history before the book begins--I thought it was an interesting twist to make *her* the one who originally cuts and runs when things start to get close. It added an extra wrinkle to things when unusual (and more than a little creepy) circumstances cause her to seek out his protection as a bodyguard. Their romance heats up quickly, but with that history it's not outside the realm of possibility that it will. The suspense--which starts out pretty intense and keeps ratcheting up and up as the story continues--adds to that as well. I thought it was pretty clear who the perp was--though plenty of red herrings are given--though the "why" was definitely less obvious. (And kind of strange, IMHO.) I was a bit put off at the beginning when Sahara, the current owner of Body Armor, suggests that she might use her employee's sexiness as part of their "brand"--it comes up again toward the end--and I couldn't help but feel almost as if she is pimping the guys out, which felt more than a little icky. Miles and Maxi's relationship is very much based on not them discussing their relationship like, ever, which is a bit annoying--plus they're sleeping together almost at once, which adds to the whole questionableness-behind-Body Armor's-business-plan factor. So...will I read the first two books and get in line for Sahara's(#4)? Probably not. Though there were bits I enjoyed, overall this one just didn't quite do it for me. Rating: 3 stars / C I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
Honolulubelle More than 1 year ago
Favorite Quote: It’s like an assortment of delicious man candy, isn’t it? One at a time is shocking, but all together, they steal a girl’s breath away. My Review: Goodreads has 252 distinct listings for Lori Foster while I have just finished my first one, of many, where have I been? Close Contact was an entertaining and steamy tale of romantic suspense, although it was initially a bit maddening as the main character was slow to share information and was rather sparse on the details concerning her intriguing situation. I wanted to give her a pinch or two and tell her to spill it, but the story was worth the wait and in addition to suspense and dangerous devilment from an unknown menace, a sexy second chance romance was steaming up the windows and singeing the sheets. I had developed and cast aside several theories yet had not suspected the actual culprit, I love when that happens. The writing was interesting, intriguing, and easy to follow; I will be greedily haunting Ms. Foster’s listings from now on.
NJ1231 More than 1 year ago
A wonderful, continuing story of MMA fighters who have become bodyguards. The threat to Maxi brings her to Body Armour to hire her ex-lover, Miles. The chemistry between them is hot, funny, and sweet. The list of suspects is long and it's hard to find any one innocent. The other bodyguards, and their women, come to help and a great group of friends, bring Maxi into their mix. But, a stalker is every near. Which suspect meets the hints we're given?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Kept you guessing to the end.
KC9 More than 1 year ago
Just when you think you can't possibly love a Lori Foster book more than your favorite, she comes up with new characters that you love reading about just as much! I've said it before and it's still so true. Reading one of her books makes you feel like your checking in with old friends, and you want to hear all about, and in this case, read all about what's been going on in their lives. And of course you have new ones as well. I loved how you had Maxi, who although in the beginning goes through a terrible scare, she doesn't turn into one of those "a big strong man has to save me" kind of heroines., Lori gives us a strong woman, with spirit and yes, one who's vulnerable as well. Then when you get to meet Miles you see how they're such a cute couple, and it's fun watching them figure that out. I loved the suspense as well, and it didn't feel like a "cookie cutter", oh here we go again book that you know who did it and can predict the ending before you even start and then why would you want to read it? There's plenty of people to dislike and hope get what they deserve in the end and you hope that all of the great couples from Body Armor get their happily ever afters as well. I never like to tell any of the story details because I wouldn't want to ruin the enjoyment of someone reading it themselves. Don't deprive yourself of this well written, suspenseful, and fun story. As always, I LOVED Lori's newest installment and cannot wait to read her next one!! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
KP308 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. I absolutely LOVED this story! Miles is one of my favorite characters, although I think I feel that way about most of Lori's characters! Miles and Maxi have an interesting story and their re-acquaintance is a love story for all time! Their connection is so fiery, they cannot resist for long. The suspense of the story line brings a deeper element to the characters. I highly recommend this book, you will not be disappointed!
Debby43 More than 1 year ago
I’m trying to think if there is any reason anyone who reads romance hasn’t read Lori Foster yet?? She writes amazing romance novels with strong female characters… I just adore these strong female characters!! I love the families among friends she has created throughout these books. No you don’t have to read the books in order but, I highly suggest reading them that way, then you get the family dynamic. Miles book is finally here! yyyaasssss!!! It’s hard to believe that you can fall in love with these guys anymore as these books go on but I do. I adore the protective side, I adore his macho side, I just adore him. Of course he is trying but failing to keep his distance (his heart) away from Maxi, while protecting her. He doesn’t know why she ran away from him to begin with but he is going to find out. Maxi while very mysterious was great as a lead female character. I loved the suspense of this book. I really enjoyed how she just knew deep down that Miles was the guy she could trust no matter what. Whew and that chemistry was off the charts!! Can she give her heart over to Miles??
Monnie777 More than 1 year ago
So this is my first book in this series and it was really great!! I really liked Miles and Maxi. though there were times I wanted to hit Maxi upside the head cause how did she not know that Miles loved her. He showed her every way possible. The mystery part wasn't really a mystery to me as I know who it was right at the beginning. I really enjoyed reading the building relationship between Miles and Maxi. I look forward to reading Sahara's book. *Thank you NetGalley for allowing me to read this for my honest opinion*