Fast Burn

Fast Burn

by Lori Foster

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Overview

Fast Burn by Lori Foster

For the woman who’s his perfect match, he’s willing to break the rules…

The moment Brand Berry meets beautiful, driven Sahara Silver, the connection between them is electric. It’s also something he can’t pursue. Sahara wants him, sure—to join Body Armor, where his MMA skills, size and cocky attitude make him perfect for her elite crew of bodyguards. For Sahara, the agency always comes first, and Brand needs more. Yet when she’s kidnapped by men searching for her missing brother, he doesn’t hesitate.

Somewhere along the way, flirting with Brand for the sake of business turned very personal. Despite his refusal to join Body Armor, it’s Brand who steps up when Sahara needs him most. Now there’s no more time for games, and no point denying the hunger they both feel. They’ll escape together or not at all. But if they survive, can Sahara finally surrender control to claim this blazing passion?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373789986
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 03/20/2018
Series: Body Armor Series
Edition description: Original
Pages: 384
Sales rank: 56,323
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 6.40(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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CHAPTER 1

Sahara Silver Sat behind her enormous desk in her posh office on one of the upper floors of the elite Body Armor agency. Bright October sunshine splashed through tall windows. A large vase of fresh flowers, delivered that morning from a very content client, filled the air with sweetness.

For the most part, she was content.

She ran the most elite security agency in the area, probably in the whole country. To stand out from the crowd, she'd taken a different approach in selecting her bodyguards — sexy competence. To prove the old mantra that "sex sells," she'd acquired a trifecta of studly employees, ex-MMA fighters with ability, skill and yes, sexiness. Her agency was recently instrumental in solving a high-profile case, but she was no less satisfied with the outcome of other, more personal, cases.

Body Armor saw results. Clients could come to her with a wide array of needs and know they'd be in good hands.

Yes, her life would almost be perfect ... if her brother weren't missing, presumed dead by everyone except her. Once she found her brother — because in her heart she knew he was still alive — he'd reclaim control of the company he'd founded. He wouldn't be thrilled with the changes she'd implemented over the past year and a half, but always, from the time she was a know-it-all preteen, he'd encouraged her independence, her fearlessness and her confidence. Scott would understand why she'd had to put her stamp on the agency once she'd inherited it.

Not that it mattered. She'd turn it all over in a nanosecond to have him back. She'd live in a cardboard box on the street if she could just hug her brother one more time.

"Brand Berry is here to see you."

Surprised, Sahara glanced at Enoch, her right-hand man and very good friend. "Brand is here?" She immediately felt flustered. Absurd. "I wasn't expecting him. Did I miss a meeting?"

"No." Enoch lowered his voice in a conspiratorial way. "He said he only needed a minute of your time when you were free, and since you're free right now —" "Yes, of course. Show him in." Even as she said it, a tiny unfamiliar thrill ran through her.

She'd made a point of surrounding herself with some of the finest male specimens on the planet — professional fighters that she'd turned into prime bodyguards, each of them in high demand. It was her vision for Body Armor, to get rid of the stuffy Men in Black clones and offer instead real men, with real muscles, certifiable machismo and lethal ability with or without a weapon.

No, she didn't fire the previously established bodyguards; that would have been disloyal to her brother, who'd hired them. She simply reassigned them to the more boring cases, and overall they were happy with that.

Anything to do with a celebrity, a dignitary or a politician her elite team now covered.

She desperately wanted to add Brand to that team.

Thinking she'd have a minute, she was just circling out from behind her desk when Brand stepped in around Enoch. Instead of waiting in the guest area, as a client would do, he must have been hovering right outside her door.

Her toes curled in her high heels.

Enoch was on the small side, five-two, slight of build, with average brown hair and eyes. It was his keen intelligence and attention to detail that made him so perfect at his job.

But his size didn't really matter when he stood next to a man who made most everyone seem small, her included. Brand was a big and badass professional MMA fighter with a solid steel frame of muscle all wrapped up in a cocky attitude.

Faded jeans molded to his thick thighs, going well with his running shoes and an ancient Aerosmith T-shirt that stretched over his chest and broad shoulders. Reflective sunglasses pushed to the top of his head made his golden-brown hair messy. Darker brown eyes held her captive as he murmured, "Sahara."

Leaning a hip against her desk, she drank in the rugged, virile sight of him. "Be still my heart."

Wary exasperation rooted him to the spot.

Yes, she always spoke her mind. Why not? She was the boss and her employees knew her interest in them wasn't personal. Of course, Brand wasn't yet an employee.

Putting her hands together, her fingers extended to frame him in a square, she remarked, "A photo of you looking just like that could launch my new line of advertisement."

He crossed his arms. "Advertisement for what?"

"Bodyguards with ability and sex appeal." He'd look great on a billboard, maybe with a gun in his hand. She could already see it. Maybe she should ask Enoch to keep a camera at his desk for occasions like this?

When Brand just stood there, his expression amused, she smiled. "Tell me you've come to give me good news." She'd been after him for a few months now to join the agency, constantly throwing out bait, trying to reel him in. He'd nibbled, but he wasn't caught. Not yet.

"I came to talk about that, yes."

Elation conflicted with disappointment. There were times when she hoped they could take a different path from employer and employee, one more personal, intimate.

Even ... sexually satisfying.

But in the end, the business came first. Always.

She hadn't given up hope for her brother, and when he finally returned, he deserved to find the company thriving.

She'd put her heart and soul into making that happen.

There was no time for anything else.

"Perfect." She tried to be excited, but it wasn't easy.

"Actually," Brand said, coming to stand very near her, "I've been offered another fight."

That gave her pause. She'd thought he was done with the Supreme Battle Challenge, better known as the SBC, for very difficult, personal reasons that he'd shared with her, but not many other people. "I thought you needed to be around more for your mom."

"My mother," he corrected, "not my mom."

For Brand, there was a huge difference between the two. Sahara knew because he'd explained it to her. "Right, sorry." Still, the woman had suffered cardiac arrest and, due to complications, had almost died. Personal conflicts aside, Brand had overseen her care. "But don't you need to —"

"I decided an influx of cash would be better."

So he could pay for what was needed, instead of getting so closely involved? That, too, made sense given their backgrounds. "I see."

"The SBC would reward me for taking the fight with a nice bonus."

"Oh?" If that's all it took, she could offer some signing bonuses of her own. "So how long do I have to wait for you to finish up —"

"It would be my last fight, but," he said with gentle emphasis, before she could make assumptions, "I'm not agreeing to be a bodyguard."

Her stomach bottomed out. This felt too much like losing, and by God, she did not lose. Determination stiffened her spine. "Tell me what it is you need." More money, obviously. She could swing that. "Designated time off? Better benefits for dependents?" Working around that would be trickier, but she'd figure it out.

Brand shook his head. "Truth is, Sahara, I can't see myself working for you."

Wow. Now that hurt. Peeved, she moved away from him to sit in the chair behind her desk. A power position.

She met his gaze without flinching. "I see." No, she didn't.

"You're too pushy." He smiled as he said it, taking away some of the sting of that nasty observation. "And too used to getting your way. You love being in charge, but then, so do I."

Never in her life had she been so offended. "Those insults are your way of telling me you don't like me?" She rose from the chair again without realizing it, hands flat on the surface of the desk as she leaned toward him in challenge. "I got a very different impression."

"I like you," he confirmed, but then added, "because you're not my boss." He surprised her by mimicking her position until their noses almost touched over the middle of her desk.

She didn't know where to look. His eyes drew her, so dark they were almost black, and always filled with wickedness.

Then there was his firm mouth set in that small, teasing smile that did crazy things to her. High cheekbones, a strong jaw, a masculine nose ...

And oh, what that straight-armed pose did for his biceps.

She inhaled ... and breathed in the scent of warm, musky male.

It seemed imperative to put some space between them so she slowly straightened.

Brand's smile widened and he, too, straightened. "Coward."

"Oh no," she corrected. "But I have priorities that take precedence over ... other things."

He went back to crossing his arms. "Over me, you mean."

"Nonsense. You are a top priority right now. I want you on the team."

"The agency isn't a team, Sahara. It's you dictating and others following orders."

She said through her teeth, "I'm the coach. I direct, encourage and —" Bossed. "— cheer. Rah-rah and all that."

He laughed.

Not with her, no. He laughed at her.

"Where did you work before you took over here?"

Was he genuinely interested or just trying to move past her obvious irritation? Not that she'd stay irate long. It was a waste of time. She was more about positive forward strides.

Or getting even.

For now she'd work on moving forward by answering his question. "Before Scott disappeared, he often had me involved with the business. I learned everything here from the ground up."

"Describe 'ground.'"

"All right." He probably thought she'd been pampered, placed in a high-paying position from the get-go. Nothing could be further from the truth. "When I was still very young, Scott let me sit in on meetings just to get a feel for things. When I turned eighteen, I worked as an attendant for the private elevator to his office."

Surprise showed in his eyes, but he covered it by asking, "Was there an armed guard even then?"

"You say it like it was the Stone Age." Feeling more confident, she again circled her desk but instead of getting closer to him, she moved to the wall of windows to look down on the Cincinnati traffic. "I'm thirty, so it was only twelve years ago. And yes, Scott always had topnotch security at the agency, including an armed elevator guard."

"But instead of the guard escorting clients up to his office, he had you do it?"

"Yes. The guards were stationary, one at the main floor and one at his office."

Brand joined her, standing close at her back so that his stirring scent enveloped her. "I bet they got an earful before they ever reached your brother."

Dear Lord, was that a blush she felt on her face? She didn't embarrass easily — except that he'd nailed it perfectly. How many times had Scott remonstrated her for being too pushy?

"Sahara?" Brand prompted.

She wished she hadn't worn her hair in her usual classic updo. With her nape exposed, the heat of his breath sent swirling sensations to riot in her belly.

Brazening her way through the awkward moment, she flapped a hand and admitted, "I might have been a little nosy."

"And a little opinionated?"

"Maybe just a smidge." His closeness made her edgy, so she again moved away, very casually in hopes that he wouldn't know he had her on the run. "After that job, I was a lobby receptionist."

"Fired from the elevator job, or was it a promotion?"

Damn him, did he really have such a low opinion of her? Maybe he didn't like her. That was something she'd never considered. She got along great with the other bodyguards who were all friends with Brand.

Or ... did they feel the same way, too? Did they humor her in person while resenting her the rest of the time?

Disliking that possibility, she paused near her desk and, doing her best to keep the frown off her face, said, "A lateral move, actually."

"Uh-huh. Did Scott tell you that?"

Scott had told her to quit harassing the clients — but she didn't feel like sharing that part. Although, seeing Brand's expression, she'd bet he already assumed as much. He seemed to know her too well.

Better than anyone else, in fact.

"Scott told me he wanted me to experience every facet of the business."

"But you were never a bodyguard."

She took pleasure in saying, "Yes, I was."

Now Brand frowned, and she loved how intimidating he looked. He'd make an ideal bodyguard if only he'd realize it.

"Bullshit."

She tsked at the crude language, her idea of a reprimand. "Scott taught me to shoot. I'm actually pretty good at it."

"I've never seen you practice."

"Here, with my employees? Of course not." She had to maintain some mystique. "Scott owned his own range elsewhere and now it's mine."

"Where?"

She smiled. "It's private."

He countered with "Protecting a client isn't always about shooting."

"No, it's mostly about intelligent decisions, good planning and quick thinking." She let her gaze dip over him. "It's one reason I thought you would do so well at the job."

"Me, yes. But you?" His long strong fingers circled her upper arm. "You're brilliant, Sahara, so no problem there."

The assurance that he didn't consider her stupid would have been nice, except that the moment he'd touched her, her thinking faltered. So did her breathing. And her heartbeat.

"I've never known anyone with a quicker mind than you," he went on. "But when it comes to strength?" He lightly caressed her arm. "Physical strength, I mean. Does a woman like you, a woman who's always manicured and polished, have any?"

Just that simple touch, his warm fingers brushing over her bare skin, on her arm, and her priorities got all mixed-up.

At five-eight, she wasn't exactly petite, but Brand still stood half a foot taller, and next to his chiseled bulk, she felt downright dainty.

Oh, this wouldn't do. Sahara cleared her throat and made herself stare up into his eyes. "Brute strength? I'm definitely lacking."

"Didn't say you were lacking. In fact, I'd say you're just about perfect, but not strong enough to tangle with someone intent on causing harm."

"When someone is smart enough and quick enough, there is no tangling." She gave him her best smug smile and pretended her knees weren't weak. "I worked for three different clients. One job was glorified babysitting for a three-year-old while authorities tried to find a failed kidnapper."

Brand's expression softened to real concern. "The child —"

"She was okay. Her father, Mr. Drayden, chased off the masked man before he got away with her."

"Thank God."

Sahara agreed. "Drayden wouldn't rest until he knew who the man was and why he'd tried to kidnap his daughter, and was assured he'd remain behind bars."

"Did they ever get the guy?"

Sahara wanted to turn away, but that would be too revealing. "Yes. I shot him."

After the briefest pause, Brand clasped her other arm, too. "Tell me what happened."

"The sick bastard wouldn't give up. In his second attempt, he crawled in her bedroom window. He ... had a knife. So I killed him." More brisk now, she explained, "He'd helped install the security system so he knew exactly how to shut it down. He claimed the girl was his, that he'd slept with Drayden's wife. She denied it of course, and to his credit, Drayden believed her. That turned out to be a good thing because they found out the psycho had made the same claim about three other children. Apparently he fixated on kids and convinced himself they were his even though he'd never touched their mothers."

"Damn."

His hold was soothing, but the last thing she wanted from him, from anyone, was pity. "The little girl, Mari, screamed from the gunshot, but she never saw the body. Soon as the guy hit the ground I scooped her up and got her out of the room, telling her it was just a loud noise." Sahara could still remember the thin arms clinging so tightly to her neck, the shaking of that small body and the soft sobs after the scream.

Until that day, she'd never thought about having children of her own. She missed Mari a lot.

"How long were you on assignment with the family?" "Two months. But the time flew by since I mostly played with Mari." She twisted her mouth. "Afternoon tea with a G.I. Joe, a stuffed bear and a Barbie. Oh, the scrapes Barbie and Joe got into. The bear and I would just watch in amazement."

Brand grinned. "You know, I can almost picture it, you in a tiny little chair sipping out of an empty plastic tea cup with an audience of toys."

"Good times," she said, then tipped her head. "Can you see me killing a man?"

(Continues…)



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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
For the last book in the Body Armor series, I enjoyed it and thought it a pretty good read. I guess I wanted a bit more espionage and intrigue in regards to the action plot line, it all felt a little to “neat” by the end. Perhaps I’m just a bit melancholy to see the series end, so my view is a bit askew and biased. The characters in the Body Armor series come from a long line of great Lori Foster’s series, starting with The Men Who Walk The Edge Of Honor Series, which led to the Love Undercover Series then into, my absolute favorite, The Ultimate Series. I’ve loved this Lori Foster Multi-verse and am sad when I think it’s all come to an end, at least that’s how it seems. All of those series have bled into the next and include some of my most swoon worthy and favorite males. In the words of the noble bard, “parting is such sweet sorrow”.
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BooksAndSpoons More than 1 year ago
The fourth installment of the Body Armor series by Lori Foster brings the series to an intense, explosive conclusion, where the bossy, sassy, always very opinionated Sahara Silver finally gets the limelight. Her ardent attraction towards Brand Berry has come through loud and clear in the previous books of the series, yet this title is easy to be read as a stand-alone novel - even though reading the books in order will bring you fast-paced entertainment and more enjoyment and knowledge of all the characters in the series. Lori Foster really knows how to write smoothly flowing tales of love and life with deep emotions and the hottest sex scenes. That is something I have learned to expect from her, and she delivers as Fast Burn does not disappoint on those accounts either. I loved how detailed Brand and his background was drawn with. The turmoil and drama with his biological mother, and the loving support his mom and dad showed to him, and to Sahara, brought another level of warm feels to the story. Brand is the perfect hero, he is kind, loyal, considerate, strong, smart, confident man who can show both tenderness and deadly force within few minutes. His tolerance to Sahara's bossy and embracive behavior just made me like him more. Sahara was a bit too much for me at times. Yes, she knows what she wants, she is not afraid of anything, especially going for what her heart desire, but sometimes that fearlessness comes out as foolishness, getting her trouble by running her mouth or acting out. Her loyalty to her brother was endearing, but Scott himself, not so much. The story was well balanced between the tense suspense and passion filled romance between Brand and Sahara. The fact that the leader of the bad guys developed feelings towards Sahara gave me the creeps, but I believe that was meant to be so, as Brand has pretty much the same reaction, as well. Sahara is a strong woman, she is loud, she is on your face, going after Brand from the first moment she met him. But as a bodyguard to work for him, not necessarily as a boyfriend. The whole conflict of interest that Brand felt with the career proposal was the stumbling block in their relationship, and I felt that maybe there wasn't enough of a solution on that matter, even though the conclusion of the tale was well hashed out. Action and suspense, romance and passion, laughter and deep emotions, sighs and swoons - the story delivers it all. It kept my interest keen, it is sharp, fierce, sweet, and bold. The whole series has been a pleasant reading experience to me, and I can't wait to see what's next from in line from this amazing author who never fails to entertain my mind ~ Four Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
ShaunaC1795 More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book. Lori Foster is the author of one of my favorite series The Men Who Walk the Edge of Honor. This series didn't disappoint. I think I would have enjoyed it more if I would have started from the beginning. I followed along easy enough, but I enjoy knowing all the characters backstories. Brand and Sahara have been doing this dance with each other for awhile. When Sahara is placed in danger, Brand steps up without admitting his feelings. I enjoyed their tango and Sahara is a mature character who doesn't play games which were refreshing. I enjoyed Brand finding his way through all the obstacles that he puts up, so Sahara and he shouldn't be together. This was a nice book to get lost in. Lori Foster delivers as always.
kathouse1 More than 1 year ago
The title says it all. Brand and Sahara are combustible! Before these two even touch each other, there is enough heat between the two to give you a suntan! Who in their right mind doesn't want that? (Raises hand for third helping, please) Sahara has taken over her brother's business and turned it into the hottest, sought after bodyguard business out there. One of the few who still believes her brother is alive, she seeks his whereabouts by any means and usually thoughts of her own wants take a back seat. But she wants Brand...for Body Armor. But Brand? Brand wants a beautiful CEO who's name just happens to begin with an S. I really love how Foster developed these two characters. Sahara is one of the strongest women characters I've read in a long time. She is tough as nails, smart as a whip and savvy as a shark. When these two alpha's come together not only do they fight like cats and dogs, but sparks fly igniting passion too. Definitely worth the read and if you haven't read the entire series, now is the time to start. I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley and InkslingerPR for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this Body Armor book. Loved the interaction between the lead characters. Sorry to hear this is the last of the series
RebeM More than 1 year ago
"Fast Burn" is the perfect combination of action & suspense with enough steamy romance to make for an addicting page turner. This book was a great finale for the series, but could easily be read as a stand alone. Sahara finds herself in trouble, making for an action packed read right from the start. Brand has been trying to resist Sahara's advances and now we FINALLY get to read about just how great they are together... their pent up chemistry does not disappoint!!! Sahara brings her usual sass, making me laugh out loud at times and receive strange looks from those around me at times... but, Hey, that's how you know it's a great book, right?!? For fans of the series, you will learn the answers to what happened to Sahara's brother, Scott!! This was the perfect ending for the series and definitely worth the wait. I'm just sad to see the series end. I loved these characters. *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.*
LoveBooks1972 More than 1 year ago
Fast Burn is that last book in the Body Armour series. Lori Foster kept the best for last. Fast Burn is the story we have all been waiting for – Sahara Silver and Brand Berry! Sahara Silver took over her brother’s company after Scott and his girlfriend were declared dead from a boating accident. There never was a body found and her heart says he is alive. Even though this is the last book in the series this one is packed with goodies. Lots of hot romance, suspense and love. Lori Foster has done it done it again. You can read these books alone or in the series. I would highly recommend to not loose a single word and read the whole series! I love how Lori has the characters coming back each book. I enjoy seeing how their lives are developing instead of the usual book done and then you do not see them again. Loved it! I did receive an ARC in exchange for an honest review and that is what I have provided. I loved this book and stayed up to the wee hours just, so I could finish it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sahara never gives up when she wants something and what she wants most is to find her brother! Everything she has done at Body Armor is for him and along the way she meets Brand. Brand is one tough cookie resisting Sahara's every attempt to bring him on to the team of bodyguards she has worked so hard to build. However, Brand doesn't want to work for Sahara so these two will have you on edge as they finally find their HEA!!! The conclusion of this awesome series makes me very sad but I know another wonderful series by Mrs. Foster is not very far away!
JROMERO More than 1 year ago
Fast Burn: What an amazing addition to the series. I have been waiting for more details on Sahara and Brand, both are very mysterious. You saw sparks between them in previous books but in a very subtle way. I loved the crazy turn of events and twists this book brought. You hoped it would turn out one way but it everything was unexpected. As far as the romance, it was fiery and spicy and lived up to what I imagined. Lori Foster knows how to deliver heat and passion in the very best way. The mystery was also exciting. I couldn't wait to turn the page and figure out what was happening next. I also loved seeing the group get together and hang out. Lori is great at reuniting the families in her books. It is always such fun to see them unite and no one does this better than Lori in her series. Grab this book and pick up the others if you haven't had a chance to... you wont be able to put it down :)
lhill82125 More than 1 year ago
Oh Lori has not failed us yet! This is a HOT and steamy book. I love the way Lori just jumps right in there and grabs your interest from the first page and holds it until the very end. Thanks Lori!
lhill82125 More than 1 year ago
Oh Lori has not failed us yet! This is a HOT and steamy book. I love the way Lori just jumps right in there and grabs your interest from the first page and holds it until the very end. Thanks Lori!
lhill82125 More than 1 year ago
Oh Lori has not failed us yet! This is a HOT and steamy book. I love the way Lori just jumps right in there and grabs your interest from the first page and holds it until the very end. Thanks Lori!
lhill82125 More than 1 year ago
Oh Lori has not failed us yet! This is a HOT and steamy book. I love the way Lori just jumps right in there and grabs your interest from the first page and holds it until the very end. Thanks Lori!
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book #4, in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order. Sahara wants to hire Brand. She has made no secret in her pursuit. What she may have forgotten to tell herself, however, was how attracted to him she was. She never actually gets involved with those she works with. So how to work this out? Brand has turned Sahara down repeatedly. Now, he has a plan that he thinks will work to get them together. Only he forgot to factor in the Sahara brand of bossy. She is a take charge woman - even when you do not work for her. This book was such a joy to read. You feel the heat rising right off the bat in the very first chapter. This book truly lives up to its name as the story - and the romance - heats up at a quickening pace. True to the series, there is a story that will keep your heart pounding, (mine did) and take you to the very end with every spark. ***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
2kasmom More than 1 year ago
This is book #4, in the Body Armor series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading this series in order. Sahara wants to hire Brand. She has made no secret in her pursuit. What she may have forgotten to tell herself, however, was how attracted to him she was. She never actually gets involved with those she works with. So how to work this out? Brand has turned Sahara down repeatedly. Now, he has a plan that he thinks will work to get them together. Only he forgot to factor in the Sahara brand of bossy. She is a take charge woman - even when you do not work for her. This book was such a joy to read. You feel the heat rising right off the bat in the very first chapter. This book truly lives up to its name as the story - and the romance - heats up at a quickening pace. True to the series, there is a story that will keep your heart pounding, (mine did) and take you to the very end with every spark. ***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.
KP308 More than 1 year ago
I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The story of Sahara and Brand is my favorite! We were able to watch the sparks fly in the other books and their story did not disappoint. Sahara’s fiery attitude and Brands determination make their sparks electrified! I highly recommend this book!!
Misty_W More than 1 year ago
Another great read from Lori Foster. After watching Brand and Sahara dance around each other throughout the series it was fun to see them finally make a move. Sahara is stronger than she lets on, and everyone ends up underestimating her. Brand is a protector but he is willing to compromise with her on different things that allows them to work well together. I really enjoyed this book and highly recommend it and the series!!! Received ARC from NetGally/author in exchange for voluntary honest review
Cathie01 More than 1 year ago
Fast Burn was another great addition to the Body Armor series. The story is captivating from beginning to end , Lori Foster has the ability to write books that are among the best out there. Sierra is relentless in her pursuit to get Brand to sign up with the Body Armor agency but he has other ideas in mind. He wants her body and soul and doesn't want to be her employee. When Sierra's life is put in danger by being kidnapped, Brand stops at nothing to rescue her. Will Brand finally give in and join the Body Armor agency, I guess you will have to read it to find out. Grab your copy now!!! Arc receive for honest review.
hnhn More than 1 year ago
“Fast Burn” is the fourth book in Lori Foster’s Body Armor series. This is Brand Berry’s story. Sahara Silver is the owner and head of the Body Armor Bodyguard company, since her brother allegedly was killed in an accident she’s taken over. She’s sophisticated, intelligent, and sharp… and she wants Brand Berry, former MMA fighter. She wants him for Body Armor, but is that all?? The chemistry between them is high, and whenever they’re together its harder and harder to escape the facts ...she just wants him. Brand, is attracted to Sahara, but he keeps refusing to come work for Body Armor, or her. Brand knows he can’t work for Body Armor, not with the attraction becoming so much more between them. Yet, he’ll do anything he can when she gets into trouble and needs his help. Lori Foster writes a fast action, funny, witty story that has romance and intrigue.
AREEDAR More than 1 year ago
Sahara Silver is a woman on a mission. Now if she can just get one sexy fighter to work for her and fill her bed. Sahara is convinced brother is alive she is determined to find him and prove to him she can run Body Armor. Being kidnapped because her brother didn’t pay for services rendered things are starting to get interesting? Brand is determined to keep Sahara safe and Sahara is determined to get to the bottom of her brother’s disappearance. Now can these two figure out they are perfect for each other. I have so enjoyed this series and will miss these character.
arubaqueen More than 1 year ago
The chemistry between Brand and Sahara is so strong! They are both attracted to each other and equally as stubborn. Sahara wants Brand onboard as a body guard for Body Armor but Brand isn't so sure he wants to work for her. But when Sahara is in danger, Brand goes into protective mode. Ms. Foster does such a great job with her characters. The other former fighters turned body guards are there for each other in both their professional lives as well as in their personal lives. The loyalty they show each other is also shown to Sahara. This book includes mystery, romance and some humor! This is my favorite book in the series and it goes out hot! I voluntarily read an ARC and am leaving my honest review.
LynnB888 More than 1 year ago
Our patience paid off! I've been waiting for Sahara and Brand's story ever since the first moment we saw the steamy chemistry pouring off of them when they were in the same vicinity ... and it did NOT disappoint! Captivating, action-packed and riddled with some oh-so-decadent sexual tension! The only sad thing about this book is the fact that it's the last in the series. If you haven't read a book in the Body Armor series yet, change that ... STAT! The entire series has been great. Every book has been filled with a great cast of friends/turned co-workers who each meet the love of their life that helps grow their little family of friends bigger and bigger each time. This book was no different. We knew Sahara well going in since she's the boss and has played a pivotal role in each prior book, so seeing her get the ending she so desperately deserved was an ideal ending to the series. I'm going to miss these guys! Sahara Silver has been building the business that her presumed dead brother left for her ever since he disappeared. She loves the guys she works with at Body Armor like extended family, but she'd give it all up in a heartbeat if it would bring her brother back! When danger comes knocking in the form of some bad guys who think she knows something about her brother, she's going to need all the help she can get! MMA fighter Brand Berry has been putting Sahara off for months now. She wants him to join the company as another of her fighter/turned bodyguards, but you can cut the sexual tension with a knife when they are in the same room together, and he doesn't think things would work out as a boss/employee relationship. All plans change when he learns that Sahara has been kidnapped though! He'll do anything in his power to save her ... no matter the cost! 
book-addictSR More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for Sahara’s Story and it is finally here. This is a great book. This is a must read. It was also nice to see the characters from previous books and series. I love all the alpha males that Lori Foster writes about in her books. This book is about Sahara and Brand but you also get to finally learn more about the mystery of Sahara’s brother. I do not want to give anything away because reading it and learning about the suspense that brings these two together is what makes this such a great read. I feel like these people are friends of mine. I love how you get to keep up with all of them in each of the books. It is great how they are all always there for each other. This book will make you laugh out loud and keep you going with all the action and suspense. Happy reading!! I am sad to see this series end but looking forward to more great books from Lori Foster. Thank you Lori Foster for another GREAT book!! I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
CharlotteLynnsReviews More than 1 year ago
Lori Foster is known for her strong, sexy, alpha males and her strong, smart, beautiful female characters. Fast Burn has all that plus the bonus storyline of Sahara’s brother, Scott, and his adventures. I love in this book that the main characters, Sahara and Brand, were hot for each other but they also respect each other’s beliefs, thoughts, and dreams. They want to be together but know that working together is not the best option at this time. Together they work through what the other one is looking for in a relationship while not giving up what is important to them. In any relationship it is important for both people to compromise; Sahara and Brand prove it many times. Fast Burn is the first book in the Body Armor series that I have read but I’d imagine that the glimpses of life that we get at the employees of Body Armor is a chance for those that have read the first books in this series to catch up and see what their favorite characters are currently up to. Having this in a book is one of my favorite things about a series and I now am excited to go back and check out their stories. If you are a fan of alpha males, strong females, and twists and turns Fast Burn is the story for you. I recommend picking up your own copy.