Playing it safe has never felt so dangerous…
Justice Wallington knows how to harness his strength and intimidating size—skills he put to good use first in the MMA cage, and now as a bodyguard at the Body Armor agency. But no opponent has ever left him feeling as off balance as his new client, heiress Fallon Wade. Far from a spoiled princess, she's sweet and intriguingly innocent. It's a risk-free assignment, until he's required to fake a relationship with her in order to blend in.
Sheltered from the world after a family tragedy, Fallon longs to experience life—going to bars, dancing, talking to strangers. Not easy with a huge, lethal-looking bodyguard shadowing her every move. Justice seems like her polar opposite, but pretending to be a couple stirs undeniable heat. And when danger strikes again, it's not just her safety in jeopardy, but a passion that's real, raw and absolutely against the rules…
My expectations for Justice's story were high, and Lori Foster delivered on every single wish and hope I had towards the HEA I wanted and dreamed for Justice. Dare I say over exceeding them?! I'm in a serious book haze here, but I try not to blubber too much. But when a story has sweet, adorable love by a tough as nails former MMA fighter turned bodyguard, when there's grandma who is full of sass, friends and family who are willing to stand by you and for you, there's passion, love, devotion, action, danger, professional fighting, deranged stalker, and so many moments of adoration that had me swooning and seeing hearts - I guess the blubbering and a bit haze is understandable.
Justice Wallington is the ultimate dream. He is so genuine, solid, caring, and protective man who loves and respects the elderly and takes care of his mom and grandma when needed. He says what is in his mind, he doesn't put on smoke and mirrors to anyone, what you see is what you get. I loved him, loved him in the previous books and now more than ever. He is the ultimate dream, indeed.
And Fallon Wade is the perfect woman for Justice. Fallon is a lot like Justice when it comes to personality and values, there's not an iota of a rich princess in her, she cares about people around her, is considerate and sweet, and lacking a lot of experiences in life. She has scars, both emotional and physical, that had hindered her to live fully, and Justice is more than willing to fulfill every dream and wish she ever had. I loved the chemistry between Fallon and Justice as it was so natural yet scorching hot. The love and passion between them were touching and captivating, the way they finally came together was so beautiful I think it was the first time ever I had tears in my eyes during a love scene.
The plot is built in a clever way, it pulls you into the world of the characters, and builds up, escalating the tension and the development of the relationship so that it was impossible to put down once I started it. The threat and danger turn out to much more than expected and soon there are lives in danger and hearts in peril. Yet the best part of it all was that Justice was more than willing to give his heart and risk his life for Falon and a future together. Absolutely loved Hard Justice, savoring every moment yet racing to the end to be able to cheer for Justice and Fallon.
~ Five Spoon
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me