Hard to Handle & Deuces Wild (featured in “Double the Pleasure”) by Lori Foster (2 Book Reviews)

After Fate deals Supreme Battle Challenge (SBC) fighter Harley Handleman a sucker punch, his uncle secretly hires a pretty life-coach to get Harley back in the ring of life. Anastasia Kelley has actually known Harley for years, but never as well as she’s going to now. Hot for his fighter’s form, she has trouble keeping it professional, especially since Harley doesn’t know she was hired. And when Anastasia turns the tables on him, it’s as if he’s been hit below the belt. But that’s also where his uncontrollable lust for her burns.


I know for a fact I’ve never read a MMA story before. Don’t recall reading one about a life coach either. The combination of the two……fantastico. 
Oh, I absolutely – positively adored Barber’s role. He was so funny, charming, sexual charged and irresistible to the eyes/body. My only wish was HE had a full length novel.
The only snafu, hiccup in the story had to deal with the fight scene. I’ve watched many MMA fights and I know a single punch can knock a fella out; however, I was hoping it wouldn’t have been in the first couple seconds of the first round. 
Other than that minor letdown, good job Foster! 
Heart rating system – 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest)
Score: ❤❤❤❤




New York Times bestselling sensation Lori Foster, USA Today bestselling authors Deirdre Martin and Jacquie D’Alessandro, and Penny McCall come together to deliver four all-new stories of fun and games between friends and lovers in this tantalizing anthology. Included in this spellbinding collection is a brand-new novella featuring Foster’s Winston cousins—sexy twins who use their knock-out mirror-image good looks to switch places and have a little fun with the girls of their dreams.
Review of short story – Deuces Wild 
Even though Lori does mention SBC and a brother who’s training to fight in the octagon, the story isn’t about him… really. No, it centers around his twin brother, Dex, who’s pretending to be him (Hart) so the family doesn’t know he’s off training in Havoc’s gym.
For a short story, this was cute. Dex was adorable and sweet. I thought him buying a cake for his neighbor, turned ladylove, was so very romantic. 
Lori did leave me hanging with the whole Lisa/Hart storyline. As I’m writing this, I have no clue who’s the stars of the other books in the series but I’m hoping we haven’t seen the last of Hart. 
Heart rating system
 1 (lowest) and 5 (highest)
Score: ❤❤

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