by Lori Foster, author of No Limits
My husband, three sons and I are longtime MMA fans. It fascinates me how much time and devotion athletes give to training, traveling around the world and engaging in competitions. From the UFC’s fighter biographies, I learned that the married guys are often terrific family men. It’s fun to see big, buff fighters rolling around on a mat with a toddler—or cooking in the kitchen with a wife. Just as entertaining are the single guys who appear to enjoy partying as hard as they pursue their sport. There’s an amazing balance to maintaining the necessary diet and exercise regimen while also taking part in numerous after-parties that follow competitions.
Because I’ve been to many live fights (and a few after-parties) I’ve seen firsthand the number of young, attractive women hoping to “hook up.” Any guy could get cocky—but what I see most is a dedication to their fans, an outstanding work ethic, good sportsmanship and loads of confidence. Mix that with shredded bodies and undeniable ability and you have the perfect alpha male.
Naturally my muse insisted that I incorporate my love of the sport and my respect for the fighters with my passion for writing character-driven, fast-paced romantic stories that center around alpha heroes who are strong, capable and, of course, sexy. And thus my Ultimate books, beginning with No Limits, were born. Research isn’t a hardship; I’ve been to several live events, and nearly every month I attend a local-level MMA competition.
My books aren’t about MMA. They’re about these supreme athletes falling in love and fitting a committed relationship into their busy schedules. And if there’s some suspense along the way, well, who would be better at defending the woman he loves than a fighter?
About No Limits:
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….