Book cover - Fighting Dirty - Author Lori Foster

Fighting Dirty

Author Lori Foster

  • Release Date: 2016-02-23
  • Genre: Contemporary
Our score: 4.5
From 152 Ratings

Fighting Dirty Summary

Fighting Dirty - He’s the hottest MMA fighter in the game, but one woman is ready to try out a few steamy moves of her own in an unforgettable novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster

With the life he’s led and the muscles he’s gained, Armie Jacobson isn’t afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter’s effect on him. It’s not just that she’s his best friend’s little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that’s all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life.

Good girl meets bad boy. It’s a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they’re both about to learn what’s truly worth fighting for…

Fighting Dirty Review

  • Worth the wait. Loved it!

    By Diva Princess1
    Armie and Merssia they have been around each other and there friends for a long time. To Armie, Merissa was everything, but his past reputation and lies of being accused of something he didn't do stopped him from pursuing a relationship with her, plus her brother was his best friend. Merissa figured that one day he would come around and he did. But Merissa had an ex boyfriend who was not taking to kindly to her no longer being interested in him. Anyway with all that a lot of things happen that I won't spoil. This book was worth the wait. Loved it.
  • Armie & Rissy's story was s o worth the wait!

    By Book Addict Kerry
    The long awaited release of Armie's story is here and it has absolutely lived up to all my expectations! Armie has been a fan favorite character in Lori Foster's Ultimate series since the beginning. When you look up "bad boy" in the dictionary you will find a picture of super sexy Armie. All along I have thought that image of Armie has been a facade and boy was I correct. The reasons behind the image he puts out will leave you in such an emotional wreck. Merissa (Rissy) has known all along there was a great guy underneath all those sexy muscles and attitude, she just had to find a way to get him to show his true nature. Armie won't allow himself to love, he thinks he is not capable, he believes himself so unworthy of Merissa that he has run from her each & every time. Armie & Rissy's story was so worth the wait, the way Lori Foster has written their story brings all the build-up from the previous books into a perfectly well rounded story-line and gives us fans the best book in the entire series!
  • Another amazing story!

    By Princessthuy
    The wait is finally over!!!! Armie is here!!!!! Before you even attempt to read this book, make sure all your chores are done and the kids are fed, because you will not want to put it down once you start. What an amazing end to a great series! I have been waiting for Armie's story since book 1 and he has left me very satisfied. The chemistry between Merissa and Armie was scorching hot. The dangerous situations, that only helped solidify their growing love for one another, kept me from putting the book down. This was such a wonderful story that as soon as I finished it, I immediately went back to the beginning and read it again. Definitely a swoon worthy read. Loved every moment of it. *I received an ARC of this book for an honest review* (which makes me super duper lucky)
  • Armie is HOTT!

    By Misty Racquel
    After learning about Armie throughout the Ultimate series, I was hoping that he was everything I thought him to be. Lori Foster wrote his story in such a way that he lived up to my expectations and superseded them. Armie reminds me of Cannon in a lot of ways. They’re loyal, loving, protective, brothers, and the best fighters in the SBC. Real men definitely have a lot to live up to with book boyfriends being like these two. If there was any way to rate a book with about 20 stars this one would be the recipient. The love story between Armie and Rissa started in Cannon and Yvette’s book, and we’ve watched Armie fight his feelings every step of the way. Not anymore! Like many I fell in love with Armie and impatiently awaited his book, it was well worth the wait. Armie agreed to sign with the SBC he has his first fight coming up, and has the best fighters in the business to help train him, Harley Handleman (which I’m a huge fan of), Jude, Simon, and Havoc. Jude and Simon help him to begin believing in himself and build his confidence. He believes his past is coming back to haunt him and is a threat to Rissa and may embarrass her so he tries to keep her at arm’s length. Armie has been frightened of letting himself be brought into the limelight because of a past that haunts him, which does come to pass, but is not his fault. He agreed to sign with SBC because Cannon helped him believe that they would help him through whatever came his way. All the while Rissa is in danger, because she broke up with Steve. His plan is to frighten her and force her to turn to him for comfort. Armie thinks the threats against Rissa are because of him and thinks they need to have some distance. After the final attempt against Rissa they find out that is not the case and he can’t hold back any longer, Armie has to have Rissa in his life. Plus, she has a surprise for him. Like all Lori Foster books, a must read!! I can’t wait until the spin-off series with Leese, Justice, Miles, and Brand. After seeing Leese in this book, he still has some growing to do, but he’ll get there. He is almost on Cannon and Armie’s level of being a great guy. Received ARC in exchanged for an honest review.
  • The best in this series

    By Mochi.girl
    If you are a fan of this series then you are going to love this book. I feel it's the best one yet.
  • ❤️❤️❤️

    By Basketballdiva
    Amazing as always!!! This entire series has had me hooked from the beginning. Everything from the characters, their histories, and their daily lives just draws a reader in. I love this series, and every other Lori Foster book I've read. Highly recommended!!!
  • Best One Yet, Hate to See Ultimate End!!

    By Unbound Passion
    ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ FIVE-STAR ✩ REVIEW ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ✩ ⭐ ⭐ Provided by Netgalley in Exchange for an Honest Review ⭐ ⭐ Judging a Book by it's Cover: Shirtless male, cocky pose. Shamrock green title and marbled green background make the model "pop". Synopsis makes the book sound mediocre, but as a fan of this series, I've been DYING to read Armie's story... I hope he does not disappoint. Looking Deeper: Ho-ly Crap, Armie did NOT disappoint and, in fact, I believe this is the best book to date! Third-person POV. Mrs. Foster brought out some of the SBC big boys as well as the top dogs from LOVE UNDERCOVER in this action-packed and suspenseful romance that was reminiscent of the EDGE OF HONOR days! The chemistry between Armie and Rissy is palpable and smokin'! I loved the camaraderie between all of the ULTIMATE cast, the return of the aforementioned men, and the few new characters (Bray). Dynamic plot with many dimensions, a smooth as silk writing style, and realistic dialogue and interaction all combined to create a near-perfect reading experience. There was no real big surprises nor "I knew it" moments, most of the story was very point-blank, in-your-face. The ONLY way this book could have been better is if there were an epilogue that covered the next steps in their relationship, even after we were given a solid ending I did not want it to end. There is mention of Leese, Justice, Brand, and Miles getting a series of their own and after reading FIGHTING DIRTY, I look forward to Leese's story a lot! Overall, I am over-the-moon happy with the story and how it played out. Although it can stand alone, it is STRONGLY suggested that you read the series in order to achieve the ULTIMATE experience! ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Rating: R ~ Score: 4.8 ~ Stars: 5 -------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • Worth the Wait!

    By kmmichels
    Have you ever read a series of books and were anxiously awaiting that ONE story, the one that made the waiting worth it? Well, you will get that when you read Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster. You've read the teasers about Armie and Merissa in the previous books. You've been stalking Ms. Foster on Facebook, dying for a snippet. You've stared endlessly at the digital cover, drooling over Armie's tattoos. Wait! Or was that just me? You will not be disappointed in this book. You get the ladies man, who gives up his ladies for the right one. You get a heroine who is smart, sexy, and independent. You get turmoil that doesn't break Rissy's belief in her man, no matter what. You get lead-ins to a new series and visits from old friends. DO NOT MISS THIS BOOK. Pre-order! Seriously. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review, but this one is going in my digital library as soon as it is released.
  • Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster

    By Nikki Lawson
    Another fantastic read by Lori Foster!! Armie Jacobson is a lean, mean, tattooed, sexy fighting machine but has been weirdly reluctant to sign on to become an SBC professional fighter. Armie has always been attracted to Rissy but can never allow himself to have her, he thinks she deserves someone so much better then him, someone without the crappy upbringing that he had or the dark secret he's been keeping. Merissa Colter, Cannon's younger sister, has been in love with Armie since she was a teenager. She wants nothing more then to be with him but every time she enters the room, he finds a reason to leave the room, she's tried to move on and see other people but nothing ever works out. When the bank Merissa works at gets robbed and Armie happens to be there to shield her after being held at gunpoint, Armie gets a wake up call that he could have lost her without ever having her. The threats to Rissy continue to escalate and past secrets are revealed, Armie will do whatever necessary to keep Rissy safe. This was a long awaited story! Armie was a huge ladies man and I'm glad that he's now a one lady's man, his shirts are hilarious and I definitely loved the discovery of the "Rissy was here" message at the rec center (inside joke, have to read the story to see why it's so funny). I'm super happy to see that there will be a spin off series with the rest of the guys from the Ultimate series, Leese definitely needs his own story! *I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*
  • One of my favorites

    By Cntrygirlz
    Loved it!!!!! Sex, studdly fighters, bad guys, and crazy ex's. Merissa is a bank manager, sister to Cannon, and been in love with Armie for years. She has just been waiting for him to wise up and admit he loves her. Armie is a MMA fighter now headed for the big times, a manwhore, and doesn't want to get involved with Rissy because of his past. But she has had enough and goes after what she wants. When her bank is robbed and Armie happens to be there to save the day. Now he'll do anything to keep her safe even giving her up. Have been waiting forever for Armie and Merissa's story. Was not disappointed! *RECEIVED A COPY FROM AUTHOR FOR HONEST REVIEW*