There is always a character in a series of books that draws your attention and makes you ache to learn more about him or her. Armie Jacobson is exactly that type of character!
Armie has been a fixture in The Ultimate Series from the beginning. Best friends with Cannon "Saint" Colter, friends and MMA fighter with Denver and Stack, this man has all the right characteristics that make a great hero: loyalty, intelligence, strength, nobility, and toughness. He enjoys pleasure in excess and isn't apologetic about it at all. In his opinion, with his history and background, that's all he has to offer anyone. Oh, Armie, Armie, Armie. How wrong you are! The mighty will fall and fall oh so very hard!
Enter Merrisa Colter, Cannon's sister and Armie's forbidden fruit, his Holy Grail and the woman of his dreams who he believes he cannot have. Rissa is tall, pretty, intelligent, loyal and strong. She is also in love with Armie. Not the wisest combination on paper but put the two of them together, the equation results in combustible relationship! She knows who she wants and will not be discouraged. Rissa and Armie, after so much time, FINALLY (thank goodness) FINALLY have their story!
This is a story about overcoming misunderstandings, unpleasant childhood and learning to accept being worthy of all the good that life has to offer.
The book is a strong romance wrapped in a suspense story with heat, humor, friendship, violence and drama. The writing is excellent, drawing your emotions from one end of the spectrum to the other in a tightly woven plot. I found myself tearing up, laughing out loud, wanting to strangle some of the characters and feeling happiness at how it all wrapped up. That is the sign of an excellent author!
While this book can be read alone, there are spoilers of the relationships of the previous heroes and heroines. Also, this series has characters that will move to the new spin-off series.
Previous books in The Ultimate Series: Hard Knocks (Gage & Harper) No Limits (Cannon & Yvette) Holding Strong (Denver & Cherry) Tough Love (Stack & Vanity)