Rising mixed martial arts star Cannon Colter comes home to Warfield, Ohio, to learn he’s the recipient of an inheritance that ties him to a local business and to Yvette Sweeny, the girl he never forgot.
Cannon Colter is a hero, in the ring and in his lower-middle-class neighborhood in (fictional) Warfield. Years ago, he took a stand against some unsavory characters—“[His mom’s] insistence on staying put was Cannon’s number one reason for learning to fight...determined to protect his mother and his sister”—which ultimately led to his career. But before he started fighting professionally, he helped save the life of an area pawnshop owner and his granddaughter, Yvette, when they were targeted by a violent gang of criminals. Yvette left for California soon after, but Cannon’s never forgotten the pretty girl he grew up with and whose life hung in the balance during those tense hours. Now her grandfather has left a deathbed request that Cannon help Yvette overcome her bad memories and move back to Ohio, where she has returned to settle her grandfather's estate. Cannon reluctantly agrees, torn between wanting Yvette and not wanting to take advantage of her vulnerability. Meanwhile, Yvette is disgusted by her perceived inability to make Cannon see her as anything but a victim. The situation goes from bad to worse when a stalking ex-boyfriend begins to harass her and some shadowy enemy seems to want to drive her out of town. Yvette’s bid to be seen as a strong, independent woman occasionally has her coming across somewhere between annoying and stupid, a rare character blip for this popular author. Nonetheless, the sexual tension is electric. Foster’s new series revolves around Cannon’s gym and his MMA friends but links seamlessly to her popular Love Undercover titles.
Readers will be thrilled with Foster’s new sexy batch of fight club heroes and the women who love them.