Normally I'm disappointed in short stories since I never feel like they have time to fully develop. Hard Knocks left me feeling like I had a great little read. More importantly, it got me excited for Fosters new series.
The story had a great mix of humor, romance, and sweetness. What made Hard Knocks stand out were the friendships. A bunch of big muscled, fighting men getting interested in their friends personal life. Despite whatever they may have had going on in their pasts, they're a great group of guys that will be interesting to read about.