Ok, here we go! Here’s all the illegal activity and suspense that was missing from book one!
What’s it About?
Meet Liv Michaels
It may have been seven years, but I’d know him anywhere. Sure, he’s grown, filled out in all the right places, but his captivating blue eyes and cocky grin are exactly the way I remember. Even though I’d much rather forget. Liv Michaels is almost there. She’s smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she’s dreamed about for years. Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love.
Meet Vince Stone
Women love a fighter, especially a good one. Lucky for me, I’m damn good. But there’s one woman that isn’t interested. Not again, anyway. Vince ‘The Invincible’ Stone is every woman’s fantasy…strong, sexy, confident and completely in control. Growing up surrounded by chaos, he’s learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down. He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own…for the night anyway. With the biggest fight of his life coming up, his focus should be on training.
When fate brings Vince & Liv back together again, there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. But can Vince erase the old scars their past left behind? Or will Liv hurt him instead?
I don’t know what it is about fighter romance novels, but some kind of underlying illegal activity resulting in at least one death threat is basically a requirement. The first book in this series didn’t have any of that, which almost felt like a shocking episode of the Twilight Zone, but book two has all the drugs, blackmail and illegal gambling that you could ever want. I’ll admit that at times things did go a tad overboard as far as suspenseful plot lines. After a while you sort of had to ask yourself what else could possibly go wrong, but it certainly keeps you on your toes.
Continuation and Distinction
What I really enjoyed about this novel was that although we still have the same fighting theme which was present in book one, for the most part the two novels are completely distinct. From the blossoming romance between our lead characters to the plot lines, it was nice that it didn’t feel as though the story was on repeat.
Whereas in book one our couple meets through a chance encounter at work, in this instance our lead characters actually have a history. They were high school classmates, and their connection as adults seemed even strong because of their shared history. They had an undeniable chemistry back then, which has only gotten stronger since. In a way, they are making up for lost time, and boy do they make up for it!
A Story Line Too Far
The story presented in this novel was also night and day compared to book one. In that novel, we saw the male lead struggling with getting back into the fighting ring after a fluke accident years before resulted in the death of his opponent. In this novel, Liv faces a bitter rivalry at work over a coveted position at the newspaper, and she’s tasked with uncovering Vince’s true father who just so happens to be a Senator.
Vince has problems of his own as he prepares for his first championship fight, while his drugged out mom is being held responsible for $200,000 to some threatening dealers. Not gonna lie, there was about one story line too many going on here, and both were pretty far-fetched. I personally think it would have been better to choose just one and run with it.
Series: MMA Fighter, book 2.
Should you read it? An entertaining read which really stood apart from book one in many ways. A suspenseful read as well, although kind of unbelievable at times. Another fierce fighter with a hidden soft-side.
Smut Level: He’s a fighter with plenty of stamina to go all night long.
Get it on Amazon: Click Here. $3.99 Kindle Price. Amazon Digital Services LLC. 301 Pages.