Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports, UFL Fighter, Erotica, Suspense.
Published: February 2013
Book Format: Amazon Kindle
3.5 out of 5 Stars (The series has a lot of potential)
I started by loving the Prologue, it sucked me in, but then somewhere along the way the story lost me.
UFL fighter falls for a cute, sweet girl who mechanic. Jonah Slade, a famous UFL fighter slash playboy, hires Raven Morretti to help him fix up an old car. Jonah finds out that Raven’s mother is a prostitute and a daughter of a well-known pimp, Dominick Moretti, in Vegas. However, Jonah can’t seem to stay away or fall in love with Raven. Jonah has to make big decisions about his career when Dominick tells Raven’s his plans for her when she turns 21. Will Jonah risk everything to save Raven?
First let me start by saying I love these types of stories, but I had a few problems.
The love story between the characters was too inst-love for me, too much…too soon. The minute they saw each other they fell in love hard and fast. I don’t mind when the couple find immediate attraction to each other, but it should not be the first minute that they see each other. However, saying that though, I want to add that the first initial love scene between Raven and Jonah were beautiful and hot. It was VERY well written. And don’t get me wrong, I loved how Jonah loved Raven. She deserved it, but I wished it wasn’t so sudden.
Raven best friend, Eve, I had a huge problem with her. In the story, Eve, finds herself a boyfriend. Later Raven finds out that Eve was telling this boyfriend all of Raven’s personal information. I mean everything. I won’t tell you more about who the boyfriend was and all the circumstances that followed Eve’s big mouth, but I have a problem with that. Desperate or not to have or keep a boyfriend, your friends should not be telling the guys they are having sex with your personal business. And what a “dumb” girl Eve was not to question why her “boyfriend” was asking about her friend.
I loved Blake, Jonah’s best friend. LOVED that playboy! I want him to have his own story. However, here is my plea to the author…I DO NOT want the story to be between Blake and Eve. Blake was “smooth” talking playboy in the book. He made me laugh out loud. I loved all his one liners and I loved that he had a huge heart when it came to people he cared about. However, Blake’s big thing was he never slept with women who had kids. SO I am hoping that the author, in Blake’s book *hint, hint* meets a girl who is strong, but is having a hard time but also has a child. She could be waitress or do some other legitimate job in the casino. BUT this girl for Blake has to be independent and not take his crap but sees what the good person he is. I want this relationship to be about friendship and love.
- Did I skim? A little. Some of the dialogue needed to be smoothed out.
- Did I feel connected to the characters? Yes
- Pace of story? Okay
- Positives: I loved the concept of the story. I think this author has a lot of potential. If she writes another book and especially if it is about Blake, I will probably be the first one to buy it. I think I loved Blake a little bit more than Jonah. Jeez, I really do have a thing for bad boys…Blake was HOT!!
- Negatives: I did enjoy the story overall, it did lack “something” in certain scenes.
- Would I recommend? Bottom line, I am giving this book 3.5 stars, but I do RECOMMEND IT. Overall, it was a cute story, AND if hear that the next story if about Blake, I want to be the first one to read it.
NOTE: I see that since I wrote my review that Jamie Salsbury is having a sequel about Blake!! *squee*
Series Reading Order:
Fighting for Flight (Fighting #1)
Fighting to Forgive (Fighting #2)
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