Author: M.A. Stacie
Genre: Contemporary Romance , Sports
Release Date: 1st August 2013
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Kyran Reese is a man in control. Driven when it comes to work, focused when it comes to play. From his office to the chalk circle of the bare-knuckle boxing ring, his only thought is to win. That thirst heightens when Dale Porter enters his life. His brother’s assistant should be off limits, but her witty comments and sarcastic comebacks have him desperate to get her between the sheets.
When Dale agrees to Kyran’s relationship stipulation of no labels she’s sucked into a whirlwind of lust, money, and underground boxing. Dale fights her growing affection, trying to hide it when the world around them spirals out of control. All too soon she realizes she can’t hide her true feelings any longer.
Has Kyran finally met his match? Could playing to win mean playing for keeps?
I really enjoyed this book.
The cover is definitely eye-catching and it was that that grabbed my attention in the first place (then it was the description). Let me tell you, if that is what Kyran looks like, then I do not blame Dale one bit for going a little crazy about him. Sure his attitude was a little abrasive at first but he seemed to chill out the more he got to know her.
Maybe it was the banter between the characters and how they sort of bounced their insults back and forth but never to anger each other, more for the laugh. It was refreshing. I liked some of the more playful scenes best, though the hot ones were fun too and fairly often.
It wasn’t all fun and games, there were some darker bits in it too, surrounding Kyran’s brother.
I could honestly have stayed up all night reading it if I hadn’t had to get up for work the next day. It pulled me in fairly quickly within those first few chapters with the sexual attraction between the characters and the progression of their relationship was believable and quite sweet, though Kyran annoyed me a little at certain points. He is one stubborn man.
But Dale kicked arse and wouldn’t put up with any of Kyran’s crap, which I think shows how stubborn she could be too.
If you like both hot and romantic stories then this is for you. You may pull your hair out a bit at certain points but if you’re getting emotionally involved in the story then it has to be good, right?
Next review: Charming or Dangerous or Bound by Night (haven’t decided yet)