Monday, October 7, 2013

Book Review & Tour: Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter #1) by Vi Keeland

MMA fighter stories are quickly becoming some of my favorite books to read. I don't know what it is about them that draws me in. OK, that's a lie, I know exactly what it is. Powerful bodies, tattoos, dominant personalities. Yup, that will do it.

"But when I finally get you underneath me, I'm definitely not going to treat you like a lady."

Elle has sort of been dating William for a few years now. He is dependable and predictable and dreadfully boring. Both lawyers, they have a lot in common career wise, but there is no spark between them. And Elle has been OK with that, OK with the safe relationship, until she met Nico.

Former MMA heavyweight champion Nico has not been back in the cage since his last opponent died at his hand. While he still trains as if he is competing, the guilt he is carrying is tearing him apart. Elle knows all about guilt and how it can ruin your life. Her guilt has owned her since she was a child. Can they help each other finally let go and move on?

"I want my smell on you. In you. So that the whole god damn world knows you're mine."

Elle and Nico have such amazing chemistry together and the pain that lingers beneath the surface for both of them make it so easy to love them. You want them to open up to one another, to heal each other. There is some angst but not the kind that makes you want to throw your eReader against the wall. It is the perfect amount that has your heart on edge waiting to see if they can get their happily ever after.

I really enjoyed Worth The Fight and since it was my first book by Vi Keeland, I plant on hunting down some more of her work. Book 2 in the MMA Fighter Series, Worth The Chance, is due to release in April 2014.

Marianna's Rating:

**I received an ARC in exchange for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Title: Worth the Fight
Author: Vi Keeland
Series: MMA Fighter #1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Book Description:
It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit.  Nico Hunter would never be the same.

Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous.\ Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.

Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.


About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting USA Today Best Selling smut author by night! 
Social Media: @vikeeland;

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  1. This sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Love the review, would read thanks for sharing

  3. This looks like such a great book! I cannot wait to get to it. I wish that I read faster.

  4. Sounds like it s going to be a great book! The cover is fabulous....seriously how HOT! Thanks for the giveaway ♥

    Crystal Guidroz

  5. Sounds like a good book. I've been reading a bunch like this lately so will definitely look into this one. thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

  6. liked the excerpt sounds like a fun one! - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

  7. I'd like to read this. Great review. (Roxann)

  8. sounds like a book I would love to read

  9. Sounds like a fun book.
    Thanks for the contest.

    slehan at juno dot com


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