Do you guys remember the last book I told you about and how much I reeeeeeally didn’t like it? Well I’m so happy to have read this book afterwards because it was fun and entertaining and I blew through it in two days. This book is in a “series” of books that Lori Foster has written called the SBC Fighters Series. Basically they all center around MMA fighters but you don’t have to read them in any particular order for them to make sense. In fact, they don’t even reference each other (besides some similar characters).
The Hubs bought me a box of books from Half Price the other day and this was one of the books in there. Honestly I’ve just been grabbing books off of my bookshelves and reading them without putting any thought into what book I’m picking out. But, as we’ve established, I prefer it that way.
I really enjoyed this book, so much so that I checked to see if there was another Lori Foster book in the box that the Hubs bought and low and behold there was – I’m reading it now so I’ll give you a review soon. This book is definitely a romance book and there are several steamy scenes but they’re well written and believable. I tell ya, you might seriously want to have your significant other give you some sparring lessons and get all hot and sweaty and then read this book together. It’ll definitely get your motor going.
I’ll admit, when the book starts, it’s a little ‘out there.’ As in literally. We’re talking people from the future. Nope, I’m not kidding. However, once you get past that part, it’s really enjoyable (and you honestly kinda forget about it). It’s a breeze to read (assuming you don’t go back and re-read the steamy scenes) and you’ll kinda fall in love with the main characters. The only part that bothered me was that Kayli’s mom & sisters go from seriously-need-to-be-bitch-slapped to no-problem-at-all in the flip of a page and there’s no real explanation as to why. Also, you’ll totally see the ending coming but that didn’t stop me from wanting to get there!
Here’s the synopsis from the author’s website:
On the verge of a title shot match, fighter Michael “Mallet” Manchester is injured in a car accident. And just as quickly as his career was taking off, it’s over. Then Kayli Raine appears, offering him a second chance at becoming whole. Even though Mallet thinks it’s the pain medication talking, he accepts her challenge. And on an extraordinary journey with Kayli, he’ll get a chance to fight again—to save the woman who has saved him.