Tuesday, September 17, 2013

eARC BOOK REVIEW...Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter #1) by Vi Keeland

Title:  Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter #1)
Author: Vi Keeland
Publication Date: October 3rd 2013
Ebook/Book Copy Source:  Author

Plot:    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.

The good: Solid, interesting, and a definite page-turner!  Possesses a realistic story line, decent pacing, and likable characters.

The bad: Hmmm.  Nothing constructive to embellish on BUT... I would have liked more Nico smutt!!  Hehe.  Absolutely loved it when he turned on the charm or became a caveman over Elle!  <3

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Story Overview:
"Worth the Fight" tells the story of two damaged souls looking for redemption.

Nicholas 'Nico' "The Lady Killer" Hunter:  MMA fighter.  Tan skin, deep green eyes, unruly dark hair, and a rugged jaw.

Nico, is a fallen athlete looking to rebuild his career after a devastating accident caused him to live the last eighteen months of his life in guilt and shame.  Now with the fight of his life coming up and a certain woman in the mix, he has to decide are they both worth the fight or will he allow his demons to resurface and rule them out of his life forever?

Elle: Lawyer.  Sandy blonde hair.  Has an irresistible butt that Nico can't keep his eyes and hands off of.

Elle, is running away from a haunting and chilling past that she cannot escape.  When she meets Nico she is nothing but an empty shell pouring almost all her time into work and straggling through a meaningless, non-existent relationship with a colleague from another firm.

When these two tortured souls collide, will they be able to grant each other the absolution that each other so desperately craves?  Or will their pasts cost their love go down in flames?

Elle: "You really think there's no forgiveness in what happened?"
Nico: "Forgiveness from who, Elle?"

My Thoughts:

"Worth the Fight" may have just picked up my new book boyfriend!! *Squeals*  I love alpha possessive men and Nico "The Lady Killer" lives up to that and his nickname!! He was so masculine, sexy, and very dominant when it came to what was his *cough, cough...ELLE!* and his dirty talk was swoon-worthy!  Definitely made my girly parts scream when he took control or would 'mark' Elle as his!  Don't believe me? Well... O_0
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Exhibit 1: "Ride me.  You're so tight and wet.  I'm going to fill up that pretty little pussy and make it mine.  In you.  So that the whole god damn world knows you're mine." 
Exhibit 2: "Glad I coated you with my sweat now.  It'll keep the other lions away." 
Exhibit 3: "An hour later I'm on my way back to the office, with Nico's scent on my clothes and inside of me.  I have a sneaking suspicion that Nico wanted it that way, knowing that I was seeing William."

SO HOT!, isn't he?! And also super naughty if you ask me!! Laying his claim on her like an animal!  *drools* LOL!

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I appreciated how Ms. Keeland took the time to build a relationship between Nico and Elle before they fell in love.  Many at times, I come across reads where the characters have an instant "love at first sight" connection and from there their 'love' evolves so rapidly that they're already sprouting declarations of everlasting love within a couple of days to a week of getting to know one another.  SO UNREALISTIC.

I also liked the fact that there was more of an emotional punch to the plot and characters.  Both Nico and Elle share a similar yet different kind of bond over their pasts and save each other from their own personal hells  of pain and destruction.  When they find each other, they're literally
"Two lost souls that found each other and became one"
that ended up changing each other's lives and gave each other peace to move on with their lives.

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A definite must read for readers that love MMA stories as much as me!

"Worth the Fight" is a raw, passionate, and touching journey that is both riveting and consuming.

I highly recommend this to anyone who enjoys two characters who against all odds face their fears and conquer their tragedies face on while giving into the inevitable...

"When we met, we were two injured souls.  But keeping the real out of our lives for fear of what we might find.  But nothing could have kept us apart.  I never believed in destiny.  Thought that was a bunch of crap for people who read too many books.  Until you."

My Rating:

-Overall : 9
-Plot : 8.5
-Writing : 8.5
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 8.5

Where to get your copy!
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