He's the hottest MMA fighter in the game, but one woman is ready to try out a few steamy moves of her own in an unforgettable new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster...
With the life he's led and the muscles he's gained, Armie Jacobson isn't afraid of anything. Except maybe Merissa Colter's effect on him. It's not just that she's his best friend's little sister. Fact is, she deserves better. Women pursue him for one night of pleasure, and that's all he wants to offer. Until rescuing Merissa from a robbery leads to the most erotic encounter of his life.
Good girl meets bad boy. It's a story that rarely ends well. But Merissa is taking matters into her own hands. No matter how he views himself, the Armie she knows is brave, honorable and completely loyal. And as past demons and present-day danger collide, they're both about to learn what's truly worth fighting for…
I have really gotten into the MMA books lately, even though I know nothing about the sport, and I'm not into any kind of violence. Go figure. But with this book, I am a bit on the fence about it.
I liked Armie and Merissa together, how they both had had a crush on each other for a long time, but were revealing it, or acting up on it until now. That made the connection between them somehow sweeter, and more meaningful. They were hot together, their passion for each other was boundless, the need to take care of each other, to protect each other was adorable.
What I had a little problem with, or didn't understand why it was brought in with such detail, was Armie's past with other countless, a multitude of women. It was understood from the beginning, that his appetite was endless, but the details brought up several times, in my opinion, was not necessary. Merissa wasn't comfortable with the other women, that were still around, and for some reason Armie couldn't just tell them all he was taken, and to leave the scene. He said he did it to protect Merissa, but it seemed to hurt her more.
The other thing I wasn't a fan of, was the 'I'm not worthy' attitude. If Armie's best friend, Merissa's brother is fine with it, why is he still having the anxiety because of it?
I enjoy the family of heart they have at the rec center, the way they stood up for each other, supported and protected each other is commendable.
There's a great mix of friends, romance, and sports in the story, also giving spice is the suspense, the attacks towards Merissa, that Armie believes are because of his past, making him want to keep his distance to Merissa.
Overall, the story is good, it has a nice flow, it has a great balance of interesting elements, and high heat factor. The characters are likeable, I did connect with them on the emotional level, and was rooting for them, as the story unfolds, and found them entertaining.
~ Three Spoons with a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me