Thursday, October 24, 2013

Review: Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland

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.

***Author's note*** THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

4 Star Review by Lisa Kane

Elle has a great job as a lawyer at a fantastic firm. She has a comfortable relationship with William, another lawyer at a different firm, and has a nice dinner at the usual restaurant and comfortable sex once a week with him. Life it good, maybe not great, but it’s relatively drama free. Considering her life growing up, being drama free is a priority.

Nico Hunter is an MMA fighter, once the champion MMA fighter. But a fight that had a horrible ending has caused him to focus on his endorsements and businesses while he struggles to come to terms with that fight’s outcome. William is his attorney and he brought Nico to confer with Elle on the endorsement contract that due to child labor abuse, he is trying to remove himself from him. 

These two have an instant attraction for each other.

I try to focus on William as he talks, but my eyes keep wandering back to Nico, who catches me every time. I see an ever so slight twitch at the corner of Nico’s mouth each time, secretly acknowledging that I’ve been caught.

Nico makes it known that he would like to get to know Elle, and eventually she is willing to let go of safe, comfortable William. Elle is fascinated by Nico, and remembers why he “Ladykiller Hunter” looks so familiar. She was at his last fight and realizes how hard that must have been for him. As someone who has had tragedy and devastation in her life, she can emphasize with him.

They love learning about each other and Elle feels comfortable at his gym with his friends and with his family. Nico is very possessive and would like Elle to keep her dealings with William to an office environment and only when absolutely necessary. Nico knows Elle is special and as attracted as he is to her, he wants to take it slow.

“Because I want you to know me first, so I don’t scare you away.” “You’re a beautiful, smart, strong woman who is used to being treated like a lady.” “But when I finally get you underneath me, I’m definitely not going to treat you like a lady.”

Nico thinks he is ready to resume his place in the cage and he makes arrangements for his next fight. Things are heating up with Elle and most nights they are at one or the other’s homes. These two have off the charts sex!

Nico tries to grab my skirt his actions as desperate as mine. But I catch him off guard and grab his hand to stop him. He stills. I know already he will stop to check that I’m okay, even in the throes of passion. I use the seconds that pass, as he gives me room to confirm I’m okay, to slide down the door that I’m cornered against and drop to my knees. “You said you were bringing me dinner.”

As hard as he trains and as prepared as he thinks he is to go into the cage and fight again, the fight is a disaster. He is gutted mentally and closes everyone, including Elle out of his life. It is up to her to bring him back again. Will she be able to do it? Can she risk her heart by letting him know what she has been hiding, what she has had to overcome?

Vi Keeland does not disappoint with this book. I loved the two main characters and the secondary characters added depth to the story line. I adored the epilogue which actually spans the course of many months. I look forward to reading Vinny’s story. He was a teenager in this one, but his story will pick up years later as an adult. 
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