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A Whatever It Takes Novel
Author: L.G. Kelso
Publication date: August 11th 2014
Genre: New Adult Romance
Source: Copy for review
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Tori's MMA career was taking off, until she beat the wrong man. Her training partner, nursing a bruised ego, snapped - shattering her trust and confidence. Three years later, Tori's keeping her fists to herself as she struggles to put herself through college. But when a group of gangbangers hassle her at work, old habits kick in and her fists fly. Max Estrada, a frequent diner customer, steps in and gets them out of hot water, but Tori is still fired...days before tuition is due.
With no other option, she's forced to take a desk job at her old pounding grounds, where her demons still haunt the cage and the temptation to go glove-to-glove with familiar pro-fighter, Max Estrada, is too much. The sexy Colombian draws her back into the world of MMA and revives her dreams of becoming a professional face-puncher - until Will, her old partner and current Middleweight Champion, struts back into the gym. The secret they share is an unexpected liability to his career, and he's determined to keep her silent.
With her life on the ropes, Tori will have to face the past for a shot at winning back her future, or carry the weight of a loss even greater than before.
Tori is a boss. Oh my god, I love her. With Tori as a kick ass heroine, Fierce pulls you into the world of MMA right away. I'm not really into MMA, but I'm SO glad I read this book. I loved seeing the inner workings of the sport as much as I adored getting to know Tori and Max.
I love it when you start getting to know someone and are surprised to find out the things you have in common. That's one of the most exciting phases of building a relationship. My favorite common interest that Tori and Max share is their love of books of course! I got a kick out of him telling her he didn't know she reads, and she responds by saying how would he when all she's done up to that point is serve him pie and coffee. Moments like those in this story left a grin on my face that wouldn't go away.
No matter how much Tori tries to stay away from MMA, she finds herself drawn to it. More than that - it sings to her like a siren. A few years ago, after the incident that caused her emotional trauma, she decided to go to school, and her parents agreed to help her get through school as long as she quit MMA. But I rooted for her to get back into it. She's drawn to it like a magnet and has immense talent with the hard work and dedication she's put in over the years.
Fierce is an exciting and thrilling ride through MMA, romance, and learning to trust again. Even if you may not be into MMA, I highly recommend reading this beautiful and amazingly written story.
L.G. Kelso is a fantasy and contemporary novelist. Having grown up watching Xena and Hercules with her grandmother, she inherited her passion for all things magic, paranormal and mythological. She also has a probably unhealthy obsession with martial arts, and as a boxer she strives to give readers an authentic view of MMA in her contemporary sports novel.
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