I saw the sign up for this one and I couldn’t resist! It’s an MMA fighter romance, and I REALLY loved this one! Highly recommended if this is one of the sub genres of indie romance that you like! The writing was excellent and the story was addicting! The only thing is, I didn’t realize there was a first book to the series! Now I need to go back and read that because I loved those characters from this book 😉
I had it all––until I didn’t.
When my job, my livelihood, and my passion are suddenly snatched away from me, I’m left scrambling to keep my head above water. Desperate, I’m forced to walk into the last place I ever thought I’d go. Little did I know that I’d come face-to-face with the woman who would help me pick up the pieces of my unraveled life.
Rebecca Toler’s living the dream––or so I thought.
Beautiful, funny, and tough as nails, she answers to no one. In other words, she was born to be mine.
One problem—she hates me.
It’s time to take my life back, and I’m starting with her.
But, as I’ve learned over the years, sometimes the toughest fight of your life is outside the cage.
This book was excellent! I loved the characters and the story, the writing was great and completely sucked me in! I love a good MMA romance, and this one has definitely gone to the top of my list 🙂
The way that Ryker and Rebecca’s relationship slowly builds really brought these characters to life for me. Their relationship felt real, and connected me to the them. I loved how Ryker fought for his relationship and his career. He’s driven, and focused, and never gives up even when things get bad. Rebecca was funny and once she admitted to herself that she had feelings for Ryker, she was his rock. She was in his corner fighting for him no matter what, and I really loved that about her character. Gram was a wonderful character as well. She was a fierce old lady that didn’t take crap from anyone and I LOVED it! All the characters in this book were amazing! ( I especially loved the kids that Ryker trains, it was adorable 🙂
The writing style was excellent too. When I was reading the fight scenes you could tell this author did her research and it played out like a movie in my head.
All in all this was an amazing book and I am looking forward to more books from A. S. Teague! I highly recommend this one!
My Rating: 5 stars!
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For the next three hours I’m swamped answering calls—thankfully no more real estate agents—and helping anyone that comes in while trying to finalize the boys’ events for the next month. When that damn bell chimes for the hundredth time today, I plaster a forced smile on my face and glance up. When my eyes finally focus on the man walking through the door, the smile vanishes and my jaw falls open.
What the actual fuck?
His head is high as he looks around, studying the room. After giving the gym a quick onceover, his gaze finally lands on where I’m seated behind the desk. Our eyes meet and my heart hammers, the pounding so loud I fear he can hear it from across the room. I tear my gaze away from his and scan his body, surprised at the physical reaction I’m having to him.
With a slight shake of my head, I slap my palms on the paper-covered wood, and shove out of my chair, causing it to shoot out at least ten feet behind me. “You have some nerve walking in here.”
He stops in his tracks and blinks at me before an easy smile crosses his face. “Rebecca Toler. Shoulda known I’d see you here.” He drawls as he continues walking toward me.
My pulse is pounding in my ears and my stomach is practicing its floor routine for the Olympics as I stare at the man in front of me. Taking a minute to appreciate his strong jaw line that’s covered in scruff, I notice that his hair is in desperate need of a trim as it falls across one eye.
Fuck, he’s sexy.
He always had been. Regardless how much it pains me to admit it. Though his looks weren’t why I wanted to full body hurl him from the building. Memories of our last interaction flood my mind, along with the hurt and anger I’d felt.
“How ya been, Reb?” he asks with a familiarity he doesn’t have.
His use of my nickname, a familiarity he doesn’t have––or deserve––causes me to snap childishly, “Who said you could call me that?”
He grins, but doesn’t reply.
Fuck, that grin is hot.
“What are you doing in Atlanta, Ryker?” I ask, attitude still thick in my voice.
He takes his time looking me over and my body betrays me by flushing at the attention. His eyes are appreciative of what they see, but strangely enough, it doesn’t feel like he’s ogling me.
He steps forward and shoves his hands in the pockets of his washed out jeans that hang low on his hips. “Well, I was in town and thought I’d stop in and say hello to my buddy Breccan. Seeing you is an unexpected bonus.” His lips tip up in a smile and my stomach flips again.
“Your buddy?” I hiss through clenched teeth while attempting not to let my gaze linger on his pants any longer. The thought of Ryker and Breccan ever being buddies would have been funny, if I wasn’t too shocked to laugh.
His gaze finally makes it back to mine and he nods once.
For a few moments we simply stare at each other, him smiling while I scowl.
Check out the other book in the Undisputed Series!
I haven’t read this one, because when I signed up for this one I didn’t know there was a previous book, but I am DEFINITELY going to reading this one! It’s Breccan and Sidney’s story, and Breccan was one of my favorite side characters from this one, so I can’t wait to read this one!
About the Author
A.S. Teague enjoys the warmth of South Carolina with her husband and two daughters. The stereotypes about peach cobbler and sweet tea are not overstated. After years in the medical field, she is now enjoying every minute of being a stay-at-home mom. She loves wine, the beach, wine on the beach, and crying at Disney movies. When she doesn’t have a book in her hand, she can be found pestering her husband with pictures of animals she wants to rescue, as well as debating whether to exercise or take a nap.