I promised myself I’d stay away from dangerous men, but I couldn’t live up to that when Kyle Andrews came back to town. He’s a manipulator, a guy who’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants, sabotaging anyone who gets in the way. After a fatal fight left him wounded, his UFC career comes to a close. He has nothing, but he’s determined to get it all back.
My name is Megan. I’ve known violence, pain, and what it feels like to be scared to live another day. All of that changed the moment I refused to be a victim. Now that my psychotic ex, Alex, can’t find me, I’ve been given a second chance. I owe my life to my friends. The same goes for Kyle. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to feel.
Everyone hates him. But for the life of me I don’t. There’s something about him I can’t ignore. Being with Kyle makes me want it all. However, in loving a hated man, I didn’t know it’d bring the life I fled from back to haunt me. Everywhere I go danger lurks and bad things happen. Kyle believes it’s because of him, but I’m starting to think otherwise. I think Alex has found me, and if so, this time he’s not going to let me go.
I hate that this is the last book in The Gloves Off series. This series has held my attention from the beginning and left me anxious for the next book. That being said, Kyle is the whipped cream on the delicious Alpha Male sundae. I'll get to him in a second...thought I'd introduce you to the rest of the guys first.
The reading order is:
A Fighter's Desire: Parts 1 & 2 (Novellas)
Each of the men in these books has a desire to be successful in the UFC arena and there is action galore throughout the stories. Each book also includes a bit of mystery or intrigue and fabulous, independent females. Oh, and I forgot to mention the hot sex. However, the sex is not the main focus. The characters are well developed and the world they inhabit is gritty, raw and realistic. I've been wrapped up in a few series lately and this one is a definite must read.
Alright. Now onto the good stuff. First, I have to say I love the heroine's name in this book~ Megan. I've never read a book with my name in it and it made me smile every time I opened the book. Besides that, Megan is an independent woman who has survived her share of trouble. She was a little lost until the gang at the gym drew her in and taught her how to defend herself so she never had to face her ex unprepared again. If she saw him again, she'd finish what she started and kill him for the pain he'd brought into her life. For now though, she works at the gym and takes care of those around her.
Enter Kyle, a guy who most would not care to ever see again. He ruined lives, especially that of his sister and himself, but after being nearly crippled for life, he fought his way back and is willing to do whatever it takes to apologize to those he wronged. Megan is an unexpected ray of hope and treats him like a human being when he returns, then pushes him to prove how he's changed. He rises to the challenge and works hard to show he's a different man, even when everyone seems to be against him. Megan sees the man he has become and fights alongside him to show his old friends he's worth the risk again.
Megan's ex has different plans for her though that do not involve her staying with Kyle. He wants her all to himself and is willing to hurt anyone who gets in his way. He taunts them and draws them out into a suspense filled chase. Dover's ability to weave a tale is unparalleled. A bit of romance, a bit of suspense, a whole lot of smexy, hot alpha male and a determined woman make for a wonderful escape.
Author's Site: http://www.lpdover.com/