A Fighter's Desire -- Part One
Two is always better than one.
What would you do if you were given the chance to spend the night with not one, but two fighters? Would you do it? Could you open yourself up to the pleasures they offered and do exactly what they said in order to pass on to the next round?
It was common knowledge that Ryley and Camden Jameson, well-known MMA fighters and identical twins, were just as aggressive and passionate in the bed as they were in the ring. The only problem was that if you didn’t pass their test on the first night, then you didn’t proceed to the next round. They loved a good fight, and that's what they got when they met Ashleigh Warren.
Ashleigh knew what was going to happen when the twins approached her with a proposition, and needless to say, she knew exactly how to handle them … or so she thought. The rules had changed, and in order to get them both she had to first spend one night with each and last until they were done with her. It was a proposition she couldn’t refuse, but she knew it wouldn’t be easy to win. However, it was one that she was going to enjoy.
ReviewThese books were a first read for me from L.P. Dover and I love my MMA fighter reads, so of course I didn't turn down this one. But after reading the synopsis and learning twins were involved, I came up with several scenarios of how it would turn out. And yes, threesome did come to mind, but let me just say that I was pleasantly surprised.
For the most part, I did like Ashleigh, there were times when I just wanted to grab her by the hair and be like, "what the hell are you doing?!". She's definitely a spitfire and can definitely handle the havoc that the twins like to wreak on every woman they come across. And unlike some, Ashleigh can in fact say, "NO" to the sexiness that is the twins.
After both being rejected by Ashleigh, Ryley and Camden decided to proposition her with an offer she can't refuse. But things didn't quite pan as well as they hoped for one of them.
I love that we got the chance to see past the promiscuity that the twins have and know them a little deeper. As much as a douche bag that Camden can be, my heart does break a little for him. There's definitely so much turmoil and pain going on with him, and I'm actually really eager to read more of his story. And to meet the lovely lady that will tear down his barriers that are completely made out of steel. It definitely won't be an easy journey, but in the end I have hope that he'll get exactly what he needs.
Ryley! I love Ryley, he's definitely a sweet one and is the perfect match for Ashleigh, believe it or not. There moments together were explosive and was completely drawn to the both of them. Trust me ladies, you'll love Ryley and have so much hope for him because of Ashleigh.
I wish I could say so much more, but the ending broke my heart. I refuse to accept what happened. It's a quick read that will leave you hanging a bit, but it begs you to continue reading on in the series. And I have hunch that all the books in the series will be like this until we get to the very last one.
MY RATING : 4 STARS
A Fighter's Desire -- Part 2
When you’re told to stay away from someone or something it only drives the urge to go after it more. In this case, that was exactly what happened. For years, Gabriella Reynolds—younger sister of MMA’s Heavyweight Champion, Matt Reynolds—was warned by him to stay away from his fighter friends; she deserved better and they would only break her heart.
Did she listen? Yes, for a while, but temptation can only consume you so much until you fall into its trap. There’s a certain fighter she’s interested in, and it just so happens that he’s her brother’s best friend, the only one that is completely off limits to her. However, she’s not the only one fighting temptation. Tyler Rushing can’t deny his attraction to her, but he’s afraid she’ll want more and he can’t give that to her. When he finds out that’s not the case … everything changes.
Secrets can be dangerous, but they can also be thrilling and intense. Gabriella and Tyler have no choice but to keep their time together a secret … and it’s a secret that’ll stay with them forever.
After being in a bit of a heartbreak from the way things ended in Part 1, I was eager to read on with Part 2, but also a bit nervous. Because we all know that we'd see Ashleigh and Ryley come up again, everyone is connected! Part 2 deals with Gabrielle and Tyler and after finishing this one, I would say that Gabrielle is my favorite between her and Ashleigh. Don't get me wrong, I like Ashleigh minus a certain decision she made, but Gabrielle wins. She's a badass and can hold her own, just my type of character, the tough girl.
There was one moment in the story, where I was pretty sure that she was going to back out of something, but she blew me away with that one. And I love it when they just prove everyone wrong, even the tough MMA fighters ;) You go girl, keep doing what you're doing.
Ladies and gentleman, we have another duo that should be together, but I have a feeling we all won't get what we want with this one. And I'm hoping for a reasonable explanation in the books to comes. Yes I went to check out the titles of the books to come and their synopsis, and when I didn't see two names together that I wanted to, it made me sad, but I shall wait to get my answers.
Tyler (sexy MMA fighter) and Gabrielle (sister of a MMA fighter & Ashleigh's BFF) have a flirty history together, but there's also Bradley (friend from school), the guy that's totally in love with her. Gabrielle cares about Bradley and feels that she could love him at some point in the future, but the timing isn't right and he's not what she wants right now.
After having an amazing weekend with Tyler in Las Vegas, we witness the feelings Gabrielle starts to develop and knowing that Tyler has no intention of changing his no-relationship philosophy. I feel like all these fighters haven't gotten one too many punches to the head, they drive me crazy! So for now, their little affair is a secret.
I want them together so bad, but the book ended and it wasn't all the wonderful, yet again. So read on, I shall! Tyler's Undoing is next in the series, so I'm very interested to see what happens with the friendship/relationship. but I already have my hunches after reading the synopsis.
MY RATING : 4 STARS
“You don’t even know me,” I challenged. “Why do you want me to be your date? You saw me for one second when you were up in the ring. I could be the biggest bitch in the world for all you know.”
“That could be true. If you want the honest truth,” he said, gazing down my body, “I saw you in that red dress and all I could think about was how hot it would be to fuck you in it.”
Holding in my gasp, I tightened my legs together to keep my clit from throbbing out of control. It pissed me off that my body responded to him, but it could also be because he was so close; brushing his heated body against mine, and smelling so amazingly delicious. The wild side of me wanted to tell him to take me right then and there, but the logical side wanted to slap the shit out of him.
“Do you honestly get women by saying stuff like that?” I asked dryly, without a hint of a smile.
His grin grew wider. “Most of the time. So what do you say? Do you want to be my date for the night … the whole night?”
Yes, my mind screamed at me.
“No,” I snapped, making his smug smile disappear. “I’m not one of your little groupies, Ryley, and I sure as hell am not going to beg for your attention like what you’re used to. You need to find someone else. I’m not interested.”
You just lied again, I scolded myself.
Turning on my heel, I headed for the door and opened it, only to be stopped by a hand grasping my arm and the door shutting quickly in front of me. “Don’t you see? I don’t want anyone else. I saw you and you are what I want.”
Laughing, I turned around and yanked my arm out of his hold. “Tell that to someone who’ll believe you, Ryley. I don’t fall that easily, especially for someone who hasn’t had to work for a woman. You’ll have to do much better than that.”
Or else I’m not going to play the game.
Breathing hard, I stepped out of Tyler’s reach and started for the door, much to his dismay. “Why are you here, Gabriella?”
Keeping my back to him, I paused with my hand on the knob, and blew out a heavy sigh. “I told you. When I want something, I get it. I wanted to see you.”
“You’re walking a dangerous line, Gabriella. I don’t do relationships, and I don’t plan on starting … even if it is with you.”
I glanced at him over my shoulder. “Well, then I guess it’s a good thing I don’t want one with you either. Look, Tyler, I’m only here for the weekend. If you want to see me again you know how to find me. No strings, just you and me.”
She was what he wanted … but she was also his undoing.
Through mutual understanding, Tyler’s secret affair with Gabriella Reynolds has come to an end. It’s a decision that not only saves their friendship, but it’s one that will change his life forever.
For the past couple of years, Tyler Rushing has been known as one of the UFC’s most memorable and sexy heavyweight fighters. Now he has the chance to win the title and claim the fame he so deserves. He has everything he could ever want until Kacey Andrews walks through the door of his gym, wanting nothing to do with him. Keeping his eyes off of her is a challenge; there’s an innocence about her that draws him to her, and he’s not going to stop until he makes her his. Little does he know that Kacey Andrews isn’t a stranger. She’s a part of his world; he just doesn’t know it. It’s a secret she’s worked hard to keep hidden.
Kacey spent years trying to get away from the fighting world, away from the man who’s hated among the MMA elite … her brother, Kyle Andrews. Unfortunately, she’s brought back into it when Tyler’s relentless battle for her heart wins her over, drawing her in. The only problem is that secrets never stay buried forever. In the end, Tyler has a decision to make, and it’s one that can possibly destroy his and Kacey’s life … forever.
“I have one more question for you,” she murmured, leaning her head against the seat and biting her lip provocatively. Her skin tight green T-shirt hung so close to her skin I could see her nipples peeking through the fabric; I wanted to taste them, to roll my tongue around them and make them pucker more. I wanted to taste all of her.
“What’s the question?” I growled low, watching her tongue slide across her lips.
Slowly, she moved forward and stopped only an inch away from me, her mouth so achingly close. It killed me to keep my calm, to not pick her up, carry her into my house, throw her on my bed, and just fuck her like I’d been dying to do since the day I met her. I had never wanted someone so bad and not be able to have them.
“I’m ready for you, Tyler. Are you ready for me?”
Grasping the back of her neck, I brought her closer and gently nipped her bottom lip making her gasp. “You have no fucking idea.”
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Meet the Author
USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.