In a battle of the heart, who will be the first to submit?
My name is Jamie Atwood, and I am an idiot. Against all odds, I got the attention of Michael Kage, the hottest MMA fighter on the planet. To say he rocked my world would be an understatement. He transformed me completely, made me depend on him, and made me love him. And the sex? Let me put it this way: I'd never been with a guy before I met Kage, but I'd gladly spend the rest of my life on my knees for him. He is my obsession and my addiction. But I did something stupid, and now I'm paying for it. I don't know if I'll ever see Kage again.
Being Michael Kage was never easy. Too many demons, too much anger, and not enough to live for. And then I met Jamie Atwood. He's got this innocence about him that speaks to something deep down inside me - in a place that's never been touched by anyone. He's beautiful, smart, and courageous, and he hasn't been tainted by the darkness that's ruled my life. I wanted him from the first second I laid eyes on him. It's selfish, I know. Because you can't bring an innocent thing into the darkness and not expect something to rub off.
©2015 Maris Black (P)2015 Audible, Inc.
I love Kage and Jamie! Their relationship may be a roller coaster, but they always wind up where they both need to be. In each others arms. But Maris Black still leaves me desperate to find out what is going to happen next. I think I have a new favorite romance author. I can't wait to read more of her books and conclude Jamie and Kage's story. Also the narrator, J F Harding does a fantastic job. I will be looking into more of his audiobooks as well.
I'm rooting so hard for Jamie and Kage. They are fighting thru alot of obstacles to be with each other. There are plenty of people trying to keep them apart, including each other. The more I find out about Kage's story the more heart broken I become. I cant wait to listen to the next book to see what's in his past and there future
I didn't read the print but after trying the first audiobook from a recommendation I immediately bought the next two in the series without thought
Mmmm I am probably more drawn to Jamie because he has an earnestness and a naievetee that I just like, but Kage has a roughness and a controlling nature that I LOVE
I enjoy the personalities and texture he gives to the characters
Too many to list, so much angst and laughs and awwwws
I loved reading the books and did not hesitate getting them once I saw them on Audible. Listening makes the story so much better, I am enjoying them so much more, highly recommend to one and all.
I just have to roll my eyes and say 'really' when someone writes in a review that the book was not 'realistic'...come on now 'really'!
I have several MMA series in my library but Kage is by far the best I've listened to. I've purchased several M/M books and returned all of them except Kage and one other. I like stories where sex fits into the story instead of trying to fit a story around sex. This is a story of triumph, growth, and acceptance. It also has suspense, thrills, mystery, and Hot-Hot Sex.
I was immediately hooked on Kage and Kage was immediately hooked on Jamie. Kage notices the gay tendencies in Jamie so he takes advantage of an opportunity to hire Jamie as his personal publicist. Kage didn't realize Jamie was straight and had girlfriend until Jamie arrives the first day. Later it comes out that she's an x-girlfriend.
Kage works on building a relationship with Jamie and Jamie finds himself being attracted to Kage and having sexual thoughts and feelings about him. It never crossed Jamie's mind that he could be gay. Everyone in Kage's inner circle knows Kage is gay.
I usually don't give *Spoilers* but I was so happy for Jamie. When Jamie's parents and friends find out that he and Kage are a couple...all of them are accepting. Jamie's dad doesn't like it but he loves Jamie so he has a talk with Kage about his true intentions toward Jamie.
Now for the Villen. Kage's uncle, Santori, owns a hotel/casino where Kage lives and trains. Since only Kage's inner circle knows he's gay, Santori sees Jamie as a vulnerability and hindrance who will keep Kage from winning the MMA championship.
Santori also has two thugs who do his dirty work.
This series is full of mystery, suspense, thrills, fun, sad secrets, and hot-hot M/M sex.
I was drawn in at the very beginning of the story. I listened to all three books back-to-back and was sad when the series was over.
J. F. Harding is now in my top 5 favorite male performers. His voice for Kage was mesimerizing. He of course also did Jamie's voice, Jamie's parents, siblings, and friends. Also Kage's friends, uncle, thugs, and employees. Every voice was distinctively different and never a concern about who was speaking.
This series is absolutely without doubt worth a credit and I recommend this series to anyone who likes MMA.
I absolutely loved this series. I really didn't expect it to be this good. each character had depth and I couldn't help feeling the sorrow, joy and passion. it was an emotional Rollercoaster. the narrator was spot on. I will definitely keep my on this author.
What an excellent story. I heard all 3 books and this should be made into a movie. Seriously!, it was that good!
The author's writing is amazon. The narration was appropriate and splendid.
I like sci-fy and fantasy. My favorite books are Karen Miller's Kingmaker Kingbreaker series and Patrick Rothfuss' Kingkiller Chronicles.
It usually drives me crazy when the two main characters of the book are split up physically and that's what happens for most of this book. The great thing about this one is we get inside Kage's head since every other chapter is from his point of view. We know what each character is thinking and feeling this way however like I said it's frustrating that they're not together for this one throughout the majority of the book. We also see more of Kage's uncle who is trying his best to come between Jamie and Kage. All in all the characters are very well written and the book is dark and deep. JF Harding the narrator is great once again. His voice for Kage is about as sexy as you can get and of course putting the voice together with the model used to portray cage on the cover and you have sex incarnate! Definitely moving onto the next book and highly recommended!
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