The toughest fighters aren't created in the octagon but are born of necessity. When life delivers blow after punishing blow, you fight back or get destroyed.
Eve Dawson has had her fill of bad luck. A string of unhealthy relationships has left her angry, bitter, and frustrated. She's given up on being happy and settles for content. Swearing off men, she repels advances and makes herself a challenge to even the most persistent suitors. After all, how much can the fragile human heart take? But life isn't finished with her, and when things can't possibly get worse...they do.
Stay on your feet.
It's Cameron Kyle's motto, but with his fighting career ripped from his grasp, a child he wasn't strong enough to save, and a marriage that even the brawn of a heavyweight couldn't hold together, it's getting harder and harder to stay upright. He takes on the position of CEO of the UFL, intent on hiding his biggest weakness in order to forge a path that leads him back into the octagon.
When an old rival mysteriously gets wind of Cameron's plan to fight again, he comes out of retirement to settle old debts, but secrets, lies, and betrayal threaten to deliver the deathblow. The distraction of a sass-mouthed girl 17 years his junior is the last thing he needs - until a tragic accident shatters the firm foundation of his resolve, and he realizes just how far he's fallen.
Will they risk it all and fight to be together?
Or, does defeat lie within the fall?
©2014 JB Salsbury (P)2015 JB Salsbury
I am an avid reader, not a professional book reviewer. I gladly offer my opinion of the books I read/listen to.
This series is my "go to" series when I need something entertaining. This story is book 4 in the series, it is a stand alone, although I recommend reading the others as well. This is not my favorite -- not because of the angst of the May-December relationship, I just did care for the weakness in Eve's character. I realize I am in the minority here; she is a likable character, I just did not feel that her justification of being "used" by men was a valid one. Cam on the other hand is a swoon worthy man with real emotional demons that were relatable. I recommend the listen and it is credit worthy! I just wanted to forewarn those of you who like strong female heroines she is not the strongest. This series is one of the best I have read.
Audible Addict!!! My Favorite books have change since joining Audible and my taste for erotic has enhanced! Follow me to the dark side. ;)
All I can say is the narration is great and the writing even better. I can listen to these books over and over again. I would like a little more stoking detail in the Nookie scenes. Just But It because it's a five star listen
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Cam and Eve have so many emotional demons haunting them that they're both willing to just settle.... settle in a relationship that can't go anywhere or move forward - not until they let their painful demons go free. The past is interfering in their futures - in Eve's case, she feels unloveable and unworthy and in Cam's case it's guilt at a heartbreaking tragedy that he accidentally caused which ruined lives. Eve is willing to lower her expectations to be wanted and needed and Cam is willing to take, use and then move on.
Through edge of your seat dramas, hot and passion filled sex scenes and many angst-ridden events Eve fought hard not to fall into the same pattern as before and Cam fought hard not to fall for Eve and they both fought jealousies, confusion and being hurt again. And, for a while their tactics worked but in the end neither one could fight their heart's desires so, despite all the emotional baggage and pain, love was eventually the happy victor. Good character development by a handsome, successful, dominant Alpha Hero and a feisty yet vulnerable Heroine who are both pushed into changing for the other.
This has to be the best one yet, it seemed to go on and on and yet it still wasn't enough because it left me wanting more - more of an Epilogue that would keep me linked into the lives of characters that I'd grown to care about. But alas it had to end sometime and I can always revisit them and probably future books will hopefully keep me up-to-date with Eve and Cam's lives. Great dual POV narration that catapulted a great book into an intense and brilliant listen.
Worth a credit? From the Prologue to the Epilogue it captured and held me riveted to what was coming next which surely makes JB Salsbury a gifted Author and it definitely made it a creditworthy listen.
A mother, wife, sister and good friend who enjoys the simple things in life. Country music is my preference and the beach is my escape (other then my books). LOL!
This author just makes her characters so realistic. I am blown away by the challenges they over come.
Love love love this series. The book is well written and you can't help but fall in love with the characters. The 2 narrators are amazing and truly bring this book to life. 5 stars all around and if you haven't read or listened to this book, you need to get on it pronto!
I was ready to through this book back because of her in ability to move on and stop blaming life. Not sure I will listen to this author again!
I love a good May-December romance, couple that with a storyline that tugs at those pesky heart strings, and I'm an emotional mess! I liked that Cameron was looped in as a primary character instead of JB just plowing through fighter after fighter in the group. Pairing him w/Eve was genius--she was a hilarious character from book one, and the dynamic between the two was sexy, funny, and made my heart melt over and over again.
I enjoyed the storyline starting off but towards the middle of book it got a little boring. I fight I was waiting for, didn't happen the way I expected and the prologue could of been better.
this series gets better with each book & even more amazing with every audio.
Ryan & Erin bring these characters to life in a way you can't even comprehend.
they bring so much more emotion, passion, and humor to this already well loved book.
Say something about yourself!
This book has it all. love romance ,drama, sadness, happiness lots of hot steamy sex. what a great book this one is the best of the best in the series. Totally worth a credit for all the books in this series are great and I hope there's more to come. The dual narrators makes this book even better.
probably my favourite of the series so far. Read superbly, as usual. Really don't want this series to end.
OVER AND OVER
THE WHOLE BOOK
THEY ARE FANTASTIC BRING THE BOOK TO LIFE
A FIGHTER NEVER FALLS
SUCH A GOOD BOOK, HAD ME IN TEARS AND ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT. JUST LOVE ALL THE FIGHTING BOOKS.X
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