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Worth the Fight: MMA Fighter, Book 1 | [Vi Keeland]

Worth the Fight: MMA Fighter, Book 1

It didn't matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.

Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she's been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it's boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control. Then Nico walks into Elle's office and everything changes…for both of them.

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Publisher's Summary

It didn't matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.

Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she's been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it's boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.

Then Nico walks into Elle's office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always-steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.

©2013 Vi Keeland (P)2014 Tantor

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"This story is a beautiful journey into healing, acceptance and forgiveness." (Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews)

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    Jordy United States 03-12-14
    Jordy United States 03-12-14 Member Since 2012

    I'm proud to be a bookaholic...addicted, obsessed, passionate!!! My favorite way to relax & escape reality....

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    "4 Hard Hitting MMA Fightin Stars!"

    First, I'm a HUGE fan of books about MMA fighters so I was excited to see that Audible final released this one. Elle is a lawyer who lives a safe, normal, controlled life. She likes things uncomplicated actually quite boring. When she meets Nico, she knows he is the exact opposite of what she thinks she needs in her life. Nico was a six-foot-three, two hundred and twenty-one pounds, green eyed sex on a stick. She is helping him with a contract that he wants to get out of. Nico knows he wants her the minute he sees her. She is nothing like the women he normally goes after. He wants to do everything right with her and not screw things up. The relationship between Nico and Elle was not a perfect one since they are both characters that are trying to deal with a past that has scarred them. While Elle knows the nightmares that haunt Nico, he doesn't realize the darkness that Elle hides. While we learn what haunts Nico pretty much right away, there are only hints and pieces alluding to Elle's past. I had a feeling about what it was from the beginning, but I don't think it was meant to be a big secret. But still, when I found out the whole story, my heart broke for her. I really enjoyed this book. There was no unnecessary angst. They didn't play games with each other. They both had enough going on with past unresolved issues that they had enough insecurity and demons to battle without too much extra drama being thrown in. I loved that even though Nico had a womanizing past, he doesn't hesitate to stake a claim on Elle. He was a straight shooter and didn't have commitment issues. There were moments where this was extremely sweet and a lot of other ones where this was sexy as hell. Worth the Fight has so much emotion and an underlying beauty in the writing. It has heart and soul. It was just so easy to fall in love with Nico & Elle and to become invested in their lives. It had an epilogue that wrapped the story up really well. I’m looking forward the next story in the MMA Fighter series, Worth the Chance. The next book is about Vinny, Nico’s protégé. I’m dying to meet Vinny all grown up.


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    Jamie Sumerduck, VA, United States 04-24-14
    Jamie Sumerduck, VA, United States 04-24-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Main Character as Observer, not Participant"

    I've never written a bad review because I know the types of books I like and I don't like to criticize authors or narrators because whether I like a book often depends on my mood, frame of mind, etc. However, I felt the need to write this review though because the story was written so badly. I've never read a book where the main characters seemed to be giving an overview of the story instead of being actual participants. This is a terrible way to tell a story - I want to feel the emotions, the heat, goosebumps, heartache, belly tingles, something! Unfortunately, that just wasn't possible with the way this book was written. I'm incredibly disappointed that I wasted a credit on this book and highly recommend that you save your credits for another author.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Clayton, NC, United States 03-21-14
    Amazon Customer Clayton, NC, United States 03-21-14 Member Since 2014

    My favorite things are my family and my books! Depending on the day, not in that order. :)

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    "Dawn's Review of Worth the Fight:MMA Fighter, Book"

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this book. The story was well written and the characters very well developed. The way that they interacted was fun and witty. The intelligent female lead was well balanced male lead. Even though they were both damaged by things that had happened in their past, they learned that could depend on each other to get through to overcome everything to make a future.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Pell city, Albania 06-11-14
    Jennifer Pell city, Albania 06-11-14 Member Since 2010
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    "Entertaining"
    Would you try another book from Vi Keeland and/or Tatiana Sokolov and Todd Haberkorn ?

    Yes, overall good story and performance


    Would you be willing to try another book from Vi Keeland? Why or why not?

    Yes, overall entertaining


    Any additional comments?

    More in-depth on supporting characters would make interesting

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    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 05-05-14
    Tara Eagle River, Alaska 05-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "Missing Pieces in the Storyline"

    I got this based on the great reviews but I have to say it was just Mah for me. There were parts in the story that were never followed up. For example, the contract that Nico was trying to get out of. It just sort of resolved itself but there was a lot of build up to this and then nothing. Again there was a whole part on a new contract and not knowing who he was to fight and implications for his trainer and himself. Elle was to look into it and then you hear nothing until all of a sudden the fight is going to happen. I think these parts could have really made the storyline more interesting. I did like the parts where his family was involved and t-shirts. This book is marketed as an MMA fight book but in my opinion there was very little fighting or tense moments. I just found that the book was choppy. Although it had romance, steamy sex and chemistry, I just found that it is a book you will easily forget. I am not sure if I will continue on or not. I think if I needed a filler book, then I would keep going. It just did not wow me.

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