Rules of the Ring:
No unsportsmanlike conduct.
Matchmaker Lindsey Tuttle always thought Rich Estrada was a whole lot of sexy. What's not to lust after? He's a gorgeous, flirty mixed-martial-arts fighter. When they find themselves heating up during an unexpected - and super-intense - make-out session, Lindsey is ready...until Rich ends it with no explanation.
Now it's almost a year later, and Rich has a broken foot, which means a frustrating recovery back in Boston before his next fight. But this could be the perfect time for a rematch with a sexy little matchmaker....
And minimal clothing!
There's no denying the chemistry between them. It's full-contact, no-holds-barred attraction...and only one can be on top!
I wanted more of a story. The sex scenes were good. But not good enough to make me want to buy the book. The secondary story about Lindsey’s sister had my interest. I would have liked more of that. The main story didn’t do anything for me. Most of the time is spent in Lindsey’s head as she ogles, desires, and pines for Rich. The conflicts that annoyed me were:
She has been desiring and pining for him for months. When he finally asks her out, she turns him down. Her reason? “Sleeping with someone extraordinary was no substitute for feeling like someone extraordinary, and she couldn’t handle being cast aside like that, not at this point in her life.” That didn’t make sense to me.
Another: After the first sex scene which was great for both of them. Rich acted cold and impersonal as he dressed. That was not explained. So then Lindsey acted cold and impersonal, and then they each thought the other didn’t want them. Too contrived.
Rich’s job is to accept fights with the highest ranked competitors. He just got an offer to fight one of the highest and he accepts it. That means he’ll be away from Lindsey for a couple months. Now Lindsey is depressed that he didn’t love her enough to turn it down and stay in the area with her. What? That’s stupid. I wouldn’t mind her sadness and depression over this, but her thinking that he didn’t love her enough annoyed me. That made her inconsiderate, selfish, and unsupportive - less likeable.
The narrator Tiffany Cole was very good.
Genre: contemporary romance, MMA
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