How could she have been so stupid? When Jessica Cross decides to give her violently jealous boyfriend—the otherwise influential and charming Dennis Stavros—a second chance, she very nearly becomes a statistic. After weeks of healing from a broken rib and collapsed lung, and with Dennis behind bars, Jessica finally feels ready to come out of hiding. But will she ever be able to take a chance on love again with someone new?
Mixed martial arts fighter Slade Martin knows he has a bad reputation. Hell, he's probably earned it. So it won’t be easy to convince beautiful, vulnerable Jessica that she can trust him—that from the moment she walked into his life, she’s been the only one he’s wanted. Powerful and confident, Slade knows he can honor his vow to protect Jessica body and soul. Winning her heart will be another matter . . . but a woman like Jessica is worth the fight.
What if the thing you enjoyed the most was suddenly taken away from you? What if it was the one thing that you were really good at and the only thing you had ever done? This is the story about a man and a woman that finds out that life is what you make it and not what you may think it should be!
Slade Martin is a cage fighter and that is the only thing that he has ever wanted to do. After too many hits to the head his doctor told him no more fighting because one more hit to the head could be his last. Slade has become a partner at the gym where he had trained. His life is taking a different direction and that direction has a name, Jessica Cross. Since the first day he met her, Slade had been pursuing her, asking her out and wanting her to be with him. When he saves her from her abusive boyfriend he thinks maybe there is a chance. But Slade had not expected her ex to almost beat her to death. He agrees to care for Jessica until she is on her feet again since there is no one else to help her.
Jessica cannot believe how lucky she is to be alive and to have someone like Slade willing to take care of her. She has been attracted to him from the beginning but refused to betray her then boyfriend. The reason she had moved to Tarpon was her college boyfriend, Dennis. His uncle was the mayor and Dennis had lofty goals of becoming a politician on the national level. He needed the right woman at his side and he had decided it was Jessica. Now that she was free of him and his abusiveness Jessica vowed never to go back and she can now accept Slade’s offer of a date. Things are really hot between the two of them and the future looks good. Or is it? Jessica is a good girl from the right side of the tracks and Slade is a bad boy from the wrong side! The fact that Slade has more or less earned the reputation of ‘Man Whore’ does not help in their future relationship.
Will Slade keep the woman he dreams of being his? Can Jessica forgive and forget Slade’s past? Will the past leave them along? Read and enjoy this book about the journey they make to redemption!
Hero –Slade Martin 4.5 stars
Heroine –Jessica Cross 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars
Plot: 4.5 stars
Would I recommend this book: Yes! Love this book and the feisty heroine and the dark knight that slays her dragons! Really hot love story that will leave you sizzling. Drogo the ornery Chihuahua also makes an appearance as a father to a bunch of Dalmatian/Chihuahua puppies!
Would I recommend this author: Yes! Love this author and her unique sense of humor and storytelling abilities! She makes her stories real and her characters someone you can fall in love with!
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