Monday, March 30, 2015

Book Recommendation and Review of Letting Lox In (Marco's MMA Boys #1) by S.M. Donaldson

Sloan Foster was always a good girl. An honor student in high school, she had big plans for herself, and then college happened. She thought she’d met the man of her dreams in hometown football star Lucas Smith. Then she had the earth shattering realization that dreams were just that…dreams. She found herself pregnant, right about the time he got drafted for the NFL and dropped her like a bad habit. Now a struggling 25 year old single mom, she works as a massage therapist and is determined to take care of her son, Sage, on her own, without a dime from him. No matter how many times he tries to pay her to ensure her silence.
Loxley Storm was raised by his mom, his dad was a dead beat he never knew. Growing up, he had anger issues and got into a lot of trouble for fighting. Thankfully, a man named Marco took him under his wing and helped him learn to control his anger by fighting…in the ring. Now 26, he is an MMA fighter working to become pro, helping run Marco’s gym along with his best friends, Sly and Huck. To the trio, getting tied down with women is something they don’t need. To blow off steam, they have the “hit it and quit it” motto.

Until an injury in a fight lands Lox on Sloan’s massage table, where sparks fly and neither can deny the attraction. The more pieces of Sloan Lox finds out, the more he respects her and her accomplishments as a single mom. Sloan is hesitant to trust another man, and she sure doesn’t want to risk her son getting hurt, but how long can she keep Lox at arm’s length? Will she let Lox in? Or will she let her past ruin her chances of finding love again?

Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin’ ★★★★
 Ms. Donaldson has scored a TKO with this first book in her Marco’s MMA Boys series.  She has paired two scared souls that are in need of healing.  This is Sloan and Loxley’s story and their journey to find a HEA together.  It is a beautifully written love story that develops both characters and their relationship with each other.

Good girl gone bad Sloan Foster finds herself in the position of a deserted single mom.  The man she trusted threw her and his son away for the good life as NFL player. She is an independent woman that refuses to take anything from the man that wanted nothing to do with them.  Sloan has created a life for herself and her son, Sage as a Massage Therapist.   She doesn’t need a man because they cannot be trusted!  Or can they?

When Loxley Storm finds himself on Sloan’s massage table his old feelings of not wanting a permanent woman in his life takes a nose dive.  The air around them sizzles with the attraction and need but Sloan is not easy to convince that she needs to give him a chance.  He was raised by his mom and never knew his dad.  His respect for Sloan grows the more he finds out about her life and the choices she has had to make.  Can the two of them find a way to heal and be together?  Both have been burned and are unsure about taking the risk! Read this heart-warming romance to see if they find their HEA!

Hero: Loxley Storm 4.25 stars
Heroine: Sloan Foster 4.25 stars
Steam: 4.25 stars 
Plot: 4.25 stars 
Cliffhanger: No

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Take an MMA fighter with attitude, combine with an independent woman that refuses to settle and you have a book that will WOW you the reader. 

Would I recommend this author: Yes! This was my first read from this author, but it will not be my last!  She is a gifted writer that knows how to tell a story. Her storylines sizzle while her characters capture your imagination. 

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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