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Jesse Chance is a bastard.

And that’s all he heard his entire life growing up once news got out that he was the illegitimate child of womanizing ex-con, Henry Chance.

Stuck in Glory, Texas, a town too small to escape the sins of his parents, Jesse turned into exactly what everyone expected him to be: a lover of liquor and women, and so good with his fists, he became a teenage champion of the secret underground fighting rings that float around the South, while doubting the only people who ever believed he could be more, his ailing mother, and his girlfriend, Drew Hallisay.

But determined to make his mother’s dying wish come true, he enrolled in a college on the East Coast, far away from his past. Jesse Chance is reborn into a new life, and set on keeping Glory, Texas–and Henry Chance–in his rear view.

Until a visit from his father in the middle of the night changes everything.

Forced to return to Glory to prevent a tragedy, Jesse is soon back on the fighting circuit with Drew’s help and facing the history he was so desperate to escape, the part of him he would prefer to hide.

As he slips back into his old ways–Henry Chance’s ways–he finds himself torn between the guy he was and the one he’s been struggling to become. And in a world dead set on betting against you, can you ever really overcome your past… or your destiny?


About the Author

A.J. Sand grew up an only child whose parents bought her many, many books to keep her busy, so it was only natural that she would start writing her own stories. She is the author of “Documentary,” “Remake” and “Recklessly.” She lives just outside of Washington, D.C.

Author social media links:
Twitter: @ajajajsand; https://twitter.com/ajajajsand
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ajajajsand
Blog: http://ajswritingreallyblows.blogspot.com/

Kellie’s Review 


I Really liked this. It was very different to the other MMA books I have read.

Jesse and Drew stayed in some shitty places as they had no money. Not the life of luxury for them.

The Author describes the fights so realistic it’s like you are actually there. In the front row covered in the blood.

This is NOT a happy book. I need to point that out, Shit is real. It’s scary, and gritty and raw and powerful and sometimes will make you cry, sometimes make you want to hurt something, sometimes smile, sigh, and a few chuckles.

Jesse was a great Hero. I truly liked him and  I loved That it was written from his POV. We knew exactly what he was thinking at all times. During muggings, sex, kidnappings, you name it.

Drew was a fantastic heroine. Strong, sure and 100% in love with Jesse.

I hated the supporting cast. Henry and Lydia especially. I just didn’t like her lol

So yeah. I do recommend this book when you are looking for something different and darker than normal.

But one of the most awesome things?

IT’S NOT A CLIFFHANGER! Yep you read that right.

It’s a standalone.

So that means

Happy Ever After! MY FAV’S! 


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