By Bethany Bazile
New Adult Contemporary
Release: March 31, 2014
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I just needed someone to show me how to fight for me…
When tragedy hits Alexis Cole is shattered. She carries the blame on her shoulders after losing a big piece of herself. When Ryder Hayes sweeps back into her life, she has something to hold on to, but just as quickly as he appeared he was gone. When fate-or meddling parents-throw them back together they can no longer deny the heat that’s burned between them for years.
Ryder has always wanted Lexi, but he’s never fought so hard against something in his life. Saving Lexi from her past was never on his agenda, but he could never bear letting her drown in it. With his UFC championship title on the line, the last thing he needs is to be distracted by Lexi. When she’s thrown back into his life he can no longer fight their attraction.
But once he claims her he knows he’ll never let go.
***Mature content warning***
This title is intended for Adults 18+ due to language and explicit sexual content.
* If you have an aversion to steamy scenes, you may not want to board this ride, because it will be a hot and sweaty one.*
When it comes to books where the male character is some sort of fighter, I tend to be disappointed. And then become pissed off because I want & need a good fighter romance.
Thank the person who created chocolate that this book most definitely did not disappoint!
Ryder is such a “I want to have your babies” male.
Honestly, from get go you want to jump him and have his babies!!!!
This book has everything you need and want in a New Adult book.
You start with the cheating dirt bag boyfriend.
Then the terrible accident.
Then the repercussions of said accident.
Enter in Ryder who saves the day.
Then Ryder leaves.
Then we skip 3 years.
Commence the game of sexual frustration.
And when they finally do……
And also don’t forget the stoopido ex girlfriend who you want to punch to the moon!
Alexis Cole as a lead character had her flaws but they were real.
You felt connected to her and wanted her to have her HEA.
And Ryder, by god was he just hoxy (Hot & sexy rolled into one)
“I know, but just give me a chance. I’ve always taken care of you. I promise to take care of your heart.”
“You can’t just take my heart and leave. What am I Supposed to do without it?”
And there were many funnies!
“I think you broke it”
“It didn’t feel broken.
“Your Cruel. You’re trying to kill me by orgasm overload.”
As you can tell I am not great with words, but I am hell on wheels with GIFs and they were the surest way of expressing what I felt.
This story had little tiny eenie weenie bits that could have been that slightly better BUT for a debut story it was effin amazing!
It had the right amount of Drama, Sad, Happy, Sexy and everything else we readers love in a New Adult book.
***Arc Provided by Author in exchange for an honest review***
About the Author
Bethany Bazile reads, writes and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music. She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realize the sun came up, but the lost of sleep was so worth it. When she isn’t reading, she’s conjuring up steamy love scenes, and hot romance stories to share with fellow romance lovers.
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