After an unstable childhood, Jules Darcy is very familiar with the risks of falling in love. And as an adult, she’s never let herself forget just how high those stakes can be. That’s why she ran away a year ago after her fling with MMA fighter Nick Giannakis quickly got serious. But when she jumps at the opportunity to reconnect with her dad by accepting a job with his growing fight league, she’s stunned to learn the abs, the chiseled arms, and the rock-solid punches she has to market belong to none other than her former fling. Unable to run away from the sexy middleweight this time, Jules vows to keep things strictly professional. But one look at Nick, and her resolve starts to crumble….
The last thing Nick expects when he signs with the prestigious World Fighting Championship is that he’ll have to work with the only woman who ever broke his heart. Desperate to hide the pain she caused him, Nick vows to keep his distance from his gorgeous ex. But when he realizes their intense chemistry hasn’t faded after a year apart, he wonders if they could have a future together, even if dating the boss’s daughter could complicate his bid for the championship belt.
Under the bright lights of Las Vegas, in the world of high-stakes prize fighting, they’ll have to take a risk and decide if their love is worth fighting for.
About the authors
Harper St. George was raised in rural Alabama and along the tranquil coast of northwest Florida. It was a setting filled with stories of the old days and it instilled in her a love of history, romance, and adventure. By high school, she had discovered the romance novel, which combined all of those elements into one perfect package. She has been hooked ever since. She currently lives on Florida’s Emerald Coast with her family and loves to connect with readers. She would love to hear from you. Please visit her website at HarperStGeorge.com or connect with her on Facebook at Facebook.com/HarperStGeorge.
Tara Wyatt is a contemporary romance and romantic suspense author who has won several awards, including the Unpublished Winter Rose, the Linda Howard Award of Excellence, and the Heart of the West. A librarian by day and romance writer by night, Tara lives in Hamilton, Ontario with the world’s cutest dog and a husband who makes all of her heroes look like chumps. Find her at Tara-Wyatt.com.
Review by TanjaWell guys, this was fun and wildly unexpected! It’s been a minute since I’ve dived into a new series with new-to-me authors. I’ve spent so much time reading my favorite and trusted authors this year that I’ve put new reading opportunities on the back burner. So, imagine my surprise at not only discovering that I really liked this book, but that I read it in just hours!
I don’t know much about these two authors, Harper St. George and Tara Wyatt, but I think that’s gonna change real quick.
Firstly, the two main characters are extremely likable. Our hero is exactly the kind of guy I like to read about. Smart, funny, sexy and best of all— a caring and solid guy. Also, surprisingly enough, it’s the female lead, Jules, that has the emotional issues, not the brooding fighter. A bit of a fresh twist on a well-used troupe in romance.
Jules Darcy has started working for her father. A father who she has a turbulent relationship with; daddy issues at their finest. I think that’s what made me like this so much. Their road to healing is rocky and real. The journey to rectifying those issues are paralleled with her inability to trust herself in her relationship with Nick. The twist, turns, and new emotions of this second chance romance makes for a beautiful read. I found it to be thought provoking and endearing at times. Ultimately, we all want to be heard, loved and valued, proving once again that childhood can and does have a big impact on how we see ourselves and what we deserve.
Who knew a book called Dirty Boxing could pack such an emotional punch?
I loved it.
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