Series: MMA Fighter #1
Published by: CreateSpace on September 30, 2013
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Sports & Games
Source: The Author
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It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.
Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.
Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.
***Author's note*** THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL.
Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
I received this book for free from The Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Also by this author: Throb
Worth the Fight is your typical “bad boy fighter type” meets “sexy, yet reserved female type”. This book kind of reminded me of Real, except I enjoyed far better than that, especially when it came to the female lead, Elle. There were some parts that were a bit too cheesy and, at times, Nico was a bit too possessive, but otherwise, it wasn’t half bad. Along with what I just said, you get a bit of depth in both characters – Elle dealing with what happened in her past as a teenager and Nico dealing with what recently happened to him in the ring. I liked that Vi made that aspect more prominent than I would’ve initially thought, and that she made those characters really suffer through what happened to them and find solace in each other and the ability to move on.
As far as female leads go, Elle would pass my test. She’s a successful lawyer, a great friend, she’s smart and confident. My only issues with her was when she got a bit too obsessed with Nico, he’s in her every thought, all day long, and she can’t get over the mind-blowing sex. Been there, read it all. Thankfully, all of that wasn’t nearly as annoying as some of the other books I’ve read, believe me, this was tame and bearable. I think Vi balanced it out with sensible thoughts here and there to make it more real, so I appreciated that.
Nico wasn’t so bad either. Like I said, he does get a bit too possessive very early on, but, I don’t know, maybe that’s just the personality of these kinds of guys? They’re all pretty much the same. Everything’s all “you’re mine” and “growl” and all that junk, but at least he had meaningful conversations with Elle and it wasn’t all about sex. I’ll give him credit there. Also, the fact that he got jealous so easily was a big turn off for me. It felt childish and it didn’t fit his character. But besides those minor issues, I still liked the guy. He’s very family-oriented, surprisingly, and I loved those moments that he and Elle spend with his hilarious family.
Even though it wasn’t my favorite from Vi so far, I still really enjoyed it. I loved the fact that these two characters had something tragic and life-altering that they could relate to with each other. I think maybe because I’ve read so many books similar to this one, they all blur together, but that’s no fault to the author, who I think did a great job with the story line in general. If you like this line of storytelling, then you’ll enjoy Vi’s spin on it.