Title: Fighting for Irish (Fighting for Love #3) [Goodreads][Amazon]
Author: Gina L. Maxwell
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Release Date: January 13, 2014
In My Opinion: Add to cart!
One Line: Lovers of MMA fighters and heartfelt romances will devour this.
About the Book: Kat MacGregor has forty-eight hours to make good on the debt her ex-boyfriend owes a crime boss. Unfortunately, the measly tips she makes waitressing are barely enough for her to live on, much less cover the twenty-thousand needed to keep her breathing. With time running out, Kat ‘s forced to accept help from the only man who’s ever made her feel fire rather than fear.
When he learns a friend’s sister is in trouble, former Boston MMA fighter Aiden “Irish” O’Brien heads to Louisiana to offer himself up as collateral to keep her safe. But to satisfy the debt, he has to do the one thing he swore hed never do again: fight. With more than just money on the line, will Irish have what it takes to not only reclaim the man he once was, but become the man he needs to be for the woman he can’t live without?
I have to say, I’ve become quite a fan of those sexy MMA fighters. Maxwell does a great job at creating fierce fighters with a heart of gold. It’s hard for me to decide which of Maxwell’s men I like more now. Irish is quite the swoonworthy guy. Even better, Kat is a feisty, strong-willed female that I took a liking to.
From the beginning, I really liked Irish. He had something terrible happen to him in his past and he carries that with him all throughout most of the story, although not in an annoying and over-exaggerated way like some characters tend to do. I liked that he did his best to protect and help Kat right from the start and when things got more serious and Kat was hesitant, he was so patient and sweet with her. Kat definitely has good reason for being so closed off and their relationship is a slow and steady one. There’s definitely more depth and seriousness to this story than with the previous ones in the series, and I liked how Maxwell tackled this situation.
If you like a little more emotional, coupled with some moments of danger with your romance, then you’ll get a kick out of this story. If you’re a fan of Gina’s already, then this one won’t disappoint. In the end, I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed this book.
Growing up, she dreamed of helping people escape reality with her sublime acting abilities. It wasn’t until college when she realized she had none to speak of, thereby derailing her lifelong plans. Another ten years would pass before she discovered a different means to accomplishing the same dream: writing stories of love and passion for romance addicts just like her.
Thanks to the support of her amazing family, Gina is now the Boss of the world’s first organized romance mafia, the Maxwell Mob, and living her dream of bringing a little romantic fantasy to the world—one steamy novel at a time.