Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter #1)
by Vi Keeland
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.
Nico Hunter was walking away from his past and didn’t want to go back to that cage that changed his life. Lawyer Elle got her own ghosts to deal with, and hoped no one would ever open those wounds that hurt her. As luck would have it, their paths crossed and their bodies couldn’t deny the attraction. But was it enough to keep the fire burning in their hearts?
I’m not much of an MMA fan but I know a thing or two about this ruthless sport. One thing I know is, it is deadly. And Nico Hunter is deadly. Drop dead gorgeous hunk with tattoos on his body and could cook up a storm in the kitchen. He is deadly. In and out of the cage. And on and off the bed.
Elle, in my opinion, was bland, boring, calculative and always late in everything – dates, work, appointments. Not the ideal girl if you ask me. I didn’t connect with her in the beginning because I couldn’t stand her taking William for granted. Well, he may have just been her friends-with-benefit kind of guy, but still, I felt bad for him. I thought they were already good for each other because William was also bland and boring and predictable.
And when William introduced Nico to Elle, the caged animal came alive and determined that the vapid lawyer may just be worth the fight. I liked how the story flowed – fast and furious. There was no mistaking the undeniable connection between the two characters. I liked how they fit each other and jive so well. Their own tortured pasts added spice to their burgeoning fiery relationship that left me gasping for air.
This had been one of Vi Keeland’s earlier work and I have read a lot of mixed reviews for this book. I am pleased that I didn’t heed to the reviews because what I’ve read actually whet my appetite for more Vi Keeland stories in the future. In the fighting world, Keeland wins this round. And I’m looking forward to another knockout in the next books to come.