Caitlyn Moore despises MMA. Dante 'Inferno' Jones is a MMA fighter training for a title shot. Caitlyn accompanies her friend Amy to a MMA event where her boyfriend Brad is fighting. She reluctantly agrees to attend the after party at a local bar where she meets Dante.
Dante is attracted to Caitlyn. While the attraction is mutual Caitlyn is reluctant to engage in any sort of flirtation. She doesn't fit 'the Barbie mold' that she feels most fighters are attracted to. Their journey to HEA is a roller coaster!
I am a big MMA fan so this book appealed to me immediately. I thought the author did a great job showing how the fighters dealt with training camps and personal lives. Caitlyn really appealed to me as the heroine. While proud of her significant weight loss, the greatest battle she faces is having a positive self-image. She teaches a class at the Y to help motivate and counsel people to reach their weight goals and deal with body image issues.
Dante is determined to have two things - the welterweight championship belt and Caitlyn (not necessarily in that order). He is an Alpha male who isn’t afraid of going after what he wants or speaking his mind. I really like the way he cares for Caitlyn, supporting her and reinforcing that he does find her attractive. He gets kudos for BEST PROPOSAL EVER!
I am anxious to see if (and hopefully when) Tommy and Julie's story will be released.
Dante Inferno” Jones is used to winning in the ring. But when the MMA fighter meets pretty Caitlyn Moore, he seems to be striking out left and right. The more Cait denies his advances, the more intrigued he becomes by the sharp-tongued beauty. She’s a challenge he can’t resist.
Comfortable with the average Joe, Cait doesn’t get it when the ultra-masculine Dante walks into her life and expresses an interest in her. Sure, she’s shed eighty pounds and her confidence is building, but there's nothing spectacular about her. Certainly not enough to hang onto a ripped babe-magnet like Dante, whose violent profession, catty groupies, and cruel competitors are already making her life a living hell.
Dante’s light-hearted pursuit quickly becomes a battle to win her heart as they find themselves thrown together again and again and it’s affecting his training. Cait won’t let him lose the biggest fight of his career because of her, but when her plan to keep him focused lands her in the dangerous clutches of Dante’s vicious opponent, there is more at stake than just the championship belt.