In Your Corner

Redemption, #2

Two years ago, Jake and Amanda were hot and heavy, until Jake wanted more than what Amanda was willing to offer. They meet up again both vulnerable and having hidden feelings for the other. When Amanda gets fired from her job, Jake steps in to help her find a new office to set up practice. Can they both overcome their fears to make things work?

After reading the blurb for this book, I had such high hopes. I love MMA stories with smoking alpha male leads and the hot smexy love scenes. This book fell short of my expectations. I finished the book because I was determined to give it as much of a chance to redeem itself as I could…and because I was curious to see how it would end up.

The pros….plenty of hot sex scenes; Jake was an extremely hot alpha man with great potential to be a book boyfriend.

The cons…first person POV, which drives me insane because I don’t feel completely immersed in the story and be able to see what’s on both characters minds; the mostly flat secondary characters didn’t do anything for me because they seemed to lack real personality; and the constant arguing and hurt feelings between the main characters – with that much drama, I’m not sure how either of them arrived at “I love you”s.

Book Blurb for In Your Corner

"You have to go. I won't be able to control myself. I've wanted you so bad for so long and after I've been in the cage...I can't think straight." He gives a guttural groan and his fist clenches on my hip.

Primitive. Primal. His need speaks to me. I tighten my grip on his neck and rock up to kiss him. He takes over. His kiss is hard and demanding.

"Mine." His voice is raw, savage and for a moment I truly believe he may lose control.

He rules in the ring

Two years ago, Jake and Amanda were going hot and heavy. But when Jake wanted more, Amanda walked away. Jake immersed himself in mixed martial arts, living life on the edge. But that didn't dull the pain of Amanda's rejection-until a chance encounter throws them together.

A high-powered lawyer, Amanda was a no-strings-attached kind of girl. But two years after her breakup with Jake, she still hasn't found anyone who gets her heart pumping the way he did. And then he shows up in her boardroom, hot as sin and needing help...

But can he rule her heart?

Jake is darker, sexier, and impossible to resist. As their chemistry builds, Amanda's not sure if she can stay in control, or if she's finally willing to let him claim her body and soul.

Night Owl Reviews Jul, 2014 3.00