As a prequel to this review I would like you to know that I do not watch boxing, fighting or wrestling. It is not that I do not think of these as sports, I know that they are. I also know that it takes an extreme amount of training and sacrifice for these sports. For that alone I take my hat off to the participants of this sport. Now that I have explained that I would love to tell you about this book.
This is the third in the series about the Fiction SBC fighters. If you haven't read Simon Says or Causing Havoc you need not worry because each book stands on its own. Although if this is the first one you read I know that you will want the other two.
Harley "Hard To Handle" Handelman is the hero of this book and he has his mind set on finally getting the championship belt. The past has not been kind to Harley and he cannot seem to actually make it into the ring for the title bout. We find him at the beginning of this book recovering from a dissociated elbow. With his mind set on training Harley is solid in his belief that nothing will stop him this time, not even a women.
Enter Anastasia Kelly she has been Harley's landlord for the winter months of the past several years. Anastasia has been attracted to Harley and she is determined not to be his latest conquest. Still as a life coach she feels that she can help him achieve his goal of gaining that title belt.
Fate decides to take over and when someone is trying to harm Anastasia, Harley steps in as her protector. Harley tries to keep control on his emotions and erotic dreams of Anastasia. At the same time Anastasia is trying to help Harley and control her own needs.
This is a fun read and takes you back to previous characters and the brotherhood that they have in the SBC. As always Ms. Fosters characters are not perfect but that is what makes them so believable. The lovable characters, humor and sexual tension in this book will make it a favorite for years to come. I may even watch a fight or two now that I can understand the sport a bit better.
After Fate deals Supreme Battle Challenge (SBC) fighter Harley Handleman a sucker punch, his uncle secretly hires a pretty life-coach to get Harley back in the ring of life. Anastasia Kelley has actually known Harley for years, but never as well as she's going to now. Hot for his fighter's form, she has trouble keeping it professional, especially since Harley doesn't know she was hired. And when Anastasia turns the tables on him, it's as if he's been hit below the belt. But that's also where his uncontrollable lust for her burns.