This book was a good read with some light drama and a sweet romance. I enjoyed it very much.
The characters in this story were easy to like. Ella and Lance were both good people with some complicated baggage and a whole lot to lose. For Lance it was his daughter and his self-redemption. Ella had her own demons to slay. Their relationship wasn't exactly easy going or without complications, secrets and misunderstandings.
I liked the author's writing style and the smooth pace of this story. I was easily pulled into the angst of the story that had me hoping for Lance and Ella to work out their problems. Overall, this was an excellent story that kept me reading for a couple of hours.
She’s a mystery he can’t resist...
Doctor Ella Watts wants her old life back. Desperately. But the past has returned for its rematch, and going back home—even telling anyone her real name—isn’t an option until she’s confident in her MMA abilities. Personal trainer Lance Black is the man to help her reach her goals. Not only is he toned, muscular, and gorgeous, he’s patient, a great teacher, and willing to treat her like a worthy opponent. Except his size makes her freeze whenever he gets too close. If Ella can’t learn how to overcome her fear of being attacked, she’ll never be able to move on with her life.
Underground fighter Lance Black knows there’s more to the mysterious blonde ninja than a beautiful woman determined to improve her fighting skills. She can best anyone close to her size – man or woman – but insists on working out with him, even though he’s got a good 70 pounds and several inches on her. Despite her reticence, he’s determined to get her to open up so he can help her get over her mental block. And if that means he can get to know her outside the gym, all the better.
As long as she never learns his secrets.