SERIES: Wayward Fighters
SERIES PLACEMENT: #2
AUTHOR: J.C. Valentine
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemp. Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 2014
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 202
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RATING: 4 Stars!
HEA: Of Course ;)
History brought them together. Circumstances may keep them apart.
Alyson Blake’s past left her with scars. Scars that she tried to fix the only way she knew how—by helping others. But actions have consequences, and Alyson is about to find out that being naïve is no excuse.
Fighting is Jamison Weston’s passion. Alyson is his obsession. Despite the past and a few lingering concerns, their relationship is as solid as ever. Until a shocking lie is uncovered and all of his plans begin to unravel. Now, Jami is rushing to pick up the pieces, but as relationships are put to the test, will he be strong enough to keep it together, or will it all just fall apart?
REVIEWERS NOTE: Tapout is book two in the Wayward Fighters series and is an Adult, Contemporary Romance written by J.C. Valentine. It's a continuing story so I suggest reading them in order.
4 "Tapout" Stars!
Wonderful, Sexy and UN-PUT-DOWN-ABLE! I Love Jamie and Ally!
Jamie and Alley’s story continues as they navigate the seas of their relationship. Between Jamie’s advancing career, Ally’s tentative career and the people in their lives who are trying to stand in the way of their happiness for one reason or another, and both of their stubbornness, they have a lot of obstacles to overcome.
I enjoyed getting to the HEA of their story. Their road was a rough one, filled with lots of potholes but through courage and determination and the love they had for one another, they find their way. There is plenty going on in this story as Ally and Jamie both have their dreams threatened, but in the course of these disappointments, they find new goals and new dreams in each other. I loved the beautiful, hopeful, second chance theme of this story.
There love truly did conquer all and I think their lives will be fuller, richer and happier because of all they went through. And that ending? Perfect!
Ally seemed a bit weaker in this book than she did in the first. She was faced with some bad pitfalls and as tough as she started out, I kind of expected all her traits to bring her up a notch. But she seemed to flounder when faced with those surmountable odds. But I still enjoyed Ally. She was bright, giving and her love shined bright. And the chemistry she had with Jamie was hot hot hot!
And the bar scene was priceless! I love how this author combines angst and fun together!
Jamie was yummy as ever! His courage and confidence, combined with his loyalty, really sucked me in and it doesn’t hurt he’s alpha-hot and sexy as sin. The fight scenes while he was in the ring were well written and I was cringing right along with Ally. The things that happen to Jamie because of the people in his life is heartbreaking but he comes out stronger and his fearlessness was swoon-worthy!
I enjoyed the side stories also. Ally versus Don in one corner, Jamie versus Spencer in another corner. A leg breaker and an abuser standing around them and in the middle was the BFF. Everyone had a part to play in breaking or lifting our hero and heroine but good or bad, I loved they all came out the other end with just what they deserved. It was an exciting and angsty ride!
The Wrap Up:
I really enjoyed both the books in this series. Jamie and Ally’s past connected them in their future and it was a wonderful journey full of tension filled conflict and hilariously fun times. I’m a huge fan of this author and this is just one more awesome read I can add to the list of favorites from her.
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