Saturday, September 20, 2014

REVIEW with SIGNED GIVEAWAY - TAPOUT (Wayward Fighters #2) by J.C. Valentine:


TITLE: Tapout
SERIES: Wayward Fighters
SERIES PLACEMENT: #2
AUTHOR: J.C. Valentine
AGE GROUP: Adult
GENRE: Contemp. Romance
RELEASE DATE: July 2014
PUBLISHER: Self-Published
FORMAT: eBook and Paperback
PAGES: Approx. 202

MY GOODREADS REVIEW LINK
RATING: 4 Stars!
CLIFFHANGER: No
HEA: Of Course ;)

BOOK BLURB:
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! 

The Review: 
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!

Story/Characters... 
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. 

Buy the Book!
    



Knockout (Wayward Fighters #1)
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Enter to Win!
One lucky winner will receive:
One Signed Paperback of KNOCKOUT,
One Signed Paperback of TAPOUT
and a Signed KNOCKOUT Rack Card.


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117 comments:

  1. Maria Theresa SantosSeptember 20, 2014 at 5:59 PM

    Would love to have a J.C Valentine books

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    1. I adore her so I understand your want ;) Thanks for commenting and good luck in the giveaway!

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    1. I agree! Loved Jamie and Ally and those covers? Yum! Good luck in the giveaway :)

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  3. I would love to win these books. I love to read and I love books. Now days, most of my books are in digital form. Sometimes I am lucky and get real books, but they are few and far between. Thank you for the chance to win two awesome sounding books. :)

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    1. I know just what you mean Teresa! I love print books but most of the books I buy these days are in digital format so when I get a chance to get signed ones, I want to share the love! Thanks for commenting and good luck :)

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  4. I Love J.C. Valentine!!! Super stoked for Raine to come out on the 7th Oct. It would be an honor to have her books on shelf - even if unsigned but BONUS if signed!!

    GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!!!!

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    1. Me too! I can't wait for Raine! I've loved her work ever since I read and review book of Stranded! And these are signed so yay! And they are beautiful. Good luck Melanie!

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  5. I would love to win because the stories sound fantastic and the covers are amazingly beautiful to look at!

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    1. I couldn't agree more Jennifer! The stories are wonderful and those covers are oh so much fun to look at ;) Thanks for commenting and good luck!

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  6. I think J.C. Valentine is awesome! These have both been on my TBR for a while. Thanks for the giveaway! :-)

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    1. You'll love them! The story is so great and J.C. Valentine has a way of making you fall in love with her characters instantly. Good luck!

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  7. i love to win because the book sounds really good

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    1. They are so good! Thanks for commenting and good luck!

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  8. I love her books.. It would be great to win the signed book

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    1. I agree Nikki! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway!

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  9. I would lost my sh!t if i won lol im gonna rub random peoples bellies eat four leaf clovers and wear a horse shoe around my neckk i wanna win SO BAD!

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    1. LOL!!! Now that's a way to get luck on your side for sure Crystal! I like your style. Good luck and thanks for entering :)

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  10. Coz i love J.C. Valentine books..wish i win..

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    1. Love her books too! She's a fantastic author. Thanks for stopping by and good luck :)

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  11. I want this set sooo bad!!! thank you for the chance! <3

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Shani and good luck!

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  12. B/c the covers are HOT!! Just being honest. Haha. That and I love J.C. Valentine's books of course!! :)

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    1. I love your reasons! And I agree! They are really pretty sitting on the shelf. I have to stop myself from drooling a little ;) Thanks for stopping by and entering...

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  13. i love to win because the book sounds really good, and my book friends recommended for me :)

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    1. You have great book friends Olivia! They are spot on. This is a wonderful series. Good luck!

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    1. I can't blame you Irma! It's a fun and wonderful read. Good luck :)

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    1. Very true. Thanks for commenting Tanya and good luck!

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  16. the books sound good. thanks for the chance. nice covers ;)

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    1. Good luck kat and thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. It really is Carolyn. You'll love these books. Good luck :)

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    1. Thanks for commenting Aleksandra and good luck :)

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  20. I'd like to win because I looooove books about tatted fighters .

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    1. Yum! Me too ;) You'll love Jamie. He's a hot hot hot hero and the fact he's built like a brick wall only makes him all the more sexy ;) Thanks for commenting and good luck!

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  21. I've not read these, but, JC is an amazing "naughty" author and they're on my Tbr list, thank you!

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    1. Yes! She knows how to write naughty and I love the theme of this story. You'll love them. Good luck Shannon!

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  22. I haven't read these books yet. I want to win as I love reading about fighters...they are so tough in the ring but they are sweeting, loving, and totally alpha to their family, friends and women they love!

    Barrie

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    1. Yes! Exactly Barrie! I love a hero who can take care of business and look hot while doing it but also have a gentle, loving side. Jamie is definitely that kind of guy. You'll love him. Good luck :)

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  23. I haven't read these books yet. I would love to win them. I'm also adding them to my TBR right now! Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Good luck! I think you'll like them a lot. :)

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  24. I would love to win because I haven't read these books yet and the sound fantastic, also I love signed book Thank you for the wonderful chance.

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    1. Good luck Donna! I love signed books too. There's something special about having something so personal from the authors you love.

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  26. I would love to win because I love signed books. They seem more very personal.

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    1. I agree Malinda! Signed books are the best. I love ebooks, which is something I never thought I'd say because I love paper books so much, but there's something special about a SIGNED paper book. Thanks for stopping by and good luck :)

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  27. I would love to win because I'd really like t read these books!!

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    1. Thanks for commenting Debbie and good luck :)

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  28. I would love to win so I can be introduced to a new author and new story!

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    1. I love being introduced to new authors and new stories Shawndra! Especially when after I'm done reading one of their books for the first time, I can say I'm definitely coming back ;) Good luck in the giveaway!

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  29. I'd love to win, because I would love to read them!!! They sound awesome!!! <3 Thanks for the chance!

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    1. They are great books Bette! Good luck and thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. I like that word. Delicious! That's a great assessment. Good luck Denise!

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  31. Would love to win this books have been on my tbr list for a while and like the sounds of it
    Thank you

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    1. You'll enjoy them I think yohanna! It was a great story. Thanks for stopping by :)

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    1. Me to Merelyn! She writes wonderful stories and yummy male leads :) Good luck!

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  33. Although I haven't had a chance to read these yet, I have heard nothing but good things about these books! Hope I win! *FINGERS CROSSED* Thanks for this awesome giveaway!

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    1. I think you'll enjoy them Krista! Thanks for stopping by and good luck in the giveaway ;)

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  34. Thanks for the giveaway. Would love to read these.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Deb!

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  35. I would love to win because I have not yet read these book and they look GREAT!

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    1. They truly are great Shelly! Thanks for stopping by and good luck :)

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  36. I would love to read these books by J.C. Valentine. They sound totally awesome

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    1. They are indeed! Thanks for commenting Vickie and good luck :)

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    1. The first one was fantastic and the second one closes everything out nicely with lots of drama... my fav kind :) Good luck in the giveaway Megan!

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  38. Hot covers, who wouldn't love to own these? And Ive read the samples from Amazon since they are on my TRL and they are amazing, I can't wait to find out their full stories

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    1. I agree! Those covers are seriously hot. You'll love them Pyper! Good luck and thanks for stopping by :)

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  39. I've been dying to read this series!

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    1. I love J.C. Valentine and these are just two of her best in my opinion. Good luck!

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  40. I can't wait to read this series!! It is on my TBR! Thanks for an awesome giveaway!

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    1. You're most welcome Amanda. Good luck and thanks for commenting :D

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  41. Thanks for the chance!! I love the covers, amazing!! Would love to read it!!

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    1. I agree! Those covers are super amazing. I think you'll love the books just as much! Thanks for entering and good luck :)

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  42. I haven't read them, but they are on my TBR list! They look so good (& the covers are bad either)!!!

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    1. Haha! Exactly! Good luck Cassie and thanks for stopping by!

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  43. I would love to win because the books look very interesting and this is a new author to me! :)

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    1. Ahh! I love new authors and I love introducing new authors. You'll love these Vandana! Good luck!

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  44. Thanks for the chance. I would love to win because I have not yet read any books by this author!

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    1. I think you'll love these books AND this authors other works. They are a lot of fun. Thanks for stopping by and good luck!

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  45. Thank you! I would love to win because I haven't read her books but a PB would be a nice package and I love collecting PBs :)

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    1. I love collecting PB's too Roselle! I love my ereader but holding, smelling and cuddling (ok, TMI?? lol) a hard copy is the BEST. Thanks for stopping by and entering. Good luck :)

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  46. Thanks for the giveaway! I haven't read them yet!

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    1. Good luck Dora! I think you'll love them :)

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  47. Haven't got a chance to read these but would love to! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. I love receiving signed paperbacks. I treasure and cherish them with my dear life. They mean a lot to me and would love to read them as well.

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    1. I'm the same way Lorena! I love paperbacks but signed ones are the BEST. Good luck and thanks for stopping by :)

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  49. I would love to win because these look like great books.

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    1. You'll love them Crystal! Thanks for stopping by and entering ;)

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  50. I haven't had a chance to read this book. I'd love to win it because everyone is raving over it and I want a chance to rave over it myself!! Thanks for the chance!! :)

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    1. I hope you get the chance to rave Jessica! They are great reads and ones I highly recommend. Thanks for entering and good luck ;)

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  51. I somehow missed Tapout and would love to add it to my collection. Thanks for the chance.

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    1. Oh you must read Tapout. It's a wonderful conclusion to their story. Good luck in the giveaway!

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  52. An amazing giveaway i was lucky to get ARCs for them both, and i loved them, the story and the writing were perfect i couldn't put them down. thank you for the chance. It would so cool to get a paper back of one of them.

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    1. I agree! They were totally UN-PUT-DOWN-ABLE! I was crushing on Jamie so hard! ;) Thanks for participating and good luck! <3

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    2. Thank you my finger's were crossed

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  53. I haven't read any of her books yet & would love to!!

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    1. I think you'll love them Shannon! Such great reads. Thanks for participating ;)

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  54. I so want these book haven't read them yet but I'm dying to.

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    1. I know you'll love them Amy! They were so worth the read. Good luck and thanks for participating!

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