Title: Worth the Fight
Author: Vi Keeland
Release date: October 3, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
About Worth The Fight:
It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same. Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control. Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for. **Author note – This is a stand alone book. Due to mature language and sexual content it is recommended for over 17**
About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!
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By Contributing Reviewer: Kat Summers
I’ve always loved martial arts of any kind, but mixed martial arts, also known as MMA, is the most exciting genre of them all. Therefore I knew right away that I had to read about the MMA fighter Nico “The Lady Killer” Hunter in Vi Keeland’s book Worth The Fight.
The characters Elle and Nico are easy to relate to, even though they have gone through things only few others have. The are both succeeding professionally, while in their personal lives… Not so much. Nico as a person is easy to fall in love with, with his great mix of hardness and softness in his body and soul. Elle is independent and unemotional, until she meets Nico, and feelings come pouring out. Personally, I found Nico more interesting to read about than Elle, but that may be due to the fact that the things he is going through are more current than what Elle has been dealing with.
The book is written in a language that flows easily, and the sentence structure is uncomplicated. This is great, because it doesn’t draw you out of the story. Also, sex does happen in this book, and not in the when-they-woke-up-the-morning-after sort of description. It is explicit and hot as hell.
Generally. I liked Worth The Fight, but unfortunately I didn’t love it. The premise of the story, with the fighter and the girl, and how they can help heal each other, is intriguing, but I felt that the tension could have been developed better in the beginning. For the first half of the book there wasn’t any driving force in the story; no major decision to make or fight to win. It was far from boring, but it also didn’t leave me spellbound until about half way through. I felt the excitement grow, and towards the end, I did have a hard time putting the book down.
One thing that surprised me, though, was the epilogue. I usually skip them for books I don’t review, because I do not need the five pages telling me how the couple lived happily ever after with six kids, four dogs, and a rabbit. I did, however, really enjoy reading the epilogue for Worth The Fight, as it provided a peephole into the future, focusing on how the experiences Elle and Nico went through affected their values and view of the world.
In conclusion, if you find the story description intriguing, by all means give it a go. You’ll be entertained for a couple of hours, and sometimes that is all you need from a good book.
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