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She was what he wanted … but she was also his undoing.
Through mutual understanding, Tyler’s secret affair with Gabriella Reynolds has come to an end. It’s a decision that not only saves their friendship, but it’s one that will change his life forever.
For the past couple of years, Tyler Rushing has been known as one of the UFC’s most memorable and sexy heavyweight fighters. Now he has the chance to win the title and claim the fame he so deserves. He has everything he could ever want until Kacey Andrews walks through the door of his gym, wanting nothing to do with him. Keeping his eyes off of her is a challenge; there’s an innocence about her that draws him to her, and he’s not going to stop until he makes her his. Little does he know that Kacey Andrews isn’t a stranger. She’s a part of his world; he just doesn’t know it. It’s a secret she’s worked hard to keep hidden.
Kacey spent years trying to get away from the fighting world, away from the man who’s hated among the MMA elite … her brother, Kyle Andrews. Unfortunately, she’s brought back into it when Tyler’s relentless battle for her heart wins her over, drawing her in. The only problem is that secrets never stay buried forever. In the end, Tyler has a decision to make, and it’s one that can possibly destroy his and Kacey’s life … forever.
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This book was Ah-Mazing!! I love everything about this series. I especially love the way Kacey stands up for herself!!
Kacey is happy to be away from her brother and mother. But she isn't happy that her grandma isn't doing well. She knows she is burning herself out with working full time, taking care of her grandma and trying to sleep and having the small life she does with Bree. Bree wants her to get out and enjoy life more. Bree figures taking her to a gym would be a good place to start, but doesn't know all of Kacey's past. Kacey doesn't like MMA fighters and wants nothing to do with them. Especially Tyler. She's heard of his reputation. But can she stand strong? Or will she bend to his ways? Or will her secret be enough to send him running?
Tyler is content having a different woman ever night. He loves his life. He is finally moving up in the MMA standings. He is so close to the championship fight. A couple more fights and it is his. When he notices Kacey in his gym he wants her, but is shocked how much she pushes him away. He sees it as a challenge, but there is something more to it than just a challenge. He is starting to change. Or is he? Is it just the thrill of the chase making it so he wants only Kacey? Or is he finally ready to settle down with one woman?
This is a great book of loss, pain, regret, redemption. Kacey struggles with who her family is. She doesn't want people to hate her because of it, but she also regrets not saying anything sooner. But we all do things we shouldn't. Tyler isn't perfect either. He does things he probably shouldn't have done either. But it is amazing to watch them both grow. I really love how Kacey is strong and she stands up for herself!! I love L.P. Dover!! And I cannot wait for Ryley's book. I have to know what is going to happen with him and Ashleigh!!!
~ Excerpt ~
Spreading my legs with his knee, he smiled down at me and covered my body with his, leaning on his elbows to keep his full weight off of me. I was small underneath his body, utterly at his mercy. It was an archaic feeling, but I wanted him to take me, to claim me for his own—
leave his mark on me.
“I love the way you look when you’re happy, it’s breathtaking the way your face glows,” he claimed, brushing his fingers down my cheek. “However, your eyes are what I love the most.”
“Why is that?” I asked, kissing his fingers as be brushed them over my lips.
He brought his own gray gaze down closer and looked deeply into my eyes. “When I look at you, I see that light, beckoning me closer. It’s that light I’ve been so afraid will burn out if you let me in, but the more time I’ve spent with you, it’s only gotten brighter. I’m addicted to it … to you. These days I can’t seem to think of anything else.”
I felt the same way.
“And once you make love to me it’ll only get worse,” I admitted tenderly. “Is that a risk you’re willing to take?”
He lowered his lips to mine and I closed my eyes, loving the way my lips tingled every time they touched his. “Yes,” he answered. “I’d risk just about anything for you.”
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~ Author Bio ~
USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.