Knock Out (The Billionaire’s Club #1) by Mallery Malone-a review
KNOCK OUT (Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans #1) by Mallery Malone
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date July 1, 2014
Sebastian Delacroix knows how to handle pain. Known as the Bourbon Street Brawler, he has fought his way from tough kid in a rough neighborhood to high-profile billionaire, made rich by his heavyweight championships and notorious personality. He’s landed plenty of punches in the ring over the years, but when he met Renata Giordano, it was a TKO. He left her behind, but it was too late. He couldn’t forget her and knew that the next time he got his hands on her, he wasn’t going to let her go.
Renata is the perfect blend of sexy and tough and has one more shot at the women’s welterweight championship. The only problem is that Sebastian, the man who broke her heart years ago, is her new trainer. With so much at stake, Renata knows she must put her feelings aside for this sexy fighter if she’s to be a champion again. But the close quarters at the gym are too much for Renata and Sebastian, and it’s only a matter of time before her desire to win and her desire for Sebastian become one… in Knock Out by Mallery Malone
REVIEW: KNOCK OUT is the first instalment in Mallery Malone’s contemporary adult Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans erotic romance trilogy. Each book will focus on one of three friends (Sebastian, Gabriel, Raphael) who grew up on the mean streets of New Orleans. Together they have fought their way to the top, starting in the school of Hard Knocks-a gym where local kids learn to fight with boxing gloves and not guns. This is billionaire Sebastian Delacroix (former heavyweight champion) and woman’s boxing champion Renata Giordano-a second chance at love storyline-that will focus on Renata’s upcoming shot at the crown and Sebastian’s shot at Renata.
Told from third person POV, the storyline follows Renata and Sebastian’s relationship as Sebastian has offered his services to train Renata for her upcoming fight. With their volatile history together, Renata is reluctant to place her future in the hands of the man who walked away five years earlier at a time when she needed him the most. When Sebastian walked out of her life, Renata was heartbroken and turned to another for support. Now five years later, Renata is determined to take back the title and Sebastian is determined to give Renata a different title to call her own.
The attraction between Sebastian and Renata has never waned. Renata never knew Sebastian’s reasons for walking away and she is determined never to lose her heart to the man-again. The sex scenes are intimate, steamy and sensual. Sebastian is a man who knows his way around a woman’s body and into her heart.
The reader is introduced to Sebastian’s best friends and fellow billionaires-Raphael Jerroult and Gabriel Devereaux-each a partner in DJD Enterprises, a fighter with a history of heartbreak and pain. Raphael and Gabriel’s stories have yet to be told.
KNOCK OUT pulls the reader into an intense, passionate and seductive storyline where one man has never forgiven himself for walking away five years before. Sebastian is a man possessed by the need to reclaim the love of his life but the painful memories of the day he walked away have had a profound affect on the woman he left behind.
Copy supplied by the publisher.
Reviewed by Sandy