WORTH THE CHANCE (MMA Fighter #2) by Vi Keeland
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date February 17, 2014
Meet Liv Michaels
It may have been seven years, but I’d know him anywhere. Sure, he’s grown, filled out in all the right places, but his captivating blue eyes and cocky grin are exactly the way I remember. Even though I’d much rather forget.
Liv Michaels is almost there. She’s smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she’s dreamed about for years. Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love.
Meet Vince Stone
Women love a fighter, especially a good one. Lucky for me, I’m damn good. But there’s one woman that isn’t interested. Not again, anyway.
Vince ‘The Invincible’ Stone is every woman’s fantasy…strong, sexy, confident and completely in control. Growing up surrounded by chaos, he’s learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down. He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own…for the night anyway. With the biggest fight of his life coming up, his focus should be on training.
When fate brings Vince & Liv back together again, there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. But can Vince erase the old scars their past left behind? Or will Liv hurt him instead?
REVIEW: WORTH THE CHANCE is the second storyline in Vi Keeland’s contemporary, new adult, erotic romance MMA Fighter series. This is Liv and Vince’s storyline and one that advances the series by several years. Vince is the young street kid from the first storyline Worth the Fight.
The focus of Worth the Chance is a second chance at romance for our leading couple. Liv was Vince’s high school tutor and their past relationship was destroyed the night Vince refused to make love to a much younger Liv and walked away –never to be heard from again. Fast forward several years and Vince and Liv will get a second chance when Liv has been assigned (by her editor) to write a story about the successful MMA fighter Vince Stone.
As the storyline progresses, so too, does Vince and Liv’s relationship. There is an immediate attraction-one not forgotten in the ensuing years-but one that is more mature both sexually and emotionally.
Vince’s success as a fighter is quelled by his past-his mother’s history of drug abuse; the death of his father; and a life in the hardened world of mixed martial arts. But Vince’s life will darken once again when the truth behind Liv’s assignment will break his heart and push him over the edge of control.
The storyline is written from two distinct first person points of view-Liv and Vince including a couple of flashbacks about the past. The relationship between our couple is hot, sexy and spiced with a little bit of jealousy. The reader is pulled into an emotional story where the past meets the present and, comes full circle when a young man discovers that his entire life has been based on a lie. The world building continues from book one with the inclusion of Nico, Elle and Preacher that gives it a familiar feel.
Vi Keeland writes an engaging and intense story of second chances and discovering the truth. When your entire life has been built around a lie the only place to turn is to the future-and a new life with the people who love and support the person that you have always been.
1. Worth the Fight
2. Worth the Chance
Reviewed by Sandy