Real by Katy Evans

Real (Real, Raw & Ripped, #1)
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-No Kink
Series-Real, Raw and Ripped #1
Reviewed by Kay
266 pages

I have been waiting to read this for a looong time and I’m so glad I did! Remington is an underground boxer who was a pro but now is fallen from grace. A true and total bad boy, in every sense of the word. He sees Brooke before one of his matches and becomes fixated on her. Brooke sees Remy and thinks he’s the sexiest man she’s ever seen. He needs her to do something for him and this starts a beautiful but not traditional love story.

As I was reading I was intrigued and a little aggravated by the pacing of this book at first. I kept thinking that with all the sexual tension going on that surely someone would have sex soon. You so have to wait until about 55% into the story for the sex but it is so worth it. This is a very dirty book and I ended up liking it a whole lot.

It is a story of unconditional love and what that really means. It’s also about a pure love that gives you a goofy smile on your face and makes your heart full. When you learn Remy’s secret you’ll love him even more. This is an on going series (which is not my favorite thing) but I will be here awaiting each and every book.

Against the Ropes by Sarah Castille

Against the Ropes
Hotness Level-Inferno
Kink Level-High Kink
Reviewed by Kay
368 pages

Ok, so the blurb on this book sounds so very good.

Scarred MMA fighter, who’s also a billionaire meets an almost EMT. He then hires the curvy almost EMT to do first aid at his underground MMA club. She needs the money and thinks he’s hot, so she accepts the position, even though she abhors violence. They start to date and are totally into each other, then the book starts to hint at his BDSM tendencies.

I got a text from a friend of mine who was reading the book at the same time I was and she mentioned nipple clamps. My friend, who knows me well was warning me because I now have a “hard limit” with nipple clamps. I decided that I have enough to read without reading about that or any other books delving into BDSM.

This book started out so good. I was super excited but seriously, I have had it up to my eyeballs with this genre and it’s flooding of the romance market. If you’re into reading about that, then try this book. You may love it. Nice heroine and hot fighter. Even decent secondary characters. Quirky humor also.

Seducing Cinderella by Gina Maxwell

Seducing Cinderella (Fighting for Love, #1)

Grade: B
Hotness Level: Inferno
Kink Level: No Kink
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Fighting for Love #1
Reviewed by Anne
180 pages
“You should put a shirt on when we’re not doing therapy.”
“Why?  The less I wear the more comfortable I am.  I put the shorts on as a courtesy to your virtue.” (location 346, kindle edition)
Reid is a MMA fighter at the top of the sport.  He has an injury he needs to rehab fast in order to be ready for his next fight.  He’s pleasantly surprised to learn his new physical therapist is his best friend’s little sister.  They were like family to him and it’s been a long time since he saw her.  
Lucie is very happy to see Reid, too.  She’s always had a crush on him and has followed his MMA career.  She’s not a fan girl, though, and she takes her job seriously.  
Because Reid wants round the clock attention, he talks Lucie into taking some personal time off work to attend to him.  In exchange, besides paying her, Reid agrees to help her transform into a woman her doctor co-worker would be interested in.  Of course, spending all that time together really backfires for them both.
This was a fun read, and I definitely am putting Gina Maxwell on my To Be Read list!  There were lots of little moments of humor – including a He-Man reference. Lucie and Reid felt like real people, and their problem didn’t feel exaggerated.  I liked seeing the transformation in Lucie – both inside and out.  I loved how strong she was by the end of the book.  Reid’s actions were believable, and he was a sweetie, despite his asshole moments.

I’m not a huge MMA fan, so I was ok that there were no long drawn out fight descriptions.  My guess is that the description of the lifestyle was accurate, though.  I look forward to the next book!