Title: A Fighter’s Desire
Author: L.P. Dover
Series: Gloves Off #0.5 & 0.6
Release Date: September 24, 2014
Two is always better than one.
What would you do if you were given the chance to spend the night with not one, but two fighters? Would you do it? Could you open yourself up to the pleasures they offered and do exactly what they said in order to pass on to the next round?
It was common knowledge that Ryley and Camden Jameson, well-known MMA fighters and identical twins, were just as aggressive and passionate in the bed as they were in the ring. The only problem was that if you didn’t pass their test on the first night, then you didn’t proceed to the next round. They loved a good fight, and that’s what they got when they met Ashleigh Warren.
Ashleigh knew what was going to happen when the twins approached her with a proposition, and needless to say, she knew exactly how to handle them … or so she thought. The rules had changed, and in order to get them both she had to first spend one night with each and last until they were done with her. It was a proposition she couldn’t refuse, but she knew it wouldn’t be easy to win. However, it was one that she was going to enjoy.
Part one of A Fighter’s Desire introduces us to super sexy fighter twins Ryley and Camden. These guys are trouble with a capital T and women flock to them. When their friend Gabby introduces them to Ashleigh, they have no idea that she is about to turn their world upside down. This novella is jam packed with introductions to these fun and feisty characters. I enjoyed meeting them and getting a quick look inside their heads. Ashleigh certainly held her own against the arrogant and cocky brothers, but L.P. Dover exposed her weakness in her feelings towards Colin.
Knowing that this novella merely lays the groundwork for future novels, it was successful in establishing the relationships between the various characters. The attraction between Ryley and Ashleigh and the relationship between the twins were both briefly touched upon in this story. I would have liked to have had delved just a little bit deeper into both of these complex connections in order to have a better grasp on the events that unfolded in this novella. I’m certain we will get more answers in the full-length novels and I will definitely be reading them to find out more.
Overall, this novella was sexy, snarky, and hot. The characters that L.P. Dover has started to develop are interesting and mischievous, keeping me on my toes with their crazy lifestyles. The relationships that have begun to form promise to be complicated and the road will definitely be rough. I was surprised several times throughout this novella, as L.P. Dover took her characters down unexpected paths. I am certainly intrigued by the world L.P. has created and I will definitely be back for more of this story and these characters.
When you’re told to stay away from someone or something it only drives the urge to go after it more. In this case, that was exactly what happened. For years, Gabriella Reynolds—younger sister of MMA’s Heavyweight Champion, Matt Reynolds—was warned by him to stay away from his fighter friends; she deserved better and they would only break her heart.
Did she listen? Yes, for a while, but temptation can only consume you so much until you fall into its trap. There’s a certain fighter she’s interested in, and it just so happens that he’s her brother’s best friend, the only one that is completely off limits to her. However, she’s not the only one fighting temptation. Tyler Rushing can’t deny his attraction to her, but he’s afraid she’ll want more and he can’t give that to her. When he finds out that’s not the case … everything changes.
Secrets can be dangerous, but they can also be thrilling and intense. Gabriella and Tyler have no choice but to keep their time together a secret … and it’s a secret that’ll stay with them forever.
Part two of A Fighter’s Desire gives us a look into the relationship between Gabby and Tyler. We met Gabby in part one and Tyler is another fighter that is friends with her brother. The forbidden attraction between them has been burning for a while, and they’re both desperate to give in to the pull. When these two end up in the same city for the weekend, the mounting tension causes them both to unravel. As we got to know Gabby a little better, I found her smart and incredibly likeable. Ryley even continued to grow on me as I experienced the extent of his relationship with Gabby. This novella succeeded in further peaking my interest in L.P. Dover’s characters and their stories.
In this novella, we also get a little more of the emotions bubbling between Ryley and Ashleigh, which further lays the groundwork for Ryley’s novel. L.P. Dover managed to evoke a bit of heartache in me, while reading about their complicated and unresolved relationship. While they got me emotional, Tyler and Gabby threatened to set the pages on fire. Their obvious lust had me on the edge of my seat, waiting for one of them to just let go. The chemistry that has been created between them was genuine and left me thirsty for more details about their past encounters. I would have loved a deeper look into their past, in order to really grasp their current connection and trepidation.
This story is playful, teasing, and every bit as sexy as part one, promising future novels that are absolutely yummy. I am thrilled at the prospect of Gabby stepping into the spotlight. I adore her already. The uncertainty L.P. Dover leaves us with has me desperate for more. There are so many questions left unanswered in this book. Hints of rivalries between the fighters, in combination with intriguing and unexpected ties between characters, has me primed for a more in depth look into the world that L.P. has created. I am definitely interested in seeing how things between Gabby and Tyler play out and what the future holds for them both.
A Fighter’s Desire: Part One (Gloves Off #0.5)
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A Fighter’s Desire: Part Two (Gloves Off #0.6)
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Don’t miss the rest of the Gloves Off series:
Tyler’s Undoing (Gloves Off #1)
Ryley’s Revenge (Gloves Off #2)
Paxton’s Promise (Gloves Off #3)
Camden’s Redemption (Gloves Off #4)
Winter Kiss (Gloves Off #4.5)
Kyle’s Return (Gloves Off #5)