By Bethany Bazile
New Adult Contemporary
Release: March 31, 2014
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I just needed someone to show me how to fight for me…
When tragedy hits Alexis Cole is shattered. She carries the blame on her shoulders after losing a big piece of herself. When Ryder Hayes sweeps back into her life, she has something to hold on to, but just as quickly as he appeared he was gone. When fate-or meddling parents-throw them back together they can no longer deny the heat that’s burned between them for years.
Ryder has always wanted Lexi, but he’s never fought so hard against something in his life. Saving Lexi from her past was never on his agenda, but he could never bear letting her drown in it. With his UFC championship title on the line, the last thing he needs is to be distracted by Lexi. When she’s thrown back into his life he can no longer fight their attraction.
But once he claims her he knows he’ll never let go.
***Mature content warning***
This title is intended for Adults 18+ due to language and explicit sexual content.
* If you have an aversion to steamy scenes, you may not want to board this ride, because it will be a hot and sweaty one.*
I really enjoyed this book. I loved Ryder Hayes he had just the right amount of badass and gentleness needed for Alexis. Ryder and Alexis were close when they were younger but after something happened it put a riff in their relationship. Ryder came back into her life while she was grieving for a short time and then three years later.
I finished this book in one night because I couldn't put it down. I wanted to know if the ex-girlfriend was going to cause any issues and if Alexis and Ryder got their HEA. If you like angst and a little bit of tears to go along with a hot fighter and a broken girl who finds her way to fight for herself and what she wants then I would definitely recommend this book
About the Author
Bethany Bazile reads, writes and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music. She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realize the sun came up, but the lost of sleep was so worth it. When she isn’t reading, she’s conjuring up steamy love scenes, and hot romance stories to share with fellow romance lovers.