"He has moves she's never dreamed of..."
Pages: 368 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca on Sep. 3rd 2013
Form: E-book (from NetGalley for an honest review)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: It's not a series, but it bloody well should be!
Amazon: Buy / $6.59 (Kindle) ( EU price, click to see yours )
Barnes & Noble: Buy / $7.49 (Nook)
Sourcebooks Casablanca: Buy / $13.99 (Paperback)
Excerpt: Chapter 1
"He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more…
Makayla never thought she’d set foot in an underground mixed-martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it’s these guys. Trouble is, at her first sight of the club’s owner she’s the one feeling breathless.
All sleek muscle and restrained power, the man they call Torment plays to win at any cost. Whether it’s in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when to use a soft touch and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he’s about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined…" ~ From Goodreads
Reading this story made me so giddy and so happy it's still hard to contain my excitement, days later! Where do I start? The story, Makayla's second job to pay off a debt collector brings her face to face with Torment, a sexy as hell tattooed MMA fighter who sets his sights on her and comes at her a subtle as the fighter he is. But jealousy and his violence scare Makayla, she seems to have the right things to say to calm him down, but with her own dark past with family violence is her attraction to Torment going to doom her yet again.
I loved Torment, he didn't just bring it to others but had a tormented past of his own. I loved the tall, dark and muscled looks on him, his hawk like focus on winning Makayla and his fascination with ropes and tying up Makayla when it came to sex, can you spell hot! Torment's penchant for domination and some bondage was sexy as hell, while staying off the bdsm scene. I loved how captivated he was after tying her up wither on his motorcycle or his office desk... you could see he wanted something ever lasting with Makayla from day one on. But he did have a dark side, he was violent, but he knew how to control it, the was protective overly so but Makayla seemed to know how to control his toeing on the line behavior. He was bossy, arrogant and over protective but Maykayla was his perfect match, knowing how to get him off the ledge, or maybe he did all by himself. That side of him was very very interesting, as I've never read a hero before with serious over protectiveness issues.
I absolutely, definitely loved Makayla, she was funny as hell, She kept cracking me up left and right with her observations and her dry wit, of course her reactions to Torment were as hilarious as they come. With all the amusement in her, she still had darker side, even though she abhorred violence, literally it made her hurl, she had a side that handled Torment, she had some fighter in her though even if she chose to deny it and be as far away from it as she could. Of course working in Torment's unsanctioned MMA club didn't help and she was forced to change, to become who she was supposed to be, and that wasn't a girl afraid of some blood and action.
The romance was so beautiful - man I wanna read this book again! It was hot, the chemistry was perfect and Torment being an MMA fighter just added to the intensity of it all. The sex was hot, wither he was playing ropes with her or if it were just intense on it's own, so so yummy.
This should be a series, I am serious, could read twenty more of these! :D