Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.
Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.
West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.
Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.
Check it out on goodreads! 5 stars
I've enjoyed all of Katie McGarry's books but this might be my favorite. Not only did it fit my mood perfectly at the time, it was one of the books I've read the quickest in about 4 months. It was so good. The romance and chemistry was great. I think that the characters were really lovely. I felt like I could relate to Haley emotionally in a lot of ways or with just things I was feeling right then. And she and West were so cute! I liked her cousin and brother and her grandpa was pretty cool. The plot was pretty intense and was fast-paced. The ending had me so messed up and I literally couldn't put down the book I just had to know what was going to happen. It also picks up from where the last book left off with what's happening with Isiah and Rachel (it was Rachel right? My memory is terrible right now). The way Katie writes it really engaging and exciting. Just plain exciting. And I like how gritty her stories are. They aren't happy and fuzzy and there are characters who have serious issues going on in their lives. And I think that makes it all the more real. So all in all, this was an amazing book and I would definitely recommend it provided you are up for some violence and a good bit of language. There was a bit of romance and some steamier scenes. So I'd say this is probably a 16+ or so book. But definitely worth reading, I really enjoyed it and it's making me all the more anxious for her next book! :)