Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland. The tour is hosted by AToMR Tours. You can visit the rest of the stops on the tour here, or by clicking the tour button above. My stop today features a review. The author is also giving away a $25 Amazon gift card, which you can enter to win below. Thanks so much for stopping by!
Title: Worth the Fight
Author: Vi Keeland
Release date: October 3, 2013
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours
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It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.
Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.
Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.
My Thoughts: Well, I could make my review really short and tell you to look at the cover of the book, and that should sell it - it did for mean anyway. I mean the guy is hot, and he's an MMA fighter.....yes, please. Worth the Fight did live up to the image on the cover and was really good. Nico Hunter AKA "Cover Hottie," is a professional MMA fighter. In fact he's the champion, but a fight that went bad almost destroyed him and he hasn't been back in the ring in over a year. Elle is a lawyer who has worked very hard to get where she is at. She had a rough childhood and endured her own tragic event. It's been years now, and her way of coping is to compartmentalize her emotions, locking them away in a box, and not allowing herself to feel. That's worked great up until this point. She has a great boyfriend who she went to school with, and he's really hot himself, they're good friends, but there's something missing and Elle knows it. Everything changes the day her boyfriend William brings over a client of his that he's wants Elle to consult with and handle his case. It just so happens said client is also none other that "Cover Hottie- Nico Hunter". His very presence is electrifying and he just oozes with hottness.
"Hey." He smiles at me with that lopsided grin and for a second I feel my knees go weak. The man makes me feel like a teenage schoolgirl. I can't remember the last time I felt like that. Yes, I do remember, I was a teenager."
Elle begins to have feelings that she hasn't allowed herself to feel in years. Nico likes what he sees in Elle also, but he knows she is not a one night stand kind of girl, and for some reason, he doesn't want her to be that. Being the Alpha male that he is, Nico goes after what he wants, and before she knows it, Elle finds herself dating "Mr. Sex on a Stick." To say they have chemistry would be an understatement. Along with relationships comes challenges, and Elle and Nico find themselves with more than their share of those. Both of them are severely scarred from their tragic pasts, something that keeps coming back to haunt them. When circumstances threaten to drown them, especially Nico, they must decide if what they have is worth the fight.
Worth the Fight is a wonderful contemporary romance that I really enjoyed. As you can tell, I loved Nico's character. He's really a great guy that has had some rotten luck, and it's because he's a great guy that the incident nearly destroys him. I loved Elle also. She's one of those people that you can connect with - I can especially connect with her bad habit of always being late. Whereas Nico's devastation is front and center, and in the public eye because of who he is, Elle has done everything she can to keep her tragedy a secret. Both of them love passionately and it's obvious they are soulmates. I loved watching their relationship grow as they battled the darkness that lived within each of them, gradually allowing the light and love the other had slowly bring the healing they thought would never come. The story is told in both Elle and Nico's POV, alternating chapters. I also enjoyed the secondary characters in the book, as well as the whole MMA aspect of the novel. Overall, Worth the Fight is a wonderful contemporary romance that is filled with passion, excitement, and really hot romance that pulls you in and lets you feel the emotions right along with the characters, good and bad. It also has one of my favorite parts......an epilogue!! I love epilogues and this one is fabulous.
About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!
Author Social Media Links:
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“Perfect is highly overrated. I'm a character in my story, going through the chapters of my life as if it was written by an imaginary person, when I should be the author. - Elle”
“When we met, we were two injured souls. But keeping the real out of our lives for fear of what we might find. But nothing could have kept us apart. I never believed in destiny. Thought that was a bunch of crap for people who read too many books. Until you.”
“I quickly scoop up the rest of my personal life on display on the sidewalk and I'm relieved that I had removed the flavored condoms that Regina had shoved into my purse before I left yesterday. Bacon Flavor. What woman wants to taste meat while, you know, tasting meat?”
“An hour later I'm on my way back to the office, with Nico's scent on my clothes and inside of me. I have a sneaking suspicion that Nico wanted it that way, knowing that I was seeing William.”
“Glad I coated you with my sweat now. It'll keep the other lions away.”
I look up at him. "I am." My voice is soft, but I can tell by the smirk on his face that he hears me just fine.
"Does that mean not really is a no then?" His face is serious now.
"Ask me again." I grin up at the handsome face that is towering over me, invading my personal space.
"Are you seeing anyone?"
"No." My response is assertive.
"Yes. You are."
I'm confused. "I am?"
"I don't share Elle."
"Oh." Oh my.”
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