Win By Submission
by Melynda Price
Coming March 24, 2015
To win her heart, he’ll be in for the fight of his life.
After an illegal kick during a CFA title fight fractures Cole Easton’s spine, doctors say there’s nothing more they can do for the bitter Vegas fighter. They say it’s a miracle he can walk, if that’s what you call his crutch-dragging limp. Unwilling to give up on him, Cole’s manager sends the injured fighter to the best physical therapist he knows: his niece, Katie Miller. When Cole arrives in the small town of Somerset, Wisconsin, he quickly discovers his sly manager may have had reasons other than rehab for sending him to this frozen tundra.
After a year of running from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Katie has returned to her hometown to care for her father, who’s recovering from a stroke. When Uncle Marcus calls in a favor, she reluctantly finds herself taking on a rancorous MMA fighter, broken at the height of his career. He’s insanely sex-on-a-stick hot—and everything she loathes in a man.
If Cole thinks his fighting days are over, he’s dead wrong. To save Katie from her past and to win her heart, he’ll be in for the fight of his life.
I've said it before and I'll say it again... I love fighter romances. I'm not sure what it is but there's just something about watching a man who dominates in the ring get brought to his knees by a woman that does it for me every time. And let me tell you... Win By Submission did not disappoint!
Cole is in the prime of his fighting career when an illegal kick takes him down and almost ruins his chances at fighting again. Luckily his manager just happens to have a niece that's a physical therapist so he sends him away to Wisconsin so that Katie can get him back in fighting condition.
The first meeting between Cole and Katie is definitely memorable and it was fun to watch their relationship develop from there. Cole is really surly in the beginning but once he started to open up we got to see the fun, cocky side of him and I couldn't get enough.
And Katie... What can I say?! That girl is a fighter through and through. She's been through so much with her ex and yet she still came out on the other side. Of course she's a little timid when it comes to Cole but it was really great watching her come out of her shell.
Honestly their relationship took longer than I would have liked to develop but given Katie's history it makes sense that the author took it slow like she did. Now once they gave in to their attraction for each other? That's definitely where things picked up for me.
Win By Submission is by no means a new story line... I mean, we've seen playboy heroes fall for damaged heroines time and again but Melynda Price put a great spin on this one to keep my attention. All the drama with Katie's ex kept me guessing and I couldn't wait to see how it would all play out.
This is definitely a must read for fighter romance fans! I can't wait to get my grabby hands on the next book in the series.
Disclosure: I was provided with an ARC of Win By Submission through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.