Author: Kendall Ryan
Book: Reckless Love (Hard to Love #2) – coming soon on March 17, 2015!!
Other Books in Series:
Hard to Love (Hard to Love #1)
tl;dr recommendation: shhhh. you’re interrupting my fantasies about 8 pack abs.
One reckless fighter.
One night of passion he can’t forget.
The battle between sex and love is fierce and unrelenting.
And love is about to knock him on his ass.
What is it about cage fighters that gets me going?!?! whatever it is….I’m not fighting it. [YOU KNEW I HAD TO].
While this is the second book in the series, I didn’t feel like I was missing anything major not having read book 1. So, when it says that it’s a standalone, it really is. PHEW.
Ian is an incredibly focused cage fighter who eats clean & doesn’t fuck before fights. He’s looking to go pro and is training his ass off for it. But he can’t keep his mind or his eyes off of the medic at his gym, MacKenzie. When he joins MacKenzie’s friends Alexa and Cade (hi book 1 characters!!) out at a club and things get a little hot and heavy, he immediately pulls back. He can’t have sex before a fight. It’s his rule. and he doesn’t break his rule. But that certainly doesn’t stop his dick from tempting him to try.
MacKenzie is hurt, embarrassed and frustrated after being wound up and left high and dry. While she wants nothing to do with Ian, she can’t help the pull that she feels around him. She’s had a complicated past and while she claims it hasn’t scarred her, it certainly hasn’t helped her ability to trust people. These issues propel her to make decisions on her own and carry the burden of every situation. She spends pretty much the entirety of the book trying to do what she thinks is best for everyone. She doesn’t want to be a burden. She doesn’t want to be a distraction. She’s obviously wrong in doing so, and I wanted to shake the obnoxious out of her so many times I lost count. But she’s independent and afraid to let anyone help – even though she so willingly and easily gives of herself.
The sexual tension between MacKenzie and Ian ratchets up as the book progresses to the point that if something didn’t happen between them soon I was about to hump Ian’s leg. This book is definitely enjoyable, even with Kenzie’s crazy logic….Ian was deliciously sexy. I loved his protective and possessive nature and I loved it even more when his soft and caring side was exposed. This is an easy, fun read that satisfied my craving for eight pack abs. Thanks, Kendall!
[I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review]