Title: A Fighter's Desire
Author: L.P. Dover
Series: Gloves Off #1
Release Date: July 25, 2014
Two is always better than one.
Knowing a fighter’s desires and needs are one thing, but actually experiencing them is another. A Fighter’s Desire gives you not one, but two stories full of hardcore passion, angst, and action that’ll leave you breathless and aching for more.
Part One: Ryley and Camden Jameson, well-known MMA fighters and identical twins, were just as aggressive and passionate in the bed as they were in the ring. They loved a good fight, and that’s exactly what they got when they met Ashleigh Warren. The brothers had a habit of sharing things—including women—and she happened to be the only one they truly craved. However, the problem was getting her to agree to their proposition. It was one she couldn’t refuse, but she knew it wouldn’t be easy to win. Nonetheless, she sure as hell was going to enjoy it.
Part Two: Fighting temptation isn’t easy when you’re constantly around the one person you’ve desired more than any other. Gabriella Reynolds was warned by her brother, MMA Heavyweight Champion Matt Reynolds, to stay away from his friends; they only wanted one thing, and in the end they’d break her heart. She heard it, but the desire to have the one man she couldn’t led her down the forbidden path to pursue him; he also happens to be one of her brother’s best friends. Tyler Rushing can’t deny his attraction to her, and he’s afraid she’ll want more than what he can give her. When he finds out that’s not the case … everything changes. They have no choice but to keep their time a secret, and it’s a secret that’ll stay with them forever.
When I read the blurb for this book I was very intrigued and it seemed like a book that I would like. It didn't take me very long to read the book and I couldn't put it down. With that being said, I didn't love this book. The endings in each part just didn't do it for me and is the reason I'm only giving it 4 stars.
In part 1 you meet Ashleigh, Ryley, and Camden. Camden and Ryley are twins and MMA fighters. They are known for having one girl at the same time. One night they decide that they both want Ashleigh. Ashleigh doesn't want to be just like every other girl they've had, so they give her a special proposal. Does she except their proposal? You will have to read and find out.
In part 2 you meet Gabriella and Tyler. Gabriella's brother is a MMA fighter and has made her off limits to all the other fighters. Tyler is an MMA fighter also. Gabriella has wanted Tyler for awhile, but Tyler holds back because of her brother. Will they finally get together despite what Gabriella's brother says?
I can't wait to read more books in this series. It would be nice to find out more about the characters and see more of a conclusion for them.
~ Review by Leah
Hot MMA fighters? Twin alpha MMA fighters? I couldn’t not read this book. While I greatly enjoyed A Fighter’s Desire, I was left wanting more and a bit confused. This book was broken up into two parts. Part one focused on Ashleigh with the twins Ryley and Camden. Part two focused on Tyler and Gabriella. Both parts overlapped as Ashleigh and Gabby were roommates and friends and all the males were MMA fighters.
Part 1 – Ashleigh and the Twins
I really loved the first part of the book. Ashleigh was a tough girl who wanted to be different than all the other women the twins shared. They offered her a proposal that she couldn’t turn down. I loved learning the differences between the twins and fell in love with Ryley. But I was really upset with the ending. I assumed it would change in part 2, however that didn’t happen.
“We’re not in the ring tonight, baby. Tonight we aren’t fighting for money…we’re fighting for you. There are no rules.”
Part 2 – Gabby and Tyler
Gabby has been around fighters her entire life since her brother was the heavyweight champion. However, she was off limits to all the fighters, even the ones she wanted. Finally deciding to make a move on the one she wants, Tyler, she learns her attraction is reciprocated. They allow themselves one weekend in Vegas together.
“I’ve wanted you for so long, prolonging it by making me chase you will only make things worse. I haven’t been able to think of anything else.”
Overall, this book was enjoyable. It had hot, steamy scenes with alpha males and good friendships. There was a lot of character development and I enjoyed getting to know them all. But I would have enjoyed it more if it was only one part with the entire story at once. Obviously there will be more in this series and I will read it because I need answers.
~ Review by Tiffany
USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.