Regan Sommers spent her life fighting. Fighting foster parents, kids in the group home, and classmates. But the night she has to fight for her life changes everything.
Now, she’s fighting for money in the ring, and from the first punch she’s addicted. Every addiction has a price though, and this one is the gym’s star boxer, Gage Lawson. He may come in an enticing tattooed package, but his demands are more than she can handle.
The responding officer from that night, Anthony Fields, comes with no demands. He want’s whatever she’s willing to give, and Regan can handle that. She can definitely handle him.
But no help comes string free, and Regan’s not the only one with a hard past and scars to cover. The life she was trying to escape is nothing compared to the danger she’s in the middle of now, and she can’t fight her way out.
***Reader please be aware: Story contains mature content such as: Drugs, sex, abuse, and explicit language that may be upsetting for some.****
I always love it when I find a book that I just can’t put down. Work and everything else gets put on hold until I finish the book. This was definitely one of those books. From beginning to end, I was utterly sucked in constantly wondering what is going to happen next. This was the first book I’ve read by Ashley Cluady, but it will absolutely not be the last!
I think my favorite think about this book was that, the Regan was anything but a damsel in distress. She was strong and did anything she had to, to survive. Though you might always agree with what she does, you were always rooting for her to persevere. Regan never had a stable home or a steady income, but one night after being severely beaten, totally changes her life.
Regan gets invited to join a gym and is offered to fight. She agrees, needing the money right away because where she’s staying now isn’t really safe. She’ll do anything to get enough money to get away from her past and everything surrounding it.
When Regan meets Gage, you can almost feel the passion between the two. You know that once these two get together, they’re going to hot and never be the same. But with Regan being Regan, she fights what she feels for Gage. She doesn’t want to be controlled by a man and she knows that he will try to take control.
Once Regan finally gives in to Gage, it’s like you expected. The pages explode with heat, but it doesn’t last long. Regan and Gage’s past collide and may just tear these two apart. Will they be able to be strong enough to fight their way to be together, or will the past have a stronger hold that rips them apart?
Like I said before I seriously loved this book! I’ve already pre-ordered book two and anxiously counting down the days until release so I can see what happens next with Regan and Gage. Though the ending is sort of a cliff hanger, DO NOT let it stop you from picking up this book! I have just become a HUGE fan of Ashely Claudy, and can’t wait to see what she comes up with next!
**ARC was provided thru NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**
OtherSide Of Fear (book 3) To be published June 17, 2015.