Amateur MMA fighter, Marcy Foster is determined to win the state championship. But dark secrets and a broken trust mean there’s one submission she just can’t master. Fortunately Club Excelsior has hired a coach who knows all the right moves.
Sexy, confident and commanding, fight consultant Jax demands control, both in and out of the ring. But once he has Marcy against the ropes, Jax knows he’s in too deep. He has the dominance to give her what she needs, but once he unleashes her hidden passions, there’s no going back.
Under Jax’s skilled hands, Marcy submits to her deepest desires. But when her personal and professional worlds collide, she is forced to face a brutal truth–yielding to her darkest needs may be the one thing that costs her the fight…and her heart.
**This novella was originally published in the New York Times bestselling anthology, Unraveled. Now with 50% more content**
Holy hot sauce batman! This book was so HOT and I loved every second of it! Though this book is novella, it sure feels like you’re reading a full length novel! Sarah Castille gets so much detail in this story, you never feel like you missing a single thing!
I loved how you could almost feel the chemistry between Jax and Marcy. I mean seriously, there were times I had to fan my face because it was so hot. But there were also some non-sexual tension there as well. Jax was hired to help Marcy with her issues of freezing in the ring. However, Jax never realized the extent to her issues. She’s not too happy with the situation (though she doesn’t mind him on top while they are working)
Both have a past that they are fighting to hide. So though they have this wild chemistry, they are constantly fighting each other because they don’t want to let the other in and see the darkness they hold inside. Though Jax fights this harder than Marcy, after a while you start to wonder if either of them will give in? Will they tap out and give everything they have to each other? Or will they knock out and destroy any chance they had to a happy life?
Like I said, an amazing novella that doesn’t leave out anything! I love MMA stories, but I think this is my favorite because finally the main fighter was a female! Though they don’t get the same respect as a male MMA fighter does, it’s nice to have a change of pace. I really hope that this isn’t the last we see of Jax and Marcy, because I’d really like to see what happens with these two from here on out!
**ARC was provided through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**