Grappling for Position by Melynda Price

Title:  Grappling for Position

Series:  Against the Cage Book #4

Author:  Melynda Price

Genre:  Romance

Blurb:   This battle of wills is about to go below the belt…

Willow Scott is sweet, innocent, and 100% untouchable. She’s the epitome of everything MMA fighter Regan “Rapscallion” Matthews has always wanted, but will never have. A woman like her deserves more than a scrapper from the wrong side of the tracks—the Scott’s charity case.
Unfortunately for Regan, his best friend’s little sister is all grown up and she’s tired of playing by the rules. When Willow sees something she wants, she goes after it—damn the consequences—and her sights are set on him. With a shot at the Welterweight title finally within his grasp, Willow Scott is a distraction Regan can’t afford. But this willful woman is determined to make him tap-out.
Willow has been in love with Regan Matthews since she was in pigtails and braces. Over the years, she’s all but given up hope of her brother’s friend returning her affection, but a part of her never stopped praying that someday he would see her as more than Kyle Scott’s annoying little sister. If Willow has her way that’s all about to change, and Regan must decide if he’s willing to risk losing his best friend and the Welterweight title for a woman he doesn’t deserve but cannot live without.

Thoughts:  If you are a fan of MMA books, Grappling for Position is a great one to pick up.  I really enjoyed the storyline and the nitty-gritty characters who really seemed to come to life from the pages.  Not to mention the whole ‘best friend’s sister’ angle that I am a real sucker for.  Willow was such a strong female character in so many ways, and had such a loyalty to her family and friends, all of which made her a character you love to read about.  I admired and loved the relationship she shared with her brother – which really lent credence to the rift that potentially develops between the two men, both who love her.  Melynda Price really captured the feelings and emotions the characters were experiencing and relayed that to the reader. 

Thoroughly enjoyable!

Rate:  B+


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