Series: Blood and Glory Book #3
Stand Alone Title: yes
Author: Tara Wyatt and Harper St. George
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, MMA
Blurb: Leandro Oliveira—hunky MMA fighter, playboy billionaire, and newly crowned champ of the World Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight division—is used to getting his way. But when his party lifestyle threatens to cost the WFC sponsors, he has to clean up his act or he’ll be stripped of his contract. Forced to give up late nights of booze and women, Leandro resents having to change his behavior—until he lays eyes on the sexy publicist hired to manage his image. He plans to seduce her to regain control of the situation, but falling for her wasn’t supposed to be part of the deal.
Freelance publicist Ashylynn Fields has never taken on a client she wasn’t certain she could handle. But her latest project might just be the guy who kills her perfect record. Between his sex tape, his exploits at strip clubs, and his nights spent street racing expensive sports cars—not to mention his smoldering good looks and near constant flirting—Leandro might prove to be impossible. But with a full-time position with the WFC on the line, Ashlynn is more determined than ever to ignore his good looks and charm, and get this bad boy on the straight and narrow. Not only is he her client, but he’s completely wrong for her. When the chemistry between them explodes, she’s left wondering: how can the wrong man feel so right?
Thoughts: I always enjoy a good MMA book, and that includes one from the Blood and Glory series. This book features Leandro and Ashlynn, and I’ll be honest I’m a little conflicted on my feelings for the characters – particularly Leandro. The chemistry between these two was off-the-charts, and I liked them – when Leandro was trying to seduce her. The rest of the time Leandro was a bit over the top in the cocky and arrogant department, so much so that it made him a little bit dislikeable for me. Especially when he shrugged off how his decisions affected others. The storyline was great, however, and I still couldn’t put it down and even wound up liking it even better than the previous book – I just tried to focus more on the good moments with Leandro, and ignore his less than favorable qualities! Still a great MMA novel to pick up!
Other books in this series: Dirty Boxing (Book #1) and Take Down (Book #2)
Other Reviews: Sarah’s Review of Take Down