Thursday, November 13, 2014

Knockout by J.C. Valentine

Knockout by J.C. Valentine

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In Knockout, we meet Ally and Jami as they reconnect after years of separation. As children, they were the only person in the other's life they each felt they could trust and depend upon. Despite the years that have passed, they both still feel that connection that bonded them as teens and find themselves spending more and more time together as they establish their friendship ... and possibly more.

I must state that I absolutely loved that the author did not make Jami the stereotypical player that I tend to find with MMA characters. No, he's not a virgin, but he's not the manwhore his buddy Spence is and not once did he appear to be tempted by the blatant offers he got from other women. As a result, Ally wasn't forced to be the stereotypical insecure woman always wondering if she was pretty enough to keep her man. In fact, she's almost too independent and secure, which is what allows Tony to get too close and led to the only part of the storyline that bothered me; seriously, has she never heard of Google? It made absolutely no sense to me that she didn't look Tony up when she moved Tori and Miles in with her. And except for that small plot point, Knockout was fabulous.

Ms. Valentine has created great cast of characters and the chemistry between Ally and Jami is palpable. The sexual tension between the two is so intense that I was surprised that I was so far into the book before they finally hooked up, and I must say that I will never look at a boxing ring the same way again. Knockout is a great start to the series and I'm looking forward to reading Tapout as I cannot wait to see what happens next.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!

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