A Fighter’s Desire
RELEASE: July 28, 2014
Two is always better than one.
Knowing a fighter’s desires and needs are one thing, but actually experiencing them is another.
A Fighter’s Desire gives you not one, but two stories full of hardcore passion, angst, and action
that’ll leave you breathless and aching for more.
Part One: Ryley and Camden Jameson, well-known MMA fighters and identical twins, were just
as aggressive and passionate in the bed as they were in the ring. They loved a good fight, and
that’s exactly what they got when they met Ashleigh Warren. The brothers had a habit of sharing
things—including women—and she happened to be the only one they truly craved. However,
the problem was getting her to agree to their proposition. It was one she couldn’t refuse, but she
knew it wouldn’t be easy to win. Nonetheless, she sure as hell was going to enjoy it.
Part Two: Fighting temptation isn’t easy when you’re constantly around the one person you’ve
desired more than any other. Gabriella Reynolds was warned by her brother, MMA Heavyweight
Champion Matt Reynolds, to stay away from his friends; they only wanted one thing, and in the
end they’d break her heart. She heard it, but the desire to have the one man she couldn’t led her
down the forbidden path to pursue him; he also happens to be one of her brother’s best friends.
Tyler Rushing can’t deny his attraction to her, and he’s afraid she’ll want more than what he can
give her. When he finds out that’s not the case ... everything changes. They have no choice but
to keep their time a secret, and it’s a secret that’ll stay with them forever.
I reviewed an ARC in exchange for an honest review
As this is a review of an arc, the author has requested that NO spoilers be given at all......
This book is 2 stories in one book but both stories feature the same characters and the stories do follow on time wise.
In the first part we meet the Jameson twins Ryley and Camden and although they are identical they do have different personalities. However they do share one thing, a love of HOT sex with many women even at the same time. They are known as the hottest MMA fighters on the circuit and have girls vying for their attention constantly. Then they meet Ashleigh. She is more than capable of dealing with the twins and their sexual appetites but can all 3 come out of the first part of their story unscathed and with their hearts in one piece?
I enjoyed reading this first part, the twins are deliciously arrogant, crude and alpha at its best. Ashleigh is a feisty female lead who won't put up with any shit from the twins. It is a battle for control that all 3 think they are in charge of. My only complaint is the length of the story. I was so into reading it then turned the page to read "part 2". I was left wanting so much more and although we do get the characters appearing in part 2 I am sure we will get a continuation of this story at a later date (I hope)!!!!
So on to part 2, Gabriella and Tyler's story. Gabby is Matt Reynolds younger sister. We met and fell in love with Matt in the authors previous book 'Fighting for love'. Matt is very overprotective of Gabby and has one rule, stay away from the other MMA fighters, other than being their friends. All the fighters on the circuit know not to go near Gabby or if they do they will suffer the consequences. It is a shame the one person Gabby wants is so off limits, Tyler Rushing, Matt's best friend and MMA heavy weight title contender. Are Gabby's feelings for Tyler reciprocated? Can these two fight the forbidden love? Is sex more important than friendship?
I loved part 2 of the book, Gabby is not what she seems at all. She is fierce and loyal but also knows how to use her sexiness! Ryley, from part 1 is great friends with Gabby and features quite heavily in part 2. Again, I would of liked more. Would I have preferred part 1 and 2 to be complete separate books with a beginning, middle and end? Yes I think so, but it is always good to be left wanting more.
I love the whole MMA genre and this book did not disappoint. The sex was HOT, the fighters were alpha bad boys and the girls were not weak with sad back stories. So bring on the next book, I am ready for it, ding ding round 2!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina
along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary
journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white
water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans
expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of
Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including
her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love,
Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves
writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her
faeries in the Land of the Fae.
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“You don’t even know me,” I challenged. “Why do you want me to be your date? You
saw me for one second when you were up in the ring. I could be the biggest bitch in the world for
all you know.”
“That could be true. If you want the honest truth,” he said, gazing down my body, “I saw
you in that red dress and all I could think about was how hot it would be to fuck you in it.”
Holding in my gasp, I tightened my legs together to keep my clit from throbbing out of
control. It pissed me off that my body responded to him, but it could also be because he was so
close; brushing his heated body against mine, and smelling so amazingly delicious. The wild side
of me wanted to tell him to take me right then and there, but the logical side wanted to slap the
shit out of him.
“Do you honestly get women by saying stuff like that?” I asked dryly, without a hint of a
His grin grew wider. “Most of the time. So what do you say? Do you want to be my date
for the night ... the whole night?”
Yes, my mind screamed at me.
“No,” I snapped, making his smug smile disappear. “I’m not one of your little groupies,
Ryley, and I sure as hell am not going to beg for your attention like what you’re used to. You
need to find someone else. I’m not interested.”
You just lied again, I scolded myself.
Turning on my heel, I headed for the door and opened it, only to be stopped by a hand
grasping my arm and the door shutting quickly in front of me. “Don’t you see? I don’t want
anyone else. I saw you and you are what I want.”
Laughing, I turned around and yanked my arm out of his hold. “Tell that to someone
who’ll believe you, Ryley. I don’t fall that easily, especially for someone who hasn’t had to work
for a woman. You’ll have to do much better than that.”
Or else I’m not going to play the game.
“How do you know I don’t care about you in that way?”
“Because it’s you we’re talking about, Ryley. You can have anyone you desire, and the
last thing you’re going to want is to get involved with me. Women follow you around
everywhere, and as much as I think you’re a great guy, I don’t think I could handle it.”
“Do you not think I’m capable of treating you well? To stay faithful?” he asked.
I burst out laughing, but my smile quickly faded when I looked over at him and saw his
serious blue gaze. “You’re kidding, right?” When he shook his head, I sighed and shrugged my
shoulders. “I don’t know, Ryley. From what I know about you and your past with women, I’d
have to say trust would be a main issue. You can’t have a relationship without it.”
“So you don’t trust me.” It came out more as a statement than a question.
Regretfully, I blew out a sigh and said, “No, I don’t ... at least, not with my heart.”
“What Camden said ... is it true? Are you actually worse than him?”
Ryley sighed and took my hands in his, pulling me back to him. “At first I was,” he
admitted. “I’m the one who brought the women to him to help him cope. I’m the one who led
him down that path. I confess I’m not the nicest guy and I sure as hell have never given a damn
about anyone, but I can honestly say that how I’ve been with you right here and now is who I
“So after you take me home tomorrow you’ll go right back to the way you were?”
He kissed my palms and smiled. “I don’t know yet, that all depends on you.”
Moving closer, he lightly grazed the strap of my blue tank top with his fingers and let them slide
down my bare arm. “And what about Ryley? What’s up with him being all over you yesterday?”
I bit my lip and smiled triumphantly. “That was just to see if we could get a rise out of
you.” Looking down at his jeans, I said, “And I’d have to say it worked.”
With his hand around my waist, he pulled me in tight against his body and groaned,
letting his cock push into my stomach. “You know this will have to be a onetime thing,
Gabriella. Your brother will kill me if he finds out.”
“Then I guess we need to make sure he doesn’t,” I murmured before closing the distance.
Breathing hard, I stepped out of Tyler’s reach and started for the door, much to his
dismay. “Why are you here, Gabriella?”
Keeping my back to him, I paused with my hand on the knob, and blew out a heavy sigh.
“I told you. When I want something, I get it. I wanted to see you.”
“You’re walking a dangerous line, Gabriella. I don’t do relationships, and I don’t plan on
starting ... even if it is with you.”
I glanced at him over my shoulder. “Well, then I guess it’s a good thing I don’t want one
with you either. Look, Tyler, I’m only here for the weekend. If you want to see me again you
know how to find me. No strings, just you and me.”