We loved, loved, loved this cover when it was revealed.
The book summary grabbed our attention and suffice to say the book itself has lived up to our expectations.
Nico will hit book boyfriend lists everywhere - ladies he's HOT!! And Elle is a mighty fine female lead too. There is so much to love in this book go and grab Worth the Fight you will not be disappointed!!
Title: Worth the Fight
Author: Vi Keeland
Publication date: October 3, 2013
Summary: Standalone, HEA
It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.
Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.
Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.
This is the first Vi Keeland book I've read and it won't be the last. In Worth the Fight Keeland has created some fabulous, fabulous characters. I have no doubt that Nico will become a very popular book boyfriend - an MMA fighter he has all those attributes that send women swooning - sexy good looks, muscles on muscles, tattoos and he knows what he wants when it comes to Elle. I think Elle will become an equally popular 'female lead'. She is gorgeous (of course!), smart and has just the right level of confidence to be a good match for Nico.
Worth the Fight was a quick read, and I was completely drawn into the story finishing it in one sitting. Both characters are battling guilt and remorse from past events in their lives. Both have judged themselves more harshly than anyone else and consequently they have made decisions about their lives that have left them essentially passing time. Elle is in a relationship that is safe, that allows her to limit the depth of her feelings and fills her days with work. Nico is avoiding getting back in the cage and yet still training as he would in the lead up to a fight.
The relationship that develops between the two is perfect. It moves at a pace that is believeable and I was super impressed with the way Keeland built the tension/emotion between Nico and Elle. It was almost radiating off the pages. There are some hot and steamy scenes but they don't overwhelm the story. There is no huge relationship drama and no cheating. This doesn't mean there aren't issues in the story that the characters must overcome, there are, but they are more based around the struggle each of them faces in dealing with their past and finding a way to move forward.
I loved Worth the Fight. It is one that will be easy to recommend to people looking for a swoon worthy male, a strong and yet feminine female, an engaging story and a satisfying conclusion.
4 out of 5 stars
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work. She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!
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