Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews’s chance to reclaim his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he’s injured only months before the rematch. To make sure he’s healed in time, his trainer sends him to recuperate under a professional’s care—Reid’s best friend’s little sister, all grown up.
Disorganized and bookish Lucie Miller needs some professional help of her own. She’d do anything to catch the eye of a doctor she’s crushed on for years, so when Reid offers seduction lessons in exchange for 24/7 conditioning for the biggest fight of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance.
Soon Reid finds him himself in the fight of his life…winning Lucie’s heart before she gives it to someone else.
I am a total Gina Maxwell fan, like a lot of us romance book readers, once we got started we were insatiable. I sought out every single Amazon recommendation! If that little photo on the bottom said I would like it, I 1-clicked that baby. Here is where I got into a lot of trouble with the hubby about the 1-click button..
Lucie Miller is awesome, she is pretty, and spunky. She has had a real crappy run with men though. Every time she put herself out there she was let down. She works as a physical therapist and has a HUGE crush on another doctor.
Reid Andrews is a hot, hunk of alpha male!! HOLY SHIT what I wouldn’t give for a piece of him! He knows how to command a fight, and how to be schmexy. He was injured and low and behold his best friends sister turns out to be his physical therapist. Reid grew up with Lucie and he never saw her as anything more than Jackson’s little sister. Since he needs Lucie to get better he propositions her to help seduce her doctor.
As their lessons increase, so does a lot of other feelings. Lucie is beautiful and Reid draws her out of her shell. Reid finds himself wanting Lucie in ways that he never thought he would. They try to fight it but, THANK GOD they can’t is all I am saying!!!!
“Because when I make you come for the first time I don’t want you holding back. I want to hear every hitch of your breath.”
Lots and lots of steam in this book!! I loved their relationship. It evolves and there is so much friendship. Reid gets Lucie, he understands her, and she gets him. She doesn’t believe that all he is an MMA fighter. Lucie wants him to be happy, she wants to give him peace and find what soothes him.
However, Lucie has to decide if it is the doctor she wants or Reid. They both have issues they need to work through, and Lucie hurts him several times, and he reciprocates that hurt to her.
“Are you thinking of him when I’m inside you, Luce? Do you wish it was his cock buried inside of you instead of mine?”
This is one of my favorites I have read it at least 5 times. It is one of the books that I always recommend! Hot MMA fighter-check. Awesome female character-check. Lots of steamy sex-check. 5 star book-CHECK.
As a side note to the review, I have to share the story of how Schmexy Girl Book Blog got its name. There are two authors who inspired us, and Gina is one. I am a long time Twitter lunatic and was forming my personal Pinterest board, and realized Oh Em Gee I don’t have anything for all my 50000 books. So I tweeted about it and Gina tweeted back about the “smexy” things I read about. Thus a blog was born, of course when we spelled it, we kind of missed the mark but well Jesey and I are unique so is Schmexy!!!
About the Author
Gina is a shameless romance addict with no intentions of ever kicking the habit. Growing up she dreamed of entertaining people and taking them on fantastical journeys with her acting abilities, until she came to the realization as a college sophomore that she had none to speak of. Another ten years would pass before she discovered a different means to accomplishing the same dream: writing stories of love and passion for addicts just like her.
A member of the Romantic Writers Association (RWA), San Antonio Romance Authors (SARA), and Rose City Romance Authors (RCRA), she recently signed with Entangled Publishing to write for two of their imprints.
Her Fighting for Love series with MMA heroes will debut July 2012 for the Brazen imprint with the first book in the series, Seducing Cinderella. The first book in her Prophecy of Souls trilogy, Desires of the Soul, is set to release in mass trade paperback in Summer 2013 for the Entangled Select imprint.
When she’s not writing or wrangling plot bunnies in her San Antonio home, Gina keeps busy with her wonderful family and their ever growing extra-curricular activities. Thanks to their immense patience and support, she’s able to live her dream of bringing a little romantic fantasy to the world, even if only in the pages of a good book