Fighting Silence (On The Ropes Book 1) by Aly Martinez

Sound is an abstract concept for most people. We spend our lives blocking out the static in order to focus on what we believe is important. But what if, when the clarity fades into silence, it’s the obscure background noise that you would give anything to hold on to?

I’ve always been a fighter. With parents who barely managed to stay out of jail and two little brothers who narrowly avoided foster care, I became skilled at dodging the punches life threw at me. Growing up, I didn’t have anything I could call my own, but from the moment I met Eliza Reynolds, she was always mine. I became utterly addicted to her and the escape from reality we provided each other. Throughout the years, she had boyfriends and I had girlfriends, but there wasn’t a single night that I didn’t hear her voice.

You see, meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one.

They both happened anyway.

Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting for my career.
Fighting the impending silence.
Fighting for her.

Every night, just before falling asleep, she sighs as a final conscious breath leaves her.

I think that’s the sound I’ll miss the most.

Each book in this series can be read as a standalone.

Author: Aly Martinez

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
5 reviews

Brave: A Contemporary MMA Romance (Oni Fighters Book 1) by Natalie Gayle

BraveA moment in time, that’s all it took. Beauty, pain and tragedy.Xander “Pretty Boy” Todd was a demon in the ring. A professional MMA fighter with a career that had the world a buzz—but now it’s gone. Or is it?Eden Sommers had her dreams of an international modelling career within her grasp—and lost it. Gone within a few seconds, leaving nothing but pain.How do you go on, when the one thing that defines you is suddenly ripped away—only to leave scars and a hollow shell in its place? Has the beauty gone forever? Or has it just retreated—to now be hidden, and dormant; guarded by the inner demons?Can these two wounded souls find the inner strength to fight back the demons together and find the beauty in their lives once again?To do this, they must first accept—The hardest demons to defeat are the ones inside. They’ll have to be BRAVE. Ask the AuthorQ: So, why should readers give this book a try?A:  Becasue Brave is a book that will take you through a whole gambit of emotions.  Sometimes it’s deep, emotional and tragic.  At other times it’s sweet, sexy and hot. There is deep connection, romance and love. If you enjoy strong character development and cheering for your hero and heroine you’ll love Brave. Oh, did I mention there’s lots of MMA and fighter moments as well! Q:  Does this book contain a cliffhanger?A:  No, Brave is a full length standalone novel.  (approximately 160,000 words).  There will be further books in the series but each can be read by themselves. Q: Where is the book set?A:  The book is set in both Australia and the USA. Q:  What are the characters like?A:  The charcters are both people that showed tremedous potential and ability but through tragedy lost their “dreams”.  Brave is the story about how they bond and learn to fight and be brave again to take back their dreams.  The hero is very alpha but respectful, honorable and genuine.  The heroine has become reclusive and closed off but desperately wants to change.  Q:  Does this book contain “triggers”?A:  Very hard to say.  It will depend upon the individual reader.  There are a couple of places that have scenes that could be difficult for readers depending upon your past experiences.  There is no actual rape, or cheating.  There is a little “tough love”.  There is hot sexual content and an alpha fighter that will make you melt! Kindle CategoriesMMA Fighter RomanceMMA Fighter Romance Books 2105MMA Fighter SeriesMMA Fighter Romance SeriesFeel Good RomanceMMA loveAlpha Fighter Series       

Author: Natalie Gayle

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
199 reviews

Very Bad Things ( Briarwood Academy Book 1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Ilsa Madden-MillsAmazon Top 10 Bestseller “One of the top five New Adult romances of 2013.” –A is for Alpha, B is for Book Blog  What happens when the perfect girl makes a very bad list? Born into a life of privilege and secrets, Nora Blakely has everything any nineteen-year-old girl could desire. She’s an accomplished pianist, a Texas beauty queen, and on her way to Princeton after high school. She’s perfect.Or is she? Leaving behind her million-dollar mansion and Jimmy Choos, she becomes a girl hell-bent on pushing the limits with alcohol, drugs, and meaningless sex. Then she meets her soulmate. But he doesn’t want her. When it comes to girls, twenty-five-year-old Leo Tate has one rule: never fall in love. His gym and his brother are all he cares about…until he meets Nora. He resists the pull of their attraction, hung up on their six year age difference. As they struggle to stay away from each other, secrets will be revealed, tempers will flare, and hearts will be broken. Welcome to Briarcrest Academy…where sometimes, the best things in life are Very Bad Things. **Recommended for mature audiences 18+ due to strong language and sexual content. **Also part of the Briarcrest Series: Very Wicked Beginnings (1.5)Very Wicked Things (2)Very Twisted Things (Feb. 2015)  Early Reviews:  “From the writing style to the exquisite formatting, from the captivating storyline to the colourful characters, this book was truly the full package for me.” Natasha is a Book Junkie “Ilsa Madden Mills. Watch this name, people…you will be hearing it a lot…Very Bad Thingssucked me in from the start, and despite my not wanting to read as much NA lately, I fell for this book. It had quality about it that just made it stand out as a little more unique…there was just something special.” Ana from Ana’s Attic  “Very Bad Things is beautiful and heartbreaking…an epic love story.” The Lovely Books “It’s the kind of story you think about for weeks…wishing you could read it all over again for the first time.” Two Crazy Girls with a Passion for Books “Very Bad Things in on my list of top ten reads this year.” Morning After a Good Book “Ilsa Madden-Mills has an exquisite writing style that makes you feel their pain and anguish, their happiness, and their heartaches and fears.” A Lust for Reading “A brilliant debut novel.” Nose Stuck in a Book “If I had to pick one book to recommend to everyone I know, this would be the one.”My Fictional Boyfriend “…it is maddening, passionate, heart-breaking, all-encompassing, and about a million other adjectives.” Sarah Griffin of Books to Breathe and Angie’s Dreamy Reads

Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
751 reviews

Hacked by Love, Part 1 (A Love for the Game #4.1) by Sharon Cummin

When I told my parents during my senior year that I wasn’t going to college, they lost their minds. There was only one person that stood beside me, and that was my sister Sammie. I’d been working with computers since I was ten. Everyone laughed and joked about how much time I spent in my room. They had no idea that I’d been working on something great. Sammie listened when I told her I already knew more than I’d learn in college. She believed me when I told her what I was working on would make a difference, and she defended me every step of the way.I had big dreams, and nothing was going to stop me from making them happen. The best part was that I was doing it on my own. It wasn’t going to be because of my dad, his affiliation with baseball, or his money. It wasn’t going to have anything to do with Sammie’s husband giving me a job. It was going to be all me. I was going to make it happen on my own.When the day came to tell my parents that all of those hours they’d thought I’d been messing around in my room had paid off, I couldn’t wait to see their faces. I was going to blow their minds. I’d made one of my dreams come true, but I wasn’t done yet.When I looked at my sister, her husband, and their daughter, I thought about having that for myself one day. I hadn’t had a serious relationship yet, and I wasn’t interested in one either. Sure, I hooked up every now and then, but I’d never let it become anything more than that. Every moment was put into my future, and that was exactly where my attention needed to stay. I still had one big dream I needed to make happen. Until I did, nothing else would matter.Then I got an email that would change my life forever.All those years of working hour after hour, day after day were paying off.I’d been offered the job of a lifetime.There was only one thing standing in my way.I need to keep my eyes on the prize.I needed to stay focused.Then she walked in, sat down next to me, and turned my world upside down.Part 2 will be available April 4Part 3 will be available April 25

Author: Sharon Cummin

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
53 reviews

Yours, With Love (Finding Love Book 5) by Delaney Cameron

A modern Beauty and the Beast…An unexpected inheritance brings Ellen back to her hometown of St. Marys. After an absence of ten years, she never expects to run into Quinn, one of her sister’s old boyfriends and her teenage obsession. If it’s true that it’s a small world, it’s also true that it can be a cruel one. The good-looking eighteen-year-old who touched her young heart is no more. In his place is a man whose life has been torn apart by tragedy and loss. There was a time when Quinn believed love could conquer all; that there was nothing it couldn’t overcome. Losing Avery changed all that. Her rejection was a painful lesson in the limitations of human love. Ellen’s sudden reappearance in his life is a complication he didn’t anticipate. She epitomizes everything he wants and everything he can’t have. Her touch awakens not a sleeping giant bent on destruction, but a tormented soul desperate for affection and acceptance. Is love a shallow emotion that flees at the first sign of adversity or will it wait forever for the one whose heart it seeks?

Author: Delaney Cameron

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
59 reviews

Drive Me Crazy (Holland Springs Book 1) by Marquita Valentine

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Marquita Valentine, comes the first book in her bestselling contemporary romance series. Holland Springs, Book 1He’s her best friend’s older brotherTwenty-four year old Troublemaker Extraordinaire, Melanie Ann Smith, isn’t asking for much out of life: a house without wheels, to travel further than her home state and her best friend’s older brother, Carter Ambrose. Only three things stand in her way: juggling all of her odd jobs, keeping her daddy from gambling away all of their money and getting Carter to see her as a woman.She is the one woman who’s off-limits…NASCAR racer, Carter Ambrose, has finally decided to take his doctor’s advice and find a new occupation before another wreck on the track kills him. Only his doctor hadn’t counted on his little sister’s best friend, Melanie Ann Smith, crashing his weeks of solitude with her short skirts and platform heels. And that’s not the least of his problems. His mother has decided that she wants grandchildren and the only woman that’s good enough for the job-his ex-fiance.Soon Melanie and Carter agree to a temporary relationship. One with benefits that is mutually satisfying in every way, or so each believes. And just when they are ready admit their feelings, family secrets are exposed, threatening Melanie and Carter’s fragile relationship.Will Carter risk it all for love, or will Melanie be left holding the trophy for second place?

Author: Marquita Valentine

Rating: Rating: 4.10 / 5
327 reviews

Play With Me (Grover Beach Team Book 1) by Anna Katmore

In 2013 this book was published under the author’s pen name Piper Shelly.

Hunter grinned but he didnt seem as happy as the guy next to me. More like, he knew crap was about to fall.
He cant play when someones watching him, Justin almost sang into my ear. Totally screws up then.
But you all are watching him, I pointed out.
At the back of the room, someone laughed. Yeah, but were not girls.

Ryan Hunters parties are legend. And tonight shes going to be there.

Liza Matthews has been in love with her best friend since kindergarten. Theyve done it all, even slept in each others bed. But theyve never kissed. Weeks away from her seventeenth birthday, Liza hopes that soon things would change between them. But when Tony Mitchell comes home after summer soccer camp, his mind is focused on someone else. And worse, that new girl is a soccer player.

Fighting for her love, Liza gets carried away and makes a stupid decision: Without the least bit of talent or passion for the sport, she opts for the co-ed soccer team.

The tryouts are hell, the first match ends bloody, and the morning after the selection party she wakes up in the worst place possiblein the arms of the captain of the soccer team. The hottest guy in school. Ryan Hunter.

“This is undoubtedly one of the best coming of age stories available today!” -InD’Tale Magazine

This is a really short book. You will probably read it in 3 to 6 hours without a chance to catch your breath while turning the pages…

If you’re unsure whether this is the right book for you, go ahead and read the first half for free before you make up your mind.
http://www.annakatmore.com/play-with-me/

Author: Anna Katmore

Rating: Rating: 4.60 / 5
793 reviews

Puck Buddies (Beckett Brothers Book 3) by Teagan Kade and Sennah Tate

She’s never had an ‘O’.I’ve never hooked up with a teacher.I came to this icy hellhole of a college for hockey, for redemption, but what I found was a whole lot better.Harper Dunham wanted to experience the big O… and I used by my big D to deliver.I didn’t discover she was my new cultural studies teacher until the following morning, the taste of her still on my lips, her panties in my pocket.All want is to study those soft lips and sweet curves one more time, but doing so would put both of us in danger. She’s untouchable, forbidden—a smart girl who knows I’m a very bad idea.But that won’t stop her coming back for more.Being with her means risking everything.But f@ck it. When have I ever played by the rules?Puck Buddies is a steamy, standalone bad boy sports romance. There’s no cheating, no cliffhangers, and a guaranteed HEA.

Author: Teagan Kade and Sennah Tate

Rating: Rating: 4.70 / 5
117 reviews

Vice (Beckett Brothers Book 4) by Teagan Kade and Sennah Tate

They don’t know who I am……or what I’ll do to keep her safe.I used to be the king of campus, the bad boy with a magic smile and member to match.Until the illness took almost everything I had.But I’m ready to move on—new city, new life, and a new partner who wants nothing to do with me.Detective Grace Siddell is a gung-ho stick of dynamite with an a$s and mouth to match, wild in the best kind of way.She’s fierce, stubborn, and guarded—nothing like the sorority sisters I used to churn through in college.We’re working a murder case that’s wringing the filth from the core of the Big Apple, and it’s getting deep.Our lives could be in danger, or worse.But I’m going to prove my worth, protect her with everything I have.Even if the entire city is coming down upon us.Warning: The baddest Beckett brother has finally met his match. If you love a story with dark criminal elements and a steamy romance to match, jump the F on board! Vice is a thrilling full-length, bad boy romance. It can be read as a standalone and includes a happily-ever-after and no cliffhangers.

Author: Teagan Kade and Sennah Tate

Rating: Rating: 4.80 / 5
108 reviews