A New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance
NYT Bestselling Author Vi Keeland
eARC provided for an honest review
Meet Liv Michaels
It may have been seven years, but I’d know him anywhere. Sure, he’s grown, filled out in all the right places, but his captivating blue eyes and cocky grin are exactly the way I remember. Even though I’d much rather forget.
Liv Michaels is almost there. She’s smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she’s dreamed about for years. Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love.
Meet Vince Stone
Women love a fighter, especially a good one. Lucky for me, I’m damn good. But there’s one woman that isn’t interested. Not again, anyway.
Vince ‘The Invincible’ Stone is every woman’s fantasy…strong, sexy, confident and completely in control. Growing up surrounded by chaos, he’s learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down. He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own…for the night anyway. With the biggest fight of his life coming up, his focus should be on training.
When fate brings Vince & Liv back together again, there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. But can Vince erase the old scars their past left behind? Or will Liv hurt him instead?
So, we hope you saw our review of Worth the Fight yesterday and see there the gem of a series that Vi Keeland has started. We first meet Vinny at 13 and a young impressionable teen on the wrong side of luck with a hard upbringing and now that he has his own book he is 25 (I think) and known to the world as Vince. He is a heartbreaker, a stud and still going toe to toe with Nico. So basically we were ridiculously excited to read his story! Very excited to read this, yes!!!
I don't think either of us were sure what to expect from this book, but even with our unwavering dedication to find good books we never knew we would get this. Vinny and Liv have a history. A sweet, oh my goodness, what! history. But alas, we're 7 years later and I hope that you cannot wait to dive in and find out what *really* happened between them. I love the flashbacks to their earlier years..although admittedly if I tried to remember anything from 7 years ago my memory would be more than muddled, but it works for this novel!
Soooo....I really like Liv as a character. She has her dreams and aspirations and she isn't about to let this sweet talking, easy on the eyes, demanding blast from the past derail her dreams. But damn does she want to. And I wanted her too. She is strong. She is sweet. She is smart. And she wasn't at all hard for me to get to like, even when I was yelling at her to make some better decisions.Yes. I love that the females in this series aren't damsels in distress. They are focused and strong and good- hearted. And Vinny--what a good guy...a really good guy. The fighters in this series have been a little bit alpha ..a little bit edgy ...but really just the kindest, sweetest, men. I love it!
Things get intense. I thought I might die...*almost* cried (Shel, I held it in this time) throughout the last bits there. It was really a wild ride to finding out how everything was going to resolve or if it was. I really enjoyed this story and how the pace and writing were so solid. No complaints from this girl. We are big fans of Vi Keeland and can't wait to see what else she writes.
I mean..GAH!...we all knew the other shoe had to drop at some point. The anticipation of how bad it would be was stressful. And then when it happened..the angst, thankfully, was over so quickly and a resolution found so rapidly that I barely had time to text my angsty whines to Courtney before I was back in my happy place. This was a fun, quick, great read!
Courtney: 5 Stars
Shelley: 4 1/2 Stars
About the Author
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 smut author by night!
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