Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Review of A FIGHTER'S DESIRE Part 1 & 2 by L.P. Dover

A Fighter’s Desire

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.

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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 smile.
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. 


Wow, if you are looking for a hot steamy read about sexy MMA fighters, this is certainly the book for you. Both of these books are short, but they are in no way short on the sexy times.  Both books have plenty of angst and drama to keep you turning the pages well after you know you should call it a night.  
In Part One we are introduced to Ryley and his twin Camden and they have set their sights on obtaining the delectable Ashleigh as their next conquest. However, they did not expect Ashleigh's spunk and her ability breach the fences around their lives. Ryley quickly learns that Ashleigh may be the only one who can tame him and may just be willing to let her.  Ashleigh is curious to know what it would be like to be with the "Twin Terrors", but she is not going to scarafice who she is in order to do so. In the end, who will come out on top?  Will Ryley fall for her?  Will Ashleigh give in to her feelings for Ryley or will she fall into the arms of someone else she loves?  
This book is enjoyable for such a quick read. I would have loved more in the end, but that is the whole point of these short books, to keep you wanting more.  I loved the interaction between Ryley and Ashleigh and I couldn't help but feel bad for Camden.   



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.”


     We meet Gabriella (Gabby) in Part 1 as she is Ashleigh's roommate.  We found out then that she has her eye on a particular MMA fighter who also happens to be her brother's best friend.  All she wants is a chance to see what is between them, but she knows she is going to have a hard time getting Tyler to take a chance on them.
     There is no doubt to anyone that Tyler has the same feelings for Gabby.  However, he is not ready to give up his playboy lifestyle to purse anything with her.  But each time he is around her, his resolve to stay away keeps shrinking.
     When Gabby comes up with a plan for them to finally have a weekend together, she can't wait to finally explore what is between them.  When she tells Tyler her plan, he is hesitant at first, but knows he can't resist her anymore.  
     I loved that they FINALLY got together; however, I wanted to much more for them.  I have to say the ending got me and I couldn't help but hurt for Gabby.  My hope is that in the next book, Tyler's Undoing, Tyler will finally grown up and be the man Gabby knows he can be.  I loved the interaction between them and all the angst. I loved how Gabby carried her heart on her sleeve so there was no question as to her motives.  I really enjoyed the book and truly can't wait for the next one!!

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 Christmas carols. 

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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