Friday, February 24, 2017

Tapout and Knockout by J.C. Valentine Tour #5star #review #Giveaway

KNOCKOUT, New Adult Fighter Romance

by J.C. Valentine
Wayward Fighters #1
Publication Date: April 6, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MMA, Sports Romance


From the wrong side of the tracks...

Alyson Blake had learned early on that the only one she could depend on was herself. The only light in her life was a boy whom everyone agreed was destined for prison; but with his first kiss, he had set her soul on fire. Since the day the police dragged him away in handcuffs, she had managed to lead a quiet life, but when she attends an event fraught with mayhem, trouble resurfaces.

The one person she can’t forget...

Jamison Weston is the kind of guy dads load their shotguns for; endowed with a hot temper and a rap sheet as long as both tattooed arms. Known as “The Judge,” Jami’s hot temper, lethal fists, and cocky attitude have earned him respect and admiration both in and out of the ring. But just when he thinks he’s pummeled his past to death, Alyson Blake reenters his life.

Two paths collide…

After years of separation, Alyson is eager to reexplore the man who’s never left her thoughts, but for Jamison, she’s both the distraction he wants, but doesn’t need. As the two embark on a relationship that neither of them expected or bargained for, an outside threat closes in. When Alyson crosses the line of professionalism and takes her work home with her, her life is put in danger, leaving Jamison with no choice but to once again step in and become her protector.


This is one great MMA romance story. How can it not be with a sexy fighter like Jami?  I will admit that it took me a little bit to get into the story. But by the time I was done, I couldn't wait to start book 2. Lucky for me, I had it on my Kindle.

There were a few scenes that I found myself skimming through a page or two.  There were times Alli seemed a little weaker than I would have thought. Given her past, I completely understood it,  I just like the strong and confident version of her better.

I did love their story. Jami was her protector for years. Now, years later, he gets to do it all over again. Their story tug at my heart strings. This is one book you will want to read as soon as you can. 

TAPOUT, New Adult Fighter Romance

by J.C. Valentine
Wayward Fighters #2
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MMA, Sports Romance

History brought them together. Circumstances may keep them apart.

Alyson Blake’s past left her with scars. Scars that she tried to fix the only way she knew how—by helping others. But actions have consequences, and Alyson is about to find out that being na├»ve is no excuse.

Fighting is Jamison Weston’s passion. Alyson is his obsession. Despite the past and a few lingering concerns, their relationship is as solid as ever. Until a shocking lie is uncovered and all of his plans begin to unravel. Now, Jami is rushing to pick up the pieces, but as relationships are put to the test, will he be strong enough to keep it together, or will it all just fall apart?


Tapout is not a stand alone. You must read Knockout first to follow the story. 

I admit to liking this book more than the first one. I think it's because I was already connected to the character and invested in their story. I found myself experiencing more emotion. At one point, I felt myself getting anxious just waiting how things were going to play out. There was more drama to get anxious about too, thanks to Spencer.

Jami and Allie's story was a long road to happiness. But it was a beautiful story that I am truly glad I was able to read. If you pick up this series, I am sure you will enjoy it as much as I do. 


J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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