Monday, August 25, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway - WORTH FORGIVING by Vi Keeland

(MMA Series #3)
by Vi Keeland
RELEASE DATE: August 21st 2014

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They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.

Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men.

That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.

But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.

(MMA Series #3)
by Vi Keeland
ARC Review
Released: August 25, 2014

My rating: 4.5 of 5 ⭐️

The fog of loss has finally started to lift for Lily St. Clair after losing her father six months ago. She was left with the daily runnings of his gyms along with his business partner Joe and Joe's nephew Caden. A fighter who had taken a personal interest in Lily, but was a bit more persistent than she was comfortable with at this point. With Joe ready to retire, they were looking at bringing in some new investors who might be able to take up some of the slack when the time came. Leading the pack is Jax Knight. A man who may not only be the answer to the future of her business, but appears to hold a slew of other future promises as well.....

Jax has tried to distance himself from a sordid family scandal that recently came to light, changing his perception of the world. And one that revealed some unexpected additions to his immediate circles. Eager to focus his attentions elsewhere, he devotes himself to the potential investment in the chain of gyms run by Lily St. Clair. A woman he had only spoken to via email or phone before. The flesh and blood version of her had quite an impact. But in his eagerness to ensure the object of his interest and her business are safe, he may have well disqualified himself in the process......

I loved the build up of the relationship between Lily and Jax. The little 'special' quirky things they did, to bring their connection to a slightly different plane. The gentle push and pull dynamic that would  not overwhelm, but keep the tension tight enough without breaking or forcing it. Only to result in a delicious and rather voracious consumation from both sides, once the gloves came off!

I have read each of the books in this series and thoroughly enjoy them. Not generally a fan of the fighting sport, I can see and appreciate the dedication, skill and work it takes to be able to reach that level. It is also clear how difficult it would be, given the intense training, the schedule, the travelling and the external attention, to pursue and maintain a meaningful relationship, yet Vi Keeland gives us men who all show they are ready to make the necessary adjustments in their life to make that happen. And she develops women who are strong enough to stand up to them, stand up for them and stand by them, while at the same time allowing their male counterparts to do the same for them. Very great balance in Ms. Keeland's written relationships - I love it!!

✨A little intense, a little dark, a little coy..... a lot HOT!!✨

**Copy provided in return for an honest review.**

Meet Jax and Lily
Dinner and a dirty mouth
My face pinks when the waiter clears his throat, no doubt he’d heard Jax’s last comment.
“Are you ready to hear the specials?”
“Are we?”  Jax arches an eyebrow, his eyes gleaming with delight.  He’s not the slight bit embarrassed, but knows I am and is quite enjoying himself.
“Yes.  Please.”  I give him the evil eye and force my full attention back to the waiter.  The entire time the waiter talks about the specials I feel Jax’s eyes burning into me.
“I’ll give you a moment to let you decide.”  Graciously, the waiter excuses himself.
“Why did you do that?” I scold, my voice low.
“Do what?”  He leans back in his seat, crossing his arms over his thick chest.
“You know exactly what I’m talking about.”
“Do I?”
“You enjoy watching me flustered, don’t you?”
Jax arches both eyebrows.  Bad choice of words.
“You know what I mean.”
Leaning in, his voice gritty and sexy, he looks me straight in the eyes when he speaks.  “I love watching you.  Period.  But what I like best is watching you pretend you’re unaffected.  It’s like an unspoken challenge.”  He pauses and leans in even closer.  “I love the pink that creeps up your cheeks when I say something dirty.  The way your pussy throbs when I mention what I’m going to do to you later, and you wiggle in your seat trying to control it.  So yeah, I guess I do like watching you flustered.  You sit and give your attention to the waiter, trying to pretend you’re listening to whatever he’s saying instead of thinking of me feeding you my cock later, but we both know you didn’t hear one word he said.  Hell I didn’t hear one word watching you, just knowing what you were thinking about.”
This time, I see the waiter before he’s close enough to hear us.  He smiles as he reaches our table.  “So what can I get for you this evening?  Did I interest you in one of our specials?”
I look at the waiter, then Jax, who arches an eyebrow with a knowing smirk on his face, then back to the waiter.  “The specials all sounded delicious.  I just can’t decide for myself.  I’m going to defer to my date to pick one for me.”  I return my eyes to Jax with a cheeky grin.
He throws his head back with a chuckle and looks at the poor confused waiter.  “We’ll take whatever two are your favorites.  Surprise us.”

MMA Series Reading Order

Worth the Fight  
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It didn't matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.

Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she's been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it's boring...and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.

Then Nico walks into Elle's office and everything changes...for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.

***Author's note*** THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Worth the Chance 
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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?

***Author's note*** THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the 18.

Additional Books by Vi Keeland

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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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