Author: Vanessa Vale
Publisher: Bridger Media
Date of publication: March 2017
(previously released as Naked Choke)
A fighter ready to give up the gloves.
A woman ready to take on the world.
Grayson Green’s an MMA champion who's spent years in the limelight where fast times and fast women were easy to come by. The appeal is gone and he steps out of the ring to make some changes and get control of his life. All the training in the world can’t save him from the one-two punch of meeting Emory. She’s different. She has no idea who he is…and she wants him anyway. When someone from his past is prepared to take him down... and Emory along with him, he'll do anything to fight for her...
Fight For Her wasn't what I was expecting it to be. I have read a lot of MMA series, so I thought I would get the same old story-line. I was pleasantly surprised with this one. I thought it was really sweet and different.
What I really loved about this book is that the two main characters are a bit older than you usually see. Emory is 38 divorcee with a son who has just left for college. She's been out of the dating scene for a long time. Grayson is a retired MMA champion who has never found "the one". For both of them, the attraction was instant. I just loved that these two were in the "next" phase of their lives and found a wonderful HEA. I also really enjoyed the slow build to their first kiss. I think that is what really added to the sweetness factor of the story. There is also a little bit of a mystery just to make the story more interesting.
My only complaint about the story is that it takes place over about a week, so the professions of love come a bit fast. I would have liked it to be a bit longer but since the next book is about Reid, I'm hoping I get to see more of Emory and Gray in the next book. This is a great first book in a series. I highly recommend it.
About the Author:
Who doesn't love the romance of the old West? USA Today Bestselling author Vanessa Vale takes the sensual appeal of rugged cowboys a step further with her bestselling books set in the Montana Territory. They are much more than just sexy historical westerns. They're deliciously naughty reads that sometimes push the boundaries of fantasy. It's pure escapism with quite a few very hot, very alpha cowboys. When she's not writing, Vanessa savors the insanity of raising two boys, is figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker, and teaches a pretty mean karate class. She considers herself to be remarkably normal, exceedingly introverted and fairly vanilla, which does not explain her steamy stories and her fascination with cowboys, preferably more than one at a time. She lives in the Wild Wild West where there's an endless source of 'research' material.