Today I’m celebrating the release of Vi Keeland’s Worth the Chance with my five-star review, a giveaway and some teasers!
Happy release week, Vi!
Worth the Chance by Vi Keeland
Series: MMA Fighter #2
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Publication date: February 17, 2014
Format: eARC, 300 pages
How I got it: From the author
Add it: Goodreads
Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
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?
When I read Worth the Fight a few months ago, I fell head over heels in love with Nico and Elle and their story. I also fell for Vi Keeland’s writing. I was thrilled to learn Worth the Fight was the first in a series of standalone romances and anxious to get my hands on the next book. As incredible as Nico and Elle’s story of fate was, I wasn’t near prepared for the pure awesomeness that was Liv and Vinnie’s second chance love story. It was passionate, sexy and realistic. I was hooked from page one and remained absolutely enthralled through the end, where I was left still wanting more of these characters.
I loved the juxtaposition of the difference between the (mostly) innocent story of how they met and grew together in high school and the progression of their (ahem, sexier) relationship when they were brought together again years later. Vinnie was absolute perfection. What can I say? I have a thing for reformed bad boys who wear their hearts on their sleeve, especially when their feelings are more than lust and they’ve never quite gotten over “the one who got away.” Liv was great, though a little frustrating at times. She was a driven woman who was dangerously close to giving up an amazing with Vinnie thing because of her career. I found myself wanting to shake her a few times throughout the book. I definitely connected with these characters. They were pretty easy to love… especially Vinnie. What a perfectly imperfect specimen.
Worth the Chance was fantastic. Not only was it an emotional roller coaster, but there were plenty of surprising moments and secrets and lies which you just know are going to come back to bite someone in the ass. I blew through this book in a couple hours because I simply had to know what happened with this couple. Also, there are some pretty sweet Elle and Nico scenes that thrilled me to the core. I love those two together and their friendship with Liv and Vinnie was a great part of this book.
There are a lot of books out there that feature alpha male MMA fighters. Vi Keeland’s MMA Fighter stands out from the crowd because of her writing, the complexity of her characters and the depth of emotion in the books. I can’t recommend this series highly enough.
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.