Brand new boxed set includes both books from the Wayward Fighters Series.
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.
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 naïve 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?
Wayward Fighters (Boxset Books 1 & 2) by JC Valentine
My Rating 4 out of 5
Alyson had a very abusive childhood. Jami grew up next door to her but had a difficult past also ranging from criminal actives to fighting. They lost touch with each other after a tragic incident.
Years later after an accidental meeting, Alyson tries to start a spark with Jami. There is of course some drama (***SPOILER ALERT) someone is stalking her, job related. They both are in denial about their feelings for each other. Alyson finally admits her feeling to Jami, while he still holds out. Yeah, he is one of those. Trying to maintain some kind of relationship while training for the next big fight is hard on both, because both are stubborn and outside forces get in the way.
Of course, there is a cliffhanger in Knockout, book 1 and lucky for you Tapout, book 2 is included. I forgot to mention Olivia and Spencer, the BFFs, they both had major involvement. The story continues and loose ends are tied up and we get a HEA for the hot alpha and likable do-gooder.
As I said before I liked the books enough to give it a 4 but somewhere along the line it wasn't quite enough to be memorable......or maybe I read too many books and I can't keep them all straight.
My lesson learned......don't wait too long to write the review, my memory is not what it use to be and I like to write in the moment when my feelings are fresh.
About the Author
USA Today Bestselling author J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Author Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of tales of romance inspired her to branch out and create her own.
She lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. Having graduated with honors, she holds a degree in English, which she hopes to use to pursue her dreams of becoming an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.