Release Date: 31 December 2013
After the MMA scandal of the year, former Middleweight champion Tommy “Lightning” Sparks’s career is in shambles. While he fights to get back on his feet, he’s forced to swallow his pride and move in with his best friend, Julie. But righting his own wrongs won’t be his only battle. Another fighter has his sights set on Julie, and for the first time Tommy's place in her life is threatened.
Julie Rogers fell for Tommy the day he helped her find her lost puppy at ten years old. As a thirty-two-year-old veterinarian, she still has her love for animals—and for Tommy. Over the years, she’s come to accept that Tommy will never look at her with anything other than brotherly love. After he moves in, the feelings she’s kept locked away threaten to burst through their restraints.
Terrified of losing their friendship, Julie resolves to date another fighter and let go of Tommy. But as she beings to move on, Tommy starts to see her with new eyes. Now, he’s more determined to than ever to emerge the victor and become the man she deserves, before he loses the only woman who means everything to him.
My Opinion 3.5 STARS
**ARC Provided by Netgalley and Entangled Publishing, LLC for an honest review**
Ah. The story of two best friends who end up getting together.
Julie has been in love with her best friend since they met at ten years old and she has remained his best friend through everything, even telling him what he needed to hear when he does something stupid.
Tommy lost his MMA championship match because he was cocky, now he has been banned from cage matches and he has lost his house. It is Julie, his best friend, who again comes to his rescue and gives him her spare room.
However it not long before Tommy sees Julie in a way he has never seen her before and he struggles with all that it encompasses.
There are however outside forces at work helping them pick their act up and yes, it is bone meltingly good to see them together after too much dancing around and I loved the intensity of their relationship.
I also loved Brody and so hope we get his story and one for Mac. Both characters need a good ending for their help in this one.
The ending is sweet with its intensity and you truly feel like it was the best ending for them. Perfect.
A good read.