I received an ARC of this book from the Publisher, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.
In her Loveswept debut, Sidney Halston turns up the heat as a sexy cage fighter shows a former bookworm how delicious a few rounds between the sheets can be.
For Chrissy Martin, returning to her Florida hometown always seems to bring bad luck. The day starts with a breakup text, followed by a jailhouse phone call from her troublemaker brother. Now a routine traffic stop has ended with her accidentally punching an officer . . . in a delicate place. Then Chrissy realizes that the hot cop on the receiving end of her right hook is none other than the man from her teenage fantasies.
Jack Daniels knows how to take a hit. After all, when he’s not chasing reckless drivers, he’s kicking ass in a mixed martial arts ring. So what takes his breath away isn’t the low blow, but the woman who dealt it: a gorgeous knockout with legs Jack wouldn’t mind being pinned under—who just so happens to be his best friend’s nerdy little sister, all grown up. Soon their instant chemistry leads to a sizzling affair, but Jack and Chrissy are fighting an uphill battle if they want to make love last beyond the final bell.
Against the Cage is mostly a pretty humorous book. The two main characters have quite a bit of history together so the relationship progresses rapidly. The plot mainly revolves around the heroe’s fighting and the heroine’s opinion about his MMA fighting, as well as her opinion about her brother’s fighting (both in the cage and out), so it looks like this will be a series similar to Lori Foster’s SBC fighters series. This looks like the author’s debut to publishing, and as such she did a bang up job. There were a few instances where the heroine’s mood was a bit bipolar, and a few spelling and grammatical issues like “you’re” for “your” but overall it was an interesting story with engaging characters. The set up for future characters and future books was intriguing without detracting from the current story and I look forward to the rest of the series.