Title: Grappling for Position
Author: Melynda Price
Genre: Sports Romance
What is it about the idea of “forbidden fruit” that makes consuming it ohhhh so much sweeter?
I do not have the answer to that question, but after reading Grappling for Position I know that Melynda Price does!!! Her new novel had my emotions running high and my heart teetering on the edge as I consumed this tale about forbidden love!!!
Everything about the blurb of this novel appealed to me. Strong, determined college student who falls hard for her obnoxiously overprotective big brother’s best friend? Check!!! Deliciously sexy MMA fighter with a heart-rending past and a heart of solid gold? Check, check and CHECK!!!
Honestly I tore this book UP, literally flipping through the pages within the span of several hours because I *had* to know how Willow and Regan’s story would end. There is so much tragedy involved in this amazing odyssey toward life-changing true love that I do not know where to begin. Quite frankly, it made my heart hurt and my eyes water because these two characters endured so much!
All I can say is that in spite of the heart-break in Willow and Regan’s history it was a true joy to read Grappling for Position! It is an incredibly epic tale of passion, resilience and the strength of the human spirit!
No lie: This book robbed me of sleep!!
I could not put it down because I was so invested in Willow and Regan’s journey. There are so many themes in Grappling for Position including honor, love, loss, loyalty, violence and experiencing joy in lieu of feeling sadness. I felt so much while reading other books in the the Against the Cage series, but nothing prepared me for what was in store for me when I opened up my Kindle and started reading Grappling for Position!!
Willow and Regan’s connection is like hurricane force winds that obliterate every heart in their path and serve as a prerequisite to bed-wrecking, soul-searing heat!!! (Insert MANY expletives here!)
Fighter romances are a favorite of mine, and Grappling for Position is now one of my top picks! It does not get any sexier or emotionally poignant than this!!
So read it!
That is this Naughty Girl’s final word.
Overall: 5/5 Shooting Stars!
Heat: 🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥/5 blazing hot flames!
Willow Scott is sweet, innocent, and 100% untouchable. She’s the epitome of everything MMA fighter Regan “Rapscallion” Matthews has always wanted, but will never have. A woman like her deserves more than a scrapper from the wrong side of the tracks–the Scott’s charity case.
Unfortunately for Regan, his best friend’s little sister is all grown up and she’s tired of playing by the rules. When Willow sees something she wants, she goes after it–damn the consequences–and her sights are set on him. With a shot at the Welterweight title finally within his grasp, Willow Scott is a distraction Regan can’t afford. But this willful woman is determined to make him tap-out.
Willow has been in love with Regan Matthews since she was in pigtails and braces. Over the years, she’s all but given up hope of her brother’s friend returning her affection, but a part of her never stopped praying that someday he would see her as more than Kyle Scott’s annoying little sister. If Willow has her way that’s all about to change, and Regan must decide if he’s willing to risk losing his best friend and the Welterweight title for a woman he doesn’t deserve but cannot live without.
**All Against the Cage books can be read as stand-alones**
Melynda Price is a USA Today Award-Winning Finalist in Contemporary Romance. Her bestselling mixed-martial-arts romance, Against the Cage series, has multiple times hit #1 in the Amazon Bestsellers list. She is releasing a new romantic suspense series, Beneath the Surface, this fall.
A multi-published author of contemporary and paranormal romance, what Price enjoys most about writing is the chance to make her readers fall in love, over and over again. She cites the greatest challenge of writing is making the unbelievable believable, while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion and unique twists and turns. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price strives to plant her characters deep into her readers’ hearts so they will long be remembered.
She currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband and two children, where she has plenty of snow-filled days to write while curled up in front of the fireplace with her Chihuahua and a hot cup of coffee.
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