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.
The friends-to-lovers is my favorite troupe – it has so much possibly. In this instance, Tommy and Julie have been best friends since childhood. All of Tommy’s happy childhood moments revolve around time spent with Julie. He has never seen her as anything more than just a friend – until…Julie starts dating the competition. Julie on the other hand, has had a crush on him forever yet never pursued the relationship because she knows that Tommy does not share her feelings. The author did an incredible job turning their relationship into more…with natural hurdles, realistic situations, and good ole jealously. I cannot wait to read more about these extreme fighters, up next Winning Love.
Disclosure: This ebook was provided to BBMoreB free of charge for the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments, and ratings are my own.