Friday, February 24, 2017

Blog Tour, Review & Giveaway: Tapout & Knockout by J.C. Valentine

KNOCKOUT, New Adult Fighter Romance

By J.C. Valentine Wayward Fighters #1 

Publication Date: April 6, 2014 

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MMA, Sports Romance
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.
Alyson had a terrible childhood and found herself depending on one person, the boy next door. Jamison became her protector at a young age. But one fateful night separates them.

Jamison is not the good guy. He is know as "The Judge" in the MMA world. During one fight Alyson shows back up in his life. He's never forgotten her and she has never forgotten him.

The start off as just friends but there is an instant attraction. As they forge ahead in their relationship they encounter many things set to break them apart.

What happens? One click to find out.

The bones of this story was great. I often found myself aggravated with the MC and their childish behaviors. The story line has great potential.

TAPOUT, New Adult Fighter Romance

By J.C. Valentine 

Wayward Fighters #2 

Publication Date: July 8, 2014 

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MMA, Sports Romance 

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 na├»ve 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?
In Tapout we have the conclusion to Knockout.

Alyson and Jamison seem to be heading in the right direction. But everything seems to want to keep them apart. But their relationship seems to grow and deepen with each situation.

But then a lie is uncovered, threatening to break them apart for ever Jami is torn in multiple directions to try and keep everything together. Will this be the final straw that breaks him.

One click to find out the conclusion.

This story definitely flowed much better for me and I was definitely rooting for Alyson and Jamison.
J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry. Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors. 

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