Wednesday, September 24, 2014

[Book Review + Giveaway] Fierce by L.G. Kelso

Tori's MMA career was taking off, until she beat the wrong man. Her training partner, nursing a bruised ego, snapped—shattering her trust and confidence. 

Three years later, Tori’s keeping her fists to herself as she struggles to put herself through college. But when a group of gangbangers hassle her at work, old habits kick in and her fists fly. Max Estrada, a frequent diner customer, steps in and gets them out of hot water, but Tori is still fired... days before tuition is due.

With no other option, she’s forced to take a desk job at her old pounding grounds, where her demons still haunt the cage and the temptation to go glove-to-glove with familiar pro-fighter, Max Estrada, is too much. The sexy Colombian draws her back into the world of MMA and revives her dreams of becoming a professional face-puncher—until Will, her old partner and current Middleweight Champion, struts back into the gym. The secret they share is an unexpected liability to his career, and he's determined to keep her silent. 

With her life on the ropes, Tori will have to face the past for a shot at winning back her future, or carry the weight of a loss even greater than before.

First of all - I LOVE anything that has to do with Kickboxing & MMA. I am actually a kickboxing instructor so reading Fierce was refreshing because Tori is the kind of girl that I would be if I have gone professional. She doesn't take crap from anyone and the whole "girls can't fight" makes her heart boil. 

Book starts off when Tori tries to live a normal life. She has a job, going to school, and trying to forget that night that turn her MMA career upside down. But after she beats up a guy trying to protect herself, she is fired and needs to look for another job. That's where she finds a front desk job. At a boxing gym. Where she used to train. 
“You do it because you like the creativity, and yet it's logical, like a science. You do it because it's your way of life. You do it because you love it and you can't not do it, because it's who you are."
I loved all of the characters in this book. The details of the fights, the combos that have been thrown around, it was like being in my studio and visualizing them go at it. Tori was an incredibly strong character, and not just because she fought - but because she could take anything that life gave her. 

Definitely recommend it to anyone that has any interest in MMA field or just looking for a strong female lead with light romance to spice things up.



L.G. Kelso is a fantasy and contemporary novelist. Having grown up watching Xena and Hercules with her grandmother, she inherited her passion for all things magic, paranormal and mythological. She also has a probably unhealthy obsession with martial arts, and as a boxer she strives to give readers an authentic view of MMA in her contemporary sports novel.
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