This Round For Love
Malia Mallory (Author)
This Round For Love is fast paced, highly charged story. This story has many layers to it. There is intrigue, suspense, explicit sex, romance, and so much more. The author told the story through the point of view of both main characters. I feel that this helped me get to know and understand each of them and their feelings. This Round For Love is the second book in the series, but I feel that you don’t need to have read the first book.
Darcy Winthrop is a tennis pro, who recently left the tour. She ended her relationship with her boyfriend, Brock. Brock only seemed to want to be with her for what he could get or what celebrities he could meet. Darcy’s father owes a line of hotels and asked her to become an event organizer. Her first event is in Miami and is a Mixed Martial Arts event. While at the hotel Darcy discovers many problems, finds out that the arena is not complete and meets Ford Cooper. One of her first meetings at the hotel is with the manager, Carl. He is very sleazy. When Darcy turns Carl down or rejects him, he gets mean and nasty to her. Darcy puts on a strong, independent face to the world, but she is still vulnerable. She is funny and witty with Ford.
Ford Cooper is a MMA fighter, who is trying to make come back after a career ending injury. He continues to try to provide to himself and others that he is not a has been. Ford shows the world his tough side, but seems to be struggling and vulnerable on the inside. Darcy approaches Ford and asks for his feedback on the arena (like what still needs to be done). He is attracted to Darcy, but feels that he can’t afford to be distracted.
Darcy and Ford have a great sexual chemistry. There are very hot, steamy sex scenes. Darcy and Ford both have very strong feeling for each other. They put the other person first and/or help them out. Ford comes to Darcy aid when she is drugged while drinking alone. Darcy help to get Ford back in the line up / fight. After Darcy tells Ford how she feels, Ford tells her that he can’t have Darcy distracting him for the important fight. Ford leaves her in tears. She did come to see Ford fight to support him, but stayed out of sight.
This is the first book that I have read by Malia Mallory. I really enjoyed Darcy and Ford story. I definitely have to go back to read book 1 of this series and any other book by Malia Mallory. I highly recommend this book to anyone interested in a quick, sexy read with two characters that have you rooting for their happily ever after.
Story / Plot = 5 Stars
Steaminess = 5 Stars
Flow of Story = 5 Stars
Overall = 5 Stars!
**I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This is my honest review!**