Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland…Launch Day Event and ARC Review

It’s release day for WORTH THE FIGHT by Vi Keeland and I am so happy to be a part of the fun!

Along with some teasers and the rafflecopter for a fab giveaway, you will find my review…I loved this book!! 


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It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.

Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.

Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.


My review:

Worth the Fight is the first book in author Vi Keeland’s MMA Fighter Series and the synopsis had me completely hooked.  Oh boy, did this story live up to my expectations…..it was excellent.

Attorney Elle James’ life is pretty good and relatively normal these days.  A great job in a small firm with a great boss, a handsome and successful boyfriend and a nice apartment.  Pretty normal and pretty bland. A big difference from the childhood she lived through. Those are the years she would love to forget.  Those are also the years that shaped her into the woman she was today….and also why she craves normal and bland.  It was safe and that meant a lot to her.  Of course, just when she is settled in her normal, safe life, MMA fighter Nico Hunter walks into her firm and immediately she knows things aren’t going to be normal and boring where he was concerned.  Suddenly safe and bland aren’t what she yearns for….

Nico Hunter hasn’t been in the cage for eighteen months.  It was in a fight eighteen months ago when his life changed forever, and not for the good.  Now, he’s gearing up for his return into the MMA fighting world.  His body is fine-tuned and ready to go….his mental state?  Not so much.  When he meets Elle, he can’t deny the instant connection he has with her.  Boyfriend or not, he has to have her.  After spending some time together, he soon realizes she may be the one to help him tame his inner demons.  He has no idea how right he is and can’t even begin to imagine the kind of connection they end up sharing.  Will they both be able to let go of their haunted pasts and move forward into the future….together?

When I hosted the cover reveal for Vi, I was immediately drawn in with the teasers she shared for the post and was so excited to get a chance to read this book.  Well, I didn’t just read it…I devoured it. Nico is the ultimate contradiction…a hard-bodied alpha male with a heart as big as the cage he fights in and a soft side that would make a teddy bear jealous.  His sex appeal is second to none and his personality leapt off the pages.  Damn that man is fiiiiiiiine!  Elle is a gal I admired greatly.  She’s worked really hard to move past the nightmare she lived as a child and she really has a good head on her shoulders.  She’s smart and knows herself really well.  She also was amazing at taking a chance on Nico.  She didn’t balk at his advances, instead she recognized there was a thrill she felt with him and wanted to grab it and explore where it took her.  Together, they hold each other up when each needs it most.  So many touching and tender moments happen between them.  It was an emotional ride for sure!

I have to say, I think Vi did a fantastic job at giving the reader pieces of information throughout the story that all fit together perfectly in the end.  It was as if we lived Elle and Nico’s growing relationship right along side them.  I also adored what she did at the very end!  A very cute way of wrapping things up.

Thank you, Vi, for an amazing start to a series I will absolutely be keeping up with!  I cannot wait for book two!

5LovesRLBFive Loves


Worth the Fight excerpt pic - Nico on Elle

Worth the Fight Excerpt - Elle on Nico

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About the author:

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting USA Today Best Selling smut author by night!

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Email: vikeeland@gmail.com

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