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Worth the Chance by Vi Keeland…Review & Tour

 

 

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Synopsis:

Meet Liv Michaels

It may have been seven years, but I’d know him anywhere. Sure, he’s grown, filled out in all the right places, but his captivating blue eyes and cocky grin are exactly the way I remember. Even though I’d much rather forget.

Liv Michaels is almost there. She’s smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she’s dreamed about for years. Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love.

Meet Vince Stone

Women love a fighter, especially a good one. Lucky for me, I’m damn good. But there’s one woman that isn’t interested. Not again, anyway.

Vince ‘The Invincible’ Stone is every woman’s fantasy…strong, sexy, confident and completely in control. Growing up surrounded by chaos, he’s learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down. He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own…for the night anyway. With the biggest fight of his life coming up, his focus should be on training.

When fate brings Vince & Liv back together again, there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. But can Vince erase the old scars their past left behind? Or will Liv hurt him instead?

 

My review:

Worth the Chance is the second book in author Vi Keeland’s MMA Fighter Series and follows Worth the Fight, a book I simply adored.  I was beyond excited for this book and I have to say…it was freaking amazing.

Vince Stone, or Vinny as some people know him, has got a chip on his shoulder a mile wide and the fight to back it up.  He’s as skilled an MMA fighter as all of the best and he knows it.  He’s had a pretty crappy life and fighting in the ring has saved him from a pretty bleak fate.  The ring and Nico. Nico, the only father figure he’s ever known.  His mother is a drug addict and has been less than worthless his whole life.  He’s finally got his life somewhat together with a killer fight record, a whole lot of success with the ladies, teaching some classes at the gym, and keeping out of trouble.  Besides his fighting, he’s only ever had one other bright spot in his life.  A girl who helped tutor him in high school.  A girl he fell in love with seven years earlier.  A girl he knew deserved better than him…so he left her without a reason or a backward glance.  A girl he’s regretted not having a chance with.  A girl who just walked into one of his classes.  Could fate finally be smiling down on him and be giving him a second chance?  Does he truly deserve it?

Just about to land her dream job as a reporter for one of the biggest newspapers around, Liv Michaels has one more assignment before the final decision is made and she hopefully goes from intern to official reporter.  Of course the last person she expected to see when walking into the gym for her assignment was Vinny.  And of course HE was the one she was supposed to interview for her last big assignment.  She wasn’t the same young and awkward girl anymore.  Hopefully he wouldn’t recognize her.  She sure as hell wasn’t ready to face the memories of the pain his rejection had caused her seven years earlier.  She thought they had something between them back then but now, hindsight being 20/20 and all, she realizes there was no way the deliciously sexy fighter could have shared her feelings back then.  Now she just needed to get through this class and get the hell out, unnoticed.  Liv should have known it wouldn’t be that easy and trying to remember why it is she’s supposed to hate Vinny isn’t proving to be easy either.  Not when he’s looking at her like she’s dessert.  She couldn’t resist him back then and she her resolve to resist him now is looking pretty shaky too.

The history between Liv and Vinny proves to be a blessing and a curse for them.  A blessing because the whole “get to know you better’ phase is out the window and a curse because all the old feelings of hurt surface almost killing their chance at a reconciliation.  Luckily Vinny is one hell of a persistent guy and is used to getting his way….and his way is having Liv in his life.  Permanently.

Oh my.  You’ll have to give me a minute here.  Just remembering this book while writing this review is enough to have me swooning and getting totally distracted.  I LOVED this book.  Yes, LOVED, in shouty caps.  Vinny is the guy from the wrong side of the tracks, trying his hardest to just stay out of trouble with a huge heart buried deep down beneath a gruff (and gorgeous) exterior.  He broke my heart more than once.  He takes care of his junkie mother, even though he knows there’s no hope for her.  He hangs onto the memory of his dead war hero father by wearing his dad’s dog tags and even though he has a tough time showing it, loves Nico and Elle.  He’s harder on himself than anyone else and his belief that he wasn’t good enough for Liv back in high school killed me.  God, I love him!  Liv is one hell of a perfect match for Vinny.  She’s been hurt by him in the past and is wary to start anything up again with him.  Thankfully she gives him another chance.  She is smart and sassy and takes Vinny on toe-to-toe and I loved every minute.  They are hot and beyond sexy together.  He needs to dominate their intimacy and she gives in willingly and it works so delectably well.  YUM!

So yes, Liv and Vinny are freaking amazing but besides that, Vi throws a huge twist in toward the end and I literally said “HOLY HELL” when I read it.  My lips are sealed, but I have to say, the added element to their story made me a nervous wreck and left me emotional and crying when I got to the end.  Of course, I love that and it made Liv and Vinny’s story even better and their ending even sweeter.

Ms. Keeland is an author I know we will be seeing great things from because damn, that woman can write!  I enjoyed every minute of this book.  I never felt something was missing or was rushed or went too slow.  The characters are well developed and interesting and I was invested in them from the first chapter.  Oh, how I love that feeling!

Thank you, Vi, for another hot, sexy, raw, emotional, and gripping story.  I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us next!

5LovesRLBFive Loves

WORTH THE CHANCE EXCERPT AToMR Sneak peek 2 (1)

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Giveaway:

(8) Sets of “Bookchick glasses” and 5 custom wine charms, one of each of Vi Keeland’s book covers – International

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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 smut author by night!

 

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