Stellar writing as always by Cara McKenna I hope she writes again soon because I am running out of books to read from her One of the things I love most about Meg MaguireCara McKenna s stories is that they don t do that thing where the ntire conflict of the book could be resolved with one five minute conversation Her characters are generally honest with ach other and that is just really really refreshing It s possible that they re a little honest that people are in the real world but I m okay with that They re stories about people that I genuinely like who don t stir up unnecessary drama or angst and who don t knowingly hurt ach other in the name of love I want these characters to be real people so I can be friends with themAlso loved the MMA portion of these books As a fan I was really happy with how accurate they are The only tiny thing that was incorrect was the mention of putting vaseline on a fighter s body before the fight This is a no no in a sport that involves grappling Other than that I was impressed 36It s good Another time I really wished GR did half stars This woman is wonderfully adept at getting into the interior of the psyche Her characters are always well worth it This was way better than the first and third book in the series 25 StarsMiddle of the road Harleuin Blaze which is odd because usually I love anything written by Meg Maguire aka Cara McKenna There are some good motionally satisfying scenes between the heroheroine but the Mixed Martial Arts backdrop along with the subplots didn t appeal to me Contrived conflicts annoyed me I wanted of a storyThe sex scenes were good But not good nough to make me want to buy the book The secondary story about Lindsey s sister had my interest I would have liked of that The main story didn t do anything for me Most of the time is spent in Lindsey s head as she ogles desires and pines for Rich The conflicts that annoyed me wereview spoilerShe has been desiring and pining for him for months When he finally asks her out she turns him down Her reason Sleeping with someone Naked Choke extraordinary was no substitute for feeling like someonextraordinary and she couldn t handle being cast aside like that not at this point in her life That didn t make sense to meAnother After the first sex scene which was great for both of them Rich acted cold and impersonal as he dressed That was not Pleasure Activism: The Politics of Feeling Good explained So then Lindsey acted cold and impersonal and then theyach thought the other didn t want them Too contrivedRich s job is to accept fights with the highest ranked competitors He just got an offer to fight one of the highest and he accepts it That means he ll be away from Lindsey for a couple months Now Lindsey is depressed that he didn t love her Murder at the Mansion enough to turn it down and stay in the area with her What That s stupid I wouldn t mind her sadness and depression over this but her thinking that he didn t love hernough annoyed me That made her inconsiderate selfish and unsupportive less likeable hide spoiler So I found this new website similar to oysterscribd playster and decided to give it a shot since there was a free trial for
The Most Part There most part there not a lot to choose from but they are rocking it with these harleuin books So this website S APPARENTLY STILL IN BETA AND apparently still in beta and have a LOT of things to fix I had chosen the third in this series last night as today s read but this one topped my history for some reason SO i accidentally got 10 or so pages in before realizing it wasn t the one I wanted Then I got about the same amount in before I realized they were a series That irks me to not nd to read things out of order so i came back to this one 15 pages later I started to wonder if this wasn t the first in the series because until like page 30 I had absolutely 0 clue how all these people knew ach other and since they kept referencing it that made me very confused That counts against it than it maybe should Let s face it authors how many reader s short of the dedicated author fans read harleuin series I don t know that I ve Seductive Surrender ever actually read than one of these little book by the same authors and i ve been reading these a VERY long time Gauge you audiencesince this audience isn t particularly likely to have read the previous book in the series give a blurb so that a new reader doesn t spend too long confused I reallynjoyed this book a lot but it had a lot of flaws First the characters the hero was super fleshed out he had thoughts and hopes and deep dark Seductive Surrender (Highland Heather Romancing a Scot, emotions I have no clue who the heroine is beyond her big sister status and her infatuation with the hero we re halfway through the book before her family isven mentioned and though she apparently has relationships mom dad 7 siblings at least 1 friendboss none of them with the xception of her one sister were fleshed out She whines about wanting to be independent or in the spotlight or whatever but then all she ver does is overanalyze verything that happens or doesn t happen between her and the hero and pout when he can t give her what she wants despite knowing that was the case all along For some reason I liked these two together but they made a horrible couple He spent Rules of the Ring No unsportsmanlike conduct Matchmaker Lindsey Tuttle always thought Rich Estrada was a whole lot of sexy What's not to lust after He's a gorgeous flirty mixed martial arts fighter When they find themselves heating up. .
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D desk y obstacles that ratchet up the tension in a reasonable way denouements that are satisfying without being over up the tension in a reasonable way denouements that are satisfying without being over top hot chemistry and sex scenes nonhokey humor strong clever clear prosei m detracting points for two mechanical problems1 a few clunker sentences a flaw atypical of her stuff mostly revolving around xplaining back story stablished in the first book in the series remember how in the second and third harry potter books jo rowling contorted things to sort of inelegantly reexplain hogwarts and muggles and uidditch and we all rolled our yes and were like we KNOW it s sort of like that but to a much lesser briefer degree 2 and for on a number of occasions presumably to keep her word count in check offering glossed over generalized statements like to keep the conversation going lindsey asked him a few things about MMA he responded with interest this was awkward and usually left me saying but WHAT did lindsey say this writerly device The Deepest Sin exposed mckenna s mechanics which i don t want to notice or have to care about when i m reading instead she ought to have taken the time to specify their dialogue which for mckenna ALWAYS very carefully and intentionally develops protagonist chemistry so these shorthands not only stuck out awkwardly they did her character development a disservice now i m making a big point about these awkward segments but there were really only a very few of these passages it s just that usually mckenna sditing and flow are so good that these few lapses became all the noticeablestill a very fun read as is all of her stuff and she avoided committing the cardinal sin of romance series she didn t overinvolve her former heroes and heroines in this new story rather she wrote them into this new tale just nough to keep the world she d drawn three dimensional and interestingly populated but she didn t bore us with huge postscript like sections about how the former protagonists lives and love were still Teh Amazing Fireworks Head Exploding On Fire xcellent admirable restraint but that s what you get with kick mckenna uality and a well and lovingly prepared novelshe s good stuff Oh this book was satisfying It just hit it right for me Sexy hero and by sexy I mean big muscly and a fighter check Heroine with some stuff to figure out check Good background cast check Perfect hero who says and does verything right and is a billionaire no check Heroine with perfect body and all the right assets who has all the men falling all over her umm no the heroine s perfect body is not the focus of the story Great steamy sex that the reader doesn t have to wait forever for check Am I the only one that likes these things in romanceHey it is probably obvious that when I like romance it is not with he millionaire dapper ideal hero Rich not in money just his name the hero in this story is definitely an ideal of sorts physically sexually but he is a working class immigrant with an accent Rich would not be the hero in 50 Shades as the lead in Taking Him Down he is very desirable And I loved him Love himThe sex scenes are hot But I think it is an stablished fact that nobody can write sex like Meg MaguireCara McKenna And you ve seen the cover right Funny story and true have you Seen This Circulating Around this circulating around and
FACEBOOK THIS HAPPENED TO ME WITH THIS BOOK ANDThis happened to me with this book and was painful I was on an airplane my kindle fire battery ran out I switched to my phone to try and finish up the scene but then I had to turn off my phone because the plane was landing This is not the book to have that happenTaking Him Down is the second in the Wilinski s series which centers around a fight training club Each book in this series so far has centered around a different couple The first Making Him Sweat was about Jenna and Mercer Taking Him Down centers around Rich and LindseyIf you have read Cara McKennaMeg Maguire before than you know she writes flirt and spark like nobody lse The characters in her books are funny and flirt in such a fun way Taking Him Down is no xception You better find yourself a real traditional girl to marry That would certainly please my mom His smile softened Though personally I d rather find a snarky feminist to roll around in my sheets with Taking Him Down isn t perfect Okay there is a silly mix up that is used to create tension But it is resolved uickly and it makes sense maybe I shouldn t call it silly The couple take a long time to realize what they are to ach other and yeah that can be frustrating But I guess that is standard in romance novels So those are the not so perfect parts of this bookTaking Him Down is a seuel to or a follow up to Making Him Sweat but in my opinion it is better than Making Him Sweat For me it was better because of the hero Rich made this story And the really good news There is a seuel coming out in OctoberSo help me out here what other romances are like this one I would love to find novels that are written like Meg MaguireCara Mckenna writes I need help because I felt like I have been spoiled by his great author and I want like it So help me out What do you recommend To read this review and like it check out Bad Ass Book Reviews. E his next fight But this could be the perfect time for a rematch with a sexy little matchmaker And minimal clothing There's no denying the chemistry between them It's full contact no holds barred attractionand only one can be on to. Shocking amount of time acting coldindifferent toward her and he seemed to totally be using her to scratch an itch But ven still I liked him because she was just shy of that girl who thinks that sexlove but almost worse because she acknowledged that she knew better and ven droned on and on about how she wasn t a hopeless romantic Maybe that was my issue she was ither lying to herself or to usshe wasn t authentic and it showed Also the HEA didn t jibe with the rest of the book He doesn t seem to have any catalyst to change his decision and ven worse he asks her to be his girlfriend and they ride off into the sunset never once acknowledging that she s totally in love with him and he s inlike with her Total recipe for disaster says the realist in me The sex scenes were well written but had oddly specific details about random thingslike his obsession with putting lube on his dick before the condom Major props for her dedication to safe sex thoughthey act like reasonable adults and just dry safe sex thoughthey act like reasonable adults and just dry when they don t have condoms The plot was ok I liked that she fleshed out the MMA world nough to Le valeureux guerrier educate the novice but didn t bog us down with a ton of technical language I also give her major major props for her understanding of the Latino culture I personally am not Latina but I ve been introduced to the culture through several people I ve known and it can be very very different from what people are used to and I appreciated that she portrayed it accurately and sensitively I felt like the focus again here though was on the herohis career is super fleshed out hers iswell honestly kinda pointless for plot purposes Give me she takes him as a client and falls in love with him insteador she sets up his sister and that s how they meetanything that actually makes it somewhat relevant rather than just white noise The writing was ok solid spelling wise but several sentences were very awkward and I had to read them several times to figure them outBottom line i know this sounds like a lot of bad but i did actuallynjoy reading this book and look forward to reading the next in the series What I really love about this book and also the first one in this series Making Him Sweat is that it s so realistic I feel like this story could happen to any one of my friends Well the unmarried onesThe men aren t super suave their bank accounts aren t astronomical and they don t always say xactly the right thing but they re things I can actually hear a man sayingThis is a fun story about the bad boy who s constantly flirting with and teasing the good girl the adult version of pulling pigtails on the playground how a simple misunderstanding can cause a bit of mayhem and how being honest can turn things back aroundRich is cocky and confident when he s in the cage but out of it he struggles with feeling unworthy and worries that the demons that plagued his father will one day taunt him His love of fighting began as a hobby until he realized it was the only way to support his family particularly his mother who suffers from heart problemsIt might not be honorable but Rich Estrada fought
"for money because fighting was the thing he "money Because fighting was the thing he good at the diploma he d never arned the only marketable talent he hadLindsey a matchmaker by profession is convinced that Rich is just a playboy looking for a good time It doesn t take her long to realize that she s willing to give it to himLindsey wondered if Jenna was going to get soundly trounced tonight and if so she Wrathful Chaos: Five Books of Satanic Philosophy envied her She could use a sound trouncing herself Hell she d take a spirited dry humpingRich and Lindsey both think that a round between the sheets will cure them of their mutual infatuation Luckily it doesn t because the sex scenes in this book were dynamite Rich and Lindsey couldn t seem to getnough of ach other and I couldn t get nough of them Rich is stunned by their chemistry and for the first time in her life Lindsey feels like than just a shadow of the people surrounding herIt doesn t take long before ither of them realize a no strings attached relationship just isn t nough but it s come at an inconvenient time for Rich and feels like he has to let Lindsey goI loved Lindsey s honesty with Rich how she saw something in him no one Humanism: The Greek Ideal and its Survival else outside of his family did and that she helped him see it too I m glad it was her words that finally brought him around to what they could have together and convinced him that he was so much than a fighterFor so long she d been fantasizing about the man from those videos the fighter But here in reality he had so many dimensions Who Rich Estrada was had nothing to do with his stats or record or stills posted on the web None of those could tell a woman how hot his body ran and how hot that fever burned when they were pressed so closeThis book is perfect if you want a uick fun steamy read fairly high 3sall of cara mckennameg maguire s strengths are present here fairly fully realized diverse casts of characters secondary and tertiary characters that nicely fill out the novel s world with a nice blend of believability creativity and unobtrusiveness plausible and usuallynjoyable dialogue carefully crafted non hea. During an unexpected and superintense make out session Lindsey is readyuntil Rich Love 2.0 (A Cates Brothers Book, ends it with noxplanation Three rounds Now it's almost a year later and Rich has a broken foot which means a frustrating recovery back in Boston befor.