My rating: 3 1/2 of 5 stars
This book had a lot of potential – Hot MMA Fighter falls for an imperfect heroine. Unfortunately what could have been a great book, just fell a little bit short for me.
Caitlyn has recently lost eighty pounds and while her friends keep telling her she looks fantastic, her self confidence still hasn’t caught up with her new look. Dante is the MMA fighter with the heart of gold type of character. He’s a bit gun shy after having been hurt by an old love. I really wanted to like this pairing, but there was a LOT of scheming that mucked up much of the plot for me and I just didn’t believe someone would want to be with a person who was so into mind games.
Caitlyn can’t believe someone like Dante would want to be with an overweight girl like her and Dante can’t figure out what her problem is. He doesn’t understand her intense self esteem issues, not only made up in her mind, but perpetuated by verbal barbs thrown by Dante’s old flame and a competitor intent on bringing Dante down inside the octagon or out of it.
All in all, a decent read, but really could have been tightened up and been a better read.