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Genre: A New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance novel
RELEASE DATE: August 21st 2014
They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.
Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.
But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.
Worth Forgiving by Vi Keeland is another Knockout read in her MMA series!
Lily St. Clair, daughter of fighter champ "The Saint" inherits her father's share of a conglomeration of MMA fighter gyms...Not only does she run those, work the counter at the main NYC location, but she's also an artist.
Jackson "Jax" Knight was introduced in Worth the Chance. He is Vince's halfbrother, son to a US Sentator, and investment entrepreneur extraordinaire.
The chemistry between Jax and Lily is white hot, and oh so sexy. Unfortunately Lily's ex, Caden can't take the hint that they are no longer. He is uber possessive and he and Jax mix it up after Jackson catches Caden abusing Lily. Amidst all of the conflict, Jax and Vince become a little tighter and Lily becomes a little more trusting.
The conflict, story line, and smoking hotness that is Jackson all coalesce into a wonderful story.
Worth Forgiving is definitely worthy of my 4.5 Stars!
Oh Wow!!! Where do I even begin with this one!! Worth Forgiving was nothing short of awesome!! The third book in the series, can be read as a standalone, but it's helpful if you read the other two: Worth the Fight and Worth the Chance. Worth Forgiving centers around MMA gym owner Lily St. Claire and business owner and all around bad-ass Jackson Knight. Lily inherits her father's portion of the the gym when he passes away and when her partner (her father's best friend) decides he wants to take a step back, she's starts looking for a silent partner. Enter Jackson Knight. He comes from Washington D.C. to New York to check out the chain of gyms to see if there's the possibility of finding investors. There's obvious attraction between Jackson and Lily, but both have their own demons to deal with. Lily must deal with her obsessive and violent ex-boyfriend that she also works with while Jackson is dealing with the fall out of finding his very Christian Senator father, had a son, out of wedlock. Jackson's half brother is none other that MMA phenom Vince Stone.Sooooo yea. This book was awesome. First off, there's great continuity between the books in this series. You don't have to read the other 2 books to understand this one, but it enhances it, if you have. Jackson (or Jax in the bedroom) is smokin hot!! He's sweet, charming and an all around good guy. To top it off, he's got mad skills in the octagon. I'm a huge MMA fan and Vi does a great job in honoring the sport. Lily is a strong female lead. I loved that she made it a point to continue on with her art classes even after taking on the gym after her father passed. There's a lot of conflict in this book, but I love how it all played out. Well written, Vi does not disappoint with Worth Forgiving.
4.5 stars for this hot read!!
Excerpt: Meet Jax and Lily
Dinner and a dirty mouth
My face pinks when the waiter clears his throat, no doubt he’d heard Jax’s last comment.
“Are you ready to hear the specials?”
“Are we?” Jax arches an eyebrow, his eyes gleaming with delight. He’s not the slight bit embarrassed, but knows I am and is quite enjoying himself.
“Yes. Please.” I give him the evil eye and force my full attention back to the waiter. The entire time the waiter talks about the specials I feel Jax’s eyes burning into me.
“I’ll give you a moment to let you decide.” Graciously, the waiter excuses himself.
“Why did you do that?” I scold, my voice low.
“Do what?” He leans back in his seat, crossing his arms over his thick chest.
“You know exactly what I’m talking about.”
“You enjoy watching me flustered, don’t you?”
Jax arches both eyebrows. Bad choice of words.
“You know what I mean.”
Leaning in, his voice gritty and sexy, he looks me straight in the eyes when he speaks. “I love watching you. Period. But what I like best is watching you pretend you’re unaffected. It’s like an unspoken challenge.” He pauses and leans in even closer. “I love the pink that creeps up your cheeks when I say something dirty. The way your pussy throbs when I mention what I’m going to do to you later, and you wiggle in your seat trying to control it. So yeah, I guess I do like watching you flustered. You sit and give your attention to the waiter, trying to pretend you’re listening to whatever he’s saying instead of thinking of me feeding you my cock later, but we both know you didn’t hear one word he said. Hell I didn’t hear one word watching you, just knowing what you were thinking about.”
This time, I see the waiter before he’s close enough to hear us. He smiles as he reaches our table. “So what can I get for you this evening? Did I interest you in one of our specials?”
I look at the waiter, then Jax, who arches an eyebrow with a knowing smirk on his face, then back to the waiter. “The specials all sounded delicious. I just can’t decide for myself. I’m going to defer to my date to pick one for me.” I return my eyes to Jax with a cheeky grin.
He throws his head back with a chuckle and looks at the poor confused waiter. “We’ll take whatever two are your favorites. Surprise us.”
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MMA Series Reading Order
Worth the Fight (Book One)
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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.
***Author's note*** THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
Worth the Chance (Book Two)
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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?
***Author's note*** THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the 18.
Additional Books by Vi Keeland
First Thing I See
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Belong to You (A Cole Novel, Book One)
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Made For You (A Cole Novel, Book Two)
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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!