Blog Tour: Jonelle's Review: Love Hurts by Mandi Beck

Love Hurts Banner Love Hurts by Mandi Beck Caged Love #1 Publication Date: January 18, 2015 Genres: Contemporary, Romance Amazon - Nook - iBooks Love Hurts Cover


Even when she won’t fight for us, I’ll go to war for her…
Inside the Octagon, I have no fear. I’m at home, in my element, inflicting pain onto men trained to hurt me just as badly. Making them submit, knocking them out, maiming them, because it’s them or me. And I choose them. Outside the Octagon, my only weakness is a five-foot-two, classy as fuck woman that I’ve loved for most of my life. She’s the one that brings me to my knees, fills my arms, my heart, and one day soon, my bed. She makes me reckless. Volatile. I drink too much and try too hard to fuck my way out of feeling—all because of her. Frankie De Rosa is my girl, my best friend. I haven’t earned her yet, but I won’t stand by and let anyone take her from me. She will be the greatest fight of my life, but she’s worth the battle. Love hurts, but anything worth having does, right? I’m Deacon “The Hitman” Love — Welcome to the Cage.

Soooooo I'm kind of in love with this book.  I had the worst kind of book hangover with this one.  I wasn't able for almost 2 days after reading this one and I read 2-3 books a day.  Love Hurts is the story of MMA Championship contender Deacon "The Hitman" Love and his girl, Frankie De Rosa.  Of course, in the beginning, she wasn't his girl, but oh how he wanted her to be.  Growing up with her, he's always had a fondness for her and now that they're grown, the fondness has grown. When Frankie is viciously beaten by her fiancee, Deacon, his brothers and friends drop everything to rush to the girl they grew up with to help her mend and to protect her.  It's at this point Frankie and Deacon stop denying the love that's been growing for years.

I freaking loved this book so damn hard.  It ran the gamut of emotion.  From scared to happy, enjoying the lust to sad.  I thought the characters were well developed.  You really hated Frankie's fiancee and loved Deacon's adoration of Frankie.  Hella hot sex and heartwarming sweetness. Watching Deacon go from a man whore to a completely devoted one woman man gave me more than the warm fuzzies.  I'd love to see more!!!
5Star TKO

About the Author

Mandi Beck

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer. A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met. Love Hurts is her debut novel and she is currently working on the next in the series along with whatever other voices are clamoring for attention in her mind.
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