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Knockout & Tapout by J.C. Valentine

KNOCKOUT, New Adult Fighter Romance

by J.C. Valentine
Wayward Fighters #1
Publication Date: April 6, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MMA, Sports Romance



From the wrong side of the tracks...
Alyson Blake had learned early on that the only one she could depend on was herself. The only light in her life was a boy whom everyone agreed was destined for prison; but with his first kiss, he had set her soul on fire. Since the day the police dragged him away in handcuffs, she had managed to lead a quiet life, but when she attends an event fraught with mayhem, trouble resurfaces.
The one person she can’t forget...
Jamison Weston is the kind of guy dads load their shotguns for; endowed with a hot temper and a rap sheet as long as both tattooed arms. Known as “The Judge,” Jami’s hot temper, lethal fists, and cocky attitude have earned him respect and admiration both in and out of the ring. But just when he thinks he’s pummeled his past to death, Alyson Blake reenters his life.
Two paths collide…
After years of separation, Alyson is eager to reexplore the man who’s never left her thoughts, but for Jamison, she’s both the distraction he wants, but doesn’t need. As the two embark on a relationship that neither of them expected or bargained for, an outside threat closes in. When Alyson crosses the line of professionalism and takes her work home with her, her life is put in danger, leaving Jamison with no choice but to once again step in and become her protector.

TAPOUT, New Adult Fighter Romance

by J.C. Valentine
Wayward Fighters #2
Publication Date: July 8, 2014
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MMA, Sports Romance



History brought them together. Circumstances may keep them apart.
Alyson Blake’s past left her with scars. Scars that she tried to fix the only way she knew how—by helping others. But actions have consequences, and Alyson is about to find out that being naïve is no excuse.
Fighting is Jamison Weston’s passion. Alyson is his obsession. Despite the past and a few lingering concerns, their relationship is as solid as ever. Until a shocking lie is uncovered and all of his plans begin to unravel. Now, Jami is rushing to pick up the pieces, but as relationships are put to the test, will he be strong enough to keep it together, or will it all just fall apart?



J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.
Living in the Northwest, she has three amazing children and far too many pets. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.
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Knockout (Wayward Fighters, #1)Knockout by J.C. Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Knockout
Author: J.C. Valentine


Not being the first novel i've read by J.C. Valentine, i was excited to get my hands on another book of hers. I doubt i could have picked a better one than Knockout, the story about Alyson and Jamieson. Two individuals that so many have given up on them - one because she lives on the wrong side of the tracks, and the other because of his temper that leads him to jail. The moment they shared a kiss, Alyson knew Jamieson was the one for her and it's not until a chance meeting after he's released that they can finally know just what and how they're meant to be together.


I absolutely loved the fact that these two are relatable and their mannerisms something that looks/sounds lifelike (that is to say, not exaggerated and something from people i would meet on the street). J.C. Valentine knows how to draw you in and make you want to keep reading no matter what else there is to do around the house or life. The chemistry between Alyson and Jamieson is something to make anyone envious and i can't wait to find out how their story ends.

Tapout (Wayward Fighters, #2)Tapout by J.C. Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Title: Tapout
Author: J.C. Valentine


After having read Knockout, I had to find out how Alyson and Jamieson's story ends. Still keeping it realistic, J.C. Valentine had my heart jumping out of my chest as i read on and on, drawn to the many hurdles they have to face. Time was their first biggest hurdle, but this time, secrets and lies risk destroying what these two have worked so hard in strengthening. Can these two survive it or will they crumble under the weight of it all?


Just as they were hot in the first installment, in Tapout, Alyson and Jamieson don't disappoint. They drew me into their storyline and wanting to know just what other secrets could be hiding between them. J.C. Valentine's ability in setting up her readers for a ride they never expected is something that i now look forward to from now on and is certainly an author that i closely follow for her new releases.

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