Blog Tour, Review & #Giveaway: ☆Fight for Me☆ by Bethany Bazile

Fight for Me By Bethany Bazile
New Adult Contemporary
Release: March 31, 2014
I just needed someone to show me how to fight for me…

When tragedy hits Alexis Cole is shattered. She carries the blame on her shoulders after losing a big piece of herself. When Ryder Hayes sweeps back into her life, she has something to hold on to, but just as quickly as he appeared he was gone. When fate-or meddling parents-throw them back together they can no longer deny the heat that’s burned between them for years.

Ryder has always wanted Lexi, but he’s never fought so hard against something in his life.  Saving Lexi from her past was never on his agenda, but he could never bear letting her drown in it. With his UFC championship title on the line, the last thing he needs is to be distracted by Lexi. When she’s thrown back into his life he can no longer fight their attraction.
But once he claims her he knows he’ll never let go.
***Mature content warning*** 

3.5-4 Sexy MMA Fighting Stars

He was trouble, and I was the new toy he wanted to play with until it broke. I had no doubt it wouldn’t take much for him to break me, but I didn’t care. I’d be left with all the broken pieces with no clue how to put myself back together, but the trade-off might be worth it.

My first thought when I saw this book?
Holy shit, that cover!!!

I’m a total sucker for a hawt MMA fighter book, so once I was finished drooling all over that cover, I jumped at the chance to read this one. This was my first book by the author, and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. If I’m being honest, I’m always scared when a book has a super hot cover, since the actual story rarely lives up to the promise. But I was certainly not disappointed here. I really enjoyed this book. There were a few minor issues that kept me from LOVING it, but I liked it a whole hell of a lot.

Bethany Bazile managed to capture my interest from the very first chapter. She starts the book going straight for your feels, and damn did it hit mine.

Alexis Cole is no stranger to tragedy. In one night she lost everything that’s she ever cared about. Now she’s in a haze of sorrow, not sure if she’ll ever see the light.

Ryder has always wanted Lexi, but he also knows that he can never have her. He fights the connection between them, but he can’t help but try to save her from drowning in her grief.

Now three years later, fate and meddling parents throw them into each others’ path again. But this time, the connection is just too strong for either of them to fight it.

Lexi knows that Ryder is bad news. He’s a heavyweight MMA champion, sexy as sin, and is definitely not lacking for women. But she can’t help the scorching sexual tension that only gets hotter each time they are together.

He was cocky and arrogant in a way that aggravated me, but sexy in a way that excited me.

His perfectly sculpted facial features were breathtaking, yet scary. Scary in an “I’m bad medicine” kind of way. The kind that promises you a cure for your suffering, only to get you addicted to something a lot worse that the original pain.

If you’re looking for a steamy book, this one delivers in spades!

Ryder was one deliciously sexy dirty talker, and I couldn’t get enough of him.

I won’t give you much more of the story, because I wouldn’t want to spoiler anything. But I can tell you that I like a good story to go along with the hot sex, and this one definitely delivered on that end.

So what kept it from being a 5 star read? A few things.

I found the dialogue to be choppy and confusing at times. There were times when I had to go back and re-read the sentence because I wasn’t quite sure who was talking since dual dialogues would be in one line.

“I’m going to take a shower.”
“Asshole.” I laughed. “Oh yeah, that’s how I like it. Are you mad?”

There were also a few lines that were definitely on the cheesy side.

“Please…” I pouted.
“There it goes. You haven’t changed after all.”
“You’re pouting and trying to get your way. If I let you see my dick then you’ll want to touch it and then you’ll want to put your mouth on it, and how the fuck am I supposed to say no to that?”

I think the author meant for it to be funny (maybe) but for me, it just didn’t quite work

“That’s right, baby. Who’s the champion of this pussy?”
“You’re the fucking king of this pussy.”

I loved that this was in first person POV, and we got both Lexi and Ryder’s. But there were also times I felt like the story was being told to me as opposed to shown with some unnecessary explanations.

Shit. I’d been angry and said it in a way that made it seem like I’d used her, which wasn’t the case.

Now all that aside, this was still a great book. It was steamy, with an added element of suspense, and a great story to boot. It may not have been perfect, but I thoroughly enjoyed it and would gladly read any future book from this author. I do tend to be a picky bitch when it comes to my books, so some of the things that bothered me in this one may not even bother most readers. If you’re looking for a scorching hot MMA book, I would definitely recommend this one.

I’d love to see this turn into a series and get a book for Ty and Shelby

Bethany Bazile reads, writes and lives in New Jersey with her husband and two amazing kids. Her passion for writing was born from a love affair between books and music.  She loves books that draw her in and won’t release her until she’s inhaled every word, panting with excitement. Then she realize the sun came up, but the lost of sleep was so worth it. When she isn’t reading, she’s conjuring up steamy love scenes, and hot romance stories to share with fellow romance lovers.

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  1. Wow awesome review – great post

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