Published by Sourcebooks Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Reviewed by Miranda
He scared me. He thrilled me. And after one touch, all I could think about was getting more... Makayla never thought she'd set foot in an elite mixed martial arts club. But if anyone needs a medic on hand, it's these guys. Then again, at her first sight of the club's owner, she's the one feeling breathless. The man they call Torment is all sleek muscle and restrained power. Whether it's in the ring or in the bedroom, he knows exactly when a soft touch is required and when to launch a full-on assault. He always knows just how far he can push. And he's about to tempt Makayla in ways she never imagined...
While giving her friend a helping hand, straight-laced Makayla ends up in more trouble than she can handle. Makayla and her friend are taking money at the door of an illegal MMA tourney when she runs into a man determined to torment all her waking and dreaming hours. Torment is a star fighter and uses his own gym for MMA tournaments. He is caught off guard by the spunky beauty that runs into his club determined to track down a line jumper. Once he gets her attention he is not letting her go. Makayla doesn’t know how to handle this sexy fighter with the alpha attitude but she is willing to give it a try considering he makes her want to drool. These two opposites are attracting but can they find love?
Sarah Castille’s Against the Ropes is a hard hitting romance with a hot couple and a dash of suspense. Poor Makayla has a hysterical first meeting with Torment. I could not stop laughing. The humor is great but the sex appeal is even better. Torment and Makayla definitely know how to heat things up fast! I love Torment’s strong Alpha attitude. He definitely has the, “you are my woman, I will take care of you” thing down pat.