Title: Fighting for Control
For Nikko “the Bull” Del Toro, an ex-marine turned MMA fighter, only two things quiet the demons raging inside him—facing an opponent in the cage…and the memory of his hottest one-night stand. But when his PTSD resurfaces, causing him to lose control at a CFA press party, it’s his career that may be KO’d.
Dr. Violet Summers is stunned to discover her newest patient is the man who rocked her world—and put her heart in a clinch after her nasty divorce. She’s determined to delve deep into the darkness that haunts him and to keep all further encounters strictly professional.
Nikko doesn’t want a shrink. What he needs is Violet. With the memory of their passion blazing between them, it’s only a matter of time before they give in to desire. Can Violet help save this surly fighter from his own personal nightmare? Or will he forfeit his career and his last chance at love?
Author: Melynda Price
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Beneath the Surface
Series: Against the Cage #3
Published by Montlake Romance Source: Publisher
Published: March 22, 2016
Genres: Military Romance, Romance, Sports Theme
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Take a Marine Corp Special Ops turned MMA fighter and force him to take therapy equals one battle this lucky therapist has to fight her way through. She does have one advantage in her arsenal, she propositioned him for sex six months before on her flight to Las Vegas.
Nikko Del Toro is a man who had been dealt a harsh reality once he is back in the states; despite getting recruited to the MMA. Although having a hard exterior, and I do mean hard in the best possible way, he enjoys the family he has been embraced by. He may be the so-called black sheep with them but they believe in him wholeheartedly that when he screws up by letting his demons get the better of him, they push him into therapy.
Violet Summers fresh out of a divorce has her own trust issues that are not fully dealt with when she uses Nikko to start her new life. Their one night of passion has defined what she was missing from her life and she is both elated and worried about Nikko’s returning presence in her life. She tries her hardest to keep Nikko at arm’s length because patient-therapist affairs are a no-no; but he is not having any of that. They have a special bond that changes the course of both of their lives whether they wanted it or not. There is no denying they were simply meant to be.
This is one of those books that you hate to love. First off, I enjoyed these characters by themselves as well as together. They had a deep connection that the author makes you feel with each page you read. They bring out the best and the worse in each other which forces them to fight for each other. They may butt heads on more than one occasion but it truly helps them see past their own problems and focus on what is important. Even though I was able to get past the bickering these two did it was annoying to see them always getting mad or “falling for the bait” that start the fights because one didn’t want to let the other in. Do not get me wrong the make-ups were yummy to read, though, less arguing would have been nice. The ending was also sped up and I really need to know what is going to happen with Pen and Kyle, oh and we cannot forget Bob; mean cliff-hanger right there!!
Yes, this is my first book from Melynda Price but she has totally captured my heart with these characters and since I am reading in out of order, you can bet I will be picking up the others as well. There are a few characters from other books but nothing that would deter from the story. This can be read as a stand-alone but my curiosity always gets the better of me and I want to know where it all began.
I was gifted a copy of this book from the JeepDiva in exchange for an honest review. The opinions and ratings are my own and I was in no way compensated.