Title: Relentless Liberation
Author: L.J. Fine
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave
Source: provided by publisher and Netgalley
Release Date: March 5 2014
Being stalked from town to town by an unstable ex-boyfriend means demure bookworm Mina Roper is used to keeping a low profile. But after a coworker brings her to an underground boxing competition, shy Mina falls deeply in lust with gorgeous fighter Tyler Serano. The problem? She’s convinced he’s hopelessly out of her league.
Tyler knows his matches are brutally violent, so why does this sweet, subdued beauty keep showing up to watch them week after week? Despite his overwhelming fear of commitment, Tyler’s innocent curiosity evolves into a hot, all-consuming attraction.
Just when it looks like happily ever after might be possible, Mina’s past catches up to her and she’s forced to make a tough choice. Follow her usual escape strategy—or risk it all for a new kind of life with Tyler.
Inside Scoop: Mina’s past includes a nonconsensual sexual encounter and brief violence, which could be triggering for some readers.
This is a huge Opposites attract affair, Tyler being a rough sexy fighter is intrigued with the soft, bookworm beauty that keeps showing up at his fights, she doesn’t seem the type and is instantly attracted to her.
Mina is a quiet girl who is used to moving regularly due to an unstable ex boyfriend who keeps stalking her from town to town, her friend Chloe drags her to the fights where she instantly is attracted to the bad boy Tyler.
Tyler and Mina have an unusual relationship, at first they are just friends which I found nice, Tyler helps Mina to gain back her confidence slowly which is great character development in watching her grow. Tyler is rough, confident and possessive, but sensitive to Mina.
considering this is a short book, I was expecting the usually meet and explosive sex and love scenes with some fighting put in for show, but it really isn’t like that. I really enjoyed this one and give it four stars, a longer novel with these characters would really be great.