Review: Tapout by J.C. Valentine

February 20, 2017

Tapout by JC Valentine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Wayward Fighters #2
Release - July 8, 2014
Genre - MMA Fighter Romance
Trope - second chance
Dual POV - 3rd person
Heat - 3 out of 5
Length - 368 pages
Review of book 1, Knockout

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 na├»ve 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?

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3.5 "Jami's Never Down For The Count" Stars!!

I have to admit that I enjoyed TAPOUT far more than Knockout. While I still didn't like Alyson, I didn't hate her as much in this book. I found her only mildly annoying although pretty much everything I said in my previous review basically stands. Oh and her TSTL moments didn't plague me as much. Or I developed a tolerance. Who the fck knows???

I noticed that the author's writing improved with this book. It was far more fluid and descriptive. It was easier to related to the characters and to become immersed and believe in each of their perspectives. Although some of my questions from book one were answered as more of an afterthought, this didn't detract from my overall enjoyment of the story.

In the end, I really loved Jami. He never gave up. He knew who he was and understood his own limitations. I couldn't help but respect and admire his character. He was incredible right to the end and his loyalty knew no bounds. The author created an absolute winner with Jami's character!

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