The two most important people in Lorrie’s life are both gone but she’s still alive.
Trying to recover from the tragedy, Lorrie returns to campus, ready to pick up the pieces of her life. All Lorrie wants is to get back to “normal.”
Then she meets Hunter. The man, the legend, “The Hammer.”
Hunter is a cage fighter who takes on every fight like he’s got nothing to lose. His life is a tangled mess of girls, booze, and fist fights. And while it may seem like he’s got a devil-may-care attitude, he’s fighting a private cage-match with a monster he can’t defeat.
Lorrie knows that Hunter is exactly the type of guy she should stay away from, especially in her fragile state, but Hunter has other ideas.
As Hunter and Lorrie grow closer together, will they be able to overcome their pain and heal each other? Or will they both end up wrecked?
I liked and disliked Lorrie's character throughout the book, but towards the end I kinda wanted to bitch slap her. Now she's been through a hell of a lot, and Priscilla goes to great lengths to illustrate her scarred state mind, and so when Hunter enters the scene you just want him to help heal her. Her relationship with Hunter was incredibly sweet, and I'll be honest I was a little flabbergasted with it at times. Like I said it's not your typical fighter romance, and Hunter was definitely not what I was expecting, there were so many facets to their relationship. It was an incredibly slow build up at times, but I liked that Priscilla took the time for them to get to really know one another, being friends first went a long ways in healing both characters. None of this insta-love nonsense, or constant referrals to their highly hormonal state of mind. It was slow, smooth and natural.
"To Snorrie and Gunther. May their friendship be filled with miscommunication and drama."
Only Hunter could make me feel truly normal-no, not normal-better than that. Alive."
Boy did they work out, it was like all that built up sexual tension finally combusted. Seriously I had to rear back from the explosion, holding my Kindle at arms length thinking 'Holy freaking skittles!' When the hero and heroine finally get together there's always a period of just good things happening, but for their together period it was like a damn sex explosion! *Fans self* It. Was. Hot. I was beyond happy, shouting hallelujah and booty shaking in my room. You'll understand the reaction if you've read the book, the build up while all well and good is also very torturous and long. So trust me when I tell you Lorrie and Hunter finally getting together, is not only what you've been waiting for but delivered a totally swoontastic way. I also loved their banter, it had me smiling or just plain laughing out loud. Especially with the cute wittle kitties, I swear I just straight up swooned on the spot, it fit their relationship just right, and it made them...well them.
"I'm gonna save us both..."
"She made me feel alive again, like there was still something to look forward to..."
My issues with the book were few, but they do have an impact on my rating. I felt like it took a little too long for them to get together, there were times I was losing interest and was getting frustrated with Lorrie's inner monologue. Now I mentioned I had my bad moments with Lorrie, but her inner monologue not only seemed repetitive at times but made her character fall into the stupid heroine category on more than one occasion. Her reasoning would come from left field, and made no sense most of the time, this is where my need to bitch slap would came from. There was also a lack of depth with her feelings regarding what she'd been through, and the fact Hunter was unaware for so long of who she was, was a little unrealistic. It was like they took one step forward, and two steps back. I also thought there was depth lacking from her relationship with Daniela, I mean if she's the BFF who stuck with you through everything, I'd kinda expect to not just see her more but to see more from your relationship than the random catch up. Hunter was not without his faults, some of his actions confused the heck out of me, and it just kinda stopped the flow of the book at times.
Taking that all into consideration, my rating stands at 3.5 piercing stars. I did enjoy the book overall, and I've already said I'm anxious for the next book. There's a lot of potential behind this, and I think Priscilla will more than deliver in the next book. Her writing style is interesting, and the flow of the plot line is smooth. She knows how to keep you on the edge of your seat in anticipation, breathless with excitement and always guessing what's waiting around the corner. So if you're looking for an intense fighter romance, mixed with a dose of sugar and spic and all things nice look no further.