WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING:
"a wonderful slow burning love story of trifling ordeals and the power of the human spirit" Kawehi Reviews
"I fell even more in love with Natalie Gayle's stories, characters, and writing style. She knows how to knock you out with inspiration, heat, and heart." Rochelle's Reviews
"Dane.... le sigh! What a man!! It immediately drew me in, and I wanted, no needed to know more." BJ's Book Blog
Have you ever hit a point in your life where everything looks good from the outside but there’s this feeling deep in your gut that tells you something is wrong?
Dane Roberts was just an ordinary guy—so he thought. Best friend to MMA fight sensation Xander Todd, and all round decent guy. But now a restlessness surrounds him. Dare he reach for more? Could he too emulate his best friend’s results in the cage?
Arianne Le Flegg was a woman starting over, with her son. Running from a past littered with broken promises, manipulation and violent abuse at the hands of family. Violence terrified her on every level. She longed for an “ordinary life”—safety for herself and her son.
Can there ever be a future for two people who view violence so differently?
One embraces it, the other dispels it. One is seeking the extraordinary, the other ordinary. She longs for the type of man he’s trying to leave behind.
For there to ever be a future together, they’ll need to dig deep and decide what really is important to each of them.
To do this, they must first accept—The hardest demons to defeat are the ones inside.
They’ll have to Believe
ASK THE AUTHOR:
Q: So, why should readers give this book a try?
A: Because Believe is a book that will take you through a whole gambit of emotions. Sometimes it's deep, emotional and griping. At other times it's sweet, sexy and HOT. There is deep connection, romance and love. If you enjoy strong character development and cheering for your hero and heroine you'll love Believe. Oh, did I mention there's lots of MMA and fighter moments as well!
Q: Does this book contain a cliffhanger?
A: No, Believe is a full length standalone novel. (approximately 155,000 words). There will be further books in the series but each can be read by themselves.
Q: Where is the book set?
A: The book is set in both Australia and the USA.
Q: What are the characters like?
A: The characters are strong, mature and looking for a real love. They both face challenges and have misgiving and concerns about things. There's also a very cute kid that steals the show, on occasion.
Q: Does this book contain "triggers"?
A: Very hard to say. It will depend upon the individual reader. There are a couple of places that have scenes that could be difficult for readers depending upon your past experiences. There is no actual rape, or cheating. There is hot sexual content and an alpha fighter that will make you melt!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.5 star I was pulled right into this story. This story line takes place right along with the 1st book so please read the first book in this series before reading this one. The story has laughs, pain, abuse, and heartbreak. If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first Brave (Oni Fighters, #1) This is Arianna and Dane’s story. Dane meets Arianna one day when someone is bothering her in the parking lot. He is attracted to her right from the start but she has an issue with his fighting. Can a man who fights not be abusive? Arianna does not want to chance finding out. But Arianna’s son is drawn to Dane. When the danger comes back for Arianna Dane steps up to protect her. Now they are more or less living together but she is still worried about the fighting. Can Dane ever get her to understand that the fighting is not abuse? When Dane has to train to step in the cage will Arianna understand why he needs to do it or will she never understand his reasons? Can they ever work if she is so against his fighting? Or will she prove she can handle it? I loved these characters and also the side characters. I felt I was able to connect with the characters and the story was a great read. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait for the next story from this author.