Shadow Fray: Round One
Family is worth fighting for—and family doesn’t always mean blood.
No one knows what calamity poisoned the earth and decimated the human population, but living close to the toxic ground means illness and death. Justin is determined to keep his twin sister and younger brother from that fate—no matter what he has to do. To earn enough to keep his family safe in a high-rise, Justin enlists in a deadly sport called Shadow Fray. He quickly finds himself in over his head, especially when he is scheduled to face the most dangerous player.
Hale—who competes as Black Jim—knows he won’t be on top forever, despite his skills. He fights for a better life for his daughter, but his time is running out as Shadow Fray becomes increasingly lethal. Something about the newest fighter intrigues him, but does he dare defy his masters to investigate? Justin and Hale will clash in the ring, while beyond it the powerful elite and the crumbling world seem determined to keep them apart. If they can find common ground, they might have a chance to fight for their futures.
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Shadow Fray was hands down one of the best books I've read in recent memory. Lloyd does an outstanding job with the fight scenes, you can tell by his reading and description in the fights he knows what he's talking about and is very driven to make sure it's accurate. The fight scenes are easy to follow, which is a difficult task with how MMA fighting goes. However, the way Lloyd wrote the fights made it very easy to know everything that was going on, instead of wondering how that leg or arm got where it was, the detail is impenetrable. The 2 main characters are fantastically described, no details are left out from Justin, nor Hale, and I mean none (Team Hale all the way). The romance in the book is just as well written as the fights, and are filled with firey passion. The physical romances are also written with extraordinary detail, which is also well appreciated by myself as a reader. The book isn't all about the hot and heavy either, those scenes are flowed into wonderfully, they don't feel forced or plugged, whatsoever. I'm very excited to continue reading this series, the end of the book leaves you with a lot of questions, but at the same time doesn't make it feel like there was any holes in the story. It's an extremely satisfying read altogether, and I'm anticipating an even better sequel. Get this book, if you haven't already!