Shadowboxer (Tapped Out, #1)

Shadowboxer (Tapped Out, #1)

by Cari Quinn
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Overview

Shadowboxer (Tapped Out, #1) by Cari Quinn

Book 1 in the NEW ADULT series Tapped Out

She's in for the fight of her life...with the man who only wants to be her lover.

Fighter Mia Anderson has faced the dark side of life and survived. But just getting by is no longer enough. To fund her new life with her baby sister, she’s determined to beat the reigning king of the male fighters in New York’s underground MMA circuit, Tray “Fox” Knox.

Tray refuses to fight a woman, until he learns Mia’s tougher than anyone he has ever known. He soon realizes he wants more from her than blows and blood, and he’s willing to hit below the belt to get it. He’ll fight her, but if he wins, she spends the night in his bed. All night long, his rules. No tapping out.

Mia agrees, certain that he’ll lose. What she doesn’t realize is that Tray loves to fight dirty…and that this match may end up being the most important one of their lives.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940151673174
Publisher: Rainbow Rage Publishing
Publication date: 02/03/2014
Series: Tapped Out , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 380,167
File size: 694 KB

About the Author

USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she can usually be found watching men’s college basketball, playing her music way too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.

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Shadowboxer (Tapped Out, #1) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
TaraLeigh75 More than 1 year ago
Mia and Fox will own you by the end of this story. No lie. Every heartbreaking struggle, every impact from a punch, every drop of blood--all of it leads to an exceptional love story that suits the characters down to the bone. But it's not an easy love story, but I promise you it's worth the read. This is a world of violence and poverty, laughter and love, honesty and the lies we tell ourselves to get through the day. This book hurtles through emotions like you're in the ring at a MMA fight. They both are sizing up the opponent, trying to break them down to their essential parts, and then trying to figure out how to pin them. (And oh, did they pin each other. Whew! There is some supreme steam between these pages.) But when they broke down each other's defenses they found something raw and beautiful.  Mia, a woman with a strong, disciplined body and a broken spirit. Fox, the golden boy who's excelled at everything he's tried, but never allowed himself to actually believe in anything. Together they are magic and pain and then finally...simply love. 
breadandbutter22 More than 1 year ago
This is a strange book. I enjoyed reading because it was a different kinda of story. I recommend it to anyone interested in martial arts etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
330 pages of good read
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kdawnms More than 1 year ago
I loved this story! Tray and Mia are a fantastic couple and as individuals they rock. I loved the fact that this was about MMA - not a subject I can say I'm overly enthusiastic about as I really don't like fighting! So the story was a different feel than I'm used to. Totally enjoyable!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read, well developed characters, & an emotional love story full of laughter & tears.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Perfect!
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Great characters, great story, will read more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a very interesting story about Tray and Mia. These two both came from very different backgrounds. They both were trying to run from their pasts and hide their pasts from the people around them. These two were drawn to each other and both kept a part of themselves from the other. Tray learned about Mia's past, but didn't tell her for a long while. Mia felt she wasn't worthy of a guy like Tray. Mia thought by fighting Tray "Fox" that she could make enough money for her and her sister to start a new life. Things changed when Mia and Tray met and started dating. This was a really good book. These two had to work through a lot of emotional baggage. It was a really good book and I couldn't put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This one has it all! You run through ALL the emotions & enjoy a well written book with great characters AND lots of steam!!! Thank You!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Writing! Loved the description and all the short lines that brought these characters to life. Reading on to book two!
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rosie47 More than 1 year ago
This book sucked me in right from the beginning . It is a beautiful love story, with the character development among the best I've read.The relationship that develops between  Tray and Mia is beautifully written and developed.  I couldn't wait to read if they got their happily after after.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its such a great story… cant wait for the next one. Im waiting to c what happens with carly and slaters girl we havent met
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the story and the twist and turn. Can't wait for the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked it... good story, HEA, hot sex
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I considered stopping, super slow read. Far fetched at times....just ok. I think that the seriousness of Mia's past were just undershadowed and not fully developed which left me feeling less than satisfied, her past deserved more consideration and time to invest in......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book. The storyline was different and loved the humor. Fox loved Mia with such intensity and I find that so appealing.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was such a good book i had trouble putting it down. First book i ever read of Csri Quinn. Cant wait to read more!!