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Tapout
     

Tapout

4.4 10
by J.C. Valentine, Rogena Mitchell-Jones
 

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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 naïve is no excuse.

Fighting is Jamison Weston's passion. Alyson is his obsession. Despite the past and a

Overview

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 naïve 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499706956
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/27/2014
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)

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Meet the Author

Best selling author J.C. Valentine is the alter-ego of Brandi Salazar, whose enjoyment of tales of romance spurred her to branch out and create her own.

She lives in the Northwest with her husband, their wild children, and far too many pets. As a university student, she studies literature, which goes well with her dream of becoming an editor. Brandi entertains a number of hobbies including reading and photography, but her first love is writing fiction-in all its forms.

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Tapout 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
IlovetoreadKS More than 1 year ago
J.C does it again with the story of Jami and Alyson. This book starts where the first left off. Jami and Alyson are moving forward in their relationship. He is training for the big fight. Things happen in this story that test their love. Can Jami and Alyson fight their way and come out still in love. I love the way the story flows and the surprises and plot of the story. I love the way J.C writes and this is just another one of her books to love.
CrystalMarie218 More than 1 year ago
I have found that I love me some MMA romance/drama. Badass, alpha men who take what they want are soooo delicious! This book picks up where book one of the series left off. Jami and Ally are completely and utterly into each other, but because of their pasts, it seems like there’s a dark cloud looming on the horizon. Ally finds out something that Jami has been keeping from her at the beginning of this book and flies off the handle. Basically, this book is just one, long, giant test for this couple. There are outside threats as well as internal ones. Can they work it out when they so obviously have what I would consider to be a true and honest love connection? This book flew by for me as I was reading it. It really starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up until the end. I found Ally, though I understood her insecurities, to be a bit of a drama queen. I mean, she really blew up at the beginning for something that I felt was not as serious as she seems to think it was. Other than that, I think Ally and Jami together are adorable. I kept reading because I just had to know, are they going to make it? Will they get over their collective BS and see what they truly mean to one another? It was a nail biter, folks. As mentioned previously, this is a MMA style romance, and that is one of my favorite things about it. Jami is a great character as a fighter and as an alpha he rocks my world. I thought it was written very well and flowed. It was a book that I had a hard time putting down and easily could have finished in one sitting if my children didn’t require constant feeding and watering. Overall, I thought this was a great sequel to another great book. 4 stars Reviewed by Sara Squared for Crystal’s Many Reviewers *Copy Provided for review*
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars--TAPOUT is the second installment in JC Valentine’s contemporary, new adult Wayward Fighters MMA, romance series focusing on MMA fighter Jamison Weston and social worker Alyson Blake.  The series must be read in order as information revealed in book one KNOCK OUT is pertinent to the continual storyline. Wayward Fighters series is a friends to lovers storyline-where Aly and Jami have rekindled a friendship over a familiar set of circumstances- a man from their past who is determined to destroy Jami- and TAPOUT will see their growing love for one another come to a crashing halt when Aly is caught in a lie.  The premise follows Jami and Aly as they must traverse the minefield of Jami’s professional MMA career, his upcoming championship fight with a man Aly and Jami know only too well, and Jami’s crumbling friendship with his best friend Spence. TAPOUT will find Spence in financial trouble, Alyson caught in a lie, and Jami’s career on the verge of collapse. As Jami’s manager and trainer Don continues his hatred towards Aly, it is this relationship that could suffer the most if Don and Aly cannot find an amicable way to clear the air. The relationship between Jami and Aly is sexually provocative and emotionally wrung out. Our couple is in constant turmoil over Jami’s career, and the man to whom Jami considers both mentor and father. Add a friendship that may never recover and Jami is a man caught between what he wants and what he knows he has to do. The secondary characters drive a good portion of the storyline as the premise surrounding Jami and Aly focuses on their sex life and fragile relationship. There are moments of revelation and a look to what the future has in store. There are some issues not addressed but perhaps JC has plans for a future novella in Jami and Aly’s life. JC Valentine tells a story about a man, whose love for a woman, finds himself fighting both inside and outside of the ring-for what it is he loves most of all- a family to call his own.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
Yes, more of sexy Jami and Ally. Be sure to read Knockout before reading Tapout. We get to experience them moving forward with their relationship as life continues to throw them curve balls. They run into all the challenges a couple encounters, the biggest ones being trust and honesty. Of course, when Jami's friend Spencer gets in deep with a loan shark, this really tests everyone's loyalty and love. Jami gets put to the ultimate test to save Spencer, can he recover in time to face the heavy weight champion? Loved how honest and straight forward this story is as this couple deals with the challenges of daily life along with mistakes made by people they trust. Showed a great depth to the love that they have for each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Another hit! I hope this series continues with liv and spencers story and updates on jamie and ally
asgoodrich More than 1 year ago
5 stars = I freaking LOVED this book Tapout picks up shortly after the end of Knockout and despite her dislike of the fights, Ally is doing her best to support her man as Jami pursues his championship dreams. While things appear to be going well for the couple, fate – or should I say Tony and Spence – have different plans for them. Readers of Knockout won’t be surprised to learn that Tony is a vindictive man, but they may be surprised by the level to which he takes it – I know I was. Tony’s quest for vengeance and its fallout left me devastated, so I can say that I was quite relieved that Ms. Valentine didn’t leave me dangling off a cliff as she so easily could have done.  Again, I enjoyed the chemistry between Jami and Ally and loved the relationship development that took place in Tapout, even the heartbreaking moments. That Ally’s character seemed to grow more in this book and within her relationship with Jami was made evident in her increased confidence. There were several times where her snarky comments caused me to laugh out loud. At the same time, Jami came to realize the extent of his feelings for Ally and had to deal with that. As with Knockout, the sex scenes in Tapout were HOT. Because this was a continuation of their story, such scenes occurred early in the book and often.   Tapout is a great resolution to Ally and Jami’s story that began in Knockout. I say resolution rather than conclusion because I hope that Ms. Valentine continues the Wayward Fighters series and we continue to get glimpses in their lives. After all, Jami’s gym, Knockout, is the perfect setting for future installments and I would love to be able to spend more time with the Knockout family. Knockout and Tapout have made it on my re-read list.  I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.  Reviewed by Angela at Crystal's Many Reviewers!
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jeniNY More than 1 year ago
I loved Knockout. I could not wait for Tapout to see how J.C. Valentine ended the series for this couple. The beginning of this book was a little slow for me. I didn't get the "can't put it down" stage until I was a little more than half way into the book. Jami and Alyson were a great couple, their sex scenes were playful at times, loving and tender at times and hot as hell at times.  I love a good alpha male hero and Jami was that in spades. I liked how the author developed the relationship between these characters even though they knew each other as children they were slowly learning about each other as adults. It was nice to read the progression of the relationship. The fact that Alyson felt she couldn't be honest with Jami about her problems seemed to not mesh with me because for  me Jami never gave her a reason to believe that he wouldn't be there for her. He always wanted to help and protect her. But I did like how that part of the story unraveled later it just took awhile to get there. The background characters were a good addition, Don annoyed me sometimes I felt like his reason for not liking Alyson was a little silly. Alyson never did anything to Don personally he was just comparing her to other girls and his own life experiences and never gave her a chance. But in the end I thought the author did a good job resolving that conflict. When Jami needed Alyson most she was there helping him every step of the way and I think Don had no choice but to like her once she showed him she was in Jami's life to stay. The side story of Spencer's issues gave the book some excitement that I felt it was missing in the beginning of the book.  I would have like to see Jami and Spencer talk out their issues since they were like brothers, maybe a novella someday lol.  I love an epilogue and this book had a great one. All in all I enjoyed both books the first reads for me from J.C. Valentine, they definitely made me want to read more of her work.
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cookie614 More than 1 year ago
From childhood friends that always looked out for each other to two individuals that are separated after a devastating situation to finding each other again after years to lovers......Can Jami and Allie have there happily ever after or will uncontrollable circumstances drive them apart ?? While Jami is on the road fighting for his and Allies future .. Allie is trying to keep her career but it is not looking good for her because it seem someone turned her in for letting Tori and Miles live with her. Allie always did everything she could to help her clients even if was just buying shampoo for them with her own money.  But it doesn't look like she can buy her way out of this jam or when she has to tell Jami the TRUTH about her loosing her job. While all this is going on Jami finds out Spencer has some trouble of his own and he has to find a way to help him out too. Jami ties to make everything right with everyone but he doesn't know what is going on at home while he has been away but Allie and Olivia help out not even asking any questions which means leaving Allie penniless oh and homeless too !  Will Don let Allie live in the house with him and Jami ? We all know Don doesn't like  Allie or does he really deep downtime she is the woman for Jami ? How will this all work out ? Will Jami find out Allie lost her job, Will he be able to forgiving Allie for not being TRUTHFULL, Will Spencer get out of his own trouble, Will Olivia ever find the true love she is looking for, Will Jami and Allie find the happily ever after they are looking for and BOTH DESERVE ! There are a lot of questions answered in this book, but my only hope is that Tap out doesn't mean what it means ...ending....and we see more of Jami and Allie in more books because there story is a magical journey that needs to keep going !!  I love there TRUE LOVE STORY !!