This Round for Love: (MMA Sports Romance)

This Round for Love: (MMA Sports Romance)

by Malia Mallory


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This Round for Love: (MMA Sports Romance) by Malia Mallory

Will Ford's obsession with victory ruin his chances with Darcy?

From NYT and USAT Bestselling Author Malia Mallory

When Darcy Winthrop travels to Miami to organize a mixed martial arts event, she imagines sunshine, sand and maybe even a holiday fling if she stumbles across the right guy.

What she finds is a sexy brawler with something to prove.

Ford Cooper's a man on a mission. MMA made him a star, but a major injury put him in the "has-been" category. He's determined to fight his way back to the top one punch at a time and love is a distraction he doesn't want.

Now Darcy's in for a fight-a fight to keep Ford in the ring without breaking her heart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511545938
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.45(d)

About the Author

NYT and USAT Bestselling author Malia Mallory lives in Hawaii. She's been working with words since alphabet blocks rolled into her crib. She has loved to read about relationships since she first sneaked off with her mother's Harlequin.

NYT and USAT Bestselling author Malia Mallory lives in Hawaii. She has loved to read about relationships since she first sneaked off with her mother's Harlequin.

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This Round for Love: (MMA Sports Romance) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
TSRBR More than 1 year ago
Overall Rating:  4.25 Rockin Stars Who's looking for a really good MMA romance to read? I've been in a drought lately and was searching for a good MMA romance and this one stood out and called my name. This Round for Love is the second book in the Champion Hearts series by Malia Mallory. This is the first book by this author that I've read and she did not leave me hanging, she delivered a powerful romance that hit me from all directions. It has lust, love, intrigue, twists and drama...just the kind of book to bring me out of my drought and into a book coma. Her writing style is clean and crisp. The book is fast paced and doesn't drag. This is Darcy and Ford's saga about finding their everlasting love. From the beginning when their eyes met Darcy and Ford were drawn to each other. Neither of them was looking for Cupid.  Something about Darcy intrigued Ford. He wanted to get to know her better. Ford is your typical fighter that suffered a debilitating injury and thought his career was over. He went through months of therapy to jump start his career and was ready to regain his pride along with the title. Darcy was a tennis pro and after years of touring with the circuit decided to retire and began working for her father and his hotel chains. Upon finishing, I realized I had thoroughly enjoyed my reading time.  The author succeeded in helping me escape into her fantasy world of MMA fighters, suspense and romance. This book is told by alternating perspectives which allows the reader a glimpse at both the hero and heroine and what they are going through. I look forward to reading more by her and suggest you read this book too. Hero: Ford Cooper 4 stars Heroine: Darcy Winthrop 4 stars Steam: 4 stars  Plot: 4 stars  Cliffhanger: No ***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***
weluvdopey More than 1 year ago
Great Book! This is a great book; this is the second book in the Champion Hearts series by Malia Mallory. Darcy travels to Miami to organize a martial arts event where she meets a sexy fighter named Ford. Ford was injured but is determined to fight his way to the top again. What he doesn’t expect is Darcy distracting him, in a good way. This book kept me reading way past my bedtime. I enjoyed the characters and looking forward to reading the next book in this series.  A Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review.
Michele23 More than 1 year ago
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review... From the first sentence in this story you can feel the attraction instantly that Darcy Winthrop has for Ford Cooper who she hasn't met yet. Darcy has recently retired from playing professional tennis and in her new career as an event planner has come to Miami organize an MMA fight in one of her family's hotels. We meet Ford later on and find out that he needs to win his upcoming MMA fight in order to prove to everyone he is back. He suffered what looked like a career-ending injury and is out to prove to everyone that he is still someone to bet on. From the moment Darcy and Ford meet you can feel their mutual attraction come off the pages. Don't want to give too much away, but this book was amazing. I couldn't put the book down, it was always just one more chapter. Malia writes an amazing story that you can read as a stand alone but I always recommend that you should read all books in series. If you are looking for a book with a hot alpha male, a woman who can hold her own and with little bit of intrigue thrown in, this is the book for you. Can't wait for book 3!!!
TammyS32 More than 1 year ago
A quick read that held my interest throughout. Ford Cooper is trying to make a comeback as an MMA fighter after an injury and Darcy Winthrop is starting a new career and her first event is an MMA fight. I loved the connection between Ford and Darcy and the story is great. Enjoy
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review This is the second book in the author's Champion Hearts series. In the first book of the series, Darcy has been introduced so there's already a familiarity with this character and her new situation/career path she has chosen. It's been a number of months since Darcy has given up pro-tennis and is now working at her father's hotel chains. This brings her to Florida to oversee an MMA fighting event that the hotel chain will be hosting. While she's down there, she decides to break her dry spell if she can find the right man. Ford Cooper is at the hotel early to prep for the upcoming fight. This fight is his comeback after an almost career-ending injury. He doesn't want any distractions. Unfortunately, it seems that Darcy is too much to resist. I liked seeing Darcy's character get her own book. The fact that we already knew her and her back story made it nice. I really liked getting to know Ford's character, with his drive and determination. The chemistry between the two was definitely hawt. Even at not quite 200 pages, the author put in a good plot so it was more than just about their explosive relationship. The only complaint I might have would be the the time frame for their feelings. The book moves very quickly so it only feels like a few days, even though it's stated in the beginning that it's actually several weeks. Overall, really good read.
MaryJoMI More than 1 year ago
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