Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series #1)

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter Series #1)

by Vi Keeland


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From New York Times & USA Today Bestseller, Vi Keeland, comes a sexy new standalone novel.

It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.

Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.

Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.

***Author's note*** THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682304228
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Publication date: 10/02/2013
Series: MMA Fighter Series , #1
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 582,035
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times , Wall Street Journal , & USA Today Best Selling author. Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

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Worth the Fight 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 178 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She had me at MMA fighter!!! Can't tell you how much I love fighter books, although I would NEVER watch it, so I can't tell you why. This one is a great launch to a series. Vi Keeland NEVER disappoints. I got an advanced copy of this book for review. I truly loved this story. Nico is a complex character (and he is crazy hot as well) with a lot of baggage. Elle is a lawyer who is stuck in a rut. This is a story about being willing to take risks and confront your fears and is an amazing love story. I could see the conflict building as I read and had an idea where it was headed, but enjoyed watching it play out with some heart-wrenching moments. I was glad it was not a cliff-hanger, but I am anxious to see what happens next. A must read!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
FIVE! FIVE effing STARS!!!! Vi, you hit it out of the ballpark with this one! Well I guess you could say the cage! lol I received an ARC for my honest opinion and review. First, I want to thank you Vi for letting me read this WONDERFUL, HOT, STEAMY, SEXY book! Nico, super hot MMA fighter who had some trouble in the ring and a super hot lawyer Elle who has a dark past meet and nothing can stop these two. I don't want to go into much detail and put spoilers up. BUT DEF WORTH THE READ!!! <3 *****(less)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Mature characters with an intense attraction. Great character development which allowed me to laugh, cry and smile throughout the story. Nico Hunter is HOT and both he and Elle seek redemption as their two souls from different circumstances but they get each other to a tee. Loved the book, love the author. I will read anything and everything she writes. 5+ stars and 5+ <3's
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it!!!!!! Nico is hot, sexy, sweet and oh so yummy!!!! I love books about fighter. This book was right up my alley!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book and I only stumbled upon it. I enjoyed the fact that it's written from both the main character's POV and the guy she loves. It's a wonderfully written book and I will definitely read more from this author! GREAT BOOK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was a great love story! Characters to love and not get annoyed with. Over 500 pages I breezed through. Tied up in one book instead of 3. Sexy sexy sexy. Thank you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book and great characters, plus terrific passion and chemistry between the hero and heroine. And a lot romance, the raw type that shakes you to the bones. You cannot ask for more. Although with a different plot, the story reminded a lot of another book about MMA fighters (Real). But this one has a more stable hero and a more mature heroine. The writing is also very good. It is the whole package, really. Cannot recommend the book enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
## OK WOW. Vi Keeland is simply brilliant. You must read this book. It's astounding. I loved both hero and heroine which I can rarely say. They had chemistry in spades. Together they ignited the pages for sure. The heroine was fabulous but the hero was my star. Nico was not just hot, but "HOLY SH*T" hot. Before I read this book I was in a huge book "slump". The last half dozen I've read were just...meh. So when I saw that Ms. Keeland's book was available, I jumped at the chance to read it. Boy, am I happy I did. And thank you Vi for such a complete ending. What an amazing reward for your fans. If you haven't read her others yet, please buy them now. "First Thing I See" (stand alone) and "Belong to You" (2 part series which are both available) were also extraordinary. NOTE TO AUTHOR: As long as you're writing, I'm buying!
sircle More than 1 year ago
Definitly worth it! This is a great read! You will love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BREATHTAKING i instantly fall in love with that book. It was epic, awesome, hot as hell, addictive honestly i am so thrilled with that book that i can't phrase it in words. An amazing story with even more amazing characters. I love every single page of it. I couldn't put it down... The narration, the dialogues and the dual POV were so intense and so well developed that gives you a whole image of what its going on in both sides that helps you understand the psyche of characters. Also, i want to emphasize that the whole story is so vivid that makes you feel like the facts are taking place right in front of you and like you are a part of it. Like you have enter in Elles and Nicos life and walk, live, feel and experience everything they do. Many twists, emotions and a big meaning love can shows you everything and also can change the way you see things well that what love did to Elle and Nico it gave them motive to go on and fight because love worth the fight 100%. Elle is a young laywer with a dark past which kept her for living, it had drained her emotionally and for her nothing matters until she meets  Nicholas Hunter. Nico is a man with his own skeletons but one thing is crystal clear that he needs Elle more than his next breath because she made him alive, she gave him a reason to live and together they can fight their past and build a new life without pain, regrets or secrets.  I have to admit it is official... I'm addicted and obsessed with Nicholas Hunter. OMG what a man really no after him my expectations from men have hit the roof. He is handsome, sweet, hot and sexy as hell... yes i am in love ;) A definitely a must read ;) but i should warn you, this book is addictive which means that when you start it you can't let it of your sight before you finishing it so its up to you, but honestly its totaly worth it every single page will enchant you ;)
notrow1 More than 1 year ago
I received a copy of this book from the author in return for an honest review. This is a fantastic erotic romance! I loved it! Elle is a fantastic character. She is an attorney, who is dedicated to her work (basically a workaholic!). She thinks she is happy with her life, but then she meets Nico and her life will never be the same again. Nico "The Lady Killer" Hunter is also a fantastic character! He is an Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter. A freak accident broke his spirit, but when he meets Elle, he knows that she is worth fighting for. I have read other books by this author, so when the opportunity to read this book came up, I snatched it with both hands! I'm glad I did, because this is a fantastic story! I was completely hooked from the first page! The chemistry between Elle and Nico took my breath away! The story is told from both points of view, and gives the reader insight into their thoughts and feelings. I really liked both of these characters. Nico is an uber sexy male, but he also has a tender side that he rarely shows to anyone except his closest friends and family. Elle is warm and caring, but she is hiding a secret. There are also some memorable characters that bring this story to life. I really liked Preach, Nico's trainer and friend, and Regina, Elle's friend and receptionist at the firm she works at. Each character is unique and very lifelike! I kept expecting them to walk through my door! I must admit that I don't watch contact sports like boxing, wrestling or mixed martial arts, but the author's descriptions had me picturing the fights quite clearly and held me in thrall!  Vi Keeland has written another fast paced erotic romance that kept me hooked from start to finish! I am looking forward to reading the next book written by this author! As this is an erotic romance, there are several scenes of a sexual nature that are explicit. Therefore, I do not recommend this book for readers younger than 17. However, if you love hot, steamy erotic romances, this book is for you! - Lynn Worton
iloveromancenovels_ More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved, loved it! Awesome!! ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review. This book sucked me in from the very first page to the last, and I loved it! Nico is a MMA fighter (enough said) who was traumatized by his last fight. Elle is a lawyer with her own traumatic past. When they meet, sparks fly! If you could take everything you love about a book boyfriend and put it all together, it would be Nico! Sexy, sweet, sensual, loving, hot alpha male! Elle is smart, selfless, and mature. She did whatever it took to help Nico. I loved that about her! Together they fight their demons, and prove that true love does conquer all! There is also some very hot and steamy love scenes!! Vi Keeland has quickly became one of my favorite authors, I will read anything she writes! Can't wait for Worth the Chance! 5++++++++ stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this author.....loved the story line, but i wish that maybe your next story would of been about William finding love. Maybe down the road.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Let me say that I was a bit wary about this book. Whilst I have read all this author’s previous books, which I have loved, the storyline about a MMA fighter didn’t exactly excite me!!!  Really, I am not sooooo crazy about huge tattooed men…..nothing against them, but just not my “cup of tea”. I have never watched cage fighting but I have viewed photos of the fighters…and ugh!!!!  So not going to write much about the storyline…by now everyone knows about it!! MMA fighter meets successful lawyer. Both have dark secrets. They fall in love….you know!!!!! Two people who meet by chance……………. Okay, let’s start…open page 1…and 2….next thing I realize….I AM TOTALLY INTO THIS STORY!!! Forget my pre-conceived ideas of cage fighters….Nico Hunter is my new dreamboat!!!!  I loved this guy…I mean how cool is his name!!! But that’s not the only thing I connected with him. There was so much more to him. He’s guilt-ridden, kind, caring; sensitive, somewhat broken by what happened in his past. But he’s not a cynic….he has emotional depth…he’s fun to be with….and hot in bed too!!! He’s the kind of man we want to have in our lives. Elle has a successful career and a dead-end “sex” relationship with a friend. Just trying to keep her feelings hidden as much as possible. She’s smart, beautiful, funny, sexy and just like Nico, hiding terrible memories from her past. Now, what are the chances of this woman falling for Nico?????  power dresser lawyer.... These two broken people will heal each other….that I felt right from the first moment they met in her office. Their chemistry was undeniable both physically and emotionally. The love scenes are sensual, hot and explosive. Did I mention inventive as well??? Lest I forget to mention “bacon” condoms…no…not giving more away on that subject…r just read the book and find out more about it!!!!  Loved how their relationship developed over time.  Great secondary characters – quirky, lovable, endearing, engaging and delightful. This being the 1st book in the author’s new series and I can’t wait for Vinny’s book!!! Thank you Vi, for providing me with an ARC copy and I want to let you know….you have changed my views about cage fighters!!!!!!! If they are anything like Nico…I’m gonna be at the next fight!!!!Alex Economides
countrygirlbookfri-ends More than 1 year ago
Holy Hotness!! This is such a HOT AND HEAVY love story between a “sweet” lawyer, Elle, and a MMA fighter, Nico. When Nico and Elle first meet, they have “sparks” between the two of them. Elle has only been to one fight in her life, and it happened to be the one that Nico fought that changed his life. After Nico discovers she was at that fight, he is surprised that she still wants to be around him. What Nico doesn’t know is that there is something in Elle’s life that has also changed her. Something that caused her to spend 15 years of her life just going through the motions while hiding from her emotions. She is afraid to tell Nico about it, because she is afraid that he will not want to be around her. Worth The Fight is so well written that I couldn’t put it down. I had to know what was going to happen next and where the next twist or turn was going to take me. “Underneath 220 pounds of tattooed hard muscle that screams trouble is the most sensitive and beautiful soul I’ve ever met”. When you read a line like that from Elle’s perspective, how can you not fall in love with Nico? He is a HOT Alpha Male with a soft side. For some reason when the alpha male says “mine”, to put claim on his female, I love it! Nico does that and it just makes me swoon. Your heart will break when you learn what is in their “past”, and you will hope that they can work through it and have a “future”. I don’t like to give spoilers in my reviews so I can’t say much more without giving anything away. I recommend this HOT LOVE STORY so you can fall in love with Nico with me. There is no cliffhanger in this story which I LOVE. There will be another story like this but it will be about a different character that you meet in this book. I am looking forward to reading that one, with the hopes that it is as hot as this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved, loved, loved!  Steamy, emotional and just the right amount of angst!  I'd give more stars if I could!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The cover caught my eye, but the story captivated me! I could not put this book down!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Honestly, I kept reading other books in the middle of this. It doesn't hold my attention. It was just too much drama and not enough mma fighting!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, love the couple!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I liked the book.. it was sweet, romantic, & funny! The only reason I gave it a 4 star is bc half way through I kindda of lost interest & I was really hoping the love scenes would be more passionate. Nico didn't dominate like I hoped he would. However over all it was a nice book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was ok, not horrible. I wouldn't buy/read the next book. I would suggest buying a different book.
samsown More than 1 year ago
I just had a Vi Keeland marathon weekend. This is the first I have read from Vi (and won’t be the last) and I love her!! I started with Belong to You then Made for You and just finished with Worth the Fight. What a range of emotions!! I really love Vi’s writing style. Worth the Fight is such a beautiful love story! Nico is so broken and Elle is also in her own way. The way they meet and are drawn together…I couldn’t put them down. It is sweet, romantic and sexy. The chemistry between the two of them is so hot!! And he is so sensitive to her. This is a great book, although she is writing other books to be a companion to this book, this is a standalone book. A must read! You won’t be sorry!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just loved this book...Nico is mmmmmmmmm. Love all your books!
Laday2727 More than 1 year ago
YOU WILL DUMP YOUR FAVORITE BOOK-BOYFRIEND FOR NICO HUNTER!!! I actually limited myself to how much I read each day because I wanted this book to last forever.   I like Elle because she is intelligent yet damaged, and allows herself to be saved by Nico.  I like Nico because he has has an edge to him, is just the right amount of rough vs. gentle, and he allows himself to be saved by Elle. While I was completely satisfied with the ending of this book, I am ECSTATIC that MMA #2 is in the works, which focuses on a different character in the story. I am now a forever-fan of Vi Keeland!!!