Title: If I Seem Dangerous
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *
~ 4 Stars ~
This is my first Rose Sawyer book and I enjoyed it quite a bit. What drew me to this book and author was the cover of the book and the blurb. I can’t help but be sucked into a book that is about a MMA fighter.
I thought this book was well written and I will for sure read other books by this author. Her writing style was good and one I could sink myself into. I found the characters and storyline interesting enough to hold my attention all the way through. The only thing I would’ve liked better, would’ve been getting more of their past story in real time. What I mean by that is that we learn about Noah and Caitlyn’s background through snippets and flashbacks. I kind would’ve liked having that told in real time and then if need be have a 2 year time jump. I felt by writing this way we were missing some key facts of their friendship. With that said I still liked this book and I think that everyone should meet Noah James. He is definitely drool worthy 😉
What I really enjoyed about this book was that it was different then the other MMA books out there. I can’t explain what I mean, except that it just felt unique to me. Now don’t get me wrong we had the normal aspects of a good MMA story, but the author added some elements of mystery and suspense to this story making it it’s own.
In this book we meet Caitlyn and Noah. Noah is a broken soul, who gets sucked into the darkness of his past and the only release he has from it is when he is fighting in the ring. That is until he meets Caitlyn. I will say we do learn a lot more about Noah’s past then we did about Caitlyn’s. Caitlyn’s past is touched on, but I thought there could’ve been more about it in the book. I will warn you that this book is pretty much an insta-love scenario. Yes the characters have been friends for over 2 years but since we don’t get that build up, it felt a little rushed to be exchanging I Love You’s by 10% into the story. So if you aren’t a fan of that, you might want to steer clear of this book. I personally still enjoyed the story and thought it was well worth the read!!
If you are looking for a good MMA fighter love story then I think you should give this book a try. It is a stand alone and a complete story. Although I am hoping that maybe Ben would get his own book in the future 😉