Emmy has to have control over every aspect of my life. There is a time and place for everything, she never wavers from her plan. The night she meets Kane, she knows he is more dangerous than anyone she has ever met.
GROUND & POUND Review :
* A review copy was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review *
~ 5 Sunshine Stars ~
Ground & Pound is a Standalone MMA love story, written by Alexis Noelle and Emily Minton. I have been a huge fan of Alexis’s for quite awhile now, but I am new to Emily Minton. I happy to say that I will for sure be checking out other books by Emily in the future.
What I love the most about a book that is co-authored is you get two writing styles, but what is amazing about that is when you get a book that is written seamlessly. When you take those two writing styles and create a story and you don’t know who wrote which part. That just means that those authors should continue to write books together in the future.
Ground & Pound was a fast paced story that I thought was written extremely well. I thought the storyline was interesting enough to keep me hooked and the characters were well developed and likable. I will warn readers though that this book is a bit of an insta love story. The story takes place over a months time, so things between Kane and Emmy do move kind of quickly. This story also touches on some tough subjects that might be hard for the reader to read about. I thought it was all tactfully written.
In this book we meet Kane and Emmy. Emmy is a 23 year old girl who is raising her younger brother Trey after their parents are tragically killed. Struggling to cover the bills and pay her brother’s tuition, Emmy has turned to stripping in a high end club. She doesn’t like it at all, but knows she needs the money. This is how she meets Kane. Kane is an MMA fighter and co-owner to a gym, who is also taking care of his brother Ozzy. Kane sees Emmy at the strip club and is instantly drawn to her. From here we follow their journey towards a HEA.
I really loved both of these characters. Emmy was a strong independent woman, who was determined to make something of herself and her brother. Even though she lived through something horrific, I never felt sorry for her, because she came out stronger in the end. She still carried a lot of guilt over what happened to her parents, but I enjoyed watching her let go of that as the story went on. Kane was amazing. I couldn’t help but love him. He was strong, possessive, and totally Alpha, but he also had a kind heart and fiercely loyal to those he loved. These two just worked well together and I loved that we never saw that misunderstanding, we usually see in books. These two worked together to overcome any obstacle. I also loved Trey and Ozzy. I am really hoping that we get a book for each of these brothers.
So if you are a fan of MMA themed stories, then I think this is a good one to pick up and read!!
She takes a few measured steps as she sways her hips, before turning her back slowly to the crowd. Her ass is barely covered in what I assume some would call a skirt, but it’s little more than a piece of material in the same shade as her shoes. Even with the dim light of the club, I can tell her ass is magnificent, two round globes that I’d love to sink my cock in between. She spins around, coming toward the front of the stage.
Alexis Noelle lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her husband, and three kids. She loves spending time with her kids, although she has to hide the computer from them when she is writing! She love being active and being outdoors, especially if it involves any kind of shopping.
She has always been passionate about writing. She loves to read romance books and feels like being able to lose yourself in a book is one of the more exciting aspects. The books she loves to read and write will be ones that make you feel for the characters. Ashley believes that you should have an opinion on every character in a book whether you love them, hate them, or think they are up to something.
She also believes that the most important critic is your reader, so she loves to hear from the readers. She want her fans to be open & talk to her about what they want for the characters in the story, and what they would like to see happen.
Emily Minton is a Kentucky native. She is proud to call the Bluegrass State
home. She claims she bleeds blue–Wildcat Blue! She has been married to her
husband, David, for over twenty years. They share two wonderful children.
books on her kindle than most people could read in a lifetime, but she intends
to read every single one. She has published nine books, but there are many more
floating around in her head. She hopes to get them all on paper before long.
She loves sharing her dreams with her readers.