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- Print Length: 281 pages
- Publisher: Limitless Publishing LLC (September 2, 2014)
- Publication Date: September 2, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00MW5RXD8
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"There was only you. If I couldn’t have you, I didn’t want anyone else. No one could ever make me feel the way I feel when I’m with you."
The main characters dad is a cop who beats her. She is taking a kick boxing class, but isn't strong enough to stand up to her dad. She wonders if that is why her step mom left him, but isn't quite sure if that's the reason. She constantly makes excuses for her dad "Well he used to be a good day" " I just know one day he going to say sorry and realize his mistakes"
Her boyfriend when we start the book is James. We get zero history on there relationship beyond that she is going to move in with him shortly. James knows that her dad is hitting her, but allows her to "convince" him not to report it or take her to the hospital when he see's her injuries. She reads a text on his phone from another girl, confronts him - he says it's nothing I was about to propose to you I love you yadayadayada and she leaves him (probably one of the only smart things she does this whole book).
While driving around she spots "Lou's Gym" where she learns there are four people who train to fight at this gym and asks to join. The four fighters at this gym may or may not pay membership but that is never discussed. They go out drinking all the time while training for fights - (what REAL fighter does that?) . Garrett says he is good righter and has only lost ten fights in a year? Ummm unless you are fighting 52 weeks out of the year that is NOT a good record. A person who is actually training to fight takes 4-8 weeks training for said fight. It would be crazy to have a fight, not let your body heal in anyway and then fight again week after week the way this story is written.
I love UFC and MMA fighting. The author obviously knows nothing about UFC/MMA. The girl trains with the guys (grappling and everything). They drink constantly and then go train each day (not very good way to train your body), Rea skips out on one of her fight because she is scared to fight this one girl and they aren't in the same weight class. Unless these fights are illegal (which it is NEVER mentioned either way) she wouldn't have been paired with someone not in her weight class. She only wines money if she wins a fight (while the winner obviously gets paid more, usually both fighters get paid something). The descriptions of the fights are weak and clearly written by someone who know NOTHING about fighting or MMA.
Reagan refuses to leave her dad until she can save enough money (even when offered other options, such as living with her step mom). Her dad finds her money, confronts her - she magically decides now is the time to stand up to him. She starts hitting him and is almost instantly pulled off him when the cops show up (they must have teleporting powers because they appeared out of now just in time for there fight it seems almost magical how they know to get there). The "cop" pulling her off her dad and arresting her turns out to be (Dun Dun Duuuu) her ex-boyfriend James. Yep he's a cop somehow (guess that was supposed to make the story more interesting). SO let's back track a sec - he knew her father was beating her and said/did nothing, when he was training to also become a cop. RIGHT.... So he arrest's her. They also have a talk about how he is currently dating the girl he cheated with and how it's really serious and he loves her.
Garrett who says he has never wanted to date a girl falls instantly in love with Reagan. In fact he tells her this and then when she thinks he only want friends with benefits he goes out and bangs another chick because he can. Then when he hears she was arrested he moves her in his house and they tell each other they love each other. After knowing each other for like two weeks. At one point Garrett takes Reagan to the fair where she runs into her ex on duty as a copy. I wasn't aware that REAL cops worked at fairs. There are so many details like this that make no sense. Like Reagan throws a baby shower for Garrett sister Whitney when she's like three months pregnant (who does that). Or they train at the gym pay no membership, do not pay back the gym owner for setting up the fights, they train everyday, but how does anyone make any money when NONE of them have actual jobs?
Then the step mom calls Reagan and Garrett answer the phone. She tells him that the Dad/Cop knows he has issues and is taking anger management classes and would really like to meet with them. He encourages her to do so since his parents are dead and he thinks she should give him a second chance cause he is still here. Reagan gets so mad at Garrett that she ends up leaving him and moving in with the stepmom.
Both Reagan and the step mom pretty much take the dad/cop back after he goes to like a month of anger management classes and says he's sorry.
Reagan ends up getting back with Garrett and moving in with him.
This whole book was awful, the story wasn't researched, the characters sounded like teenagers not adults in there twenties. They spent half the story avoiding each other and saying.thinking one thing and doing another. I wish I could get my money back. I have no clue what story the other reviewers read, it's must have been different then mine. There are so many things I don't like about this story, I can't even write anymore it would fill up a book and I'm over this review.
I wouldn't waster my time or money on this one.
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