Tag Archives: Set in Nevada

Passing His Guard (Against the Cage #2) by Melynda Price

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Summary: Aiden “Disco Stick” Kruze walked away from it all—money, family, friends, and a successful career as a lawyer in Manhattan—to pursue his dream of being an MMA fighter. When a sexy private investigator shows up at Aiden’s gym, he mistakenly assumes she’s a cage-banging groupie.

Ryann is determined to haul Aiden back home. She’s desperate to claim the reward money that will pay off her father’s creditors before the man who killed her father comes to collect from her.

Aiden is done living his life under the microscope of being a senator’s son. He’s not going back to New York—ever—and there’s nothing this tenacious redhead can do about it. Or is there?

When the demons of Aiden’s past catch up with him, he realizes the lies, deception, and betrayal run deeper than he ever imagined. Aiden must put his career and his life on the line to save the woman who’s stolen his heart.

Oh fighter romance, will I ever be able to quit you?   This one was a lot of fun.  Here is the thing about fighter romance, the stories are often the same.  There is nothing wrong with that, because well when I dive into a fighter romance I expect it to be the same.  Head strong girl. Check.  Sexy alpha fighter. Check.  One or both of them are damaged.  Check.   The fun begins when the author decides to  take these common attributes and makes them their own story.  Such is the case here.

I love this series and I really can’t wait for book 3, cause yes my dear friends there will be a book 3.  I loved Aiden.  I mean loved him, sure he was a dick in some cases but he gets put in his place by a kick ass Chiquita.

This was a fun ride.  I enjoyed it immensely.

Grift by Jason Mosberg

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Set in: Nevada
Summary: Why would a 17-year-old girl pretend to be a high class escort?

Piper is a con artist whose canvas is the city of Las Vegas. She rolls with a crew of young grifters including a card-counting genius, a tourist-hustling pool shark, and a pocket-picking magician. Together, this crew of teenage outlaws live with their mentor Max in the penthouse of a hotel casino. They work hard and play harder. But unlike the others, Piper must balance her hyper-real Vegas fantasy with the reality of raising her 14-year-old half-sister Sophie. Disaster strikes when the Las Vegas mafia kidnaps Sophie and demands a multimillion-dollar ransom. With only five days to piece together the money, the crew races the clock to save her.

Disclaimer: I did receive a copy of the book from the author in exchange for an honest review, like always the opinions are my own. 

For anybody who’s ever been dealt a bad hand.

This is the first line of the book, right off I was hooked on this book, because let’s face it I feel as I have been dealt with a bad hand this year, but man my hand is nothing like Piper’s.

Before I get into the book, can I just say I am in love with this cover? Next time I can personally take a picture like this I am.

I love when a book or movie is so well done it makes you want to quit your cubicle job and take a life of crime. This book by page 15 made me consider being a grifter. I enjoyed reading the different cons and was pleased to see how quick Mosberg developed his characters. The book has a very fast pace and is what you expect when you read a book about a con artist in Nevada.

Many landmarks of Vegas are mentioned in this book and will make you want to grab your credit card and book a trip to Vegas quick.

Overall this book is pretty fast paced short read. You will enjoy it, but seriously hide your credit cards, cause you will want to book a flight to Vegas.

Seducing Cinderella by Gina L. Maxwell

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Set in: United States, Nevada
Summary:He’ll teach her the art of seduction…for a price.

Mixed martial arts fighter Reid Andrews’s chance to reclaim his title as light heavyweight champ is shattered when he’s injured only months before the rematch. To make sure he’s healed in time, his trainer sends him to recuperate under a professional’s care—Reid’s best friend’s little sister, all grown up.

Disorganized and bookish Lucie Miller needs some professional help of her own. She’d do anything to catch the eye of a doctor she’s crushed on for years, so when Reid offers seduction lessons in exchange for 24/7 conditioning for the biggest fight of his career, Lucie jumps at the chance.

Soon Reid finds himself in the fight of his life…winning Lucie’s heart before she gives it to someone else

The recent boxing match inspired me to take my “fighter romance” novel habit back up. Yes everyone My name is Jennifer and I am a fighter romance novel addict.

I know these types of novels are not everyone’s cup of tea but since I figured we just witnessed the “Fight of the Century” and I am still on passport lock down these types of novels would be a fun addition to this month’s reviews.

So a fun fact about these types of novels, the fighters are always hot, damaged and zero in on the girl and become a changed man.

Freaking boring huh? Well I do not care because I love them, maybe I am a slight romantic at heart. shhhh don’t tell anyone 😉

This book was no different and I am pretty sure the other books I have coming up in the next month are either, but that being said I loved this novel. I found the characters likable, even when Reid was being an asshole, I think it helped that part of the novel was from his point of view.

This book also had a fun Vegas backdrop, and totally dissed Reno. Is Reno that bad? I have not been.

So need a little steamy spice before you travel to Nevada? Well look no further people, this is your book.