Thursday, September 4, 2014

Worth Forgiving by Vi Keeland ♥ Review, Blog Tour & GIVEAWAY ♥ (Contemporary Romance)

They say men like a lady in the living room and a whore in the bedroom. I never knew the sentiment was reciprocal. Until I met Jax Knight. A gentleman in public, a commanding, dirty talking rogue in the bedroom.

Daughter of legendary fighter “The Saint,” Lily St. Claire knows firsthand how fighters can be. As the owner of a chain of MMA gyms, she’s no stranger to aggressive, dominating, and possessive men. That’s why she’s always kept her distance. But the day Jax Knight walks through her door she’s captivated by his charm. Stunningly handsome, well mannered, Ivy League educated, and confident, he shatters all the preconceived notions she’d come to think were true about men who trained to fight.

But falling for someone so soon after her breakup wasn’t something she’d planned on. And definitely not something her ex plans to allow.
HOT, exciting, BEST book of the series so far.

I have just one word for you: JAX. He is the perfect hero. As Vi says in the novel (I'm paraphrasing), he is a gentleman in the living room but a caveman in the bedroom. Aside from being the ideal male specimen physically, he is a rich, smart, successful businessman and MMA fighter. He is completely at Lily's mercy, and yet he has no problem aggressively protecting her. Jax is a wonderful dichotomy, and this is the first time I can remember almost being jealous of a fictional character (Lily)!

The love scenes are SCORCHING, and they are well-placed throughout the story. Again, because Jax is comprised of polar opposites, you never know what the encounter will be like! They were all pretty different from each other, which was a fantastic way to avoid predictability.

I liked the element of Caden, the jealous ex-boyfriend. It's not something I have encountered too often in books, especially not crazies like Caden. (Good thing Jax is around!)

I CANNOT WAIT to read Vi's next book!!!

***I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review***
Dinner and a dirty mouth
My face pinks when the waiter clears his throat, no doubt he’d heard Jax’s last comment.
“Are you ready to hear the specials?”
“Are we?” Jax arches an eyebrow, his eyes gleaming with delight. He’s not the slight bit embarrassed, but knows I am and is quite enjoying himself.
“Yes. Please.” I give him the evil eye and force my full attention back to the waiter. The entire time the waiter talks about the specials I feel Jax’s eyes burning into me.
“I’ll give you a moment to let you decide.” Graciously, the waiter excuses himself.
“Why did you do that?” I scold, my voice low.
“Do what?” He leans back in his seat, crossing his arms over his thick chest.
“You know exactly what I’m talking about.”
“Do I?”
“You enjoy watching me flustered, don’t you?”
Jax arches both eyebrows. Bad choice of words.
“You know what I mean.”
Leaning in, his voice gritty and sexy, he looks me straight in the eyes when he speaks. “I love watching you. Period. But what I like best is watching you pretend you’re unaffected. It’s like an unspoken challenge.” He pauses and leans in even closer. “I love the pink that creeps up your cheeks when I say something dirty. The way your pussy throbs when I mention what I’m going to do to you later, and you wiggle in your seat trying to control it. So yeah, I guess I do like watching you flustered. You sit and give your attention to the waiter, trying to pretend you’re listening to whatever he’s saying instead of thinking of me feeding you my cock later, but we both know you didn’t hear one word he said. Hell I didn’t hear one word watching you, just knowing what you were thinking about.”
This time, I see the waiter before he’s close enough to hear us. He smiles as he reaches our table. “So what can I get for you this evening? Did I interest you in one of our specials?”
I look at the waiter, then Jax, who arches an eyebrow with a knowing smirk on his face, then back to the waiter. “The specials all sounded delicious. I just can’t decide for myself. I’m going to defer to my date to pick one for me.” I return my eyes to Jax with a cheeky grin.
He throws his head back with a chuckle and looks at the poor confused waiter. “We’ll take whatever two are your favorites. Surprise us.”

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Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter, #1)


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.
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!!!
Worth the Chance (MMA Fighter, #2)


Meet Liv Michaels
It may have been seven years, but I’d know him anywhere. Sure, he’s grown, filled out in all the right places, but his captivating blue eyes and cocky grin are exactly the way I remember. Even though I’d much rather forget.

Liv Michaels is almost there. She’s smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she’s dreamed about for years. Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love.

Meet Vince Stone
Women love a fighter, especially a good one. Lucky for me, I’m damn good. But there’s one woman that isn’t interested. Not again, anyway.

Vince ‘The Invincible’ Stone is every woman’s fantasy…strong, sexy, confident and completely in control. Growing up surrounded by chaos, he’s learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down. He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own…for the night anyway. With the biggest fight of his life coming up, his focus should be on training.


When fate brings Vince & Liv back together again, there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. But can Vince erase the old scars their past left behind? Or will Liv hurt him instead?
I LOVED IT!!! What a perfect book for this series.

I like how Vi incorporated the characters from the first book. While I don't think it is necessary to have read the first book in the series to understand this book, it was nice to learn more about what happened with Nico and Elle.

I liked Vinny's protectiveness, especially of Liv. I also really liked their back-story, and how their current situation built on what had happened in their past.

In typical Vi-fashion, the love scenes were VERY hot, and the conflict was gripping. Actually, there were several areas of conflict throughout the book, and each one sucked me into the story more and more.


I can DEFINITELY see an angle for a third book in the series, and if Vi writes it, I'll ABSOLUTELY be reading it!!!
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 a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!
A few Fun Facts about Vi Keeland
• A boy with platinum blond hair and light green eyes pushed me off my bicycle when I was eight, I have a small scar on my left knee to prove it. I married him anyway.

• I’m short, my license states 5’1…but that’s stretching the truth. I wear heels and have big boobs and a matching big mouth, so most people don’t notice.

• I wasn’t a good student in high school. My worst subject…Science. Absolutely hated it. I married a Science teacher.

• My favorite thing in the world to do is sit on a quiet beach with a glass of wine, the sun hitting my face, toes buried in the sand, and read.

• I’ve had the same best friend for thirty years. She comes over on release day at 11am and we drink Bloody Marys.

• I love to travel. Favorite vacation spot ever…Santorini, Greece.
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