I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Published by Sourcebooks, Incorporated on 2014-06-25
Genres: Erotica, Romance
He rules in the ring
Two years ago, Jake and Amanda were going hot and heavy. But when Jake wanted more, Amanda walked away. Jake immersed himself in mixed martial arts, living life on the edge. But that didn't dull the pain of Amanda's rejection-until a chance encounter throws them together.
A high-powered lawyer, Amanda was a no-strings-attached kind of girl. But two years after her breakup with Jake, she still hasn't found anyone who gets her heart pumping the way he did. And then he shows up in her boardroom, hot as sin and needing help...
But can he rule her heart?
Jake is darker, sexier, and impossible to resist. As their chemistry builds, Amanda's not sure if she can stay in control, or if she's finally willing to let him claim her body and soul.
Publishers Weekly Best Summer Reads (Romance) 2014 and starred review
I am a sucker for sports romance – any sport – so finding In Your Corner on Netgalley? I was instantly infatuated! Because… well, MMA fighters are the ultimate bad boys, aren’t they?
Jake and Amanda are complex characters, and one of my favorite parts of their story is their history. (Because who doesn’t want to see a second chance win?!) But, I’ll be honest here. Amanda bugged me. I didn’t love her the way I wanted too. She’s this spoiled little rich girl, who doesn’t do what her parents want. (Maybe her horrid relationship with her parents, yet her constant need to please them is what dragged this one down for me.) But thankfully? Jake was so amazing that he redeemed a huge chunk of this book for me!
This is my first Sarah Castille book, and I have to give her major kudos! Her writing is very descriptive, and I found myself feeling like I was in the gym (or law office, or wherever the story was going at the moment!) she definitely did an amazing job of transporting me – which is a huge win in the world of books!
I wanted to be madly in love with this book. Goodreads has some amazing reviews, and it has everything I love in a romance. But I just wasn’t. I think a part of it was my distaste for Amanda. Because everything else in this book added up well!
If you’re looking for a steamy book, with some amazingly hot cage fighters? (Action, and steam! What better combination?) Then you should definitely check out In Your Corner by Sarah Castille!