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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Amy Brennan

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Wow! Am I ever glad I decided to pick this novel up. I was very unsure as I have never been a fan of the UFC nor any form of wrestling for that matter, but this was so much more than that. The connection you can feel between Grace’s family members within these pages, and the yearning she has to provide for those she loves.

I thoroughly enjoyed this authors writing style, the way the characters are built up and you just get to connect with the main character on the deepest level possible, and as the novel goes on, that love and adoration grows. I very much look forward to reading more of the Grace series, and do hope you decide to purchase this novel as well, you won’t regret it!

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Bound by Grace by Carsen Lane – Review by Colleen Noyes

Bound by Grace (Grace Series, #0.5)Bound by Grace by Carsen Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bound by grace is the prequel to Caging Grace by Carsen Lane. This is a small novella that can be read in a quick sitting. It sets up the beginning of Graces’ story by showing the love that Liam and Aggie had. You are given a lot of backstory for each main character and it gives a little more insight to what you will read in Caging Grace. I love the introduction to Liam, Aggie, Carl, and Mason. The only downside is I wish it was a full novel so we really got even more of Liam and Aggie but that’s just my selfishness lol. You can easily read Caging Grace without reading this one but why would you:)

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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Colleen Noyes

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is my favorite story I’ve read so far this year it had every single aspect that you would want in a contemporary women’s sports fiction. The female main character Grace is bold, fierce, and broken. This character is written so immensely strong I found myself not able to stop reading. She was supported by an equally amazing array of characters but not once did the author stray from this being a book about a strong female character who is fighting through her life, a very difficult one at that. The author was brilliant at how she showed so many signs of this one person. You could feel the strength, the fright, the love, the struggle, the guilt, and the sheer will of determination. I really loved that each character had their own struggles and sense of brokenness but they never once overshadowed or took over from the character of Grace. While there are moments of relationship building the story is clearly about a woman’s journey and finding out who she is, where she wants to go, and where she has been. The story felt like it was written by someone who has experienced those things and I felt so connected to the writing style and the character. This is a book that I will not soon forget and will probably go back and read it a second time after I read the novella Bound By Grace. I cannot wait for more books in the series or more books by this author. If you have ever had to fight through anything in your life then pick up this book and you will find yourself no longer feeling alone.

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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Mary Espinoza

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caging Grace is a powerful and emotional story about dedication, determination and overcoming barriers. Grace is strong, determined, passionate and is doing everything she can to care for her younger sister and her mom. The chance comes for Grace to make some big moves in her life, she jumps on it! Some amazing characters are thrown her way including Johnny, her trainer and Dar, a rich, snotty kid who isn’t as big and bad as he seems on the surface. Grace, Johnny and Dar end up bringing out the best of each other and they build amazing relationships are true and genuine. From page 1, I was captivated by Caging Grace, she has to deal with quite a bit of adversity, and is determined to succeed from it all!

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Mary Espinoza, June 2022

Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Piper Foster

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Frim the offer I was engrossed in this story. Grace just stuck out to me she an amazing character and a women to watch out for. The story really flown well. 3 enjoyed Grace been in the cage it felt right she honor her father that way and had that connection. The support and live around her is great.

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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Robin Rankin

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Caging Grace (The Grace Series Book 1)

I had no expectations going in since this is a new author and this book is their first full length, though the synopsisgot my attention.

I have to say I was quite impressed with the total package.  The characters, story were well written and have a great depth to them. Really think we have only scratched the surface with Grace and not even that far with Johnny and I have so many questions about everything and everyone.

I loved watching Grace develop and evolve throughout this book.  I may have obsessively thought about the book for a day or two after I finished which caused me to not be able to get started on my next book.

I could go on and on about this book, but instead of that I’m going to tell you to read it.  It is anything but the typical romance.

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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by stephanie nicole

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane

This book really blew me out of the water, I was definitely not expecting it to be the roller coaster emotional read that it was. Grace was an amazing character who had to fight for so many more things then anyone should have to. I was originally drawn to this book by its beautiful cover, but upon starting the book I simply couldn’t flip through the pages fast enough. Grace’s journey was beautifuly written, and possibly one of the beat books that I have read this year.

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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Jennifer Reimer

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was not expecting what in did with this book. But in a very good way. This book was not just your typical romance but about finding love on a personal level and persona growth. This was something Grace goes through in this book. The emotions in this book with determination, hardship, love and learning to love was very captivating to read. It was so inspiring to read. This book was amazing from start to finish. Grace was an easy character to absolutely cheer on, her determination to do what it takes to provide for herself, her mother and sister, and to see her grow was amazing, the way things play out our amazing, I love how they are back stories in the stories were you can really understand the character better, which just makes you fall in love with them more. I highly recommend this book.

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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Daryian Lucas

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

4.2/5 Stars
This was a good book! This book takes on some pretty intense situations in life. Grace learns to fight for self defense, but ends up having to fight underground to keep afloat. She turns to UFC when she’s introduced to it by her trainer. The expectations I had for Grace and her love life evolved as her love life evolved. In the end, she chooses herself and chooses to out herself first. There’s a valuable lesson in this book that is very important for anyone. Sometimes, even when it’s not comfortable, we have to choose ourselves in order to heal and move forward in a healthy way.

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Caging Grace (Grace Series Book 1) by Carsen Lane – Review by Candida Hopper

Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1).Caging Grace (Grace Series, #1). by Carsen Lane
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was a great book. This read kept me entertained and glued to the pages. Grace has been through so much in her young life and she keeps on fighting through all of her struggles literally and figuratively. She hasn’t had it easy trying to take care of her younger sister and sick mom. All of her hard work pays off when she gets a chance to join the UFC. She has guilt about fighting that she needs to work through. There are also some other really great characters in this story. I don’t want to give too much away but I will say that this is a must read, you will not be able to put it down. I highly recommend this book.

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