This book definitely deserves 5 stars. It’s a terrific MMA romance book. It is relatively on the short side compared to other books but phenomenal none the less. I was not able to put the book down until it was finished beginning to end. The chemistry between the characters are chefs kiss! I highly recommend this book to anyone who adores romance books Because , you won’t be disappointed. I look forward to reading more of this authors works in the future.
Fighting Chance: A Steamy Sports Contemporary Billionaire Romance by Toni Denise
This isn’t the first book I’ve read by the author. Fighting Chance is a fantastic read. I loved every minute and really didn’t want it to end. This book is a steamy read and I like that.
Kendall is a sports journalist. She finds out that her dad is coaching. He should be retiring, not coaching, but she soon finds out what’s going on. She goes to a match to see what the fuss is all about. The quote I chose for Kendall is: “I have no idea. If I had a better story idea, I would have led with that. I’m screwed.”
Chad moved to town in order to be trained by Rich. He had to bug the old man, but finally got through to him. When Rich’s daughter shows up things go out the window. The quote I chose for Chad is: “Hold them like that. I assume you know how to throw a punch from your dad, but if you have to use it, this will stun him enough to get away. Keep me between you and them at all times. We’re going to move quick, but try to look casual. Got it?”
Highly recommended for Sports Romance lovers.
This was a great 5 star read. It was a quick read that pulled me right in.
Kendall is a reporter and when she gets an opportunity to do a different story she jumps on it. She ends up meeting Chad at an underground MMA event. Kendall wants to interview Chad but he refuses. You can definitely pick up on the sparks flying between them. Can Kendall convince him to help with her story? Will they get a HEA?
Overall I really enjoyed this couple. My emotions were all over the place. The author does a great job with her writing. If you’re looking for a good quick read, 1-click and get started today. I look forward to reading more from this author.
By: Toni Denise
I love this story! I truly wanted to keep reading long after the book was over!
Kendall is a reporter and her whole career is going down the tubes. Her father offers her the opportunity of a different type of story than she is used to. This story is definitely going to have her stretch her reporting skills. Her father has a lead on an underground MMA ring that isn’t illegal but also isn’t well known. What Kendall finds there is a man that is going to challenge her beliefs. Chad can tell that the sparks are flying with Kendall but its going to take a lot of effort to convince her that they are both feeling things that are real and worth more than one night.
I truly feel that this is a great romance read. It was hard to put down and I definitely recommend it!
Wow I was completely captivated by this sports romance story. The characters were so likeable and I loved that even though there was uncertainty and secrets they weren’t anything to destroy the relationship. More like things and misunderstanding that were easy to work out. The connection and attraction between our couple was instant and amazing to see and feel.
Kendall is the sports reporter for a local newspaper. She doesn’t know how she got the job but she doesn’t want to lose it. When her job becomes at risk unless she finds a story her dad and ex boxer helps her out.
He introduces her to Chad the new local up and coming fighter. After seeing him in action she is impressed and can see his talent but there is more to him that meets the eye.
Chad is holding secrets which he doesn’t want revealed and so when he is approached by Kendall to do an interview he declines.
It’s then we start to really see the feelings and emotion between the pair and as the secrets unravel and misunderstandings are made can they keep going and give their relationship a fighting chance?
5 Stars! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
I love sports romance stories with a mix of MMA fighting….this was a great read. Totally enjoyable.
Kendall is trying to make it as a sports reporter…..but when all of her articles are leading up to a downward slope of possibly getting fired…Kendall needs a great story to keep her job. When a tip from Kendall’s father, Rich, about a MMA fighter that he is currently training and about local fighting, this may be the story that Kendall needs to keep her job.
Chad is all business like…..has a love and passion for MMA fighting but also keeps his personal life and his fighting life totally separate. What Chad does not anticipate is the spark he has for Kendall even though he is trying to push her away…he does not want anything to do with any “story line”.
Once Chad finally agrees upon his approval..sparks fly between him and Kendall…but then he pushes her away…
Will Kendall give Chad a fighting chance when it is needed…
This story flowed so easily and it was hard to put down. I love the connection between Kendall and Chad. Highly Recommended!
Kendall is a sports reporter who’s never felt like she found her place. Chad is a MMA fighter who found his place in a gym with Kendall’s father, a retired boxer, as his coach. Kendall wants the scoop on Chad, in more ways than one, Chad has secrets of his own, and just wants to fly under the radar. I loved this book! It had romance and sparks flying all over the place! This book has fighting scenes, arguments, friendships, and love. Everything a great book needs! Read this! I read it one day and could not put it down!!!
This is a good story and a quick read. It definitely draws the reader in and kept me turning pages. It is a slower burn between the two main personalities. While I liked that I was also over half before I realized there was mot even a kiss. There is a lit of info on Kendall and her thoughts and feelings. Not much on Chad. Really just vague info. I wish the author was a bit more expansive on his character and his secret. I never really got any specific info on who he really is, what he does that makes him so powerful or why he wants to fight. Opening that area up would make this a more rounded story and make me feel more complete when I was finished reading.
The struggle of finding or rebuilding oneself is never an easy one. When you find yourself having to live up to others’ expectations or get past their disappointment, it can be even more difficult. This is where Chad finds himself. Trying to live up to one view, live down another, while not really knowing who he is. As Chad struggles, he does something for himself, he starts MMA fighting.
Chad finds the boxing trainer he wants and convinces him to come out of retirement to train Chad. It just so happens that the trainer’s daughter, Kendall, is a sports reporter for the local paper. Upon meeting Kendall, Chad has a strong attraction that he doesn’t want to fight but knows he needs to because of who Kendall is.
The energy and chemistry between Chad and Kendall is felt through the pages. I don’t know if the author captured the boxing correctly, but she definitely nailed all the feels that go along with this one. Fantastic story.
This was an enjoyable read. Short yet entertaining. I feel for the characters right from the beginning. I love how the author lets you inside the minds of both characters. It made this book that much harder to put down. My first book by this author but definitely not my last.
This book is an excellent read. It was easy to get in and it was fun reading about a sport I don’t know much about. But who doesn’t love a muscular tatted man with a mysterious past?
This story follows Chance and Kendall. Chance is a tatted MMA fighter with a past you would never expect from a man that spends all day in the gym. Kendall is a journalist with a hard time finding the perfect story. What happens when she goes to an underground fight that Chance is headlining? What will happen when the one person who catches your attention is the one person you can’t have?
This is a great story about how someone’s past changes who they will grow up to be. Our pasts help define us but what about Chance’s past made me turn to MMA? This book to find out.
This is the first book I have read from this author and I’m now hooked. I love a good sports romance but this story exceeded all my expectations. These characters had me right from the beginning. I love that she wrote it from both of the characters’ points of views. I hope she will write more because I want to read about the main character’s best friend and her romance.
Kendall loves her job as a reporter but her job is now in jeopardy. She has to get an amazing story like no other or she loses her job. Kendall’s father is a well known fighter and he is training a new guy. She watches Chad practice and she knows how to save her job. Kendall is going into the MMA world and Chad is her main scoop. She also is starting to feel something she never felt before. Kendall and Chad get to know each other better but her job calls for more. Will Kendall get her story and the guy or will she have to pick?
This was a great short read and one that I really enjoyed. The dual point of view is great because it felt like I could really get to know both of the main characters Kendall and Chad. The author really did bring these characters to life, I found them all to be very relatable and realistic at times. I loved Kendall’s Dad – he was a great character and I loved their close relationship. Kendall was certainly tenacious in her quest for the story to save her job and Chad wasn’t going to make it easy for her. I loved them both and was secretly rooting for them the whole way through!
A fantastic sports romance that is exceptionally well written! I 100% recommend this story to other readers and in particular the sports romance fans out there!
Kendall is a sports writer with an inside knowledge of the fighting world thanks to her dads boxing career. Her dad is training Chad and invites Kendall to an MMA fight for help her find a story to save her career. In meeting Chad, more than her job is on the line when she begins to fall for this man who is more than he appears to be. This was a super fast read. I only meant to read a couple chapters but could not stop reading. It was a relatively clean romance read with touches of innuendo. I’m always a sucker for a feel good ending and this one did not disappoint.
This is a short but entertaining story about two characters who are fighting for something. This is an easy book to engage with, the story is enjoyable and the characters are relatable. The author has managed to create a fast paced book with a lot of detail, even though it is quite a quick story. I enjoyed the overall pacing of the book and how the author seemed to effortlessly keep my interest.
The characters fit the story well. They had a strong connection that made you want them to find their happy ending. This was a great book from start to finish and I look forward to more of this authors work.
This book is in the shorter side but definitely enjoyable nonetheless.
Kendall needs a story. While she isn’t fearless, she’ll do whatever it takes to get the story she needs. Then she meets Chad and everything she thought she knew is flipped upside down. Chad is the guy everyone wants. He is an MMA fighter so not only to all the women want him he’s the guy everyone wants to fight. Kendall isn’t the type of woman Chad usually deals with. He doesn’t know how to handle the fact that she doesn’t get all crazy over him like the others do. Chad isn’t your typical fighter and of course he keeps that close to the vest. Imagine how difficult it is agreeing to an interview when you know you are keeping secrets. These two have a lot of chemistry and once Chad gets Kendall to agree to a date, it should be smooth sailing. Will Kendall let down her guard enough to let Chad in or will their date be the start and end for them?
This isn’t your typical MMA story but I really liked that. The chemistry between Kendall and Chad was written very well. You could almost feel it jumping off the page. I really enjoyed this book and will definitely be checking out more by this author.
This is not the first book I’ve read by this author. This book was way to fast paced for me. Not really sure how so much happened so quickly. Kendall is a reporter looking for her big break. She stumbles across Chad who is the newest thing in the Boxing circuit. Kendall gets an inside scoop
Because her dad is coaching Chad.
The chemistry between the two Chad and a Kendall is crazy but Chad gets very angry thinking about Kendall writing an article about him. He wants to remain a secret. He doesn’t want anyone to realize who he is. Super fast paced, felt like I missed something. Aside from that, I thought the book was good.
review by @xchellex
This is the second book I’ve read by this author, and I LOVED it. It’s a steamy slow burn, but it won’t take long to read! I loved the romance between Chad and Kendall, and I wished we got a little bit more, but simply because I didn’t want the book to end. I’m not sure if it was just the app being weird, but when I was reading it on my phone it was in italics, but on my kindle it was regular formatting. However, if you’re debating on reading this book, don’t hesitate any longer! You won’t regret it!
Fighting Chance by Toni Denise is a shorter novel but packs a punch, pardon the pun, but I can’t think of a more appropriate description!
Kendall is a reporter trying to make her mark, but all her stories are shot down by her boss, and now, she has to come up with a good one, or she is out on the street without a job. She gets an inside scoop on an underground but not illegal MMA fighting circuit from her father who is a trainer in a local gym. Little does she know how this story will impact both her personal and professional life.
Chad is the MMA fighter that Kendall’s dad is training. I have read my share of MMA books, but this one is a bit different, in a good way. There is a little bit of mystery that involves the true identity of Chad. He isn’t your typical fighter, and he didn’t become a fighter for the fame it can involve. As a matter of fact, he is trying to keep his true identity a secret. So, agreeing to an interview with Kendall won’t be easy for him. The two share some intense chemistry from their very first meeting, and it only becomes stronger as the story progresses.
As I indicated earlier in my review, the book is shorter than some. However, there is a lot of exciting stuff happening within the pages. It’s told from a dual POV, so readers get an insight into the thoughts and feelings of both characters which draws you more into their story. The book also touches on bullying, so you get a good romance along with something serious that affects society. It’s a solid read that doesn’t take very long at all to finish.
I could not put this book down! I am a sucker for a great sports romance novel and this one fit my liking to a tee! This story revolved around Kendall, who is a sports reporter on the verge of losing her job. She landed this job due to her father and his role in the sports community. Her father tells her to meet him one evening to come to an underground fight, where she meets Chad. He is just as stubborn as she is and when they meet the sparks fly. They encounter ups and downs through the story, and it is not like any other sports romance that I have read. I cannot wait to read more books by this amazingly talented author.
Kendall is a female sports writer trying to survive at the small paper she works at. She is the daughter of a fighter so she knows the sport. When she is looking for her big story she didn’t count on meeting Chad, a fighter. He is everything she said she didn’t want but looks are deceiving. She is the distraction he doesn’t need. Reading about the strong pull they have left me wanting more but I feel the story was rushed more than I personally would have liked. I am always happy with the final outcome though. Still a very sweet and heart felt story.
Ok so I could not put this one down. Kendall is a sports reporter and also the daughter of a retired fighter. Chad is an underground fighter that really doesn’t want the attention a reporter would bring. The attraction they both feel is undeniable. She does not want to date a fighter and he is being trained by her dad. Will they be able to stay apart? Will she be able to discover his secrets?
What could possibly go wrong when a journalist on the verge of losing her job who needs a big story to save her career meets a super hot MMA fighter with a secret he wants kept under wraps. You need to read this great book to find out! Kendall and Chad have a connection right from the start, even if neither of them want to admit it, that only gets harder to resist the more they get to know each other. With Chad wanting his true identity kept secret, Kendall’s job definitely throws a spanner in the works but this creative author weaves a fabulous story for us all as we follow these wonderful characters through some very interesting times.
Kendall is a sports reporter in need of a juicy story in order to keep her job. Her father recommends checking out an MMA match, and this is where Chad is introduced to her life. She is intrigued both as a reporter and a woman, but Chad is stubborn and tight lipped – and also as caught up by the thoughts of her as she is by him.
Chad and Kendall have intense chemistry that pulls at them in spite of her job and his reclusiveness. While this read is short, it packs a punch and has characters you will love.
Kendall is about to lose her job if she doesn’t come up with a good story that will please her boss. When her father calls her up to check on her he tells her that he may have a story that will help her out. The only catch is that she has to show up to an underground fight to see what he is talking about. It’s not something that is illegal but it’s not well known. Kendall decides there’s nothing to lose so she goes to this fight to see what got her father so excited. When she sees Chad she knows there is a good story just itching to come out. Chad doesn’t want to do an interview and spill all of his secrets, but Kendall is relentless. Chad finly agrees to meet her and give an interview over dinner. What could go wrong?
Fighting Chance was a fast-paced, entertaining read. Kendall, a journalist is on the edge of losing her job as a sports reporter. When she confides in her father, he suggests she checks out the MMA match at the gym he has trained in for her entire life. Chad, a new to MMA fighting ignites a spark in Kendall and she is motivated to get her story.
Chad is not eager to share many details about his life or why he fights, but he can’t get Kendall out of his head.
Will he persistence and his stubbornness keep them from getting together? You’ll have to read it to find out.
A determined reporter on the hunt for a story… and the world-weary champion boxer who won’t be swayed, no matter how appealing she may be. Sparks fly…. and things are about to get interesting.
Fighting Chance by Toni Denise is a contemporary sports romance with emotion, MMA fighting, drama, chemistry, steam, and finding love unexpectedly.
Looking forward to seeing what Toni Denise does next.
Thank you, Toni Denise!
Reviewed by @angelahayes
This book leaves you wanting more. I loved the characters, the romance that reels you in and keeps you pinned. I finished it in one sitting and absolutely adored every part of it. The instant attraction between Chad and Kendall, and the anticipation of them being together was perfect.
Chad is this perfect, broody gentleman, who goes for what he wants, even when he swore he wouldn’t, and Kendall is this amazing woman, who will do whatever it takes to get her story. I absolutely loved the character building and the flow of the story. I’m excited to see what else Toni has in store.
Sports romances really seem to scratch that perfect brain itch, and this one hit the spot!
Fighting Chance is a captivating MMA contemporary romance tale. I really enjoyed this book and push and pull. It is a short story but it packs a punch. The chemistry is undeniable between the characters that you will fall in love with them.
This is the story about Kendall and Chad. Chad is a champion fighter and much sought after by all and not even one relentless reporter can change his mind, or can she?
Kendall is after the next big story and one champion MMA fighter is just that but nothing, she does will change his mind, or will he?
Reviewed by @jennadb
I felt everything within this book! I could not ask for more, I do love sport based romances and this one simply nailed everything that it held within its contents! Wonderful characters as well.
The main two characters, were very relatable and realistic to me. I loved how easy they talked and seemed like they were living body people that you could run into in your daily life adventures. Sometimes with business and pleasure, there is a line that can be crossed, and when it does, holy moly! The book built up the story nicely and was engaging all the way through. I very much loved this must read romance!
Exceptional writing that flowed ever so perfectly. I was very much invested in the story as well as the characters. Could not put it down! Highly recommend this must read book and author!
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