Win by Submission by Melynda Price
To win her heart, he’ll be in for the fight of his life.
After an illegal kick during a CFA title fight fractures Cole Easton’s spine, doctors say there’s nothing more they can do for the bitter Vegas fighter. They say it’s a miracle he can walk, if that’s what you call his crutch-dragging limp. Unwilling to give up on him, Cole’s manager sends the injured fighter to the best physical therapist he knows: his niece, Katie Miller. When Cole arrives in the small town of Somerset, Wisconsin, he quickly discovers his sly manager may have had reasons other than rehab for sending him to this frozen tundra.
After a year of running from an abusive ex-boyfriend, Katie has returned to her hometown to care for her father, who’s recovering from a stroke. When Uncle Marcus calls in a favor, she reluctantly finds herself taking on a rancorous MMA fighter, broken at the height of his career. He’s insanely sex-on-a-stick hot—and everything she loathes in a man.
If Cole thinks his fighting days are over, he’s dead wrong. To save Katie from her past and to win her heart, he’ll be in for the fight of his life.
As Katie unfolded his jiu-jitsu belt and began to wrap the black cloth around his wrists, her gaze anxiously flickered to Cole’s for reassurance. It surprised her to see the melee of emotion swirling in his stormy eyes—passion, triumph, anticipation…and perhaps a small measure of uncertainty. Like he’d said, Cole wasn’t the kind of guy that gave up control—ever. That he would even suggest this, told her just how much he wanted her, how desperate he was to help her. In that moment, another layer of the ice she’d built around her heart melted. She was almost finished binding his wrists when he spoke and she froze mid-tie.
“I only have one rule, Kat.” Of course he would. She should have known it was too good to be true. Her anxiety was gearing up to make a swift and devastating return when he said, “No sex.”
Melynda Price is the author of several contemporary and paranormal romance titles, including Until Darkness Comes, Shades of Darkness, Courting Darkness, and Braving the Darkness, all in the Redemption Series. Price writes for ardent readers who want to fall in love over and over again. Her goal is to make the unbelievable believable while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion, heart, and unexpected twists. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to her well-crafted books. Win by Submission is the first book of her upcoming mixed martial arts–themed Against the Cage series. She lives with her husband and two children in Northern Minnesota, where there are plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with a hot cup of coffee and write.