Battered Hearts series, #2
Loose Id LLC
July 3, 2012
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Heavyweight UFC fighter, Romeo Wellings comes from the hard streets of New York where his family ties to the mafia cause him nothing but pain. His life takes a surprising detour when he crosses paths with the twin sister of his long time enemy. After a steamy one-night stand, he faces the fight of his life, but it’s not in the cage. The secret relationship that blooms between Romeo and his real life Juliet has him battling his family and a dark past rather than let her go.
The only lawyer in her hometown of Garnet, Jules Conner is also a volunteer Sheriff’s deputy and co-owner of a successful MMA training center. Strong and dependable, Jules is always there for those who need her. Until one forbidden night in Las Vegas with Romeo leaves her feeling so alive she can’t stop reaching out to the sexy, bad boy of MMA, even knowing the forbidden love affair could jeopardize everything.
As the tide rises against them and the people they love work at keeping them apart, Romeo and Jules hold onto a dream for a better life together and vow to go down fighting rather than accept a tragic ending.
About The Author:
A freckle-faced redhead born and raised in Hawaii, Kele Moon has always been a bit of a sore thumb and has come to enjoy the novelty of it. She thrives on pushing the envelope and finding ways to make the impossible work in her story telling. With a mad passion for romance, she adores the art of falling in love. The only rules she believes in is that, in love, there are no rules and true love knows no bounds.
So obsessed is she with the beauty of romance and the novelty of creating it, she’s lost in her own wonder world most of the time. Thankfully she married her own dark, handsome, brooding hero who has infinite patience for her airy ways and attempts to keep her grounded. When she leaves her keys in the refrigerator or her cell phone in the oven, he’s usually there to save her from herself. The two of them now reside in Florida with their three beautiful children, who make their lives both fun and challenging in equal parts–they wouldn’t have it any other way.
Holy. Mother. Of. Mary. I didn’t just like this book a little a bit. I absolutely, no-doubt-about-it, 100% loved it. Battered Hearts series has just worked its way in to my top three favorite series. Wow. Ms. Moon’s writing style is amazing and this book is filled with so many layers of emotions, physical and mental complexity. It can be broken down, analyzed, rebuilt and still come out as one amazing novel! Simply put: this book blew my mind.
Romeo Wellings is one hot UFC fighter! I mean I could literally envision him standing in front of me. Wow. But, the thing is. He’s got baggage. Lots and lots of emotional inner baggage. He’s biological father is God knows where, his mom died when he was kid and he has two younger half brothers whose father was a mafioso man that never married their mother. So, he’s always been the one to take care of them, doing anything and everything to keep food on the table. But the new trouble is, he just lost the latest UFC fight to is enemy and turned around and saved said enemies girlfriend from her ex husband. The beginning of this story is absolutely sizzling with raw passion, and it only gets better after he leaves the hospital and lays eyes on Juliet Connor.
Juliet Connor is multi talented. She’s a lawyer for two towns, she’s a volunteer deputy for her twin brother, Sheriff Wyatt Connor, and best friend to the man who fought-and won-against Romeo Wellings in the last UFC fight in Las Vegas. When she lays on him, she’s instantly attraction with a raw carnal lust for the man. Knowing he saved the life of her best friend’s girlfriend, she feels the need to repay him with dinner. That dinner turns into a night that Juliet will never, ever forget…..and changes her life in away that she never thought would be possible.
These two characters torn my heart in two, had me with tears in my eyes, and left me with a smile on my face. They are battered hearts, for sure, but together, and with great secondary characters(oh my God, I can’t wait to see what Ms. Moon has in store for Cassanova and Valentino-Romeo’s brothers!), they over come their past, hurdle obstacles and come out on the other side of true love and deep rooted, kinky passion.
This book is definitely not for the faint of heart, nor for those who want a little sweet romance. No, it’s a so-far-beyond 5 Book worthy novel of carnal needs, wants, desires and finding that one person you can’t live without, and who can help you be a better person. Definitely a book that you need to go into with a clear mind and open heart. From mafia men, to drop-dead-hot UFC Fighters, to pain in the butt siblings, this book is absolutely incredible. While this is the second book in the Battered Hearts series, I wasn’t overly confused by the events, though I am most definitely going back and seeing where Melody and Clay got their story, and where Romeo and Juliet (I just love the way that sounds for these characters!) were before meeting. And, I am happy to say that I am a 100% devoted-for-life fan of Ms. Moon and can’t wait for the next installment! Bring it!