Monday, April 13, 2015

Outside the Ropes ~ Ashley Claudy


In the ring, Regan has control. Outside the ropes, she fights to survive.

Regan Sommers spent her life fighting. Fighting foster parents, kids in the group home, and classmates. But the night she has to fight for her life changes everything.

Now, she’s fighting for money in the ring, and from the first punch she’s addicted. Every addiction has a price though, and this one is the gym’s star boxer, Gage Lawson. He may come in an enticing tattooed package, but his demands are more than she can handle.

The responding officer from that night, Anthony Fields, comes with no demands. He want’s whatever she’s willing to give, and Regan can handle that. She can definitely handle him.

But no help comes string free, and Regan’s not the only one with a hard past and scars to cover. The life she was trying to escape is nothing compared to the danger she’s in the middle of now, and she can’t fight her way out.

***Reader please be aware: Story contains mature content such as: Drugs, sex, abuse, and explicit language that may be upsetting for some.****

My Review..

***ARC kindly given by Netgally for a honest review.. ***

I absolutely loved this book. Once I started I could not put my Ipad down. Ashley Claudy can write some amazing characters and tell a story that will draw you in..
Regan “Rae” Sommers had a hard life growing up. She was in and out of the foster care system then dumped into the real world with no high school degree, no money, and no family.. Going from couch to Couch and working a dead end jobs is her only means of survival.
On her way “home” one night from work with very little cash in her pockets she is heading to her friend’s house to crash for the night.. she is attacked and becomes part of a ridiculous game of videotaping the brutal beating of an unsuspecting victim. It doesn't matter that she is severely outnumbered, every cell in her body she refuses to be the victim again so she fights back..
This is when Regan meets 4 men who will change her life forever..
Anthony – is a SUPER SWEET Cop. He is helping assist on her attack case.. He is always there for her.. Offering her a place to stay, a shoulder to lean on, an ear to talk to.. he wants to be the man she can fall in love with.. But Regan has made it clear from the get go she does not want that kind of relationship.. so they agree on a “friends with benefits relationship”..
Silas is the Co-Owner of The Boxing Club and he offers her the chance of a lifetime - He has offered to train her and enter her in some local boxing matches.. This guarantees her some money and the ability to learn some amazing fighting skills.
Dexter “Dex” is the sweet loving goofball of a friend who is there to help her learn some new fighting techniques and to be her trainer along with Silas..
Gage is the Sexy as sin boxer who acts as though he cannot stand Regan but whenever she turns around there he is.. Gage repeatedly reminds Regan she doesn’t know anything about the sport. But all it takes is one fight, and Regan knows she’s not about to give up.
Regan knows she should steer clear of Gage but her body keeps fighting her mind.. which will win out.. ?
There are soooo many twist and turns in this book.. It will keep you on the edge of your seat.. This book was released in January.. There is a slight Cliffy at the end but book 2 was released in march and book 3 is due out soon (June I believe)

I highly recomend adding to your TBR!!

Book 1 Outside the Ropes

Book 2 Inside Danger

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