Review & Giveaway! Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland


Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter #1) by Vi Keeland
Vi Keeland (September 30, 2013)

Rating: A
Heat: Hot

Heroine: Elle James – Lawyer, Abuse Victim
Hero: Nicolas “The Lady Killer” Hunter – MMA Fighter, Broken 






First things first… Nico Hunter! There is nothing like an incredibly sexy alpha, MMA fighter covered in tattoos, that fucks and talks dirty in the bedroom, and fights like Superman in the ring. He’s also a sweet and loving man that cooks and snuggles. You must meet this breathtaking man who stole my heart. I’m on Nico cloud nine! I LOVED everything about this story!

"When we met, we were two injured souls. But keeping the real out of our lives for fear of what we might find. But nothing could have kept us apart. I never believed in destiny. Thought that was a bunch of crap for people who read too many books. Until you."

Elle James is cool, calm, collected; living her neat and organized life. She is a beautiful and successful attorney, casually seeing William Harper, a former law school classmate. He’s handsome, educated, smart, and punctual. There are no strings-attached or emotional ties. He’s perfect for her… More like perfectly boring. But her life is exactly the way she likes it. So why does she feel like she’s suffocating in this well-constructed life? Elle’s perfect life soon changes when William needs Elle’s help with a client who wants out of an endorsement contract. The moment Nico walks into the office, Elle is drawn to the smooth, gorgeous man with amazing green eyes and a devilish grin.

Nico “The Lady Killer” Hunter is a very talented MMA fighter, compassionate, smart, utterly sexy and... damaged. Over a year ago, Nico was fighting in the MMA championship fight when he killed his opponent with an underlying head condition. He hasn’t been the same since; guilt-ridden and unable to move forward. The only ring he’s been in since then is the one in his gym. The moment he meets Elle, sparks fly and he wants her. This woman, who he has fallen hard for, brings out a side of him that has been numb ever since that one fateful night. She makes him feel pumped and excited about life again. He’s ready to get back in the ring.

Elle had a traumatic childhood. She’s numb by it all and doesn’t let anyone in. But meeting Nico flipped a switch inside her. Nico has awakened her passionate side, one that she didn’t even know existed. He makes her crazy with lust and desire. There is no way Elle can deny the all-consuming passion between them. Elle was Nicos’ the moment they met but their first sizzling kiss cemented it. She knew immediately it was time to let William go.

When Nico goes back in the ring for the first time, thinking he’s ready, something inside him changes and the guilt and shame come barreling back to the surface. He shuts down. Elle wants to help Nico. She understands the complexity of the situation and decides it’s time to tell him her secrets; terrible, gut-wrenching secrets that had me choked up. Poor Elle went through hell and back but she's healed now. And, because of Nico, she feels more alive than ever. So, when this couple is faced with another challenge that could rip them apart, there is no doubt in Elle's mind that she will fight for the man she loves. The same man who saved her is definitely worth the fight.

I love this couple. Let me say it again… I LOVE this couple. They are fiercely sexy and charming together. The chemistry between them is stellar. From the very first date, they struggle to keep their hands and lips to themselves. And let me tell you, Vi Keeland sure knows how to write steamy sex scenes that sizzle and possibly fried my Kindle. (Seriously, my Kindle quit working shortly after I read this book. lol) I really loved how this couple faces their problems head on, maturely. They accepted one another – flaws and all. There isn’t a whole lot of over-the-top drama and misunderstandings between them. Hallelujah! Sometimes you just need a romance story where the couple comes together effortlessly and fight together as a team.

Worth the Fight has so much emotion and an underlying beauty in the writing. It has heart and soul. It was just so easy to fall in love with Nico and Elle and to become invested in their lives. It’s such an incredible feeling to be wooed and wowed by a story. I’m looking forward the next story in the MMA Fighter series, Worth the Chance. The next book is about Vinny, Nico’s protégé. I’m dying to meet Vinny all grown up.



About the Author

Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

Find Vi Online:
Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads



Tour-wide Giveaway!

a Rafflecopter giveaway




  1. Brilliant giveaway I've seen this book keep popping up on my amazon reccomendations so I've added it to my wishlist :)

  2. I so want to read this book! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  3. Thanks for the awesome giveaway! This book is on my tbr list! Good luck to everyone

  4. Great review. Thanks for sharing..

  5. I love a fighter! Can't wait to read this!

  6. thanks for the chance of at a great giveaway!!!


Comments moderated on posts older than 8 days.