This was an impulse buy for me when I read a few reviews on it and noticed that others enjoyed the story. The blurb appealed to me since I know very little about MMA and UFC fighting so I thought I’d give it a try. I’m so glad I did because the story and characters were so good.
The story begins when Clay Powers receives the gift of a piece of pie from the new waitress at the diner on Thanksgiving night. No one has ever just given him a spontaneous gift like that so it shows what type of woman Melody is and draws Clay’s attention. Clay has never had tender feelings for another and he has a reputation that frightens off the good women and draws the shallow ones. He’s a big rough fighter. For the first time, he years for something special. He knows he must take his time with Melody.
Melody has had a hard life and just escaped from an abusive ex-husband. She’s starting over in this small country town. Her generous spirit sees the lonely guy on a holiday night and she just wants to give him a little something. Melody is drawn to Clay, but she is skittish about relationships. The two tentatively reach out, but Melody’s past comes back to haunt her.
The plot was good and the romance was both sweet and steamy between these two unlikely people. I fell in love with both main characters and even the folks at the diner and the brother and sister friends of Clay. I look forward to more from this series.
I can recommend this to those who enjoy steamy Contemporary Romance.