It s true that Kenzie Monroe has an ulterior motive for pursuing Zachary. The half-Asian beauty believes he s connected to her estranged father, a former MMA fighter who disappeared years ago. And the more Zachary avoids her, the more determined she is and the hotter their game of cat and mouse becomes until they both surrender. But as lust, love, and friendship combine, Zachary knows he has to answer all of Kenzie s questions because outside of the ring, the heart makes the rules
Mello hits all the right notes A smart heroine, a sensual hero, witty repartee, and complex family dynamics. Publishers Weekly on Playing for Keeps"
- ISBN-13: 9781496704320
- ISBN-10: 1496704320
- Publisher: Dafina Books
- Publish Date: October 2016
- Page Count: 320
- Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2016-10-17
- Reviewer: Staff
Mellos second Bad Boys of Boulder contemporary (after Playing for Keeps) successfully finds love for MMA superstar Zachary, one of the sexy, athletic Barrett twins, poster children for everything right in the sports industry. Freelance sports writer Kenzie Monroe doesnt exactly hit it off with Zachary when they first meet at Revolution, his world-famous training camp in Phuket, Thailand. Soon enough, however, mutual attraction (she thinks hes orgasmic eye candy; he lusts after her voluptuous curves) overcomes their qualms and the two become lovers. Theres only one thing between them: Kenzies quest to find the father shes never met, Kai Tamura, a legendary Thai fighter and Zacharys beloved trainer and mentor. Zachary promised to keep his whereabouts secretbut that could mean losing Kenzie forever. Mello heaps on the sensuality with lush descriptions of Thailands tropical attractions and local color as well as plenty of lusty sex. Readers who appreciate splashy locations and earthy lovers will find much to enjoy here. (Nov.)