Friday, September 19, 2014

Knocked Out by Ty Langston

**I received this from NetGalley for my honest review**
2/5 Stars
Synopsis per Goodreads:
Fresh out of Grad School, Hayley Monroe gets the chance of a lifetime when her boss gives her the opportunity to produce and host a reality series on finding MMA’s “Next Great Hope”.
Enter former MMA contender Evan Bates. His sudden re-appearance into the sport after a mysterious five year absence not only raises eyebrows, but also temps both in and out of the Octagon.
Can Hayley keep everything in check? Or will she be Knocked Out?

I'm sure that there are people out there that would find this book awesome.  This one just wasn't for me.  Usually I love books about MMA fighters, and also love books about contests or things like that.  While this book had both of them, it was lacking in something.  I don't know if it was because it was really short, a novella, that the character buildup and plot wasn't enough, or what.  I just know that it started out awesome, then all the sudden when super fast.  One minute she was looking everywhere for him, the next they were running on the beach together.  I didn't feel the chemistry beyond the first time she laid eyes on him.  And the 5 year old little girl was way too wise for her years.. My son was in private school when he was five and he didn't talk anything like that, so I can't get behind the "shes in private school" remark.  The potential was definitely there in this book, but it needed to be filled out a bit more, with character buildup, with more plot, more stories, more one on one, more reality tv show stories, etc.  Maybe a novella fanatic who loves MMA stories would absolutely love this one...but..not for me.

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