Monday, January 9, 2017

In the Ring by Rie Warren


The biggest fight of his life isn’t... In the Ring.

The bright lights. The roaring crowd. The chance at a championship belt. The not-so-little secret Liam Shaughnessy—the Bonny Bruiser—is fighting to keep tucked far away.

Liam got the pussy pounded out of him on the mean streets of Cin-city—the other Sin City. The oldest in a Catholic clan where his da never pulled any punches, he went from geek boy to the golden boy of the boxing world care of his fists. Liam’s on the fast track to having it all... all except the one man he wants.

Michael Fairweather makes pretending to be hetero goddamn difficult for Liam. The man is blond and beautiful and just so happens to be Liam’s trainer. With a penchant for doing shirtless yoga, giving midnight massages to loosen Liam’s muscles, and sometimes even taking it out in the ring with him. To say Liam has porn-style fantasies about Michael is an understatement.

Michael’s out and proud. Liam’s only proud of what he can do in the ring. He can’t risk his career, least of all for someone unavailable. Michael has a lover. Liam has the lies he lives every day. And when his money-grubbing manager gets involved as the title win approaches, Liam doesn’t know what hit him.

Fight to win. Fight with honor. It won’t be easy, but that’s okay. Nothing worth fighting for ever is.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Shannan☆☆☆☆☆
I am a huge fan of Rie Warren's writing. She always seems to hit all the feels in her books. In the Ring was no different. I am beyond happy that this one is set in the m/m genre.

Liam Shaughnessy is on the top of his game. He has fought his way from nothing to one of the hottest up and coming boxers. There is only one problem, each and every day he hides who he really is. He is in the closet... deep in the closet. He's afraid coming out will cost him everything he's ever fought for. Liam has lusted over his trainer for years. Liam knows Michael is something completely off limits to him, until he can't fight the attraction any longer.

The buildup between Liam and Michael was slow and intense. I definitely think it's part of the reason I loved this read so much. Liam and Michael are explosive and sexy together. In the Ring is a fantastic coming out read!

"Fight to win. Fight with honor. Fight for love."




Rie is the badass, sassafras author of Sugar Daddy and the Don’t Tell series–a breakthrough trilogy that crosses traditional publishing boundaries beginning with In His Command. Her latest endeavor, the Carolina Bad Boys series, is fun, hot, and southern-sexy.

A Yankee transplant who has traveled the world, Rie started out a writer—causing her college professor to blush over her erotic poetry without one ounce of shame. Not much has changed. She swapped pen for paintbrushes and followed her other love during her twenties. From art school to marriage to children and many a wild and wonderful journey in between, Rie has come home to her calling. Her work has been called edgy, daring, and some of the sexiest smut around.

You can connect with Rie via the social media hangouts listed on her website. She is represented by Saritza Hernandez, Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Shannan reviewed her personal copy of In the Ring (Boxer #1) by Rie Warren for this post.

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