Monday, August 1, 2022

Taking the Fight by L.P. Dover Blog Tour

Taking the Fight. Nothing will stop him from getting what he wants. L.P. Dover.

L.P. Dover, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who brought you the tantalizing Gloves Off series, presents Gloves Off – Next Generation. This brand-new saga of interconnected standalones unites new characters with beloved originals in dark and sexy stories laced with suspense!

Two months ago, everything changed. The enemy no longer feels the need to sulk in the shadows. Instead, he hides in plain sight and prepares his attack… against Reagan Jameson.

Reagan knew this day would come. She proudly holds the featherweight title and is known as one of the sexiest female fighters in MMA history. She can handle her own, and that’s exactly what she plans to do with Nikolai. Unfortunately, things aren’t as they were before. When given an offer she can’t refuse, Reagan is well aware nothing good will come of it.

They promised her power, prestige, and money… a world full of intrigue and dangerous desires. Not being able to resist the allure, she gives in and becomes a pawn in their game. She’s able to fool those closest to her into believing everything is okay… except for Braden Emerson.

Braden’s reputation as one of the toughest fighters in the circuit hasn’t gone unnoticed. In fact, it’s his skills that get him lured into the pit of danger. While he vows to keep Reagan safe no matter the cost, his desire for her is used against him. As passion ignites between the pair, they must work together if they hope to survive.

Fighting for a title is one thing, but nothing beats the stakes of fighting for love. This is one TKO that could cost them everything.

No cheating. No cliffhangers. Just hot, dirty-talking fighters who want to take you down to the mat.

Don’t miss our reviews of the rest of the Gloves Off – Next Generation series!
For book one, Craving the Fight, click HERE.


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Taking the Fight by L.P. Dover

Book 2
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“There will never be anything between us.”     Braden stared into my eyes and then down to my lips. “Whatever you say, sunshine. One day, you might regret not taking me up on my offers.”



Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

This is book two in the series and it is filled with deceit, lies, and Braden and Reagan are fighting for their lives and their love.

I loved the first book and was looking forward to this one but there was something missing. I cannot figure out what it was. This story was filled with suspense as the first one was and had the steam as the first but I am not sure what is off, maybe it was the way Reagan kept pushing Braden away when she knew she wanted him. I did enjoy the story and can't wait for more in this series.

This is the second in the series, following the children of the Gloves Off series romances! I would suggest that you really need to read the first book to be able to fully appreciate the mess that these guys and girls have got themselves in with the fighting underworld.

In this installment we get Reagan and Braden's story – friends since babies, they have been choosing to keep their romantic feelings hidden away, for fear that a breakup would really spoil things. Working out together and being successful in the MMA world will have to be enough. Then Reagan gets a training offer she cannot refuse, but which is a huge set up... Nikolai is not going to be thwarted again in his plans to control the Next Generation.

Be ready for some dirty tactics, some worrying developments, and some noooo moments – why do people think it best to deal with things themselves... resulting in much more chaos in their wake? Well thankfully Braden steps up, Reagan acknowledges her feelings. and we can but hope that things improve for them, even if the whole group remain in a degree of danger.

I loved their mums’ happiness – but their views would have been dented by the news of the mess that is shadowing the romance.

The guys still unaffected are all too aware that their turn is coming – I am keen to read on!

Taking the Fight is the second installment in the Gloves Off – Next Generation series. I don't feel that this one can be read as a standalone and should be read in the order that the author intended.

I loved the premise of this one, but I didn't quite feel the connection to Reagan and Braden that I wanted in order to connect to the story.

Reagan is the featherweight belt holder and with promises of big things, she's drawn to the underground fighting life. She thinks she's hiding what she's doing from her family and friends – well, everyone but Braden. They need to fight together to keep themselves safe and stop fighting the attraction between them. The steam was extra steamy with these two. But it still wasn't enough for me to fall in to this one. I really wanted to love it, but I just didn't.



Mafia Boss vs. MMA Fighter. The fight is on!


Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L.P. DOVER is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate.

Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.

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Putting Reagan’s future in my hands was terrifying, but I had to fight for her. I would always fight for her.


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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Taking the Fight (Gloves Off – Next Generation #2) by L.P. Dover to read and review.

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