Worth the Chance
Author: Vi Keeland
Published: February 17th, 2014
Meet Liv Michaels. It may have been seven years, but I’d know him anywhere. Sure, he’s grown, filled out in all the right places, but his captivating blue eyes and cocky grin are exactly the way I remember. Even though I’d much rather forget. Liv Michaels is almost there. She’s smart, determined and weeks away from landing the job she’s dreamed about for years. Time healed old wounds, even her broken heart from the devastation of being crushed by her first love. Meet Vince Stone. Women love a fighter, especially a good one. Lucky for me, I’m damn good. But there’s one woman that isn’t interested. Not again, anyway. Vince ‘The Invincible’ Stone is every woman’s fantasy…strong, sexy, confident and completely in control. Growing up surrounded by chaos, he’s learned never to get too attached. Love will drag you down. He adores women, treats them well, puts their own needs before his own…for the night anyway. With the biggest fight of his life coming up, his focus should be on training. When fate brings Vince & Liv back together again, there’s no denying the chemistry is still there. But can Vince erase the old scars their past left behind? Or will Liv hurt him instead?
A girl runs into a former flame and gets a second chance at love.
I love second chance at love stories. Worth the Chance is the second book in the MMA Fighter series by Vi Keeland. However, you can read it as a standalone novel as well like I did. Before reading the book, I had no idea this was a series let alone the second book. Therefore, I have not read the first one yet but now I plan to. Each book in the series follows a different love story.
This one follows Liv and Vince. The first book follows Vince's mentor. Years ago, Liv and Vince had feelings for each other in high school but they never got to try at a chance of love. Years later, Liv is scheduled to write an article on the boxer Vince himself and gets to see him again. When they run into each other again a hot fling ensues. However, Liv is afraid of Vince and his bad-boy reputation.
I love that these high school sweethearts were able to find each other again. Vi Keeland is easily hands down one of my favorite authors and storytellers. She knows how to write an amazing love story. The love between the two characters was just the right amount of hot and steamy that any girl would like to read.
Vince is a swoon-worthy book boyfriend. He is described as being tall with blue eyes that could make any girl melt. Some of his lines were so cute that I could not stop smiling. He knew what he wanted and he went after it. I loved the relationship that he had with his mom despite her being an addict. Worth the Chance had heart.
I had never read a book about a boxer before and it made for a very interesting read. Normally, I do not like books that have sports in them but this was done very subtle. Where I still enjoyed the plot. It was mostly a character-driven story so that's probably why I enjoyed it. The fighting parts did kind of go over my head though. Which is why I ended up only giving the book four stars. Do not be fooled though because Worth the Chance is a fast-paced story that will keep you on your toes.
If you love romance novels that are super-steamy than please give this one a try! Both Vince and Liv grow up a lot in the progression of the book. I loved how much I could relate to Liv and her love of writing and journalism. The fact that the novel goes back and forth between perspectives makes for a very interesting and entertaining story. Thank you, Vi Keeland for outdoing yourself once again. You have created a major fan.
Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-six languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.