Title: Love TKO (A Love Unexpected Novel, #1)
Author: Selene Chardou
Genre: Contemporary Romance
SynopsisAn Irish Mixed Martial Artist who is fighting for the UFC Championship in Las Vegas. A beautiful hustler who is counting the clock down to her twenty-eighth birthday when she can finally retire and enjoy her life. A chance encounter that changes both of their lives forever. “I can’t allow what I feel for him to stop me from seeing the end goal. I never wanted this to be my life and in six months, it no longer will be. “But there is something about Torin Duffy that makes my heart race, and creates a shortness of breath I have never felt in my life. “I’m jaded; part of me feels like I am unlovable but when I am with him, he makes me feel wanted, needed, protected and it’s a slow burn that is leisurely turning me inside out and my emotions upside down. “We both know how dangerous this is but nothing can stop the hurricane of emotions we make each other feel, and his touch is so dangerous, I know he could leave me broken beyond repair. “How do we stop something that can destroy us both? Why should he risk what he’s wanted his whole life over me? “We both know where this is leading but how can we stop it when it’s too late to turn back now?” - Chiara Bassi
Love TKO by Selene Chardou
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
Chaira is a woman who has given up most of the past decade living as a high priced escort in order to support herself, and her mentally ill sister. She is six months away from fulfilling her contract and after that she is free to live as she wants and love who she wants. Torin is a mixed martial artist who is seeking his last chance at a UFC championship. He's come close, but this has to be his year. He is getting older and is right now at his peak physical condition. Torin meets Chiara at at a party in Las Veags that she has been hired to host. They are quickly attracted to one another, and Chiara does something she isn't allowed to do and has never had a desire to do. Participate in a sexual and personal relationship that is not a business transaction.
Both Chaira and Torin have a whole lot of struggle and tragedy in their pasts. They have both been put in positions where they had to make questionable and difficult choices. One of the things I liked about them was that they both incredibly thoughtful and accountable about their own choices and the choices of each other. Their sexual chemistry was fantastic and it was great to see Chaira getting to experience something for herself. In addition to the personal struggles they face, there are some serious issues that arise as Chiara violates the agreement with her boss about not having any personal relationships. Torin is also forced to face consequences of his past and of involving himself with Chaira "without paying".
This is an exciting and sexy story and I was really hoping that Torin and Chiara would be able to see their way through all the obstacles in their way.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest reveiw
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About the Author
Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou.Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the rich and famous set in the New Adult realm. She is currently working on Falling into Love (One More Night Trilogy). There will also be a spin-off series titled simply the Scarlet Fever Series which will chronicle the relationships of all four band members in separate novels. She also has a pop stars series planned titled Young, Rich & Talented, which will also be a trilogy. Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.