Talk about kicking a fighter while he’s down.
Former Middleweight champion and confirmed bachelor Tommy "Lightning" Sparks has lost it all: his belt, his career, and now his home. After the devastating fire, he moves in with his drama-free best friend, Julie. One encounter changes everything and Julie is no longer the girl he’s spent his life protecting but a desirable woman he wants to take to his bed. Knowing his reputation, he’s determined to protect Julie more than ever—from himself.
Veterinarian Julie Rogers has been in love with Tommy since she was ten, but would love to get over the man. She’s quiet nights at home and a glass of wine. He’s clubbing all night and shots of tequila. As friends they work great. As a couple? No way in hell. She just can’t get her heart to agree. When she starts spending time with another fighter, the man who’s always treated her like a sister is suddenly not being very brotherly and enflames her body like never before.
Can two childhood friends make a relationship work, or will they lose everything because they stopped FIGHTING LOVE
Julie is an amazing female lead. She is smart, strong, beautiful and ...drama-free. She isn't a doormat despite her crush on Tommy. She took things into her own hands when she realised that Tommy isn't going to do anything. Tommy, despite his backstory and character, is quite a wuss to be honest. He keeps changing his mind, switching between hot and cold so quickly that he is giving me backlash. His groveling towards the end did save him though.
The story was nicely paced and flowed smoothly. Their story and character were believable. This is a nice switch as compared to the first of the series.