Series: Worth The Fight #3
Author: Michele Mannon
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Page Count: 240
Published: Carina Press, December 8, 2014
Bracken Kelly is a hardass. An undercover narcotics detective who’s gotten in too deep with a biker crew and landed himself in big trouble with Internal Affairs. Posing as a boxer and uncovering the meth being run out of Reno’s toughest underground MMA fight club is the only way to clear his name, but he’ll need to convince a female featherweight with a smart mouth and a hotter body to let him train her, first.
Huntley Wittaker left a lot behind when she moved to Reno—her family business, her overprotective brothers, her psychopathic ex-boyfriend and her Southern Belle persona. In Nevada, she can be whatever she wants to be. And what Huntley wants to be is a fighter. All she needs is the right trainer. The domineering brute of a biker who answers her ad isn’t it, but he’s all she’s got.
Bracken has a job to do and this time, he plans on succeeding, even if that means getting sweaty with Huntley outside of the ring. But as he and Huntley grow closer and Bracken’s lies turn into truths, they’ll be faced with a different kind of fight—the one for each other.
I admit, I seem to have a turbulent relationship with Michele Mannon’s Worth The Fight series. In the first book, I simply couldn’t click with the premise, in the second, though I stumbled at the beginning, I caught up and loved it, and this one, I find it hard to explain how I felt. Which is why I’m going smack in the middle in my rating.
Bracken Kelly is an undercover cop. We met him in the previous book as the brother of the hero, MMA fighter turned model, Caden Kelly. Since he was still undercover and going through some tough stuff, we never got a chance to know him.
We’ve watched all the cop shows, we know what we’re dealing with when it comes to undercover cops who get involved with gangs who fight and deal drugs and god knows what else. So, by the time we meet him again, Bracken is not in a good place psychologically.