FIGHTING FOR CONTROL (Against the Cage #3)
For Nikko “the Bull” Del Toro, an ex-marine turned MMA fighter, only two things quiet the demons raging inside him—facing an opponent in the cage…and the memory of his hottest one-night stand. But when his PTSD resurfaces, causing him to lose control at a CFA press party, it’s his career that may be KO’d.
Dr. Violet Summers is stunned to discover her newest patient is the man who rocked her world—and put her heart in a clinch after her nasty divorce. She’s determined to delve deep into the darkness that haunts him and to keep all further encounters strictly professional.
Nikko doesn’t want a shrink. What he needs is Violet. With the memory of their passion blazing between them, it’s only a matter of time before they give in to desire. Can Violet help save this surely fighter from his own personal nightmare? Or will he forfeit his career and his last chance at love?
This is a very good book. It begins with Nikko Del Toro who is an ex-Marine now an MMA fighter. He is overall a good guy, but because of his PTSD he loses it one night in practice and ends up blacking out while injuring someone he did not want to. Now in order to save his career, and himself he must go to counseling. When he gets to the office it turns out it is Dr. Violet Summers, and they had one night together that rocked her world. Her first since her divorce and move away from her ex. She does not know if she can handle him sitting across from her, but the real problem is that he thinks he does not have any problems at all. When they get past the physical and move on to him it is difficult for him to open up. Especially about his last mission which she now realizes is the cause of his PTSD. This begins a series of events that change him, and her, and their relationship. He begins to see her different and begins to want to be with her and knows he must fix himself. Not just for fighting but for some other reasons that you find out in the story. This is an excellent book, with wonderful characters. Full of sex, drama, and some fighting in the ring. There are also some surprises you find out about Nikko along the way that makes a good read. I got this book from netgalley.com. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com