Punching and Kissing by Helena Newbury – (Review by Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph)

Title: Punching and Kissing

Author: Helena Newbury

Published Date: July 25th 2015

Genre: Sports


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She has no choice. She must fight. She’s going to need a badass to train her…
When an illegal underground fight leaves my brother in the hospital, I make a desperate deal to save his life: I volunteer to fight in his place. To survive, I need a fighter who can teach me to be as tough as him. I need Aedan O’Harra, the blue-eyed, Irish beast of a man who everyone fears.

But training together means getting close. Every touch of his hands makes it harder to control my feelings. I begin to see the man inside him, the one no one else can. Can I help him break free of the dark secrets that haunt him and can we save each other, or will we both be defeated? Because neither of us is ready for how dark and desperate this fight will become.

***Adult Warning – May Contain Graphic Sex, Strong Language, Or Adult Situations. Caution Advised***
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***Stephenee – #NerdGirlSteph’s Review***
This is my first time reading author Helena Newbury, but it won’t be my last!! I enjoyed everything about this book, from the very start! The story line draws the reader in and never lets them go! You get hooked right away and zoom through it – the reader gets cramps in their fingers from turning the pages so quickly!!

This story focuses on Sylvie and her brother who depend on each other for everything. They lost their parents, they have no money, and Sylvie’s brother has been fighting in the underground for money for them to survive…until the one fight that almost ends his life – in exchange Sylvie offers to fight. The only problem is that Sylvie has never been in any type of fight in her life….enter Aedan – the Irish fighter that catches Sylvie’s attention. They have a mutual attraction that is hard to fight and at the same time it may be worth seeing if it would work.

The plot to this book is unique, fun and unpredictable. The characters become instant friends to the reader and make the reader want to become their friend IRL (in real life). The reader roots for the characters to have a happily ever after and at times curses the author for some of the events that occur in the story. The reader will run through all the gamuts of emotion while reading this story – be prepared to laugh, cry, ugly cry and yell. Once you start reading this one you won’t want to stop!
Sit back and be prepared to be wowed!


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