- Harlequin Blaze
- Release Date
- February 2013
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
She's hitting below the belt
In this corner is admittedly romantic Jenna Wilinski, who's inherited a rather seedy boxing gym from her estranged father. With it, she can realize her dream of launching an upscale matchmaking business
provided she can take on the very intimidating—and wickedly hot—boxer who stands in her way!
In the far corner is former pro boxer Mercer Rowley. He's the only one who can protect his "home"—even if it is a little run-down—from his determined and feisty little opponent. But man, once the gloves come off, his hands just want to touch her everywhere
This matchup is too close to call. But no matter which contender comes out on top, the other is sure to enjoy every minute of it
Jun 19, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
158 people found the following review helpful
What happens when the world as you once knew it comes crashing down around you and everything you thought was true about your life turns out to be a big fat lie?
Jenna Wilinski is a romantic at heart. She is awesome at pairing up perfect love matches for everyone around her, but when it comes to her own love life…not so fantastic. When her estranged father suddenly passes away, she inherits the bedraggled old boxing club that he made into a home for many wayward boys, and up and coming fighters, and immediately, she knows this is her golden opportunity to fulfill her lifelong dream of becoming a professional matchmaker. Without much thought, she sets her plans in motion to close the gym and give the site a facelift worthy of an upscale matchmaking business. What she doesn't count on is being punched in the gut by a strong case of lust when she first lays eyes on former pro-boxer turned boxing coach, Mercer Rowley.
Determined to make her dreams come true, Jenna dons her boxing gloves and intends to rumble with any of the rugged, sweaty male members of the club who attempt to sway her opinion – no matter how charming or sexy they may be. Well, you know what they say: "the road to hell was paved with good intentions." When Jenna finally removes the blinders for a moment, she catches a glimpse of what the gym and her father was really all about and begins to see the unrefined and sometimes intimidating fighters in a totally different light.
MAKING HIM SWEAT is the first installment in what I anticipate would be a very popular, contemporary romance series. The characters are fantastic! Every last one of them will tug at even the most resistant heartstrings. Go ahead - snatch it up! If you enjoy a good story with a little sport theme thrown in and great chemistry among the characters, I can guarantee you will not be disappointed.
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