Crash by Amity Cross
Series: The Beat and the Pulse, book #3
Genre: contemporary romance
Violet Fuller has been through a lot in her short life.
After being viciously attacked, she’s hidden herself away from the world for the past five years, fearing everyone and everything. That’s until the day she finally gathers the courage to go outside.
Violet decides to take a job at her brother Ash’s new gym, Pulse, to reacquaint herself with the male dominated world of MMA. She used to be her brother’s biggest supporter, going to all his matches and cheering him on. There’s no one he trusts more to help him run the admin side of his new business, but when Violet walks through the door for the first time, she sees someone she wasn’t expecting.
Handsome, AUFC fighter, Lincoln Hayes.
The same Lincoln Hayes that she’s had a crush on since she was sixteen.
All muscled, disciplined, hot as hell, six-foot two of him. He’s definitely not a boy anymore.
Things are about to become more difficult than Violet had hoped. So much for easing back into reality.
And Lincoln? He’s only got one thing on his mind.
How do you win over a woman who is afraid of everything?
Ohh, a feeling of calm washes over me when it comes to this series. This is about the only gym I willingly want to be near but I digress. I have been waiting patiently for a book showcasing these two characters. Violet has held my interest when her harrowing story unfolded in the earlier books. I hanker for stories like this, not for the brutality – but for the character growth.
Violet is the winner in this book. Her circumstances help Lincoln change for the better and I’m keen to see them again in the next book. Beat is getting a face lift and Violet takes great strides to overcome her crippling anxiety.
Lincoln is a great addition to the line-up and I loved seeing the main characters from Beat and Pulse make their appearances. The pacing is fast paced and there’s only one complaint, as soon as one character was introduced, I predicted what was going to happen but it was still enjoyable. In saying that though, Amity’s writing style is something I really enjoy. Witty, clear and concise.
Highly recommend this series.
I was given a copy of this book for my honest opinion.