Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he's known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He's got a personal score to settle with the Underground's one and only Remington "Riptide" Tate.
As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town--and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she's none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who's supposed to root against him and a girl he's supposed to stay away from.
But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND.
* 4 Star Review *
Sometimes you have to love the classic tortured-soul man, new-to-town woman equaling sparks and love. Well, obviously there has to be some angst thrown in there because of said man. This recipe gets old sometimes... then sometimes it just works. This is one of those cases that it just works.
I think the reason I really enjoyed this book is because Katy has a wonderful, insightful and entrapping way with words. She just doesn't give you a story, she gives you a movie in your head. She let's you see inside her characters. You experience what they experience. You feel what they feel.
I always love a book with real internal struggle. These characters gave me exactly what I usually crave. Their struggle was so realistic and believable. I was trapped in their story from the first page.
Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then all of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world, with over a million copies sold worldwide.