Grappling For Position was my introduction to Melynda Price and her Against The Cage Book series. I honestly did not think that I would enjoy a series about MMA as much as I did. Grappling For Position is a caring book about two people who have been through a lot, loss, despair, and so much more, and their way of trying to find a little bit of peace in each other.
I thought the female lead had just the right kind of spunk, that made it believable for me, that she would not take anything from anyone, including the man of her dreams Reagan, and her own fighter brother Kyle. While struggling with her past, and their protectiveness, she grows into a strong woman throughout the story, while helping Reagon deal with his own demons. Their relationship is believable, charming, dynamic and not always easy, which makes great conflict.
What I also enjoyed about this book was that there was a greater suspense and heartache, then just a simple love story. This novel could have been easily cheesy, but Melynda skillfully managed to create an action packed plot that kept me want to read more. I am going to read every one of the series now.
Even though Grappling for Position is a part of a series, but can easily be read alone, and out of sequence.
I received this novel for free via NetGalley in return for an honest review
Title: Grappling For Position
Author: Melynda Price
Series: Cage Book 4
Publisher: Kindle Press
Publication Date: March 2nd, 2017
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This battle of wills is about to go below the belt…
Willow Scott is sweet, innocent, and untouchable. She’s the epitome of everything MMA fighter Regan “Rapscallion” Matthews has always wanted but will never have. She deserves more than a scrapper from the wrong side of the tracks—the Scott’s charity case.
Unfortunately, Regan’s best friend’s little sister is all grown up and she’s tired of playing by the rules. With a shot at the Welterweight title finally within his grasp, Willow is a distraction Regan can’t afford. But this willful woman is determined to make him tap-out.
Willow has loved Regan since she was in pigtails and braces. She’s all but given up hope of her brother’s friend returning her affection, but she never stopped praying he would see her as more than Kyle’s annoying little sister. If Willow has her way, that’s about to change. Regan must decide if he’s willing to lose his best friend and the Welterweight title for a woman he doesn’t deserve but cannot live without.
**All Against the Cage books can be read as standalone**
About The Author:
Melynda Price is a USA Today and National Readers Choice Award-Winning finalist for Win by Submission and Passing His Guard. A multi-published author of contemporary and paranormal romance, what Price enjoys most about writing is the chance to make her readers fall in love, over and over again. She cites the greatest challenge of writing is making the unbelievable believable, while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion and unique twists and turns. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to amazingly well-crafted books.
She currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband and two children where she has plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with her Chihuahua and a hot cup of coffee to write.