REVIEW – RAW DEAL (Larson Brothers #1) By Cherrie Lynn

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SYNOPSIS

Savannah’s brother was killed in a cage fight with Mike “Red Reaper” Larson after a savage punch to the head.

When Mike shows up at the funeral, he’s nothing like Savannah expected. Gone is the fierce, brutal beast she’s seen in the cage. In his place is a beautiful man torn with guilt, seeking forgiveness, and willing to do anything to ease her pain.

Her family doesn’t approve, but her heart doesn’t stand a chance. Irresistibly drawn together, neither of them can deny the intoxicating desire unleashed between them, turning their pain into the most exquisite pleasure.

But every time Mike steps into the cage, Savannah knows she could lose him too. She can’t go through that again, but how can she let go of the one man who sets her body and soul on fire?

*****Mel’s Review*****

4.5 Stars!
(ARC provided by author)

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Savannah Dugas is a 27 yr. old woman who lives in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her whole family is devastated when her big brother Tommy is suddenly killed in a cage fight after a punch to the head. As a competitive MMA fighter, Tommy trained for the fight that could make his career, but instead it ended his life & left his wife a widow.

Michael Larson is an MMA fighter from Houston, Texas. He’s worked hard to make a name for himself in the MMA cage. Fighting had been his salvation & his sanctuary. It had saved him years ago and now it felt like his damnation & his own personal hell after his recent opponent died in the ring because of him. Mike feels responsible for destroying the Dugas family & wants to ease their pain. He’s so sorry & vows to himself to somehow make things right. He decides to attend the funeral & pay his respects.

Savannah is stunned to see Mike Larson at her brother’s funeral. He looks so broken, she agrees to speak with him. She can tell he’s seeking forgiveness & desperate to make things better. Mike is nothing like Savannah expected him to be. He has this tough persona on T.V., but in person, he’s kind and sincere. She has trouble dealing with her grief & anger and facing the man that is the source of her pain.

Mike continues to reach out to Savannah. He’s so torn up about what happened with Tommy, and she was the only one willing to listen to him & hear him out. Savannah finds herself drawn to Mike. She knows it’s probably wrong & her family wouldn’t approve, but he’s there for her. He becomes her safe place & where she finds comfort. Over time she can’t fight the way her body craves him or how her heart beats only for him. He becomes her solace & helps her heal with his love.

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-She’d never felt so deliciously weak, so shaken to her core from a kiss.

-He possessed her. Fingers in her hair, holding her fast while his mouth devoured hers.

-“I want this.”

-“I want you.”

Mike’s thought about retiring, but fighting has always been everything he’s about. How do you give up the one thing that makes you who you are? The thing that keeps you sane. Can Savannah be with Mike if he decides to keep fighting? She’s scared of losing him the way she lost her brother. Can she risk going through that kind of loss again?

I really loved this book! It was so damn hot! I adored Mike & I can’t wait for the other Larson brother’s books! I’m dying for rock star Zane Larson’s book! I need more of these delicious brothers!

-It was everything. Everything she’d been looking for.

-She’d been in the arms of the man the world thought she should hate. But she loved him.

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