To win her heart, he ll be in for the fight of his lifeAfter an illegal kick during a CFA title fight fractures Cole Easton s spine, doctors say there s nothing they can do for the bitter Vegas fighter They say it s a miracle he can walk, if that s what you call his crutch dragging limp Unwilling to give up on him, Cole s manager sends the injured fighter to the best physical therapist he knows his niece, Katie Miller When Cole arrives in the small town of Somerset, Wisconsin, he quickly discovers his sly manager may have had reasons other than rehab for sending him to this frozen tundraAfter a year of running from an abusive ex boyfriend, Katie has returned to her hometown to care for her father, who s recovering from a stroke When Uncle Marcus calls in a favor, she reluctantly finds herself taking on a rancorous MMA fighter, broken at the height of his career He s insanely sex on a stick hot and everything she loathes in a manIf Cole thinks his fighting days are over, he s dead wrong To save Katie from her past and to win her heart, he ll be in for the fight of his life So I read the blurb of the book and thought hell yeah this is a book for me and it was up until I got to the first chapter The prologue sucked me in Cole was a cranky bastard which I don t mind in a H for a book Katie Miller was a Swedish Goddess, and how many times were we told that Enough I can t recall exactly how many pages they both kept on saying that they found her beautiful or him handsome Bla bla bla Katie gave me whiplash with her erratic behaviour She also had an inner goddess So I read the blurb of the book and thought hell yeah this is a book for me and it was up until I got to the first chapter The prologue sucked me in Cole was a cranky bastard which I don t mind in a H for a book Katie Miller was a Swedish Goddess, and how many times were we told that Enough I can t recall exactly how many pages they both kept on saying that they found her beautiful or him handsome Bla bla bla Katie gave me whiplash with her erratic behaviour She also had an inner goddess Where have you heard that one before,huh So well you are probably wondering why I still gave it 2 stars There is potential and this book did just not appeal to me in any form whatsoever A shame but it is just my opinion I DNF it 40 % as my reading time is precious to me and I don t like to waste it This book was given to me by netgalley in exchange for an honest Review 1 corny star DNF 80% Review posted March 12, 2015The only nice asset about Win by Submission was the good prologue Once I was past that prologue, everything went downhill fast I really get it Clich s in romance books are so normal and expected like Swiss eating Fondue I don t, by the way But, please, don t exaggerate It s always about finding a good and reasonable balance In Win by Submission it was terribly overdone.While the hero meets the most beautiful woman he d ever seen, the he 1 corny star DNF 80% Review posted March 12, 2015The only nice asset about Win by Submission was the good prologue Once I was past that prologue, everything went downhill fast I really get it Clich s in romance books are so normal and expected like Swiss eating Fondue I don t, by the way But, please, don t exaggerate It s always about finding a good and reasonable balance In Win by Submission it was terribly overdone.While the hero meets the most beautiful woman he d ever seen, the heroine gushes over the most gorgeous man she d ever seen Perfect view spoiler While reading this story, I couldn t believe that the heroine didn t report her psycho ex to the police He almost killed her, raped her repeatedly and was stalking her for a long time and she didn t say anything, neither to her parents to whom she had a good relationship nor the police hide spoiler It boggles the mind view spoiler The only one who knew the gist of it was her uncle who happened to be Cole s coach hide spoiler Very convenient Not.After view spoiler her crazy ex stalked her to her father s home in Wisconsin, they Cole finally called the police Although that happened off page hide spoiler Cole had been sitting in a wheelchair for several months, yet his gorgeous physique didn t suffer from that important little detail His tree trunks of legs are still the same Sorry, that s not going to happen He must have lost muscle mass fast not being able to train his legs but we wouldn t want to ruin that perfect picture, would we The moment their palms connected, a jolt of awareness raced up her arm, zinged into her breasts and headed south like she was a freaking pinball machine Oh, please she scolded her inner goddess.Shut up, Goddess Because you re falling for him, idiot, her inner goddess was quick to answer Inner goddess Are you fucking kidding me makes retching noise Her breasts dragged against his ribs, pebbled nipples searing the muscled grooves of his flesh A pained groan chortled deep in his throat as a startled breath caught in hers Jesus.Christ.On.A.Crutch I m chortling too Picking up his BLT, he took a bite and groaned a rumble of pure masculine satisfaction that made her core contract with long denied feminine need.His pulse spiked with a familiar stirring of lust The beat of his heart seemed to be centered in his groin Hah Instead of his brain it s his heart that slipped beyond his belt Very original sarcasmCole snarled a curse that would have blistered her ears if she wasn t busy trying not to throw up on his feet The feeling of violation mixed with frostbite made her skin crawl with the burn of a thousand fire ants her stomach rebelled really, this time and she shoved past him, tearing out of his grasp as she ran for the bathroom Slamming the door behind her, she dropped to her knees before the porcelain throne.Was it possible to come without actually being touched down there Read my lips it s a pussy.My favorite quote His granite flesh bucked against her slippery folds, asking for permission, begging for entrance as he held himself statue still above her Oh, wait I have another really good onejust the thought of it sent a jolt of longing flooding every cell in her body Her core wept at the prospect of being filled with this gorgeous man I m weeping too but for other reasons The intimate position sent her already clamoring pulse kicking into a serious case of tachycardia In plain old English a racing heart She gasped in surprise as electrical shock waves shot up into her core, making the muscles involuntarily clench gasp Could he feel the hot moisture of her desire gathering between the thin barriers separating her sex from his Her pulse was clamoring in her veins, screaming at her to let go, but she just couldn t bring herself to take that step 158 x damn, goddamn, damned Damn, keeping his hands off her making walking damn near impossible without voice was so damn sexy Damn, it felt like he d just closed his eyes Damn, he knew she was small, but he Damn, he loved the way her eyes seemed to swallow him Damn, he couldn t remember Damn, her skin was soft like the delicate petals of a flower.Damn, he was used to people Damn, it should be a crime for a woman to be so beautiful eye roll Damn, his back hurt.Damn, she d been hot so sweet so responsive to his touch.Damn, she wanted to beat Cole at his own game Damn, you re so fucking hot, he groaned Damn, he was getting in over his head Damn, she was hot Didn t we read that somewhere alreadyDamn, sweetheart, you re the most beautiful womanEr didn t we read um you know what I mean Damn, he didn t want to mess this up or scare her.Damn, she was a fighter, standing there, struggling to keep it Damn, he loved this woman His brave little Katwhy don t you pet her on the head, Cole Damn, it was a tight fit.Damn, I missed your cranky ass.Damn, this shit was oldAin t that the truth The constant use of damn is getting old and incredibly annoying fast Damn, his voice sounded like he d been eating glass.Damn, this wasdifficult than he d thought it would be.Damn, she was going to fuck his brains outDamn, I think I ve had enough 66 x grin, grins, grinning 37 x veins and its side dishesadrenaline surged hotter through his veins pure adrenaline running through his veins of adrenaline surging in her veins the warmth flooding through her veins heated the blood in his veins until his body was coated jolt of lust flooding his veins rush of adrenaline hitting his veins, his muscles growing tight, of possessiveness lighting up his veins was a wholly unwelcome experience that flowed through his fighter s veins the blood thundering through her veins sent a rush of heat into her chest her nipples of anger tore through his veins possessive fury flooding through his veins white hot pleasure seared through his veins, veritable passion thrumming through his veins of terror racing through her veins.Lust flooded his veins his own testosterone flooded his veins.Untethered lust tore through his veins, the governor on his control gone with the last shot of brandy the terror pumping through her veins all the same of panic ripping through her veins.Fury licked through his veins her terror coursing through his veins etc.38 x scowl, scowling, scowled45 x growl, growled, growling107 x tight, tightened, tightly, tighten, tightened, tighter25 x panic, panickedAs usual the main characters are beautiful, gorgeous, handsome blah blah blah Seriously, there was way too much praise of physical features and, really, I got it that she was small and fragile There was a lot of grinning, scowling and growling going on As hard as I tried, I just couldn t escape all those cocking brows and widening eyes either and oh the waterworks sigh It was mentioned numerous times that Cole wanted Katie Honestly, I m not slow on the uptake I really got it right after they met for the first time.The book is riddled with corny physical reactions to almost everything that was said or done and irritated the hell outta me And, due to all that zinging and throbbing, and energy crackling through their bodies, jolts left and right, tightening chests and rioting hearts yadda yadda yadda, the tension coiling in groins and what the fuck ever, the story felt verrrrrry long winded Rehashing their longing, arousal and her anxiety and panic attacks ad friggin nauseam killed any of my attempts to connect with the story or characters Besides, the bad writing did me in Considering the heroine s HUGE issues, I think it would have been better for her to make use of professional counseling A healing through the magic cock and the poorly written sex scenes isthan a bit strange and not believable at all The heroine is written like a frightened little schoolgirl Her allegedly tough and feisty personality was totally overshadowed by her fear and panic.Also, the story, the voice and heroine were all overly melodramatic which is always counterproductive Instead of empathize with the characters, I felt indifference and a growing annoyance, also due to the corny writing view spoiler No one knew where she was Not even her parents hide spoiler Don t feel too sure about that, little Katie At view spoiler 43% Cole was so very helpful and told Carter where he came from Vegas I knew right then it would bite them in their asses That was very smart, Cole eye roll But, to be honest, I quit before I made it to the awesome climax sorry about the pun , though I m pretty sure that Carter followed them to Vegas hide spoiler She didn t need to ask By the size of his manhood proudly on display, he was having a grand ol time of it Yeah, grand writing Not And, seriously, what about the dreaded term of manhood I thought all those cheesy 80s Harlequins would stay where they belonged In the past.Remember the cunny bunny in the beginning of my review That is all Onwards All quotes are taken from the pre published copy and may be altered or omitted in the final copy.ARC courtesy of Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review 1 It s no use I m a lost cause Star DNF 61% Win by Submission is one of those books you start, and immediately thinkyes, this may just be one of those books , the prologue was kick ass, the premise intriguing and the characters although carrying some serious baggage between them initially started out as likeable and worth the effort of dealing with their angst and drama I really did think I had a five star winner in my hands Being courageous doesn t mean you win every battle It jus 1 It s no use I m a lost cause Star DNF 61% Win by Submission is one of those books you start, and immediately thinkyes, this may just be one of those books , the prologue was kick ass, the premise intriguing and the characters although carrying some serious baggage between them initially started out as likeable and worth the effort of dealing with their angst and drama I really did think I had a five star winner in my hands Being courageous doesn t mean you win every battle It just means you never give up I was merrily trundling along, for the most part enjoying the way things were going, mutual attraction, a lot of sexual tension, a few glimpses that all may not right in Katie s world, a little hint into Cole s past but things were still moving in the right direction, everything still had the bright spark ofnew and originalas well as extremely entertaining firmly attached to it, when the author did the one thing that pretty much under normal circumstances kills a book dead for me around the 30% mark and pulled out the old Inner Goddess monologue, although at that point I was still really enjoying the story and where it was going so I forgave, tried to forget and carried on reading You don t seem to have the best luck with guys, do ya We then get lip biting Ok I know it s not the end of the world, but added to my earlier pet peeve, things started to slide a tad I m not sure, maybe it is due to the fact I was approaching miffed with these aforementioned issues, but I then started noticing the repetitive use of certain thingsIcy, brilliant, startling, vibrant Blue gaze, eyes, orbs 13Emerald eyes, orbs, gaze 12Green as above 5Cerulean as above 5If Cole Katie mentions in his her inner monologue once about their height weight size differences, one or the other thinks it at least a dozen timesI found myself focusing on all the repetition over the actual story after a while, and it all became really distracting We all have our battle scars Some are justvisible than others I still really liked Cole, although his recovery seemed to come on in leaps and bounds as soon as issues with Katie s ex came to the fore, the guy went from a wheelchair, to crutches, onto to walking unaided at a rapid clip Katie was a pretty likeable character as well, although the mixed signals she kept offering Cole were starting to wear a little thin by the point I stopped reading as well.Although Win by Submission doesn t quite get my vote this time, two things are apparent to me from the portion of the book that I read The author certainly can write, for me personally the book could have done with a littleediting to iron out the repetitiveness and some of thelengthy inner monologues, I am also on the fence in relation to the unusual phrasing of certain situations She felt the tide of desire rising up to break over the surf of her fear Katie s pulse leapt as the tide swept back, revealing her shore of uncertainty teasing his lips over hers again, courting her mouth until another wave of desire rose up to take control of her again I liked this writing style, it just didn t feel right in the scenario or this demographic, it felthistorical in its presentation than fitting with a modern up to date romance As did the use of the phrasing oral courtship The other plus is that Melynda Price knows how to take a tired and overused genre and give it a new twist I see great things in the future for this author, and would be willing to read future work.ARC generously provided via Netgalley in exchange for the above honest review I thought it was finebut not what I had hoped for This has all the makings to pique my interest Damaged, healing MMA FighterCapable, yet skittish physical therapist who is manager s nieceNiece has abusive exFighter and Niece become drawn to each otherYup, It has Wendy s type of read written all over it PLUS BONUS A READ NOW from Montlake on NETGALLEY A gifted copy was provided by author publisher for an honest review ForReviews, Free E books and Giveaways