Kyran Reese is a man in control. Driven when it comes to work, focused when it comes to play. From his office to the chalk circle of Metro's bare-knuckle boxing ring, his only thought is to win. That thirst heightens when Dale Porter enters his life. His brother's assistant should be off-limits, but her witty comments and sarcastic comebacks have him desperate to get her between the sheets. After receiving an unexpected left hook, Kyran gets exactly what he wants, though he makes the rules very clear. When Dale agrees to Kyran's relationship stipulation of no labels, she's sucked into a whirlwind of lust, money, and underground boxing. The agreement to keep their lust away from the office is discarded when rules are molded to suit their ever-increasing attraction. Dale fights her growing affection, trying to hide it even when the world around them spirals out of control. All too soon she realizes she can't hide her true feelings any longer. Kyran begins to wonder if he's finally met his match, and with his family falling apart before his eyes, he turns to the two things he knows will keep him sane: boxing and Dale. Those crutches can't last forever, and when Kyran finds it harder to function he is left with a decision he never thought he'd have to make. Could playing to win mean playing for keeps?
First off Dale, is a great leading lady. She is witty, funny, strong minded and a smart ass! How could you not love that? She knows what she wants and goes after it, not letting the CEO of the company put her off her game.
Kyran, CEO by day, underground fighter by night. At a first glance he is taken by Dale and then when she user her "wits" against him, Kryan is sure he has to have her.... even if he is fighting it..
He hides so much of himself, he is sure no one knows he fights and that he is covered in tattoos. Little does he know, Dale sees it all and is ready to take on his secrets any way she can have him she will take him.
The attraction is instant and really well written, we grasp just how much sexual tension there is between these two. Seriously I want an elevator ride like Dale gets...
I really liked this book... the story was really easy to follow. I really loved the supporting characters and the fact that they were so pivotal in the main story was very original. I almost felt like there were multiple stories going on but it wasn't chaos, or throw away characters. I LOVED that!!!
I have to mention the relationship Dale has with her brother, I just found it so refreshing to have siblings supporting each other instead of ripping each other apart, Nice job .
I found myself saying "not another fighter gets the girl book" but it was so much more! Kyran was fighting to deal with all the turmoil in his family life and fighting the feelings he was having for Dale.
Finally a book with an ending... I am so happy this was a stand alone.
I received this book as an ARC
I am giving Beneath the Surface by MA Stacie