Friday, 4 September 2015

Brave (Oni Fighters #1)

*I want to thank NetGalley and and EBS for the opportunity to read this book. My review will be an honest one as always*

Goodreads Summary
A moment in time, that’s all it took. Beauty, pain and tragedy.

Xander “Pretty Boy” Todd was a demon in the ring. A professional MMA fighter with a career that had the world a buzz—but now it’s gone. Or is it?

Eden Sommers had her dreams of an international modelling career within her grasp—and lost it. Gone within a few seconds, leaving nothing but pain.

How do you go on, when the one thing that defines you is suddenly ripped away—only to leave scars and a hollow shell in its place? Has the beauty gone forever? Or has it just retreated—to now be hidden, and dormant; guarded by the inner demons?

Can these two wounded souls find the inner strength to fight back the demons together and find the beauty in their lives once again?

To do this, they must first accept—The hardest demons to defeat are the ones inside. They’ll have to be BRAVE.

My Thoughts
I love a good MMA fighter story. I'm not too sure why because I don't watch the sport, but I always enjoy these books. Brave was no exception. From the very beginning you realize that you are reading about two characters who have been through something that not many people can say they have gone through. They both have scars that they have to deal with; Eden's just happen to be on the outside as well as on the inside. 

The chemistry between Xander (one of my favourite names for a guy) and Eden was pretty amazing. He has always been drawn to her, which to be honest I found to be a little clique. When they were introduced as adults they were both immediately interested, but they didn't immediately get together. Thank god! Xander wanted to help her conquer some of her fears after the fire as well as help her with some self defense. She in turn made him realize that he had demons that he should be conquering too. 

I unfortunately found some of the dialogue to be a little robotic and stiff. Other than that I don't have any major complaints though. 

This is a story about love, friendship and fighting the demons that live inside each of us. It's about being brave enough to stand up to those who try to put you down.

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