No Contest by Harper St George and Tara Wyatt
Contemporary Romance- Jan. 29th, 2018
4 1/2 stars
A sexy playboy and a tough woman make for steamy chemistry in the third volume of the Guts and Glory series! This book can easily be read by itself but it make you want to read about all the hot men in the series.
Leonardo Oliveira has it all. Looks, money and serious fighting skills. But he has always felt has had to prove himself. For although he has ‘everything’ he has started to feel his life is actually a bit empty. When his reckless antics cause PR issues that may cause sponsors to leave he is assigned a special PR consultant to keep him in line.
Ashlynn Fields is young, ambitious, and beautiful. She is focused on her career and eager to prove herself. Her latest assignment, to watch over a spoiled playboy and keep him from embarrassing the World Fighting Championship. If she can prove herself, her career will skyrocket. But keeping Leonardo in line proves more difficult than she ever thought. Especially since she is wildly attracted to him and he is attracted to her! But falling for Leonardo and following her heart could ruin her career -for her contract strictly forbids any ‘personal’ contact. But temptation is is difficult to resist.
This book packs a powerful punch! The two main characters heat up the pages as Ashlynn tries to resist the smoldering Leonardo. Their chemistry will have readers wanting to see how long Ashlynn can hold out against Leonardo’s vast charms. But each character carries their own baggage which makes them more intriguing and adds a lot of delicious conflict. Leonardo’s family is dysfunctional and he has never won either of their approval. That is why winning the Championship was so important to him. But even that has not impressed his family. In fact, neither seem to care about him except to complain about his reckless lifestyle and inability to settle down and increase the family wealth. With Ashlynn, Leonardo finds a strong woman that sees him as a real person, not a rich paycheck she can use. Instead, she tries to improve his image and it makes him want to try to change. Ashlynn also has her insecurities and her past love life has been a disaster. She is attracted to Leonardo but is afraid to take a risk. Both of them face challenges and must take chances. I loved reading them discover them together and become stronger people!
Reviewed by Steph from the Bookaholics Romance Book Club