Tap Out by Cat Grant


 It’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
As a child, Tom Delaney did the best he could to protect his mother from his abusive father, but her eventual suicide left him a guarded and wary man who’s still carrying around a metric ton of baggage.
At Bannon’s Gym, Tom learned how to take back his power, and found love with fellow mixed martial arts fighter Travis Gallagher. Yet Tom can’t bring himself to take their relationship to the next level. Not if moving in together means leaving behind Gloria, his surrogate mom, who’s desperately ill.

When Gloria’s son, Eddie, hires an out-of-work nurse to care for Gloria, Tom is out of excuses—and afraid he’s being pushed out of his family of choice. That fear explodes in a violent sparring session that leaves Travis with a broken nose and Tom on the brink of getting booted out of Bannon’s Gym for good.

When tragedy strikes, Tom realizes it’ll take more than fists to conquer his fears, or he risks losing everything—his fighting career, his family, and the man he loves.

Warning: Sweat- and testosterone-drenched alpha males ahead! More angst than an entire season of Downton Abbey! Wear a helmet—this could get messy!

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I LOVED the first 2 book in this series. I’m not normally a MMA fan, but there was something about this book that I just couldn’t connect with and that is why it has such a low rating from me.
I did like how we were still able to visit and catch up with the “Old Crew” from the first books, and there was enough drama and excitement happening that kept the story going.  But I just couldn’t connect with Tom at all throughout the story.   There was plenty of the smutty scenes that added to the story between Tom and Travis.  I think what the problem I had with Tom throughout the story was how childish he was acting.  He kept throwing his “temper tantrums” when he was confused, and instead of asking and finding out what was going on, he would just walk away and be mad at others.
Overall, I didn’t enjoy this part of the series, but I will say that if there is another book to come out in it, I will be sure to check it out.