Outside The Ropes (Outside the Ropes #1) by Ashley Claudy

Outside The Ropes In the ring, Regan has control. Outside the ropes, she fights to survive.

Regan Sommers spent her life fighting. Fighting foster parents, kids in the group home, and classmates. But the night she has to fight for her life changes everything.

Now, she’s fighting for money in the ring, and from the first punch she’s addicted. Every addiction has a price though, and this one is the gym’s star boxer, Gage Lawson. He may come in an enticing tattooed package, but his demands are more than she can handle.

The responding officer from that night, Anthony Fields, comes with no demands. He wants whatever she’s willing to give, and Regan can handle that. She can definitely handle him.

But no help comes string free, and Regan’s not the only one with a hard past and scars to cover. The life she was trying to escape is nothing compared to the danger she’s in the middle of now, and she can’t fight her way out.

***Reader please be aware: Story contains mature content such as: Drugs, sex, abuse, and explicit language that may be upsetting for some.****addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da16Kim Talks TomesTAG

This book is the kind of story that I did not want to put down. It sucked me right in and grabbed my attention from the first chapter. The author created a dark, but intense story full of engaging characters.

Regan has been in and out of foster care most of her life. She finally emancipated herself and is having a rough time with life. She encounters a dangerous situation one night and fights back instead of cowering in fear. Her attackers are scared off by four men who enter her life.  Together, they teach her how to box, how to love, and how she should be treated. I love how each one brought something different into the equation. Gage is grumpy, but there is a lot of tension between him and Reagan. Dexter is the big brother type and protective of her. Anthony is a sweet guy who want to help her change her ways and have a better life. Then there is Silas – he wants to train her and enter her into boxing contests for money. He sees her potential and wants to help her create a career.

The story does end with a cliffhanger, but it is what makes me want to grab the next book and read it right away!! There is so much action, danger, and romance within these pages that you won’t be disappointed by picking up this book.


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