Saturday, April 25, 2015

Review - Full Contact by Sarah Castille

Full Contact
by Sarah Castille
Series: Redemption, #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 7, 2015

Ray wraps his arms around me and holds me tight as if something terrible has happened and he doesn't want to let me go.

Full Contact. This is how Ray speaks when his emotions overwhelm him. I melt into his stillness. His body is hot and hard, his breath warm on my neck. He smells of leather and sweat, sex and sin. Nothing can tear me away.

When you can’t resist the one person who could destroy you…

Sia O’Donnell can’t help but push the limits. She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run.

Every beautiful thing Ray “The Predator” touches he knows he’ll eventually destroy. Soft, sweet and innocent, Sia is the light to Ray’s darkness-and completely irresistible. From the moment he lays eyes on her, he knows he’s going to have to put his dark past behind him to win her body and soul.

“The problem isn't that I don’t know you, but that you don’t trust yourself enough to let me in.”
This was a hot read that had a bit of all the things I like – a smoking hot alpha hero that’s a bit broken and has some secrets, a heroine who is strong, even though she has issues she is dealing with, a great cast of supporting characters, and a serious attraction between the H/h that makes it hard for them to stay away from one another. I loved learning more about the fighters of Redemption and seeing them interact, being immersed into the MMA world – especially the underground fight scene, and watching Ray and Sia work through some of the issues from her past.

One of the things that I really enjoyed about this book was that there were so many different story threads that were woven together seamlessly to create Ray and Sia’s story. You have a damaged heroine who is trying to exist in the world she has created for herself since suffering a trauma in her past. She must reconcile her fear of the physical side of relationships with her desire to give up control and take on a submissive role. She’s locked away her love of painting and color since it represents her past and now only uses skin as a canvas. You have a hero who must figure out a way to reconcile his past with his future, his need for pain to experience pleasure, and a way to reign in his protective nature and learn to give up some control. As all of things different threads play out, there are also outside influences and people that add even more depth to their story.

Although I loved watching Ray go over-the-top caveman at times – loved when he would yell out one word warnings to Dr. Death when he was trying to get close to Sia or when he would be all hyped up after a fight – I did have a hard time with some of his speech being a bit too clipped/caveman-ish at times. It seemed a bit out of character to me and was a bit of a distraction at times.

All in all another great MMA sports romance from Sarah Castille – a bit dark, a lot hot, and one that just might find you looking for your nearest gym to find an MMA fighter of your own!


  1. I need to try one of her full lengths. I do love the MMA type ones.

  2. They are really good - all sorts of sexy, sweaty fun! If you're going to try one, grab book 2 - In Your Corner - there's a piercing in that one!


Amazon Romance Book Search

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...