Monday, April 22, 2013

Book Review: The Fighter's Block by Hadley Quinn

The Fighter's Block


[ I just want to clarify something real quick.. I actually read this book without reading the synopsis.. a friend recommended it to me and I just went ahead and got it.  SO, for once, not reading the synopsis actually made me enjoy the book more (and bring about more freak outs) since I literally didn't know what to expect. 
THIS is why I'm putting the Synopsis AFTER my review.. in case you wanna skip it. ]

What a great book!!! 

I was hooked... !!! Literally at just 1% !!!

And something even better?? at just 3% there was a steamy scene!!! 3%!!!!!!
I'm telling ya'.. great book.. *wink*

The plot was full of drama, angst... TWISTS.. oh my God.. I swear this book could not have more twists because it just wasn't possible!!! I was freaking out throughout the entire book!!! Talk about a PAGE TURNER! I felt like I could not read fast enough!

There was also a lot of romance and passion throughout the whole story line...even some humor. 

'.. she flirted with her body, barely brushing his chest with hers. 
He smiled. "Do your friends want to play?" He asked, making no effort to look away from her breasts as they taunted him.
She didn't miss a beat. "Do yours?"
He cocked an eyebrow. "Is that even a question?"
She kept eye contact when she replied. "You've got a giant cucumber in your pants."
"Do you want it in yours?" ..'

 "I can think of something else that would make me feel even better.”
She raised her eyebrows. “Oh?” 
With a nod he gave her a wicked smile. “Yeah. It’s warm…and it feels really good when I’m in it…and I love how it’s always wet for me…”
“You think so, huh?” she smirked.
“Well yeah.  A shower is usually wet when I—”
She slugged him in the shoulder and he laughed out loud.

Donovan Kemp ("Van") and Danielle Martin ("Dani") are just a perfect fit together. They accept each other just as they are.. baggage and everything. Loved them!

"I want to protect you because I love you, Dani.  I mean... I've fallen in love with you."

"The Fighter's Block" is about SO much more than just the HOT romance between Van and Dani. There's a page-turning mystery that develops throughout the book, so you need to pay attention to the details. Although it's safe to say, you'll probably NOT guess "who did what" at the end. Yep.. I was SO SURE I knew and NOOOOOOOPEEEEEEEEE!! Because guess what? Welcome another teeny tiny TWIST! *wink* 

A HUGE plus for me while reading this book was the fact that it was narrated in 3rd person POV. I definitely allows you to get the full experience. 
This is the type of book that makes your heart beat faster anticipating "what will happen next"!  *sigh* Aren't those just the BEST type of books???
I HIGHLY recommend you read this.

"I love you Donovan Kemp. You are my entire world. I wouldn't change any part of you."


"The entire fourth floor of Donovan Kemp's apartment complex houses only MMA fighters, dubbing it "The Fighter's Block." Growing up in an abusive home put Van on the fast track to nowhere, but a caring fight club owner took him under his wing as a teen and shaped him into a fighter with integrity. 

Now in his mid-twenties, his life changes dramatically when he steps in to help a beautiful girl in a scary situation with her boyfriend. Surprising to Van, she ends up going home with him. He's now on the fast track to something else: falling in love. He feels that Danielle is the type of girl men only dream about, but the two quickly fall hard for each other in equal measure.

When the ex boyfriend proves to be nothing but trouble, Van has a tough time deciding between protecting Dani with legal measures or just bashing the guy's face in himself. The harassment escalates, eventually pulling Dani and Van apart, and Van finds himself feeling desperate enough to do something drastic.

If being thrown in jail isn't bad enough for Van, an undercover investigator seems to be getting a little too close to Dani, the fight club he grew up in could be turned upside down with scandal, and the friends that he trusts with his life might not be who they say they are.

So much for finally discovering the little morsel of happiness he'd been deprived of his entire life..."

(This book contains mature content, including sex and language. For ages 18+)

Other Books by Hadley Quinn..

Kiss This

Hadley Quinn


21-year-old Camryn Jacobs lost the love of her life once and vows to never kiss a guy again unless he makes her heart soar. When she meets Teague, their attraction to one another is off the charts, but Camryn makes a bet that he can't go just one week without kissing her. She's protecting her own fragile heart, but her wit and smart mouth end up driving Teague crazy. 

Release date: 
Spring 2013


There will be a novella about VAN and DANI..!!! 
It's basically about an important moment in their lives that's literally just mentioned in "The Fighter's Club" at about 50% or so..(can't really say what moment it is without it being a spoiler but if you read the book you'll know..) .. so basically we'll get the details about THAT moment or rather those couple of weeks during this novella that's expected (still in the works) to be released during the Summer 2013


there will be a book about COLE.!!!!!!!!!!!

 He's a character from "The Fighter's Block".. and a very yummy/important one at that! so it's safe to say I'll be reading that book for sure!!! 

Cole's book is planned to be released this Fall/Winter.

About the Author:
Hadley Quinn

"Hadley Quinn is a California native who lives for sunshine and surfing. She likes dance and kickboxing, and when she's not on the move, she settles somewhere with a good book or works on her own writing. Her first self-published novel in contemporary romance is The Fighter's Block. She is currently working on her second, Kiss This, which should be out by early spring. A self-proclaimed computer flunky, she's recently been trying to catch up with the world in technology. Find Hadley on Goodreads for now; maybe she'll add Twitter and Facebook one of these days!"

"Besides reading, I love cooking, gardening, chick flicks, music, dance, kickboxing, surfing, and sunshine. I've been choreographing dance for the past fifteen years and I love it. When I'm not shaking my booty, I'm dabbling with writing. Thanks for reading!"

Last night I had the privilege of chatting with the author and she gave me these 10 facts to share with you! (and btw.. she's very funny, sweet and down to earth..things that make buying/reading her books an even better experience!)

10 Facts About Hadley Quinn:

1. I have a humungous dog that thinks he's a lapdog 

2. I've never had sushi

3. I play co-ed soccer

4. I'm addicted to cherry Pepsi

5. My first kiss wasn't until I was 16

6. My favorite food is unoriginal (pizza!)

7. Rude and inconsiderate people disappoint me

8. Someday I would like to go skydiving

9. I love riding motorcycles 

10. and...I need music like I need air to breathe! 


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