Fight For Me (Invitation to Eden) by Sharon Page
Kindle Edition, 197 pages
Published May 8th 2014
~Rating: 4/5 stars~
An Invitation to Eden Release for May! Welcome to Eden, a series from 27 of the biggest names in romance. Fight for Me is a sizzling story from New York Times Bestselling author Sharon Page… Fight for Me is also a Yardley College Alumni story. For readers 18+
I had to drop out of college to raise my son after his dad, bad boy MMA fighter Ryder King, and I broke up. Ryder is so haunted by demons he won’t let me into his heart. Fame, fortune, and fighting didn’t bring him any peace, and I knew, for the sake of our child, I had to leave him.
That’s when I started seeing Ryder’s best friend, Xavier Malone, a former fighter who built a billion dollar empire. Xavier is powerful and handsome, but also caring and wonderful with my son. We were friends at first and now I’m falling for him—but I’m scared to commit.
Then I receive an invitation to the island of Eden, a luxurious resort where I can live my every sensual fantasy. I’m certain Xavier sent it. But after I leave my son with my mom and fly to Eden, I discover I’m in the middle of a grudge match between Xavier and Ryder. They are going to fight for me: inside the ring in a charity match, and outside it—where they both plan to seduce the pants off me. But I have a surprise for them too.
I turn to leave, and I’m suddenly staring into Xavier’s gorgeous indigo eyes.
“Hi Tessa,” he says, huskily, then he leans in and kisses me on the lips. A slow, sensual kiss. I shouldn’t be kissing him in front of Ryder, but I can’t seem to draw away.
Though he’s handsome in his classy suit, Ryder is all fighter; muscular, strong, heart of gold. Xavier in a charcoal grey suit looks just as dazzling, but there’s a wickedly dangerous aura to him. Ryder is tough, Xavier is ruthless.
I pull back from Xavier’s kiss and turn nervously toward Ryder. To my surprise he is standing behind me and he cups the back of my neck and draws me into a lusty, open-mouthed, lots-of-tongue kiss. I hear gasps amongst the diners. I’m swaying, stunned.
Are they competing for me?
Hurriedly, I break free from Ryder’s intense, passionate kiss. “What do you two think you are doing?” I hiss.
“Why don’t we sit down and finish dinner?” Ryder suggests.
I can tell everyone in the dining room is looking at us. “Uh, no. I am getting out of here.”
Xavier rests his hand on my low back. “Of course, Tessa.” He guides me out of the dining room. I know my cheeks must be scarlet.
In the foyer outside of the dining room, I confront Xavier and Ryder. “Xavier, is this just a coincidence that you are here too?”
“I’m taking part in a charity fight with Ryder on Saturday.”
“I know—I saw the poster. But did you know I would be here?”
“Not until your mother told me, Tessa. I agreed to the fight months ago, but once I knew you were coming, I knew I wasn’t coming for the fight. I was coming for you.” Xavier shares a glance with Ryder. “Tessa, we intend on fighting for you.”
“We’re both here with you in paradise. I think you’re falling in love with me. Ryder believes you still love him. We both want to win your heart.”
“You mean…compete for me?”
“Yeah,” Ryder says. “And I intend to be the last man standing.”
“This is crazy!” I quickly lower my voice.
**A copy was provided through Xpresso Tours ‘Review Opp‘
Tessa is separated from her husband Ryder because he can’t open up to her about something from his past. His best friend, Xavier, also a hot MMA fighter, has always loved Tessa and see this as his chance to win her heart. Tessa has to make up her mind which one she wants to be with. The three of them end up on the magical island of Eden, where the men fight for her. In the mist of this love triangle, suspense is thrown in when a crisis arises at home with Ryder and Tessa’s four year old son. Then as things were going great at Eden when she finally accepted the invitation Ryder comes out with his secret and that’s when everything goes down the drain.
This was book seriously hot and sexy. It was a fast read that had me captivated from the beginning. This book was hot, sexy, sweet, funny, and had a bit of a suspenseful twist. I loved all of the characters, the author does a good job of setting the scene. Very nice and unique story-line. I recommend this story to all readers that love a great steamy hot read and this could be read any day of the week since it’s not to long. Since I can’t say who Tessa chooses I will say that whom ever she didn’t choose I hope he gets his own story.
lSharon Page is the USA Today bestselling author of numerous novels of historical and erotic romance. She is a two-time, consecutive winner of the National Readers’ Choice Award, winner of the Golden Quill and the Colorado Award of Excellence, and a multiple finalist for the Daphne Du Maurier Award. She has twice received the Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Award, and is a four-time finalist.
Married with two children, Sharon Page holds an industrial design degree and has worked for many years for a structural engineering firm. When not writing, she enjoys reading with her children, downhill skiing, and mountain biking. Writing romance has long been her dream and she is thrilled to share her stories.