I am Lioness by Dee Garcia

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Adult – ★★★★★ – Goodreads – Amazon

This book. Oh man oh man! On instagram, there were teasers for this book waaaay before it came out. I was immediately intrigued and I was intrigued rightfully so!

This book in one sentence: Talk about a beautiful and stunning debut.

The description of this book goes as follows:

With pain comes strength. My name is Hazel Perry. You, however, can call me Lioness.
I live and breathe MMA -24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. That ring is mine. I’m the Queen. Fierce, untouchable, and undefeated. I’ve been asked how I willingly subject myself to such an intense, brutal career.
My answer… Because it feels good.
The rush, the high, how all other pain in your life numbs away into nothing. It’s made me stronger. Every single stitch of pain I’ve experienced both physically and emotionally has made me stronger. I’ve learned to protect myself. I don’t trust easily and I never allow others to get too close.
Until Knox Carr.
He turned my world right side up and showed me how to feel again. How to live again. How to love again. Through the bouts of separation and trials along the way, will we make it out alive?

After reading the description, I knew immediately I had to have this book!! In this book we meet Hazel and she is a no-nonsense, head-strong MMA fighter. She’s all about her training and has this unbridled passion for fighting. She’s well aware that fighting consumes her entire life, but she’s also aware that fighting isn’t the only thing on her mind when her eyes meet a pair of piercing blue eyes that belong to a heart-throb named Knox Carr. Completely Gorgeous, insanely tattooed, and swoon worthy Knox feels the same immediate attraction Hazel does and once they meet, the rest is a whirlwind.

There are so many things I need to say about this book and I’m not even sure where to start. The relationship and chemistry between Hazel and Knox was complete fire! It was developed well and was incredibly real! I loved them together but I also loved them separately. We get to see how strong Hazel is and we also get to see why she became so strong. She’s incredibly bold but she’s also incredibly genuine, it’s hard not to fall in love with her. Knox was just as smitten with her as she was with him and he really brought out the good in her. He became her rock and their relationship will always hold a special place in my heart!

The storyline was fantastic! This read is already different that most and once I started reading I got lost in the story! It was a wild ride to watch this story unfold and I was rooting for them at all times! This is the first fighter story I’ve ever read and it’s safe to say this one has me needing more! This book took my emotions on a rollercoaster and was sizzling hot at the same time! This book is definitely a debut to be proud of because it was stellar! I can’t wait to see what’s next from miss Dee Garcia!


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