Series: Club Excelsior #1
Published by Sarah Castille on June 2nd 2014
Genres: BDSM, Erotica, Romance, Sports
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Amateur MMA fighter, Marcy Foster is determined to win the state championship. But dark secrets and a broken trust mean there's one submission she just can’t master. Fortunately Club Excelsior has hired a coach who knows all the right moves.
Sexy, confident and commanding, fight consultant Jax demands control, both in and out of the ring. But once he has Marcy against the ropes, Jax knows he’s in too deep. He has the dominance to give her what she needs, but once he unleashes her hidden passions, there's no going back.
Under Jax's skilled hands, Marcy submits to her deepest desires. But when her personal and professional worlds collide, she is forced to face a brutal truth — yielding to her darkest needs may be the one thing that costs her the fight...and her heart.
*This novella was originally published in the New York Times bestselling anthology, Unraveled, and now contains 50% new content
I have to admit that this is my first ‘sports romance.’ Miguel and I don’t watch or participate in any sports (wait is sex a sport yet? no? okay then, no sports). I will admit that we have stopped on the channel playing MMA fighting a few times, for just a few seconds so we can see someone get bloody. I think cage fighting looks raw and rough, but I don’t follow any of it. Despite my distaste for (read: ignorance of) sports I found Yield to Me was easy to get into. The sparing scenes played out without much technical jargon. The relationship in this book didn’t play out in a typical way and the sex was really hot.
I didn’t know this but this story was actually published before in the anthology Unraveled. This book has 50% more content, so we get more details than that short story would have contained. I can totally understand why the author would consider revisiting the story. At only 106 pages, this could have included even more details about Marcy and Jax. It would have kept my interest, I am sure of it.
Marcy is an MMA fighter who wants to win the state championship. She was destined for a life on Wall Street until she changed her path, broke from her family, and became a fighter. The only problem is that she can’t submit in the ring. She freezes and refuses to tap out. This leads to a dangerous training style. She is a bit broken from a romance gone bad, and it has carried over into her fighting. Her coach calls in Jax, a professional counselor who is a former MMA fighter, to help her battle her demons. They have instant chemistry which causes so much turmoil inside and outside the ring.
Jax is all alpha male in the bedroom and as a coach to Marcy. She struggles to keep her dominance, but it is a loosing battle. I swooned over the sex I this book. My favorite scene was called ‘Countdown to crazy hot sex‘ I don’t know what page it is on, but on my kindle it is at 84%. This author really knows how to lay out a scene, building tension for a few pages. and then releases it. There was a little flip in the last part and I didn’t think we would get a happy ending. Sarah Castille managed to clean up all the loose ends without being unrealistic. In this book is a heroine any girl could get behind. A heroine following her dreams and making them come true.
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