Outside the Ropes
by: Ashley Claudy
Source: Purchased e-book
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Synopsis (and cover image) courtesy of Goodreads:
***Reader please be aware: Story contains mature content such as: Drugs, sex, abuse, and explicit language that may be upsetting for some.****
In the ring, Regan has control. Outside the ropes, she fights to survive.
Regan Sommers spent her life fighting. Fighting foster parents, kids in the group home, and classmates. But the night she has to fight for her life changes everything.
Now, she's fighting for money in the ring, and from the first punch she's addicted. Every addiction has a price though, and this one is the gym's star boxer, Gage Lawson. He may come in an enticing tattooed package, but his demands are more than she can handle.
The responding officer from that night, Anthony Fields, comes with no demands. He want's whatever she's willing to give, and Regan can handle that. She can definitely handle him.
But no help comes string free, and Regan's not the only one with a hard past and scars to cover. The life she was trying to escape is nothing compared to the danger she's in the middle of now, and she can't fight her way out.
Readers be warned, once you start this read, you won't be able to stop, and it's a rather meaty read!
I first saw a giveaway for this one on Goodreads, it sounded really intriguing and I was so eager for it to release. Let me tell you, this one does not disappoint! Loved it!
Regan is an awesome heroine, so amazing, she has been through so much and it's only made her stronger. I'm so glad we get to see the world Claudy has created, through Rea's eyes. Simply put- she's a fighter (literally and figuratively)!
Gage has book-boyfriend material written all over him, he's a brooding playboy, oh, and a champion boxer. And the chemistry between these two is absolutely sizzling! Although, I'm not sure their relationship is completely healthy, in fact, I'd say they're pretty toxic for each other, but they really suck you in with their drama. But Gage is keeping a very dark secret...
Dexter is such a great character, a little self-absorbed, but completely adorable and lovable.
Anthony was a bit of a enigma, I feel like Claudy originally wanted to make him good/likeable character, but changed her mind half-way, because my opinion of him completely changed.
I'm undeniably addicted to this series and Wattpad! I had to read Book 2 and Book 3 right away, trust me, once you've read Outside the Ropes you'll want to get your hands on book 2 as well!
Although I feel the need to warn that if you shy away from violence, than it's best that you pass on this one, Outside the Ropes is filled with great characters, plot and action, but it also contains A LOT of violence.
Ultimately, I would recommend this read to fans of romance and new adult whom don't shy away from violence.