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cover51608-mediumBeing stalked from town to town by an unstable ex-boyfriend means demure bookworm Mina Roper is used to keeping a low profile. But after a coworker brings her to an underground boxing competition, shy Mina falls deeply in lust with gorgeous fighter Tyler Serano. The problem? She’s convinced he’s hopelessly out of her league.

Tyler knows his matches are brutally violent, so why does this sweet, subdued beauty keep showing up to watch them week after week? Despite his overwhelming fear of commitment, Tyler’s innocent curiosity evolves into a hot, all-consuming attraction.

Just when it looks like happily ever after might be possible, Mina’s past catches up to her and she’s forced to make a tough choice. Follow her usual escape strategy—or risk it all for a new kind of life with Tyler.

Inside Scoop: Mina’s past includes a nonconsensual sexual encounter and brief violence, which could be triggering for some readers.

Relentless Liberation is one of two books I’ve read recently where there is the apparent division in the attractiveness of the couple – where one is thought to be out of the league of the other – and both were handled very well.  The men are strong and caring, able to see something attractive in their women, and with the patience to make sure that she starts to see the beauty that he does.

I really like both Tyler and Mina and together they make a really good couple.  There is so much more than meets the eye to Tyler – he’s not just a brute – and his smarts and savvy woo Mina just as much as his hard body and moves in the ring (and in bed).

Mira may seem quiet and bookish but with Tyler she’s willing to let her hair down a little.  Although seemingly different at first, they have a lot in common and complement well, bringing out the best in each other.  Both are also facing demons but together they are able to defeat their pasts and move forward to a healthy relationship.

Fine gives her readers a sweet and sexy story about two people who get to know each other, fall in love and believe in themselves & each other enough to be able to take on their pasts and win.  At about 150 pages, it isn’t a short book but it is well written and reads very smoothly so I moved quickly to the HEA … with a smile on my face and a little cheer for Mira and Tyler.