Monday, February 16, 2015

Blog Tour: Review for Love Hurts by Mandi Beck

Even when she won’t fight for us, I’ll go to war for her… 

Inside the Octagon, I have no fear. I’m at home, in my element, inflicting pain onto men trained to hurt me just as badly. Making them submit, knocking them out, maiming them, because it’s them or me. And I choose them. 
Outside the Octagon, my only weakness is a five-foot-two, classy as f*ck woman that I’ve loved for most of my life. She’s the one that brings me to my knees, fills my arms, my heart, and one day soon, my bed. She makes me reckless. Volatile. I drink too much and try too hard to f*ck my way out of feeling—all because of her. 
Frankie De Rosa is my girl, my best friend. I haven’t earned her yet, but I won’t stand by and let anyone take her from me. She will be the greatest fight of my life, but she’s worth the battle. 
Love hurts, but anything worth having does, right? 
I’m Deacon “The Hitman” Love—Welcome to the Cage. 


My 5 star review 

Deacon Love aka "The Hitman" is OMG!!!! He is a MMA Fighter and inside the Octagon is where he can shut the whole world out and show his true skills. This man is exactly what I want! (Sorry) I love his dirty, filthy, and dominating mouth. He has no fear and he never shows weakness….but yet there is 1 women that can bring him to his knees.
Frankie De Rosa is Deacon's girl….she has been his girl/his best-friend forever. They have been friends since they can remember and it has always been Deacon and Frankie. If she ever needed anything he would come running, they balance one another out. If she is happy then he is happy and well you know the rest. Frankie is a strong woman and she had the Love's (Sonny, Mav and Deacon) to help her out with that. She is a beautiful dancer and everyone is just smitten with her.
That all changes when Deacon tells Frankie exactly how he feels about her and let’s just say it was hot as hell. But is he too late because her boyfriend Andrew just asked Frankie to marry him and she said yes.
They don't talk for a couple of months and then Deacon gets the phone call that no one will ever want to get. Frankie is hurt and he needs to find her and save her because he is nothing without her... (This is the part of the book where you are sitting there saying what the flick just happened and why would he do that to her, what did he do, what is he hiding, and then you will want to hurt this man for hurting this women)
Now I will not tell you everything that happens but let me just say that *hit really hits the fan in this book and Deacon is brought to his knees and his heart literally breaks. I am in love with this book and I knew that I would love every word of it because of page 1… On page one you will get a little taste of how Deacon is but he is so much more than page 1. Oh and the Author has St. Louis in the book twice and well I live in St. Louis.
I am kidding. Mandi Beck did one hell of a job with this book and she gave me one hell of a mother-loving cliffhanger, because now I have no idea what is going to happen next. This book will consume you and you will not want to put it down, that is how good this book is. So thank you Mandi Beck for introducing me to Deacon Love, I can tell you that I never plan on giving him back :)

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.
A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.
Love Hurts is her debut novel and she is currently working on the next in the series along with whatever other voices are clamoring for attention in her mind.

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