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Publisher's Summary

From Samantha Towle, the New York Times best-selling author of Wardrobe Malfunction and Breaking Hollywood, comes a dramatically powerful and passionate new contemporary romance. 

And the new heavyweight champion of the world is.... 

Those are the words that Zeus Kincaid has been waiting to hear since he first put on a pair of boxing gloves. He just didn’t think they would come with a tragedy that would change how he viewed the sport forever. 

Cameron Reed was in her second year at Juilliard when her childhood sweetheart, Zeus Kincaid, walked away from her. A few months later, Cam realized that she would never fulfill her dream of dancing for the New York City Ballet. 

Now working as a dancer in an upscale club in Manhattan, Cam is brought face-to-face with the man she once loved. And it’s her turn to walk away from him. 

After five years of missing Cam, Zeus isn’t prepared to let her go again. But when he finds himself standing on her doorstep the next morning, things don’t go quite as he expected.... 

Cover design by Najla Qamber Designs

©2018 Samantha Towle (P)2018 Audible, Inc.

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  • Sunshine
  • 31-05-2018

Bad female audio recording and where's Lee Samuels

The audio of Summer Morton had some bad recording. She was the main narrator. I bought this with a credit and only heard Lee Samuels in the introduction which was disappointing. I don't appreciate seeing a dual narration when it really isn't. You only hear one or two chapters from the second narrator. The story was okay. I didn't understand why Cameron chose that particular line of work for a second job when she had a good first job. She was too stubborn when it came to her former high school sweetheart, Zeus, which dragged the story longer. I can go on and on with other aspects of the characters. Unfortunately, it was not worth my credit.

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  • Kim
  • 27-05-2018

EXCELLENT

Better then what I could imagine!!
Zues-Perfect name for this fighter...
I Love Cam because she is NOT a push over...
Great story!!

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  • Kellee
  • 30-05-2018

What happen to Lee Samuels?...

He disappeared after the 1st chapter! Lee is one of my favorite narrators and one of the reasons I purchased this. I was disappointed not to hear him☹️ Story was vanilla but could’ve been vanilla w/ chocolate syrup if Lee would’ve been narrating more.

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  • NisaWelton
  • 18-05-2019

Good story, bad editing

The story was great, loved Zeus.... swoon... could not stand Cam, I mean seriously at first I was behind her and her anger, once it was revealed about the first twist the anger should have been gone and focus on the issue at hand, once the second show dropped about the original reason they broke up, done she should have been completely over it, directing her anger to the person that really caused all the mess and focus on the future.. instead she was wishy washy, back and forth.. total bitch and I just wanted to smack her. 😡
Gigi was awesome. Zeus was amazing, all the Kincaids need their own book.

Audio was not the greatest. Several times it sounded like it was under water or talking through a metal can. Please edit your stuff better.

Lee Samuel, chapter 1 and then where the hell did he go??? I mean seriously. Kinda want my money back on this

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  • AudioObsessed
  • 24-03-2020

4 Fight for You STARS!

I have to start off by saying that Gigi stole the show! Such a sweet and adorable girl. Summer Morton did an amazing job voicing her character. The book is told almost entirely in the heroines POV so if you are listening just to hear Lee Samuels you might be disappointed. I would have liked a few more chapters in Z's POV especially to see what was going on in his head during the phone call that changed everything. With that said I really liked the book. Cam is such a strong and loyal person. She picked up the pieces of her life post Z and did what she had to do and I admire that about her. As for Z well you'll be mad at him but as you get to know the why behind all his decisions the anger will lessen. If you're looking for a second chance story with a few j/p moments thrown in there I definitely recommend this book!

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As mentioned above Summer Morton is great at different voices and I had no problem following along. Lee Samuels chapters were perfect as well.

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  • bookcrazy_heather
  • 26-09-2018

Knock Out!

Loved this story. Huge props to Cam for hanging in there for 5 years and giving Zenus a deserving second chance. Gigi...what an adorable little girl!

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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 04-09-2018

Very good story

I enjoyed this sweet story, the narrators did a great job. A second chance with a sexy hot boxer.

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  • Jayne Rion
  • 25-07-2018

Heart warming and funny!!

Loved this story!! Super cute and hella funny! Some of the things that come out of Cam’s mouth were too funny. The narration was done awesome as well. If ya haven’t listened to or read this book I highly recommend you do! Way to go again Samantha!!

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  • KLM
  • 26-11-2020

Wanted to love it, but the female character was so annoying

I have enjoyed many other books by this author and was expecting to love this book too, but the focus of 30 of the 40 or so chapters was the female character behaving like a teenager and having to listen to her annoying inner monologue. I kept hoping that the story would switch to being told from Zeus’ point of view so I could better understand what he could possibly see in this woman, but that never happened. That said, the female narrator did a good job with the voices of all of the characters. I just wish the female character’s repetitive thoughts about why she couldn’t do this (usually right after she did do this) would have ended much sooner in the book and some of the story could have been told from the male character’s point of view.

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  • A.Fernandez
  • 04-09-2020

Zeus & Cameron

An emotional, heartbreaking but also heartwarming second chance romance. Zeus and Cameron are perfectly imperfect, they had so many bumps in there road but their connection, chemistry, and undeniable love for one another keeps them moving forward. I enjoyed this story. Samantha Towle blows me away with each story.
I read the ugly reviews but I am so glad that I did not listen to them. Yes, Lee Samuels is really not in this book as much as expected, but who cares, Summer Morton held her own and brought these wonderful characters to life. If you actually read the book you would know that the story is in Cameron's POV. I loved it!

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  • Lynnda
  • 12-08-2018

Dad meets Daughter

I love the relationship that builds between the father and the daughter. All the different relationships are interesting.

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  • Jill Kirtley
  • 05-06-2018

A great read!

Zeus walked away from Cam five years ago. When he sees her dancing in a club in Manhattan he wants her back. But things have changed and to get her back Zeus must win the fight of his life. It's a great read. I highly recommend it. I loved the narrator's too!

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