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#WOTR20 #MMA #SmallTown #2ndChance – The Heartbreaker, The Hearts of Braden book 2 by Tricia Andersen

The Heartbreaker

Can town librarian Lily Dixon and MMA bad boy Reese Cooper keep their love affair a secret in small town Iowa? Braden, Iowa is the last place on earth Reese Cooper wanted to be but a devastating injury in the octagon forces the MMA fighter back to the small town he once called home. He barely steps foot on Main Street before he is reunited with Lily Dixon, the town librarian and the girl who possessed his heart since they were in kindergarten. Every day in Braden is the same for Lily Dixon. That is until Reese Cooper walks back into her life. With his chiseled, perfect body and dreamy blue eyes, he steals her heart just like he did when they were kids. His kisses, his touch are far better than any fantasy she’s ever had about him. Is she willing to risk everything when her preacher father finds out about her love affair with the town bad boy? And what will happen when Reese goes back to Vegas, leaving her alone in Braden without him?

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Review by Twinsie Angie

I bought this book and listened to the audio book.

This is a sweet insta love story about town bad boy Reese who comes home after a log absence to recoup after a bad fight.  He is stunned stupid to see the one women he cant seems to shake out of his system still looking as beautiful as he remembered.

Lilly has always had a crush on town bad boy Reese but knew he was not interested in her in any way.  When he comes back to town and starts kissing her ear, she is confused because how can the only person she ever loved be here in town and kissing her ear!!!

The love story is insta love in the fact it moves very quickly, and they are professing their love for one another.  They are trying to hide the relationship from her father who is the town preacher and does not approve.  Reese also worries about Lilly’s reputation in the small town if things get out about what they are doing in the evening *wink*

The couple have a few things to work out like is Reese leaving when he rehabs his injury, what happens when his MMA promoter comes back and what happens when a secret is soon spilled about Lilly!!

If you enjoy insta love stories you will enjoy this book.

I will saw this narration isn’t my favorite.  I almost wonder if I might have enjoyed the book more with me reading vs listening to his voice.

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.
For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries #DualReview #Shifters #Paranormal #Family – Featherweight (Hallow Brothers 6) by Tricia Andersen



He was just a hapless victim in a bar. At least that was what vampire hunter Dakota Ross thought until the sexy smartass she was drawn to protect was able to keep toe to toe with her as they fought. When she finds a strange tattoo etched into her back after a night of intense, passionate sex, she discovers that he is Ezekiel Hallow, one of seven werewolf brothers. They team up to find Black, who has killed her husband and has the Book of Elvesayd, an artifact Ezekiel desperately needs. Each step on their journey becomes more deadly as they get closer to Black. How far will they go to find the Book? Can Dakota stop Black from taking the life of another man she loves?

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Wow where do I even begin, with the vampire still after the family And Zeke one of the last to not be mated took it upon himself to go out and find this ancient book that’s supposed to help with this issue. The first night of his adventure he went into a bar not knowing it was full of vampires next thing He knew this bad ass biker chick in the leather walks in and kick some major vampire ass. Well after all the vampires were disintegrated and one thing led to another and they were in Zeke’s truck but then they were on their way to the hotel and you can only imagine what happened, they woke up with matching mating tattoos. The goofball brother Finally found his mate and little did he know he was going to be made it with a vampire Hunter of all things. Out to find the book and kill the biggest vampires threat to both their families Zeke and Dakota are off to find it, taking us on a wild ride and you’re gonna want to go on it is amazing.  I freaking love this book I seriously can’t get enough of it I would love I want to read it again and again and again it’s my favorite Hallow so far I just loved it so much.

Review by Twinsie Dee

I received this book from the author for an honest review.

What a GREAT addition to the continued ARC of this story!!!  OMG  Zeke and Dakota were awesome!!

Zeke is a baby brother in the mix of 7 brothers, so I did not feel we knew a lot about him other then he was a goofball.  So, seeing him take the reigns to protect his ever-growing family made him stand out.  His brothers are all mated and now daddies, so he jumps to try and find THE BOOK they need to keep the pack safe.

Dakota is one tough a$$ chick!!  Her character was amazing.  She is one sister-in-law or daughter-in-law the Hallows will be leaning on when the final war happens.  She has seen all the bad things the vampires are capable of and she has risen from the trauma to be a vampire hunter.

When she stalks into a bar and sees Zeke, they are both stunned and attracted instantly.  When they have a fun night, they wake up, and Zeke has some explaining to do.  We all know what they have buuuut Dakota is not a big believer is fate let alone a fated mate!!

The story goes on and we see Zeke being Dakota’s “side kick” to track down the Vampires with the book they need.  Soon they discover the vampires also have another little hidden gem for world domination so they, of course, decide to ruin that plan as well.

The story is fast paced.  We learn about a society of humans who work together to stop vampires and other bad creatures.  We learn about Dakotas past and hurt which prevents her from moving forward.  We also see Zeke becoming the selfless hero all the Hallows become to protect their mate.

The story was a great addition to the series.  I look forward to each installment and cannot wait to see what happens in the next book.  Baby brother Josh will soooo fall for his mate and we will see what happens with the overall arc of the story.

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR20 #CoverReveal #Paranormal #MMA #Shifters #Family #Excerpt #Giveaway – Featherweight, Hallow Brothers Book #6 by Tricia Andersen

Title: Featherweight (Hallow Brothers,6) Author: Tricia Andersen Genre: Paranormal/ MMA Romance Release Date: July 19, 2020 Cover Designer: Tricia Andersen Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

He was just a hapless victim in a bar. At least that was what vampire hunter Dakota Ross thought until the sexy smartass she was drawn to protect was able to keep toe to toe with her as they fought. When she finds a strange tattoo etched into her back after a night of intense, passionate sex, she discovers that he is Ezekiel Hallow, one of seven werewolf brothers. They team up to find Black, who has killed her husband and has the Book of Elvesayd, an artifact Ezekiel desperately needs. Each step on their journey becomes more deadly as they get closer to Black. How far will they go to find the Book? Can Dakota stop Black from taking the life of another man she loves?

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It seemed a little odd to Ezekiel that there were only a handful of people in the place but then again, he didn’t know just how far off the map he’d wandered. He sauntered to the bar and plopped down on a stool. Ordering a beer from the bartender he glanced around. A chill ran up his spine. Every set of eyes in the bar were focused on him. A couple guys grinned at him like he was prey.

It was then that he caught sight of something sharp and pearly white in the glow of the neon.

A pair of fangs. Fuck.

“What is it with you guys and bars, huh? I always pictured that you would be more wine and cheese snobs than canned beer and pretzels,” he questioned.

The two playing pool chuckled as they set their pool sticks down on the felt covered surface and prowled towards him. The one on the left, with black rumpled hair, untucked dress shirt, and wrinkled dress slacks smirked at him. “We guys? You act as if you know us?”

Ezekiel rose to his feet, nudging his beer aside. He scanned for exits other than glass doors. There were none. This place had to violate at least a dozen fire codes. Did they have fire codes in the backwoods? “I know your kind. You have distant cousins in Minnesota that are making my family’s life a living hell right now.”

The vampires frowned and the one dressed like he had left his soul at the office gave a hardy sniff to the stale air of the bar. He shrugged. “You wouldn’t be the first werewolf I’ve drained dry. Your blood tastes like shit, though.”

“Great to know.”

Before Ezekiel could drop into stance to defend himself, the bell on the door tinkled a greeting. The entire room turned to see who had walked in. He cursed under his breath. His odds weren’t great as it was and now, he had to defend someone?

Except there was no one there but a small puddle on the floor left by the storm outside. A second later two of the vampires closest to the door dropped to their knees, writhing in pain.

That was when Ezekiel saw her. Jet black hair flowed down past her ivory face and down her back. Eyes so dark they could have been mistaken as violet glanced at him. Her whole body, garbed in black, stiffened at the sight of him.

It was the woman in his dreams, the one that had made him jack off so many times before he hit the road on this trip. His cock stiffened at the sight of her. It was a really bad time for a hard-on.

“Take cover,” she demanded.

Ezekiel smiled at her, reassuringly. “I’ve got this, sweetheart.”

She glowered at him as her fist flew out, dropping another vampire to the ground. “I’m sorry. Did you just call me sweetheart?”

He bit back a groan as the two pool playing vampires charged him. For a moment, he thought the distraction was going to fuck up his fighting style. As one body thudded on top of the other, he let out a sigh of relief.

“Do you not like being called sweetheart?” he countered.

Her hand dropped to her thigh to produce a wicked looking knife. She pointed it at him. “I am not your sweetheart. Call me that again and it’ll be the last word you ever mutter.”

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Bantamweight (Hallow Brothers 5) by Tricia Andersen

Abraham Hallow would do just about anything to get out from under his oldest brother, Josiah’s, thumb. That includes performing as the Luchador in the local semi-professional wrestling circuit. He gets more than he bargained for when he hooks up with a woman with multicolored hair. The draw to her is undeniable. He wakes up the following morning with the ancient mark of his ancestors, mating him to the mystery woman he met the night before.

It was a simple mission—find the infamous Hallow brothers, kill them, and bring back the amulet. Kai’s plans get derailed after one night of hot, crazy sex with a mask wrestler. When she finds out the wrestler was none other than Abraham Hallow, the youngest of the Hallow brothers, she is exiled from the mermaid kingdom. Yet the orders from her king still stand. Can she deny her ever-growing love for Abraham, or will she fulfill her duties of killing him?

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Baby brother Abe is sick and tired of being treated like that a baby he is an adult who can make his own choices and when his big brother Josiah dont want him to fight like the rest of them he takes it upon himself to transform into the mask man so that know one will know he is actually a Hallow. After a fight one night he had his strange feeling and seen this beautiful rainbow haired beauty in the crowd, once back in the locker room the door opened and their she was looking for him well next thing she was pined against the locker. he never thought he would see her again well until the famous Hallow mating mark appeared. Abe wasnt sure he was ready for a mate but ready or not he had one and little did he know that she was actually a mermaid, so after the king of the seas had found out he wanted nothing more then to have Abe killed for marking his seer with his mark. Well crazier things happen when it comes to the Hallows fighting to make sure they are safe their mates are safe and that the world isnt coming to an end anytime soon. This was a great read defiantly wasnt sure were this was going when i first started it but i loved how it ended Abe was so thoughtful proved to his other brothers that he wasnt a little kid anymore and that he in fact had grown up.
Review by Twinsie Dee

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Corner (Hallow Brothers 4) by Tricia Andersen


Josiah Hallow carries the weight of the world on his shoulders. Literally. Between keeping his family safe as the head of the Hallows, training his six younger brothers for their individual turns in the MMA cage, and guarding his mother’s amulet from the creatures who want to use it to take control of the world, his sanity is about to break.

Mating with the pure Sarah Merit, an overly-religious school teacher whose body makes every fiber of Josiah’s being stand at attention, could finally push him over the edge. Unfortunately, despite the all-consuming sex that blazes between the pair, it isn’t enough to convince Sarah to live with him so he can protect her, as well.

When Josiah learns the secret Sarah is keeping from him, he makes a deal with the pair of vampires who run the MMA promotion the family fights for in an attempt to save her. But will he be able to save her again when Sarah is kidnapped and taken to Josiah’s grandfather, Atticus, the vicious alpha of a pack of werewolves in Maine? And what will Sarah do when she finds out the sexy corner of the Hallow Brothers is a werewolf, too?

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When the weight of the world is forever on your shoulders the oldest hollow is finally getting his own taste of his medicine. After the tragic death of his aunts by two vampires, while at the church Josiah feels this strange pull that can’t be explained and then he see Sarah one of the aunts church friends who is by the book. He got into shoes as you could say but she has also met her match and Josiah, we need to get together disagreements are going to happen stubbornness is the main part of their relationship and some secrets that Sarah is holding. Decided I’ve been friends with her about being a werewolf and everything that goes on in his life the hell we handle it when he finds out that his mate is also a fighter. Find out what happens when Josiah who promised his father that he was going to take care of the family has to let go of the reins a little bit to help his mate fight for her life. I just love this family and the story and it’s hilarious to see Josiah get a taste of his own medicine is how stubborn Sarah is how she doesn’t back down from anything that he has to say.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Heavyweight (Hallow Brothers 3) by Tricia Andersen


Samuel Hallow is desperately in love. However, he knows his family won’t condone his relationship with his boyfriend, Henry. The brothers mate for life and neither man has had the mystical tattoo appear that binds them to the one chosen for them.

Delilah, Henry’s lifelong friend, comes to town and Samuel is consumed with unexplained lust. He and Henry both sleep with her and the tattoo appears on all three of them, marking the trio as mates for eternity. He nearly loses the others when he confesses his true nature – that he, like his six brothers, are werewolves. Although Delilah and Henry are angry and obsessed with their careers, they can’t stay out of his bed.

Can he protect his lovers from the vampires who hunt them, who want to use them to get possession of Momma Hallow’s ancient amulet? And will the Hallow Brothers stand united when they discover that Henry, the man Samuel loves, embodies an ancient evil magic, hell bent on conquering the world?

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It’s Sam’s turn to find his forever mate, well he has been keeping a secret from his family he has already found the love of his life his boyfriend Henry he just thinks that the fates don’t want them to be together because the mating tattoo still hasn’t appeared yet on either of them. One day when Sam is heading to see Henry he gets a weird pull that is forcing him to go to Henry’s house is it finally going to happen. Well once he gets there the door opens to a beautiful auburn hair girl there in a nighty and he can’t help but he has to kiss her, and. Well that leads to more and then next thing he knows he can’t help but follow her upstairs and after a few minutes they hear something and Henry walks in on them and he joins the fun. The next morning the tattoo has shown up on Delilah and not only her but Henry too they all 3 have been mated together. Even more crazy shit happens with this family and not to mention that vampires are after them. You are definitely going to love this trio and their relationship as along as what the rest of the mated couples are up too.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR #AttendingAuthor #PartofaSeries Middleweight (Hallow Brothers 2) by Tricia Andersen


Micah Hallow doesn’t believe he’ll ever find his mate. That is until a mystic tattoo appears on his back after a wild night with a stripper that marks her as his mate. Despite a life-threatening injury that brings him to his knees every time it strikes, he commits to a fight in the octagon to save her life. What will she do when she finds out he’s one of the infamous Hallow Brothers—and a werewolf?

Eve Romero can’t escape her violent boss, Deacon. That is, until the hottie she slept with puts his life on the line in exchange for hers. She can’t fight the primal attraction to him even though she doesn’t feel she’s worthy of the Hallow brother. Can she overcome her past to be with him? And when a new, murderous threat strikes close to home, will the two of them survive?

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Micah Hallow 2nd oldest brother in the line finally is getting his shot. He i the one to stay at home never to go out and pretty sure he was never going to find his mate for heaven sakes he was still a virgin. So after getting picked on by his brothers for so long he decided to see what the fuse was about and go out the the club he might even get some work done while they were out.while at the club he watched his other brothers go off with the groupies that are always wanting a piece of a hallow brother to hook up with, when this strange pull had him leaving the club and down the road to the local strip club and he could not explain why. Once inside this gorgeous girl came out and he was stuck right in his tracks and couldn’t help with stair at her and she couldn’t help but dance just for him as if they were the only two in the club. Well once she was done dancing he yelled at her to fuck him and next thing he knew she was walking out the back door of the club and he was about to take her right there lucky for them they had a sleezy motel and that is where Micah lost his virginity. Eve left Micah in that motel room after leaving in the middle of the night refusing to take money from him she stuffed it back in his boot right before she left and after having the best sex of her life things were going to get a lot crazier for her. Well for starter they were mated to each other after just one night total strangers and well now both of their lives were on the line and they bith have a crazy secret that they wont be able to keep from each other for long. Once again Tricia knocked it outta the park this book was amazing and how can you not fall father in love with this family I just want to be apart of this family fur and all.

Review by Twinsie Dee

Tricia Andersen lives in Iowa with her husband and her three children. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations.

For the past five years, Tricia has been a member of Hard Drive Performance Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, an affiliate of Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has experience in kickboxing and currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Even though she has never competed in an MMA cage, she’s witnessed and been a part of a fighter’s journey from fight camp to their walk to the cage. She also has competed in jiu jitsu.

#WOTR20 – #Review – The Heartbreaker by Tricia Andersen

The Heartbreaker

Can town librarian Lily Dixon and MMA bad boy Reese Cooper keep their love affair a secret in small town Iowa? Braden, Iowa is the last place on earth Reese Cooper wanted to be but a devastating injury in the octagon forces the MMA fighter back to the small town he once called home. He barely steps foot on Main Street before he is reunited with Lily Dixon, the town librarian and the girl who possessed his heart since they were in kindergarten. Every day in Braden is the same for Lily Dixon. That is until Reese Cooper walks back into her life. With his chiseled, perfect body and dreamy blue eyes, he steals her heart just like he did when they were kids. His kisses, his touch are far better than any fantasy she’s ever had about him. Is she willing to risk everything when her preacher father finds out about her love affair with the town bad boy? And what will happen when Reese goes back to Vegas, leaving her alone in Braden without him?


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Extremely sweet with a helluva happy ending! I listened to this in audiobook. The narrator was good and kept the story moving with a great flow. So this sounds sort of cliche’. Sweet and meek librarian and the bad boy MMA fighter falls in love. Reese returns home from Vegas for therapy and runs into Lily, the town librarian. Right from jump the tension between these two is high. The problem is, her father is the pastor and has forbidden her to see Reese. Naturally they can’t stay away from each other and this makes the angst go through the roof. Reese has so much potential to stay in Braden and has all but promised Lily he will stay when one day, BOOM! He has to go back to Vegas for an unexpected fight. He isn’t able to talk, let alone explain why he has to leave to Lily before he has to go. Well, Lily has something she needs to tell him too but can’t bring herself to talk to him because she is heartbroken. So now we have some really big secrets being held back. So, I know I already said there is a HEA, and it is a beautiful HEA, but I had a little bit of a hard time with the way Lily acted when Reese took off. She seemed to be a stronger girl, or I was hoping for that, but I was a little turned off by her near the end of the book. However, if you are looking for a sweet, small town romance with a gorgeous HEA, this is a great book for that and I highly recommend it!

Tricia Andersen

#review #MMA #CharityRead – Breaking the Cycle, Hard Drive Series book 1 by Tricia Andersen

Breaking the Cycle (Hard Drive Series #1)

Max sacrifices everything to find an answer to Chloe’s illness. But is it enough to save their relationship – and save her?

Max is excited when Chloe, a girl that works for the same gym he does, agrees to go on a date with him. He is disturbed, though, when she becomes violently ill after he kisses her. Max can’t shake how he feels about her. He sacrifices his job and does everything he can to find an answer to her illness. But is it enough to save their relationship – and save her?

Chloe can’t believe Max Thomas, the hottest guy at Roadie’s Gym, wants to go out with her. When their date is a disaster, she thinks she’ll never see him again. She is stunned when he reappears in her life and tries to find the answer behind whatever has made her sick since she was a child. However, will he stick around or abandon her like her father did? Can she trust him enough to let him into her heart?

**Proceeds from Breaking the Cycle are going to the Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome Association towards research for a cure.**


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I love this author as I have stressed many times before.  When she gave me a copy to read, I jumped.

This book has a character with a medical condition I had never heard of or knew existed.  After reading what a person with Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome deals with, my heart hurts for them.  Knowing how Chloe has too guard herself off from people because the stress of hurt, fear, anxiety, and or abandonment triggers an attack.  I can’t imagine how lonely they must feel other then what our main character goes through.  She has been through this monthly cycle since she was 5.  Along with the lonely feeling in the cycle, she has the deal with the guilt of her parent’s divorce and other stressors that affect her in her adult life.  Chloe has been through some stuff.

Max is a real gentleman.  We meet him in Hard Drive an you have no choice but to fall in love with him.  He is a romantic art heart.  When he meets Chloe, he is so excited when they go out but once they kiss it triggers her syndrome.

The entire book is Max helping Chloe get over her trauma and get healthy.  It’s an amazing story of support and caring while learning to help the one you love with you whole heart to be better.    Seeing Chloe get stronger and more confident was amazing.  Seeing Max built her trust and respect made him such a swoon worthy male.

I loved all the side characters especially Rico. He is such a player I can’t wait t see him fall hard in book 2.

Tricia Andersen lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband, Brian and her three children – her sons, Jake and Jon, and her daughter, Alex. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations. Along with writing, Tricia enjoys coaching and competing in track and field and traveling to cheer on her children in their various activities.

#review #Prequal #MMA – Hard Drive, Hard Drive Series book .05 by Tricia Andersen

Hard Drive (Hard Drive Series Book 0)

Fast rising MMA superstar Max Thomas seems to have it all for a college student – the beautiful girlfriend, the loyal best friend, the supportive parents and every agent in the area pounding down his door.

But looks can be deceiving. Tori, his girlfriend, is more concerned about his career in MMA than about him. Quinn, his best friend, is jealous of Max’s every move. And is a life in mixed martial arts what he really wants?

When Max suffers a devastating injury in the octagon, will his life and those in it stay by his side as he recovers? Or how fast will his perfect world unravel?


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I am a GIANT fan of this author and read everything she has.  SO when She sent this older series to me, I jumped to read.

This is the prequal story to explain Chloe and Max from book 1.  If you haven’t red the series, like me, I suggest starting here too.  However, you could read it at any point.

This story introduces us to Max, his girlfriend Tori, his best friend Quinn and his trainer Chuck.  It seems Max is on the track to become a pro-MMA fighter.  He enjoys fighting but also really wants to finish his degree to be a fitness trainer.

The story is a quick look into what drives Max to go from fighter to trainer/coach.  We see what happens to him and changes his path of life.

Tricia Andersen lives in Cedar Rapids, Iowa with her husband, Brian and her three children – her sons, Jake and Jon, and her daughter, Alex. She graduated from the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Kirkwood Community College with an Associate of Arts degree in Communications Media/Public Relations. Along with writing, Tricia enjoys coaching and competing in track and field and traveling to cheer on her children in their various activities.