Uncaged Love: Contemporary MMA Romance
The story begins with the protagonist reluctantly pawning off a frog necklace her father had given her when she was a child. She's been out of a job for several weeks (The pizzeria she worked at burned down) and desperately needs the money to pay for rent. Outside the pawn shop she's accosted by several perverts hanging around a convenience store, who follow and attempt to molest her for several blocks until she becomes enraged enough to begin publicly beating the ring leader. Before she can do any serious damage, however, a square-jawed and incredibly handsome man shows up to pull her off and drive her away on his motorcycle, much to the protagonist's pleasant surprise. Hanging on to this blond mystery man's taut, chiseled torso, she privately declares this moment to be the happiest she's had in years. After parking his bike at a seedy, dilapidated gym, "Golden Boy" asks the protagonist if she's ever trained before, to which she responds "No." The two then sheepishly banter on the sidewalk for several moments before the musclebound personification-of-beauty bids his farewell. The young woman briefly fantasizes about ogling the blond man from across the street in a cafe with her homosexual transvestite friend named "Zero" before discovering a Help Wanted sign on the front of the gym. Then the chapter ends.
So far I've found the novel to be incredibly well-paced and executed with a high degree of literary craft.
Last edited by Holy Moment; 3/08/2015 8:20am at .
We can tell that the man on the cover is an MMA fighter because he has a shitty tribal tat on his arm.
Volume 1... I wonder how many volumes it takes to tell such an intricate and exhaustive tale? This must be the MMA themed soft porn version of game of thrones you've stumbled upon!
. . . Was the implication that she just did a really, really spastic version of the Chicken Dance (link), and it beat up a bunch of guys?
Funny thing; "contemporary MMA romance" is what I think every of time two fighters facing off.
Oh dat smolder...
I upvoted the OP before reading any of it.
Instead of going in right away, the author decides to introduce Zero first by having the protagonist (Whose name is Jo Jones, by the way) visit the cafe he works at across the street. Zero, Jo's only friend in the city, is an extraordinarily gay man who treats our protagonist like gold and sneaks her food whenever she's hard on cash. He has perfectly buffed nails and incredibly smooth, beautiful caramel skin.
Jo enters the cafe and tells Zero that she's interested in applying for the job available in the gym across the street, but is slightly nervous about it. Zero convinces her to go in anyway. This chapter was four pages long.
The way she describes him in the book makes me think he's supposed to look like Dolph Lundgren.
Originally Posted by ghost55
If the female lead doesn't end up erotically pulling butterfly guard I am cancelling my pre-order.