Thursday, February 23, 2012

Below the Belt By Sky Warren

Black belt Abe Montgomery is focused on winning gold. But at nationals, Abe meets Paris, a beautiful, mysterious woman. Paris Rivera has sworn off men and martial arts. Her black belt cost her more than years of dedication and sweat. The fight of Abe’s life looms ahead, with his dreams of owning a school and his future with Paris hanging in the balance. He may dominate on the mats, but he’s fallen hard for her. When the time comes for them to part, he may not be able to let go.

BELOW THE BELT is a 30,000 word novella of erotic romance featuring explicit sex and graphic language. Not for those under 18 years of age or those uncomfortable with the subject matter.

My Review

Abe is a completely focused, alpha, intent on winning that championship so he can obtain his dream of opening his own school.  He was his masters prize student and dedicated his life to his art.  At an extremely boring opening ceremony, Abe finds his eyes wondering the crowd to the same old throng of partygoers and brainless blondes.  He would much rather be practicing for the competition or in his room sleeping then here.  His buddies try to liven up the party by forcing Abe to make a bet.  Intent on seeing the wager through, he scans the crowd for a challenge.  His eyes land on Paris and what happens next blows him away.

Paris so wished she could be anywhere but here.  She had long ago given up this lifestyle and wanted as far away from it as possible.  But her sister counted on her for support and to keep their mother from totally driving her nuts.  That in itself was a full time job.  Her mother had been completely disappointed in her when she had decided to drop out of her martial art.  So here she was, being a good daughter/sister when Abe approaches her table.  At first she is shocked because she knows who he is and couldn't help but wonder why he approached her.  Then her hormones start doing a happy dance and all logic fails.

This was a cute short story about love/lust at first site.  I would definitely say it starts with lust and ends up in love :)  Both characters have their own issues and work through resolving them in this book.  Paris has a little more than Abe.  Together you get some hot sex scenes and a little sweet romance.  I enjoyed this book and can't wait for more form this author!!

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