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Firstly, from the cover I thought this was going to be the typical dirty talking rough Alpha MMA Fighter.... but I was totally wrong because Jax is an absolute sweetie. Yes, he's the Owner of a Gym that trains MMA Fighters (himself included) but he doesn't have the vibe about him at all. In fact he first meets Rowan in the ER after she's been left alone by her scumbag of a boyfriend and is in labor and, as soon as Jax sees the beautiful heavily pregnant Rowan everything clicks, whirs and drops into place for him and he knows, right then and there, that he's going to move heaven and earth to be in this strong woman's life.
But of course Rowan is too busy screaming, panting and clutching at this stranger's hand to fully appreciate her handsome savior.... he's there, he's kind and he knows her Brother Tyler (who's doing a short time in Prison) and that's good enough for her. So softie Jax ends up in the delivery room too reassuring and trying to soothe Rowan... all while his hand is being crushed. The storyline then tries to capture the care and concern Jax has for both Rowan and her baby - but Rowan, who has had a terrible childhood, is haunted with vicious words once said and suffers P.P. depression too so rejects Jax's offer of friendship. But Rowan's unaware that for three months they've had her savior watching out for them both until it's time for patient Jax to slowly up his game, reintroduce himself and claim his family..... that is until the scumbag returns.
It's a sweet and touching story of instant attraction but the build-up is slower, there's a bit of angst, some sex, humor, plenty of character development and lots of interesting secondary MMA Fighters whose fun personalities and witty banter are all well described. Jax also hasn't had an easy childhood and his train wreck of a Father causes a few arguments and there's a dislikeable MMA groupie doing the rounds with anyone interested. Dual POV's and the narration was good.
Worth a credit? Yes, it certainly wasn't what I was expecting but it was still very enjoyable because all the main characters were so likeable.... especially the thoughtful, loving, possessive, supportive and generous Superhero Jax. As well as a nicely paced sweet love story I think this, book 1, lays the foundation to the whole Deadly Sins series and introduces you to all the MMA Fighters who are a close band of friends so you're already aware of their personalities when it's time for their, or one of the other charachter's, love stories.
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Reality sucks but, we make the most of what we are given. I love the dual points of view and really pleased with the narrator's. The story has a HEA and a fitting one too. Rowe & Jax makes the best relationship.