Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: SBC Fighters #5
Published by Penguin Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
Reading Challenges: 2016 HW Challenge
Gillian is a PR expert hired to smooth out the rough edges on hot- headed sports club president Drew Black. He's rough, raw and ready for any challenge Gillian throws his way. But which one's going to end up on top?
Back in Black is filled with hot fighters, strong-willed women, romance and quite a bit of action.
Back in Black was like time-travel for me, as I have read all Foster’s Ultimate stories, and the SBC Fighters series include some characters that show up there as well. Gillian and Drew were both great characters, and I loved the chemistry between them. However, there was another couple that started their romance as well, Brett and Audrey, and the fact that I had to follow two couples instead of just one made me feel like I didn’t really get fully invested in either of them. Don’t take me wrong – all four characters were great, and I enjoyed their interactions as well as the way they evolved throughout the story.
There was a lot of tension in Back in Black, both because Drew, the president and face of the SBC was told he needed to reign in his antics and got Gillian as a publicist and sitter. Also because a group of women were protesting very loudly against the SBC because they found MMA to be a far too violent sport, and that it should be banned. Of course, part of the intrigue was that Audrey was the founder of that group, but she didn’t know Brett was one of the fighters when they first met.
The story is quite fast paced, and there is a bit of mystery mixed in with the romance and the hotness. Of course, the writing is really good, and the flow of the story was great. And as always, Foster knows how to make the sexy scenes, well, sexy. Written in third person past tense, I got drawn into the story from the start, and I really enjoyed the ride.
Good looks, great body, intelligence, enthusiasm, and money… Drew Black would be quite the catch if he wasn’t such a sexist, foul-mouthed jerk with the tact of a mountain goat.
It was her job to clean up his act, to make him a more presentable figurehead for the SBC franchise. Daunting, but maybe not impossible. She always enjoyed a challenge.
Brett preferred not to judge. Over the years, too many people had drawn conclusions about him, and found him guilty by association. He hadn’t liked it, so he tried not to do it.