I’ve always been fascinated with sports that require accurate and speedy execution of techniques. When I was younger, I practiced karate and taekwondo. Mentally, I was prepared for the MMA fighter books this way, but I couldn’t have written these books without the hours upon hours studying techniques, routines, and mindset, as well as my intense Q&As with a professional MMA fighter-turned-referee, the husband of one of my wonderful readers.
I was twelve when a stranger at a train station taught me the meaning of ugly. He forced himself on me and threatened to kill my family if I told.
I stayed silent, and the ugliness grew.
Now, that word rolls in film clips through my mind. All I’ve done since my best friend, Keyon Arias, left town is cement how ugly I am. Ugly on the inside—deep down to my core. On the outside… I am a Vixen. I flash men a smile and make them moan out pleasure I control.
Not them. Never them.
After five years of being away, my beautiful boy has come back to town for his father’s masquerade ball. He’s different. Hard muscle supersedes the skin and bone of his once boyish frame. One thing hasn’t changed though: the murderous look in his eyes when he slaughters his opponents. In the ring, I see the bullied boy, all grown up, dominating in ways he couldn’t in high school.
He’s the mayor’s son. The rising MMA fighter. The beautiful one.
I’m not the Paislee Cain of before, not the sweet girl he once knew, the one who chased away his bullies. I’m the town slut. The dirty girl whose shame will never fade no matter how many men I use. He’d disown what I’ve become.
Because beautiful can never love ugly.
A boy, an incredible talent, is adopted off the streets in Thailand and lifted to the top of MMA fighting in the U.S.
A girl, the heiress to a medieval castle in Germany, grows up watching her heritage crumble piece by piece.
Victor’s goal, to attain legendary MMA status, depends on absolute focus and dedication. Helena’s one objective in life, to restore Kyria Castle to its ancient glory, requires the same single-minded concentration.
When their presents collide, Helena and Victor are rocked off their tracks and catapulted into a love that is forbidden. Soon Helena clutters Victor’s focus, while Kyria Castle deteriorates at a suspicious speed