Title: ChallengeSeries: Oni Fighters #3
Author: Natalie Gayle
Genre: Contemporary/MMA Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2016
How does something so right suddenly go so wrong? Maybe because fate is an evil bitch.
Seth Harris was Onigashima Fighters resident womanizer, party animal and good time guy. He was just as quick with a joke as he was with his fists in the cage. Fast and loose—that’s the way he liked to play it in all aspects of his life. Was that the real Seth or a carefully crafted façade?
Sophia Sommers knew her looks were what everyone noticed first—until she threw a kick punch combination. Few realised, her real gifts were determination, courage and adaptability. Her course was clear and charted…until she let Seth Harris under her guard.
One night— two actions. That’s all it takes to set off a chain reaction that changes the course of their lives.
What happens when fate intervenes and leaves them both reeling, with nothing more than hazy memories of how they landed in their new and terrifying reality?
Will these two very different people accept the challenge fate has dealt them? Or will their inner demons convince them to walk away from a fight harder than they’ve ever faced before?
They must first accept—The hardest demons to defeat are the ones inside. They’ll have to rise to the challenge.
Review by: Melanie
Book three in the Oni Fighters series has us getting Seth and Sophia's story.
Both in the series from book one, Sophia is Eden's sister and Seth is one of the Oni fighters and best friends with Xander and Dane. Unfortunately Seth is also the one we'd gotten to know as the ladies man of the group. He's not one for commitment and love is like a dirty word to him.
After seeing Dane and Arianne, and Xander and Eden at a child's party one day, the mushy family stuff really gets his issues going and he asks Sophia to take off with him. And so begins the start of a friends with benefits sort of relationship. One fateful night though, events lead to an accident that triggers a rollercoaster of drama and some serious emotional stuff, and both of them questioning where their futures go from there.
I really enjoyed Challenge. It was a great addition to the series and I'm looking forward to seeing where Natalie Gayle will take the series next, now that the three main fighters have found their person. I give Challenge 4.5 stars.
She loves spending time with family and friends, hitting the beach, cooking, working out and curling up with a good book. Her pet hates are cleaning and anything else that can be considered “domestic dullness”. If she could have one wish it would be to be able to fit 48 hours into 24.
Natalie is the author of the Centre Games Series. A fast paced, romantic suspense series set on the Gold Coast, Australia. The series tells the stories of the Centre, a quasi government agency established to fight environmental, biological and agricultural threats. The Centre Games books are filled with hot alpha males and the feisty independent females strong enough to capture their hearts. Natalie’s books pack lots of action, hot romance and surprises.
She recently released Brave—the first in her Oni Fighters Series. This series is MMA contemporary romance with inspirational themes. The series is about people overcoming tragedy, pain and circumstances—fighting their inner demons. The next book, Believe, will be released late 2015 with another early 2016.