An MMA Middleweight fighter gets blindsided by love in the latest Beyond the Cage Romance by the author of Fighting the Fall. Dane Hardy's MMA career was on the rise until a legal head kick killed one of his opponents inside the octagon. Consumed by guilt and depression, Dane quit the cage and took a job in security at a Las Vegas casino. But when Dane steps in to break up a brawl on the casino floor, the video goes viral. And now the Maximum Fight League wants him back...
Sports broadcaster Colby Edwards is out to prove that she's more than just a pretty face. Going undercover as a ring girl, she plans to investigate what happens beyond the cage. And her timing couldn't be better. Getting the story on Dane Hardy's return could make Colby's career. But the ex-fighter has his guard up against all comers. Breaking down his defenses consumes Colby, but not as much as the passion that ensues when she succeeds...
I have only read the previous book in this series but when I saw that Dane's book would be next of course I wanted to read it!
Dane was a MMA fighter until he killed an opponent in ring by mistake. Ever since then he has gone from job to job just to survive but sometimes he just can't move past the guilt he feels. Dane sends the widow money every two weeks just to help but even then the guilt takes control of him until he meets Colby.
Colby is looking to further her career as a reporter but in order to do that she needs a big story. She decides to go undercover in the fighting world as a ring girl. After leaving late one night two guys attack her and a man comes to her rescue. When she realizes it's Dane she knows the story she wants and how to go about it but she didn't know she would fall in love with him in the process.
I just absolutely loved Dane! Although he has been dealt some really shitty cards he just as this fighter way about him. Although he gave up fighting and goes from job to job to survive he is just has this way about him that I just loved.
Colby wasn't so honest but she had all the right intentions and it shows as you keep reading. She is Dane's fan and yet she wants to help heal him. At times I was wondering when she would tell the truth and how bad it would be for them as a couple but I felt she made some hard choices and I respected her for that.
Majority of the story is Dane overcoming his guilt and falling in love with Colby. Would I have liked to see more action in the ring? Absolutely, but I am happy how Snow told his story and how it turned out.
This story is told from dual povs and I loved getting into both of their minds. It's a steady paced read that I found hard to actually put down. I loved how Snow just brought the right amount of hotness and humor to balance out the guilt that both the characters were going through. Yes they both had guilt but for very different reasons.
The story flowed well and overall I really enjoyed it. I'm looking forward to more book in this series in the future and I honestly can't wait to see who will be next!