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BOOK REVIEW: Undefeated (Fighter Erotic Romance, #1) by Scott Hildreth


Title: Undefeated
Series: (Fighter Erotic Romance, #1)
Author: Scott Hildreth
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4.5-Stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: Yes
Review on Goodreads: HERE

Shane Dekkar is a ruthless boxer and a street fighter with a past he’s trying to forget. He is preparing to fight for the Heavyweight Championship of the World.

Kace Meadows is in an abusive relationship with a boyfriend she’d like to forget. She is attempting to simply survive.

Shane Dekkar can’t stand men who abuse women. He administers his own form of justice as he sees necessary.

Shane and Kace meet by chance one day when she and her boyfriend are in an argument in a public parking lot.

Shane Dekkar has never been defeated in the boxing ring or in a street fight.

Call their meeting destiny or call it fate.

This is their story.

♥ (Fighter Erotic Romance, #1) Undefeated
♥ (Fighter Erotic Romance, #2) Unstoppable
♥ (Fighter Erotic Romance, #3) Unleashed
♥ (Fighter Erotic Romance, #4) Unbroken

*Each book can be read as a STANDALONE*


From the ever-present hoodie on his head, the dog-tags on his neck, to the tattered boots on his feet, Shane "Shame On" Dekkar is a man shrouded with mystery—and his inexpiable urge to right the wrongs of others cast a questioning shadow on his motives.
"Generations of abuse creates generations of abusers. The chain has to be broken, and rebuilt. It can't merely be broken and left alone, or it's all for nothing,"

When fate places him into the path of a beaten-down woman—not once, but twice—Shane feels the desperate desire to help her, to heal the wounds inflicted by her painful, abusive past relationship...

...although as we all know, the past never stays in the past. And when Kace's broken present entangles with Shane's shattered past, their worlds threaten to crumble underneath the weight of the forgotten and unforgettable.

But can Shane teach Kace to fight her demons, and win against his own—to remain undefeated?

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Undefeated was one of those books I knew I was going to like the moment I finished reading the first page. There was something about the writing, about the characters and their interactions towards one another, that intrigued me, that made me smile.
"Your heart. Be prepared, because I intend to make it mine. I'm coming for your heart, Kace."

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Holy book fucking boyfriend.

Shane was a star—in the fictional ring, and on the real book's page. His shy, protective nature drew me to him—and I loved how there was an almost tender element to his personality, along with the confident, alpha-male fighter raging inside him.
On the outside, I am always kind, polite, and considerte of others. On the inside, a beast resides. I don't know why or fuels the demons inside of me, but I am very aware of their existence.
And he always proved his strength in the ring, battling his opponents with a stone-cold determination, Shane let his weaknesses, his hidden vulnerabilities, be seen in the soft way he kissed Kace, in the delicate way he cared for her.

"You're adorable." Without speaking, her mouth formed the words, thank you.

Kace was a sensitive soul, and I'm going to be honest: not everyone will like her. But I did. She had been so beaten down by abuse—mental, physical, emotional, sexual—that I could understand why she was so timid, so plagued with anxiety and insecurity.
She was cute, in a bumbling awkward way. She was flawed, like we all are. And I could relate to that, which endeared me to her.

While some might see her as weak, I seen what most people tend to forget to remember: that there's a special sort of strength in weakness, in the painful ability to pick up the fractured pieces of abuse. And I sincerely adored her metamorphosis from caterpillar trapped in a cocoon of hurt, into a beautiful butterfly born from pain.
But we all reach a point when we're done. Done giving to a world that only takes. Until then, you'll want, you'll wait, and you'll contemplate change. When you're truly done, you'll know. You'll know when the time comes.
You'll know when the time comes.

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Shane and Kace had a connection from the moment they met, that lingered in their hearts until years later...when destiny drew them to one another again.
"Meeting you once might have been an accident, maybe happenstance. But meeting you twice, it's fate. I don't know where this will end up, but I'll spend the rest of my life trying to find out,"
Then their relationship was slow building, beginning with a friendship that was full of whispered words, healing touches, and suppressed, sensual desires.

Shane respected Kace enough to allow her time to heal—the opportunity to develop her own consciousness, to figure out her wants and needs—which was realistic, and much appreciated to believe in their lasting romance.
"Who's the most beautiful woman in the world?" he whispered.

I smiled.

"Who?" he whispered as a smile formed on his face.

I love it when he does this.

I pointed to my chest.

"That's right," he responded.

Although as the story progressed and the plot thickened, admittedly, I did miss the light, flirty tone that was strong at the beginning of Shane and Kace's courtship, and gradually dwindled.

Even as the intense, detailed fight-scenes, as well as the deep, thought-provoking passes, were an enjoyable progression in the Fighter Erotic Romance, #1.
"And. In the blue corner. Shane Shame on Deeeeeeekkaaaaar," I opened my eyes and stepped to the center of the ring.

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Overall, I would recommend this book to those who want the deep truth of abuse, and the repercussions it can have on those who suffer from it—as well as the love you can win when you declare yourself undefeated from hate.

A GREAT kind of nonsense:

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*PS: I was given an copy of this book. But I do solemnly swear that I am up to...good. ;) This is a fair and honest review of this book, pinky promise.*