Roxy I never wanted to see Travis Oates again.
He was the love of my life, but four years ago, he walked out on me without even saying goodbye. He left me heartbroken, destitute, and wondering just what the hell was keeping me in this no-good town any more.
But now that his fighting career has crashed and burned, he’s back in Freeport, Texas. He says he wants to make up with his old man, but from the moment he swaggers into my life, I know what he really wants.
Well, it’s too little, too late to make right with me. Travis and I are completely through, no matter how he looks at me with those sexy blue eyes of his. Or how many old feelings come rushing back…
Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.
I thought I could fight anything.
I’ve beaten champions, fought in front of thousands, and knocked out the biggest. baddest bastards in the octagon. But there’s one thing I can’t fight – the way I still feel about Roxy Rockatansky.
Now that I’m back home, I just can’t stay away from her. Even though she hates me, I can’t help myself. More than anything, I just want what I had with her back.
But I shouldn’t. I don’t have time for this. I was never planning to stick around in this run-down, no-good Texas town, and I shouldn’t let my feelings for Roxy change my plans.
I might be broken and beaten, but I won’t stay that way.
Yet, while I’ve got the fight of my life to win, it’s impossible to ignore the girl I left behind. The more I’m around Roxy, the more I start to wonder if she’s the only one who can make me whole again. And that throws all my plans into question.