Stripped of his title, his dreams, and his future until one woman opens his eyes.
After you hit rock bottom, you’re supposed to climb back up. That’s the cliche. MMA fighter Zeke Powell has lost everything. His dreams of MMA titles are gone. His heart is shattered. And his family is a disgrace. He takes out his rage in the cage and punches everything in sight in the underground fight scene. One night, in one dark club, he sees a woman who makes him want to step back into the light. And fight for them both.
Joelle may be an exotic dancer now, but she knows that this job isn’t forever. She’s focused and determined to change her life for her daughter. The very last thing she needs is a hot and heavy romance with a bad boy fighter.
She’s been there before, and it destroyed her life.
But Zeke is different. His hunger for her is undeniable, he uses his body to protect hers, and he’s hot as sin. Zeke’s intensity melts her heart and knocks down the walls she put up as a single mother.
They both learn that the past won’t stay buried, and it threatens to take Zeke and Joelle back down.
They’re stripped of everything… even each other. Sometimes the toughest fights have nothing to do with the Octagon.