Greylan Pace has been a fighter his entire life. He’s worked hard to get to the top as a mixed martial arts fighter but just when his time in the spotlight has finally come, events out of his control unfold, putting him in a very dark place.
After doing his time paying for his crimes he finds himself back on top. Going to battle in the biggest fight of his life.
But he soon learns that what he’s strived for means nothing in comparison to Mollie Andrews, the green eyed red head on the arm of his old friend. She takes his breath away at first sight. He fights with everything he’s got to keep his focus on his goal, but he knows for the first time ever that he’s going to lose, and it might not be the worst thing.
He’s in for the fight of his life but it’s not in the ring. Mollie Andrews could be the best win he’s ever had, if he can let go of his dream.
"Do this Grey, I know you can. No regrets."
Greylan Pace known as 'Grey' to his close friends & his sister Trinity. Once he learns he's going to Vegas as a Pro MMA fighter, his entourage takes him to the bar to celebrate. When he step's outside for some fresh air, his best friend Meyer's girlfriend Molli is in trouble. He ends up making a huge mistake that send him to prison for 5 years.
Now, 5yrs later he must start his life over. His sister Trinity picks him up to take him home. It's that minute that he realizes everything is different. He learns that his sister has a boyfriend. Parker Harris, the guy who has his life!! He's a Pro MMA fighter. Parker has everything that Grey lost 5yrs ago. Grey is very upset that his sister is dating a fighter. He never wanted her mixed up in that life. But, she makes it known real quick this is her life & there is nothing he can do about it.
Grey realizes very quick that Parker is a prick. He has a gut feeling that something is off about him. But, he can't put his finger on it just yet. Parker offers to take Grey to his gym so he can work out. They end up at the 1 place Grey was expecting... His own gym , where he trained before he lost it all. This makes him even madder then before!!
"Grey, you need to figure things out. You've been through a ton of shit in your life. No one would wish that on anyone but now you have a chance. Don't mess it up, you'll never forgive yourself."
Once Grey starts sparring, he realizes that if he had any idea of giving up fighting that wasn't going to happen. But, he learns that's going to be harder then he thought. Parker's sponsors have him kicked out of the gym. They're scared of him. Which they should be because he is just that damn good!! Now, he needs to find a new gym. A new apartment. He can stand to live with his sister AND Parker. He has to find a job as well. Which he does everything!!
Now, he's working at Juno's as a bartender. He meets Christina, who I LOVE!!! They become instant friends. He loves how she puts him in his place & gives him crap all the time. Grey starts getting into a daily routine. He trains, and works at the bar & hangs with Christina. Grey is also dealing with a lot of mental problems. Most nights he waking up in a cold sweat from the same dream that has been haunting him for the past 5yrs. He swears he does not deserve to be happy, or to be successful. Which is totally not true!! He wears his heart on his sleeve. Puts everyone he cares about before him.
As he's 1 fight on his way to becoming Pro once again, who comes back into his life?? None other then Meyer & Mollie AKA Red. His emotions go crazy very quickly!! There's just something about his 'Red' that has been one of the few thing's to haunt him.
"Did you know that I have a list, things that you do that I love. That right there, it just made the top of the list. You care so much and you'll do anything you can to protect those that you love."
Once he goes Pro, things aren't as easy as he thought they were going to be. A lot of the people in his life are being very sketchy. His manager, Meyer, Red & Parker are all hiding things. And, it is obvious he's only getting 1/2 truths. The only loyal people he has in his life are Trinity & Christina.
This book will drive you crazy!! I say that because just when you think you know what's happening. Yea, think again!! My 2 favorite people in this story is Grey & Christina. I really hoping they get together. I am pissed at where this story left off!! Cliffhanger!! Is all I'm saying. There has a lot of unanswered questions. The ones that were answered. Left me even more confused!!! But, all in an all. This was a good book. I was bored at times. But, it was still a page turner., I just had to know what happened next for Grey. I'm waiting for the next part of Grey's story. I'm praying his finally gets what he deserves!!
"No Red, I heard you loud and clear. Five years ago, I didn't know it at the time, but I do protect everything I love and I would go back and do it all over again."