Thursday, January 22, 2015

Knockout by Tracey Ward

Rating: 4.5

Title: Knockdown

Author: Tracey Ward

Publisher: Tracey Ward (Guess)

Genre: Contemporary Romance/Sports

Pages: 377 pages


Kellen Coulter has a way with women. A boxer from the wrong side of town, he worked his way through the wealthy daughters at Weston High with a brilliant smile, sweet words and vacant eyes. No one gets close. No one gets through. No one knows the secrets hiding inside.

No one but me. I'm the only girl he's ever let in. The only one who has ever truly seen him. When we met I was just a kid, an old soul with an open ear and a full understanding of what it was to be misunderstood by everyone around you. But even I didn't know the demons sleeping inside him. Not until now.

Not until it might be too late.

This is not a cookie cutter romance.
It is a knockdown, heartbreaking journey through friendship, love, and loss - all to find the one person who can see you clear as day, even when you've lost all sight of yourself.


At 50% of this book my heart had been broken like 3 times.

Kellen had nothing growing up except for this brain and his boxing. He's a very smart kid and great in the ring. He gets into trouble and his lawyer knows he's not a bad kid. The lawyer actually brings him to the house and lets him hang. Kellen grows closer to the family and makes friends with youngest daughter, Jenna, but starts dating the oldest daughter, Laney.

Laney, the oldest, is a spoiled little princess that you just want to throat punch. I just wanted to tell her "grow up". Then you have Laney's mom and she has her moments (you'll find where Laney gets her attitude from), I know my mouth dropped a few times on how she thinks and talks.

Kellen goes to college but stays in their lives. He dates Laney off and on and stays friends with Jenna throughout it all. Kellen and Jenna had so much to work through but they never gave up. They stayed friends through it all. Kellen also helps Jenna realize her dreams too. He keeps pushing her to get what she wants.

When it's their turn at love, do they take the chance, do they risk it all, do they jeopardize their friendship? Does Jenna risk the hate of her sister for getting together with Kellen? Heck yeah, they do, otherwise what would be the point?

The only thing I didn't like about this book is that Kellen dated Laney throughout so much of this book. Jenna was private to too much about their relationship and it was breaking her heart. I understand why the author did it but I didn't personally care for it.

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