Title: Kyle’s Return
Series: Gloves Off Series #5
Author: L.P. DoverRelease: Available Now
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Sports Romance
I promised myself I’d stay away from dangerous men, but I couldn’t live up to that when Kyle Andrews came back to town. He’s a manipulator, a guy who’ll do whatever it takes to get what he wants, sabotaging anyone who gets in the way. After a fatal fight left him wounded, his UFC career came to a close. He has nothing, but he’s determined to get it all back.
My name is Megan. I’ve known violence, pain, and what it feels like to be scared to live another day. All of that changed the moment I refused to be a victim. Now that my psychotic ex, Alex, can’t find me, I’ve been given a second chance. I owe my life to my friends. The same goes for Kyle. Without him, I wouldn’t be able to feel.
Everyone hates him. But for the life of me I don’t. There’s something about him I can’t ignore. Being with Kyle makes me want it all. However, in loving a hated man, I didn’t know it’d bring the life I fled from back to haunt me. Everywhere I go danger lurks and bad things happen. Kyle believes it’s because of him, but I’m starting to think otherwise. I think Alex has found me, and if so, this time he’s not going to let me go.
Kyle, Kyle, Kyle.
The bad-boy everyone hated. And with very good reason.
I’ve always said from book 1 of this series how much I love it. How each book got better and better. You know the saying “save the best for last”? That applies here.
How L.P. took a character so low, so vile and self-centered and completely turned him into someone you wanted to see succeed takes some serious talent. And she has it!
All through this series, I was always on edge, wondering when Kyle was going to pop up and what kind of havoc he was going to reap this time. From day one we’ve seen him do nothing unless it solely benefited him or his career. He didn’t care who he hurt along the way; his actions were justified in his mind.
In this book there’s none of the previous jerk that we’ve all come to loathe. He’s been replaced with a guy who’s hit rock bottom, and has no where to go but up. He’s humbled, reserved, and eager to make amends with those he’s wronged. He knows that the hardest fight of his life won’t be inside the ring this time.
He unexpectedly finds an ally in Megan. She knows of Kyle, and his reputation, but she sees something worthy in him. She knows what its like to be on the receiving end of hell, and yet she trusts him. Wants him. Actually sees a future with him. The two of them together makes so much sense, and they fit perfectly.
Reading Kyle’s Return was bittersweet for me. I hated knowing that this was the last book in the Gloves Off Series, because I love all the characters and the tight-knit family they create. But honestly, L.P. could not have chosen a better way to end it. She managed to wrap it up neatly, and didn’t leave any loose ends.
If you haven’t read this entire series, you need to.
While I’m sad to see these characters go, I’m looking forward to what she’s bringing us next.