Beneath the Surface‏ (Reluctance #1) by M.A. Stacie


Kyran Reese is a man in control. Driven when it comes to work, focused when it comes to play. From his office to the chalk circle of the bare-knuckle boxing ring, his only thought is to win. That thirst heightens when Dale Porter enters his life. His brother’s assistant should be off limits, but her witty comments and sarcastic comebacks have him desperate to get her between the sheets.

When Dale agrees to Kyran’s relationship stipulation of no labels she’s sucked into a whirlwind of lust, money, and underground boxing. Dale fights her growing affection, trying to hide it when the world around them spirals out of control. All too soon she realizes she can’t hide her true feelings any longer.

Has Kyran finally met his match? Could playing to win mean playing for keeps?

Thank you Netgalley and Smith Publicity for the arc….
Kyran Reese loves to fight when his stress… and his often stressed with their company, his absentee father and his brother….. so he is often at the arena coming home with bruises and black eye.


Dale Porter is starting a new job, new life. She just dumped her ex whom she caught humping her bestfriend in their home. Then she met Kyran, her boss or one of her boss, both are attracted to each other and on her second day or maybe third day of meeting him, had sex with him. Now she wants a label on what their relationship is. Kyran, a control freak, doesn’t do label. So, she goes chase him and ask for label and he goes tell her it’s sex…. This goes on and on just about 60% or more on the book, ugh… though she did still continue having sex with him.


All in all, it was alright, I wish it could have been more though. And I like the end part with the their label written in cards. It’s a 3 stars for moi.


by Casperfitz

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