RSS Feed

Review ~ Love, Tussles and Takedowns by Violet Duke ~ Penny Deb

Posted on


Synopsis 3The newest book in the USA Today bestselling Cactus Creek series…Hudson & Lia’s story

He’s a better fighter

A fighter to the core, Hudson Reyes has collected enough battle scars now to last several lifetimes. But after his combat injuries retire him from the life he wasn’t ready to give up, Hudson finds himself spending the carbon copy days of his new career as a Hollywood fight scene and weapons specialist just doing what he knows best: surviving. Until he meets her. The one woman who makes him want to live again. With wounds as deep as his own, she’s a scrappy little thing–an angel-faced paradox that comes as a package deal with an offbeat town of admirably protective, but downright nosy folks.

And a wicked roundhouse kick that’s become intimately familiar with his head.

…but she has all the weapons.

An antique arms authenticator by day and a self-defense instructor by night, Liana Lin has made a living turning the unthinkable demons of her past into the passions that fuel, and fill, her life. So when the unjustly handsome man she’s been unable to stop thinking about literally takes her to the mat with martial arts styles unlike anything she’s ever seen–pinning her with a molten hot stare that melts her like a marshmallow trapped between a graham cracker and a chocolate square–Lia flips into no-holds-barred fight mode. Because if one man could find a way to disarm her carefully-built defenses, it’d be him.

Now if only they could stop sparring long enough to find out…

Buy Links


BOOK 1: A Little Combustible Chemistry [Series Prequel — Luke & Dani]  FREE AT TIME OF POSTING  CLICK HERE
BOOK 2: Love, Chocolate, and Beer [Luke & Dani]  ONLY $3.99  CLICK HERE
BOOK 3: Love, Tussles, and Takedowns [Hudson & Lia]  ONLY .99  CLICK HERE
BOOK 4: Love, Exes, and Ohs [Isaac & Xoey]   ONLY $2.99  CLICK HERE
BOOK 5: Love, Sidelines, and Endzones [Grady & Sienna]  AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER FOR $2.99   CLICK HERE
BOOK 6: A Little Holiday Meddling [Holiday Novella — Noah & Katelyn]  COMING SOON



4.5 Pennies

Don’t let the cover deceive you. This is not cute little boy meets girl and all is tender and sweet. Liana Lin is an antique arms expert and a martial arts instructor. Hudson Reyes is a tough alpha ex-military man that works on movies sets as a weapons specialist. When they get together, it is not a tussle – it is a no holds barred mixed martial arts match.  Liana has dated few men, and all have come under the scrutiny of her foster brothers. But Hudson likes what he sees, is willing to go slow and easy, and the love builds from there. They both have pasts that they have to work to overcome as they try to work on making a future for themselves. The question is, will they be able to heal each other or are the wounds too deep?

This was my first Violet Duke book and I don’t know what I was waiting for. This was a 4 and a half penny read for me!

Author Bio



NEW YORK TIMES & USA TODAY bestselling author Violet Duke is a former professor of English Education who is ecstatic to now be on the other side of the page writing wickedly fun contemporary romance novels. Her NYT and USA Today bestselling books have been Top 10 bestsellers on Amazon, iTunes, and Barnes & Noble, and featured on IndieReader and GalleyCat as breakout hits. When she’s not writing or feeding her book-a-day reading addiction, Violet enjoys tackling reno projects with her power tools, trying pretty much anything without reading the directions first, and cooking ‘special edition’ dishes that laugh in the face of recipes. She lives in Hawai’i with her two cute kids (daughter Violet & son Duke) and similarly adorable husband.

Author Links





Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: