ARC Review: Uncaged Love Volumes 1-3 by JJ Knight +Giveaway
I can't believe I used to fear serials. I was always worried that I wouldn't be able to handle the wait in-between books, so I always stayed away. Then serials started becoming popular. I started Kendall Ryan's When I Break series which was beyond fantastic and JJ Knight's Revenge series around the same time.
I instantly became a JJ Knight fan after reading Revenge. I loved the mystery that surrounded the series and her writing never failed to bring me into the story. Now, JJ has one-upped herself with her newest serial, Uncaged Love. You can read my love for the books in my reviews.
UNCAGED LOVE is a 5-part series. Each book is approximately the same length.
Series Title: Uncaged Love
Author: JJ Knight
My Rating: 5 kisses
Colt McClure is a rising MMA fighter out to prove that he has what it takes to be a champion. Jo is on the run from her one terrible mistake. When Colt drags Jo from a brawl with street thugs, he recognizes her potential as a female fighter. But as they begin her training, their desire for each other sparks a love affair that could jeopardize them both.
❥My Review:Huge fan of MMA and an even bigger fan of romance novels with an MMA lead. After finishing JJ Knight’s first series, I was in withdrawals and wanted more from her. STAT! Wasn’t expecting something so great, so soon after, but boy did she deliver!
*whispers* I may even love Colt more than Dylan!
Colt "Gunner" McClure, makes a great first impression when he crosses paths with our leading lady, Jo. This stranger somehow makes her feel safe and protected and that translated well with me.
Jo isn’t your happy-go-lucky, young lady. There’s mystery and intrigue behind her. I get the sense that something tragic has happened to her, but she works hard to keep it at bay. I instantly loved this character who I can tell is more than meets the eye.
Jo is desperately seeking a job to support herself. She has barely enough bread and peanut butter to make a sandwich for herself. Luckily, the odds are in her favor and she lands a job at the very same gym where the sexy MMA fighter, Colt, trains.
Colt sees something in her. Strength? Resilience? Passion? Whatever it is, he believes in her and it’s clear as day that he’s drawn to this woman.
Same goes with Jo. She’s always been anti-male, but this guy has her heart thumping like mad and butterflies straight from their cocoons flying around in her belly.
“I’m lost and I know it. It’s the first time I’ve actually looked at someone and thought he might be for me. That instead of being in trouble, I might be safe with him.”
The supporting characters all have their own stories to tell. Just like Knight’s previous series, all the characters capture the reader’s interest effortlessly.
Zero, Jo’s best and only friend is supportive and energetic. A nice ying to Jo’s yang. Polar opposites but besties nonetheless.
Brittany, Colt’s girlfriend/friend, whatever she may be, is a huge factor in the story. I’m eager to see what her motives are and exactly what part she plays overall.
I’m quickly catching on to the fact that JJ Knight LOVES cliffhangers and having mysterious characters. Fortunately, so do I! I’m already hooked to this series and ready to take another journey through this newest series.
Colt McClure’s career as a champion MMA fighter is threatened by his damaged past.
Jo believes their love can heal him. To prove it, she trusts Colt with the secret she’s been hiding from everyone.
But there's one person who can stand in their way, and he's not about to let anyone interfere with Colt's future.
❥My Review:This second installment is ridiculously amazing. JJ Knight once again managed to pull me into the story and hook me. The series progresses effortlessly. There’s just the right amount of romance and drama swirling around in this second book.
Some light is shed on Jo’s past that helps better understand her lifestyle and reaction to certain situations. Though she fears his reaction, Jo shares her past with Colt.
Did I mention that this book is HOT! No? Well , it is!
Things get steamier between Colt and Jo. Their chemistry is just… in the words of Danny Zuko, “It’s electrifying!”
They get closer inside the ring and out of the ring.
Jo continues to work on her fighting skills with the generous help of Colt who seems to be enjoying taking her under his wing.
We have more interaction with the supporting characters. Brittany, Zero, AND Colt’s dad… DUN. DUN.DUN!! Talk about DRAMA!
Yes there’s a cliffhanger and I loved it! It really gets you amped for the next installment and the events leading up to it set the next book up nicely.
If you haven’t started this series yet, get on it! I HIGHLY recommend it.
Colt believes another great love has deserted him during his worst hour.
Jo is certain Colt is better off without her.
There is only one way Colt can prove to Jo that they are meant to be together. Schedule another MMA cage fight, and this time — do whatever it takes to win.
Colt believes another great love has deserted him during his worst hour.
❥My Review:I can’t decide if Jo’s my hero or my girl crush… Ehhh, let’s go with both.
If you thought Jo was awesome before, you’ll love her even more in this third installment. She certainly shows off her badass side as she embraces the hurricane and becomes a real fighter.
Even though life isn’t terrible like it used to be, it’s still throwing curveballs at her. She’s so strong though and her confidence in herself keeps building.
“Fighting is about a lot of things. And you have them all. Skill. Training. Heart.” ~LaniWithout Colt by her side, she focuses on her fighting. However, she can’t keep her man out of her head. She can’t help but be bothered with the way things are between them. She just doesn’t understand what happened. Both are out of the loop and other people are against their relationship and will stop at nothing to keep them apart.
Both Colt and Jo are too tough and stubborn to give up on each other. Once everything is out in the open, they’re ready to raise hell for whoever tries to get in their way.
I still want to punch Brittany, except now I want to punch her in the throat. While she seems to care for Colt, it’s obvious her loyalty truly lies with his dad.
At first I liked Lani, but she was just a simple secondary character for me. In this book, she really catches my attention and know I want to know more about her!
New Character Alert!!! There were a couple new characters, but one of great importance. A mysterious Annie pops up in the story. All I have to say is that I’ve got my eye on her and Jo has her guard up.
Cliffhanger is kind of pretty awesome. It leaves you guessing and eager to find out what’s next for the characters. I have my theories in place and can’t wait to find out!
Volume 4 is now live!
~Synopsis~With Colt and Jo working as a team, they are unstoppable. Colt’s manager puts him back in line for the MMA title fight. Jo’s own career takes off as she prepares for her second match.
But someone Jo considers a friend is plotting a betrayal of them both to push a dangerous agenda.
When Jo is brutally attacked, she moves in with Colt. But their happiness together is quickly shattered when it’s clear that several people are prepared to do whatever it takes to see Colt fail.