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Tap Out

(Worth the Fight #2)

3.88  ·  Rating details ·  559 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Late-night shock jock Sophie Morelle has been fired, dumped by her network after an embarrassing incident cost them big bucks. But she knows just how to get back on her feet—by filming a raw, gritty documentary about MMA fighters, starring the hottest welterweight around. The only problem? He’s the one responsible for ruining her life.

MMA-champion-turned-model Caden Kelly
Kindle Edition, 247 pages
Published April 14th 2014 by Carina Press (first published January 1st 2014)
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May 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
Gloves off, hard-hitting, grittier side to MMA! Whewboy did this one take me for a ride! I was very taken with Caden in the first book and was amused by the late appearance of Sophie Morelle so I was eager to move into this sequel story that took off pretty much where the first book ended. It was so much more than I was expecting and went somewhere entirely different than the first book- literally since it went on a road trip to Vegas. Figuratively, it went a different direction too. Caden and S ...more
Heather andrews
Mar 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Caden can be an a** but I knew I loved him the minute he got all protective over someone that he didn't particularly care for, "Caden tensed. No matter how much he disliked Sophie, she didn't deserve to be taken down by the likes of Bouvine. Caden was going to have a fist talk with that a**hole. "Was she hurt?" he murmured, his tone sounding threatening even to his own ears." The boy is cocky, "I'd say our lockin' lips had gotten us somewhere. Hell, I'm in your bed right now. Bet I could be insi ...more
Anabelle Bryant
Aug 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
You don’t need to enjoy MMA fighting to love this book. That is immediately evident once you start reading. Tap Out has a strong plot and subplot, steamy sex scenes and plenty of action. Add that to the romance, suspense and depth of character and the book comes out a winner, no referee involved.

Sophie and Caden are plotted (literally) against each other from the first chapter and the intensity of their relationship develops to cover all corners of emotions. There’s a great balance of plot, emot
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Once again author Michele Mannon has dragged me into the world of MMA fighting and boy am I glad she did. I flat out loved this crazy, mixed up story between Caden Kelly and Sophie Morelle whom we met in book one when she accidentally cause him to be unable to compete which promptly led to her losing her job. It was so fun to watch these two as they go from adversaries, to friends, to lovers,
Victoria S.
Apr 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Caden Kelly Tap 3.5 Stars

What do you get when you mix a feisty, sophisticated, career driven female tv host, Sophie Morelle, with a hot headed, Grade A celebrity, determined MMA fighter, Caden Kelly?

Tap Out

You get sizzlingly steamy yet frustrating tension you can cut with a knife but boy is the banter and sparks in this story attention gripping! We first meet Sophie, she is scorned by the recent loss of her job as a late night tv host, she is harbors anger towards the person she holds responsible
Gokce ~Muslin Myst~
One of these days, I'm definitely going to watch some MMA matches. Not only are they real, but sounds like they're done within a set of rules that keep the fighters safe. Plus, the men. Now, I'm not all too shallow, but a gal can always appreciate her men. And delving more into the world of MMA, and getting to know more of the fighters in this book, I sure did appreciate these men.

I have to admit, Caden surprised me. While expecting a flirtatious, shameless fighter, I met a very down-to-earth ma
AlligatorSmith loves to read
Sophie and Caden (both seen as secondary characters in Mannon's first book of the Worth the Fight series) are still dealing with terrible after effects of things that happened to both of them as children, but they are also dealing with more recent fallout from their careers. If you read Knock Out, you'll remember that Sophie hits Caden accidently with her video camera, causing him to almost miss out on his big comeback fight in Las Vegas and her to lose her night-time celebrity interview televis ...more
Margreet Asselbergs
Feb 03, 2014 rated it really liked it

My rating: 4 of 5 ⭐️

An unfortunate accident at the last MMA bout Sophie Morelle was present at, cost her her job as provocative late night host of a tv-show. Determined to get her job back, she hatches a plan to film an inside documentary on MMA fighters as they prepare for one of the bigger tournaments scheduled in Vegas. One problem; the main focus of her project is the same man who was the victim in that unfortunate accident, as well as responsible for the loss of her job........

Trying to ma
Kat DM
Apr 06, 2014 rated it really liked it

*on behalf of Give Me Books Blog*

Well, I'm a sucker for MMA romance and this book was a total unputdownable for me. This book had action and passion. Read it in one sitting and LOVED it! Swooned over Caden.

Sophie Morello a late night jock has been fired and dumped by her network from tripping over someone and accidentally hitting a very important MMA fighter named Caden Kelly in the head with her camera. She's trying to get back on her feet by following Caden and asking for an interview for her
Char (1RadReader59)
May 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
In the book prior Sophie Morelle, hot shot Shock Jock, had tripped at an MMA match. Bumping her camera man who in turn was bumped so hard lost hold of his camera and knocked out Caden Kelly. He was the up and coming welterweight fight champion and underwear model.
In that one miss step both careers were shot to the high heavens. Sophie who’s contract was in negotiations for her contract was fired due to the company pulling their ads from the station for Caden’s underwear ads. Also, not allowing
Talk Books To Me
May 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
What Karia has to say:

I freaking loved this story!!! I laughed literally out loud in my car while reading. Sophie is such a stuck up raging beeyach that I couldn’t help but love her. Then, add the fact that she has a whole suitcase just for her underwear collection…LOVE it!

Caden is the big, broody, bad-ass MMA fighter who is trying to escape his pretty boy face and uber hot underwear billboards to claim the heavy weight championship. Take these two volatile personalities, put them in a sexy Aust
Mar 13, 2014 rated it liked it
I had a bit of a difficult time connecting with this story. I didn’t find either of the characters all that likeable for the majority of the book. There was just something so standoffish and bratty about Sophie. I appreciated that she was fighting for her career and trying to claw her way back to the top, but it sort of seemed at times that she didn’t really care about anyone else. Caden also seemed a bit rude at times. He was pretty mean to Sophie even though what happened between them the firs ...more
Jan 12, 2015 rated it liked it
This book!!! It took me all day to read it! I really wanted to give this book 2 stars but I liked the ending so I bumped it up to 3. But that was a huge push.
I liked the 1st book in this series but this one...the writing was all over the place. I don't know how many times I had to go back a few pages because I thought I missed something. It was a good story, but it was hard to follow. One minute one thing was happening and then the next it was on to something else and I was like "wait, what just
Feb 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the first book in this series and this one was even better. The two main characters had such rich backstories. They fought so hard to hide their pasts from each other, but their pasts made them who they are and made their connection so much deeper. They’re perfect for each other and their happily ever after was well fought for and deserved.
Melissa Kate
Ever since reading Knock Out, I have been anxiously anticipating the release of Tap Out and it did not disappoint. The emotions and the drama that unfolds just sucks the reader in. Loved the chemistry and banter between the main characters and definitely loved the sass of the Heroine.

Craving the next MMA book desperately!!
Rose Maniscalco
Aug 27, 2018 rated it liked it
This story did not fully hold my interest and I think that's why I found it confusing at times. My mind kept drifting and I'm not sure if it was just the mood I was in while listening, or if the story was to blame. I didn't find anything particular wrong with the story, so maybe it was just me.
Mar 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Funny, entertaining and a great love story
Veronica Franco
Apr 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Caden and Sophie were too cute... trying too kill each other while they where trying to rip their clothes... i loved them together... now i´m curious about the beast of brother ...
-cookie Doughten
May 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another MMA story Continues from Knock Out but can be read alone . Caden Kelly the Model and the reporter Sophie Morelle 's story . It was cute and romantic . both had pasts they had to work out . to have a romance and there was drugs who was the dealer you had to try and figure out . The sleezy promoter did all kinds of shady things along the way . It was a fun read you wanted to keep reading .
Dec 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was...

Fun, edgy, and romantic. The story was slightly different from the first one. I loved the female character. I loved the male character also but felt a little like they were similar to the initial two main characters. Strong woman with a hard yet soft hearted fighter. It might be because both were damaged in each story. I'm going to get more by this author.
Natalie Brooks
Feb 14, 2020 rated it liked it
3.5 stars. While it kept me captivated, there was something about this book that stops me from giving it four stars. I felt a bit distanced from the characters.
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I received this book via Netgalley for an honest review.

If you’ve been following what I’m reading, you must know that I enjoy a lot contemporary romance novels that feature fighters. Obviously, I had to give this one a shot.

This is the second book of a series of books featuring different characters. You don’t have to read the first one to read this one as the former characters are never mentioned.

I think the length of the book
Lady Raven RAVE!
Length: 4709 kindle
Style: Contemporary Romance / Sports
Story: GOOD
Intimacy level: GOOD
Enjoyment: GOOD
Series: (Worth The Fight) Book#2
Price: $3.99

3.5 ***stars

The Good

A nice and sexy read. I liked Sophie's character, she was very determine with getting her story. Cade, laid back at times but very sexy in is demeanor, especially towards Sophie, I must say, I really liked his vibe and the way he handles things it was very sexy and a turn on. These two started off rocky but I like the way their st
Nov 03, 2014 rated it liked it
I have read the first book "Knock-Out" - Well I listened to it through an audio book so I had already gotten a taste of Sophie and Caden. As for this book, I could not for the life of me get into it. Sophie has pretty much hit rock bottom loosing her late night show and having everyone in the MMA world dislike her but she has an idea to get her career back on track- Getting an exclusive with the person who hates her the most Caden Kelly. It's a tough go for Sophie not only with Caden but the oth ...more
Mar 23, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: romance, arc
Review based off a free ARC received from

Standard romance with an MMA twist. Sophie and Caden had a bad first impression - she knocked him out with her move camera while filming a TV segment, knocking him out both literally and from the MMA competition he was scheduled to fight in. After this incident Sophie is fired and looking to make a comeback with a documentary about mixed martial arts fighting, and of course Caden is on the tour she hooks up with. After many many trials,
Mar 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
I loved this book...

Excerpt from my girlfriend guide...please click the link and check out what other fight books momma loves!!!

Tap Out by Michelle Mannon releasing April 14, 2014. (I gave this awesome book a 4 ½ star rating…only took the half off because near the beginning Sophie drove me a bit mad…but then both Caden and I warmed up to her…Caden more so than I. But then he was also blinded by lust and the desire to confirm or deny her declaration of her
Roz ~ My Written Romance
You can read my other reviews at My Written Romance.

I was provided with an ARC of this book by Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

3.5 / 5

I enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as I was expecting to.

I definitely liked the MMA and suspense aspects of this story, however for me, there didn't seem to be as much focus on the romance as I would have liked.

There was a really delicious tension building between Sophie and Caden, but it didn't quite deliver what I was expecti
Nov 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
That was so good! After meeting these two in the previous book, wasn't sure I would like them much, but they were wonderful!

MMA fighter and shock-jock lady are just the personas for both of these people. They both have some ugliness in their past, and while things are alluded, and some explanations given, it doesn't take over. Their pasts are explained enough to explain where they are, and that is all that is needed. The story very much stays in the present

The present is pretty exciting for both
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fighters
If you want a story about a kick ass fighter and feisty heroine,
this is your story.

The Worth the Fight series continues with our main characters
Caden and Sophie who we met briefly in the first book Knockout.

There is a saying, don't just the book by it's cover - well this
applies to both Caden and Sophie, 2 misjudged people.

There was enough intrigue and humor and sex to keep the reader on their toes.
What I also enjoyed about this story, besides Caden, was that their relationship took time to deve
Rachel Webb
Mar 31, 2014 rated it liked it
I liked the first in this series more, but this was a solid follow-up although Sophie's inability to press rewind on her camera that she kept with her 24/7 to watch 3 small segments of video was extremely frustrating and could have solved a lot of problems. I would have liked it more if she had teamed up with her man to solve the drug problem, but instead conflict was created where conflict didn't need to be. That being said, my desire for all things MMA romance is still at an all time high so I ...more
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Michele Mannon has been writing romance since her first publication in 2012. A multiple recipient of Romantic Times Magazine’s prestigious TOP PICKS award, Michele’s books always pack a punch, leaving readers laughing out loud or swooning and biting their fingernails at all the appropriate times.

To date, she’s written a contemporary sports romance series and a spicy contemporary/Ne

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