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Yield to Me

(Club Excelsior #1)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  610 ratings  ·  142 reviews
No-holds-barred attraction...

Amateur MMA fighter, Marcy Foster is determined to win the state championship. But dark secrets and a broken trust mean there's one submission she just can’t master. Fortunately Club Excelsior has hired a coach who knows all the right moves.

Sexy, confident and commanding, fight consultant Jax demands control, both in and out of the ring. But o
ebook, 106 pages
Published June 2nd 2014 by Sarah Castille (first published May 27th 2014)
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3,5 Sexy Stars.

Marcy, amateur fighter trying to go PRO just got a new coach, Jax. What she didn’t expect was to find her coach so hot. Nor that he was as attracted to her, as she was to him. They find out they are pretty compatible inside the sheets, but outside things are a little more difficult.


If you’re looking for a quick and oh, so steamy reading, and this book is a perfect choice. Especially if you like sexy fighters. The writing is good, the characters are likable (the book is not long
3.5 stars
“Yield, little fighter.”

Yield to Me is a hot little number about an amateur MMA fighter Marcy and Jax, a trained fight consultant. He is brought in to help Marcy get passed her mind block, every time she is put in a submissive position, she freezes. Denying her submissive sexual side, and fearing the repercussions of being her sexual nature has bled into her work life... freezing up could cost her, her life and it isn't something her friends or Jax is willing to risk. But J
Olga therebelreader
Yield to me is the love story between Jax, an MMA coach (and ex-fighter) and licensed psychologist, and Marcy, an amateur badass MMA fighter. Jax is hired by her manager and friend Reid to coach her and help her with her training.

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At the beginning, Marcy isn’t willing to follow his orders and his advice on her submission issues on ring. Marcy is a beautiful distraction and soon things heat up between them.

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Jax, who practices BDSM, soon feels the need to sexually dominate her. She surrende
Apr 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
I love Castille’s take on MMA & the look at women fighting. It’s empowering without going overboard. The theme of accepting who you are and using it to your advantage also heightened my enjoyment of the story. I was absolutely entranced by Castille’s writing. I simply couldn’t look away. Not only is the story well written & edited, the plot is solid & exciting. Her narrative and descriptions bring this novella to life in a very vivid and enticing manner. The fight scenes are just as vivid and ca ...more
Feb 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
this was a phenomenaly written novella.

short by number of pages but very well paced in content, I never felt I was being rushed by the flow of the story...
it was about chemistry, lust, dealing with personal issues that one must overcome to be "the best" in and out, personaly and professionaly...

and I have a soft spot for men in sports of any kind...

all I can say now, in a yielding manner, is this:

"hi, my name is Snježana and I'm a MMA fighter addict..."
christine danielle (Bibliophilic Madness)
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Yield To Me was a great book which was has a very unique plot because female MMA fighters are something that I haven't ever read in a book before. Although it was a novella, I didn't feel anything was rushed which usually happens when it comes to novellas and it's something that I was very thankful for.

The characters were very well written an
Jun 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
Sarah does it again! Loved this book.
A lot of attraction, a little BDSM, great characters.
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Wow ... Jax had me the minute he walked into the ring. Strong, capable, hot, muscled male. Dominate in the way he takes control of Marcy when he firsts meets her and even more dominate when he takes control of her out of the ring.

Jax always kept his private and professional life separate. He doesn't stay in one place to make attachments. But, he may have met the one person who has him thinking about putting down roots again. Now, can he train
Iris Hunter (InstagramREADS)
I think she should sell sport gym memberships... I' in
Jun 02, 2014 marked it as to-read
Just bought this. I hope it's good!! *prays*
Heather andrews
May 29, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I have to say between the innuendos and the heat between Jax and Marcy this is the naughtiest book Sarah has written thus far and well I enjoyed every minute of it, and especially that first encounter with the two characters, "on your back. Legs apart. I'll mount you and take the dominant position." She startled at his abrupt command, and heat flooded her veins, pooling between her thighs. Flustered at her body's unexpected response to words she heard every day in practice," Jax he's a total dom ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
His hair invited touching...and pulling
Woo Hoo! I'm so excited about this new series. I fell hard for the Redemption Series, it was my introduction to Sarah Castille, and I'm hooked. I can't get enough of those sweaty, muscled, tough, bada$$ fighters that turn into teddy bears when their hearts are involved. I can't get enough of the author's ability to make me laugh out loud at the witty banter and humorous situations the characters find themselves in. I can't get enough of the colorful charact
Heather in FL
Jun 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Interesting, steamy story. We have Marcy, who wants to be a pro fighter, but she's a sexual submissive, so when an opponent puts a submissive hold on her, she freezes, which can be devastating both to her career as well as her health. Even when not in the ring, she tries to hide her sexual nature, because it's only caused her problems in the past. Her coach brought Jax in to help her get past this submissive hold issue. Wouldn't you know, he's a sexual dominant and recognizes Marcy's submissive ...more
Monica **can't read fast enough**
YIELD TO ME is a quick enjoyable read with a nice twist in that the heroine is a MMA fighter as well. This is the first time that I have read one of the sports romances where the heroine is actually part of all of the physical action. Marcy is determined to be a success at her chosen passion despite feeling that she is a disappointment to her family. Jax is a no nonsense coach that is willing to push Marcy out of her comfort zone both in and out of the ring. Castille definitely has a nice way of ...more
Jessica Alcazar
**Copy provided by Barclay Publicity via NetGalley for an honest review**

Two things: a female MMA fighter who is submissive in the bedroom. Is there anything else you need to know? Because that right there should be enough to intrigue the heck out of you. It did me! AND, it's not overly long as well. So if you haven't had a taste of Sarah Castille's work, then this is a phenomenal place to start!
I've already read her greatness and I am slowly and steadily becoming an addict! This woman can write
ARC received via NetGalley

I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, hot little read. I liked the combination of dominate/submissive and fighting. I liked the plot but felt that it wasn't developed enough and I felt like you couldn't completely connect to the characters. Overall, I thought the book was a bit short...I would have liked for it to have been longer. I also wanted more background on the characters to be able to know them better plus more of the bdsm element as I thought there wasn't enough
Mar 31, 2015 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

I almost never read the publisher notes before the actually book, but I did this time. I found out that this was originally a novella published in Unraveled. It said that it was 50% new. I just wish the new part had included a better ending. I liked it but his halfway BDSM and her fighting his training just got old. I will read the next book in the series cause I'm hoping it will be Reid.
~Steph K~
Absolutely loved this short, definitely hot story - with the MMA fighter being a woman this time. I love Sarah's books - and this one did not disappoint at all. Can't wait for more from this series.
Mar 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
i wish it was a bit longer though - however for a short book she packed a lot in
Katie Jane
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've promoted Sarah Castille's books over and over. This is my 1st time getting down the business and finding the mins. to start reading one of her must read books ... I loved this read. Such a fan. I would say there are NOT going to be many folks who will not fall in lust or love with Jax, hot ... steamy-ness fill up these pages. Such a great read, couldn't put it down. Can't wait to see where this series goes . . .
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Liz F
Mar 28, 2015 rated it liked it
Review copy courtesy of the publisher via NetGalley.

I'm definitely a fan of this author and of her Redemption series. I'm such a big fan that I chose this book, knowing that it was a novella! Of course, the last time I checked, it was NOT listed as a novella but as Book 1 of her new Club Excelsior series. To me, 106 pages is a novella, but what do I know? ;)

Marcy is a heroine unlike any I've read before. She's training to be an MMA fighter. I love strong heroines so it was easy for me to like he
Well to be honest, I read this one a few days ago and I'm not completely sure how I feel about it. Did I like it? Yes. Did it hold my attention? Yes. Were the sexy times smoking hot? Hell yes! But, unfortunately I found the characters and the romance lacking... All that said, that makes writing a review kinda difficult.

So let's start with the story... Jax is a former fighter turned coach that was brought into Club Excelsior to work with a couple of fighters, including up and coming MMA fighter M
Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Goodness gracious, I am absolutely falling in love with Sarah Castille and her amazing writing. It doesn’t hurt that her men are deliciously alpha or that her stories are action packed and smoking hot!

“You’re afraid of submission.”

Sarah’s fighter books have me hooked and while I am not usually a fan of novellas I just had to pick this one up. I admit my curiosity and love for all fighter books overtook my distaste for novellas and I am so glad that it did. Because this short and arousing sto
Ann Marie
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
“You’re afraid of submission”

Marcy Foster is an MMA fighter with Club Excelsior. She is in the middle of her training preparing for state championships when she heard those words. She doesn’t know this man standing here watching her. What is his deal anyway? She is at the top of her game she is 4-0 by knockout. Unaware that Reid hired him to help her. Marcy comes from a high achieving family. She likes fighting and doesn’t want to work on Wall Street like the rest of them. No she didn’t want tha
Yield to Me by Sarah Castille is friendship, romance, fears, MMA, a little dab of light kink mixed in to 100 pages.

Marcy is fighter. A fighter that will do anything to get to the top. And she will get to the top, if she can just get past her fear of submission. When put in a submissive position on the mat, she freezes. Friend and gym owner hires a psychologist with unique ways to help Marcy work through these potentially deadly brain blocks. Jax is strong, confident, and definitely dominant. H
Miranda Elaine
Apr 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Yield to me was actually my very first Sarah Castille book and WOW was it hot and sexy. I am a sucker for a fighter book and Sarah did a great take on this with the heroine in the story being the fighter.

Jax is a sexy dominant alpha of a man and as it turns out Marcy's new coach who knows how to push all her buttons (even those she doesn't want to admit to wanting pushed.)

Marcy is a strong fighter but yearns to hand over some of the control and strength in the bedroom that she yields in the ri
Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
Having read two books in this author's Redemption series I was interested to see what she did with a new series where the books are shorter but still centred around MMA.

Yield to Me hooked me from the start. I like the tension between Jax and Marcy and want intrigued to see how their relationship would develop. There was a clear spark and chemistry with them and it was only enhanced by the fight training. I liked the fire Marcy had despite being a submissive.

However, whilst I like around two thir
Anna's Herding Cats

First, I've just got to pant a little over that cover. Holy cow but Yield to Me is fucking gorgeous! Total #Covergasm. And the set up was fantastic with Marcy being a female MMA fighter in training--you just don't see that often--and Jax coming in to consult on issues she was having. Unfortunately, the novella wasn't quite for me. I've been wanting to try Castille for a while now. Everything about her books so screams Anna! You must read me!! lol But I ended up not feeling much about this on
Susan  Owensby
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: some-fave-books
Yield to me was a wonderful and perfectly steamy novella. I have fallen head over heals in love with author Sarah Castille and her characters. This novella is Marcy and Jax’s story and I blew through every word in record time. I simply could not put it down.

Marcy is a wonderful, strong woman that is full of ambition and fire. Jax is supposed to be her coach and help her figure out how to tackle her demons so that she can finally win in the ring. Jax has a past he is also trying to run from. Wil
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies.

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