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Sweet Victory

(Fighting for Love #4)

3.97  ·  Rating details ·  829 ratings  ·  129 reviews
Sophie Caldwell might not like asking for help, but help is what she needs if she’s going to save her family business from her uncle. Her grandma left one rule for Sophie if she wants to gain sole ownership before she’s thirty—get married. Yeah, fat chance of that happening since she hasn’t had a boyfriend in years, and now she can’t get her uncle off her ass.

ebook, 281 pages
Published February 27th 2017 by Entangled Publishing: Brazen
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Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


You know it's weird. Sometimes certain situations will annoy the hell out of me in stories and at other times they won't even register on my radar. This is one of those times where I was turned off by the way the author presented the hero. First, we have a heroine that has watched OW coming and going from our hero's apartment ALL THE TIME. On top of that, we get to hear the hero thinking all about how he is attracted to the heroine and continued to fuck OW and picture it was her during the sex.
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-releases
Great finish to a fantastic series!

***Review posted on The Eater of Books! blog***

Sweet Victory by Gina L. Maxwell
Book Four of the Fighting For Love series
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Publication Date: February 27, 2017
Rating: 4 stars
Source: eARC from NetGalley

***Warning: this is an adult book, and for the eyes of mature readers***

Summary (from Goodreads):

Confident but distrustful Sophie Caldwell needs help if she's going to save her family business. Her grandma left one rule for Sophie to mainta
Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾

God, had any woman ever tasted so good, felt so perfect, so soft and strong and absofuckinglutely amazing? No way. At least none that he’d had. Sophie Caldwell left them so far in her dust that new rating systems would have to be invented. One through ten was a joke.

It's hard to believe that it's been four years since I first read the book that began my love affair with all things Gina L Maxwell, Seducing Cinderella. This book was slightly bittersweet for me to read since it concludes
Kübra  Yağmur Aslanhan
Kötü gün - tatlı, eğlenceli, seksi romance.
İy geldi.
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Geri Reads
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
As far as category romances goes, Sweet Victory is on par with most of the books from Brazen. It's hot and steamy with great banter to boot. I have to admit though that I almost DNF'd this one.

The reason? It's so shallow really but I am so over heroines with green, pink or whatever color hair. Like I said, shallow. But after reading so many blonde goddesses with pink, green, purple, rainbow tipped hair I'm just over it.

I know, I know. I'm being a picky bitch again. Fortunately, I did end up en
Kristy & Kayla - My Person's Books
Hoping this is Xander's book!
Jackie Fire and Ice Book Reviews (blog)
Another winner from Gina.

I was excited to read this from the blurb and because it's Gina.

And I loved it.

Sophie was unique, and a spit fire. I loved her right away, and Xander was Sweet and very protective. Cue the swooning.

I sure wish I was actually there eating all of Sophie's yummy treats.

Thumbs up to this book.
Özlem Yazıcı
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Çok severek okuduğum bir seri daha sona erdi. Harika bir yolculuk oldu. Birbirinden Harika bu 4 adamın hikayesi muhteşemdi. Böyle güzel adamlar inşallah bir yerlerde vardır. Çünkü hayat çok daha güzel ve umut dolu bir yer olur. Böyle erkeklere ihtiyacımız var. 👏🏻👏🏻😍😍❤❤ ...more
Susan (susayq ~)
Ahhh, a hot MMA fighter who offers to marry the hot baker so she can save her bakery. What does that give you? A fake to real romance story and that's my favorite kind!

I loved Xander. He was sweetness funny and romantic. Watching him fall in love with Sophie was amazing. The scene where he met Sophie's grandmother made me cry :)

This was the fourth and last book in this series, but can easily be read as a stand alone.
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)
Seems like I have been waiting FOREVER for Xander's story! So happy to see him again and Gina does not disappoint with this one. Holy hotness! MMA fighter, great sense of humor and so very alpha male. Ummm, yeah, did I mention he has a British accent. Xander is the last of his MMA friends to find his true love. This is the 4th book in the Fighting for Love series.

Sophie Caldwell is in a bit of a pickle when her uncle wants to sell off her livelihood. Never did she guess that her too s3xy for wo
Scarlett Se Leva
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc

Sophie is a strong young woman who guards her emotions. Always giving the pretense of strength to outsiders. After all she has been through in her personal life, she spends her time keeping her promise to her grandma.

The relationship between Sophie and Xander is enchanting. I liked how well developed the characters were. You are able to see their relationship develop; YAASSS!!! The sexual chemistry is HOT!!! There was an emotional connection that I loved.

Xander i
It's not the first marriage of convenience that has ever happened, nor will it be the last - and as it all begins, it's a desperate situation that forces Xander and Sophie into one. Their careers and livelihoods are at stake and as it really is, a business proposition that will start and end clinically 6 months after the storm passes.

Feelings, however, as well as stirrings of mutual lust, get in the way and threaten to turn the fake marriage into a real one.

I did think that apart from the rock
Jan 23, 2014 marked it as to-read
Please, please, please let this be Xander's book! A whole book of that accent would be amazing!
Misty (Reds Romance Reviews)
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sophie is determined to carry on her grandmother's legacy and keep the family bakery thriving, but her uncle has other plans, he's out to make a buck and wants to sell the building that houses the family bakery. Taking over the bakery came with a very important stipulation, her grandmother insisted in order for her to maintain ownership she must be married by the age of thirty, but for some reason her uncle is jumping the gun a little and forces her into a very sticky situation, now she needs a ...more
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fighters

- I really loved these two characters!
- The premise was a break from the usual, and highly enjoyable.
April Symes
This is Xander and Sophie’s story. Sophie is determined to carry on her grandmother's legacy and in order to carry on said legacy, she needs to marry or her uncle will pull the rug out from under her and take the family bakery away from her. This is one she and her grandmother did together, ran together until she got very sick and now her uncle is trying to be a miser and steal the business away from her. But what her uncle may not know may be her saving grace to stop him from stealing out from ...more
Jun 26, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Je ne mets pas moins parce que j'aime bien cette série dans son ensemble. C'est hyper futile léger et cela se lit vite. Une série quand même en dents de scie qui ne finit malheureusement pas avec son meilleur tome. Pour moi les 2 et 3.

Pour ce tome en particulier, il ne se passe rien et c'est d'un prévisible affligeant. Les personnages sont mimis mais complètement plats. Et je ne parle même pas de la pseudo intrigue ni de l'affligeant épilogue.

Malgré tout j'ai passé un bon moment tout au long des
J.E. Benoit
Mar 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Reviewed on behalf of The Book Boyfriend Addict ( A complimentary copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.

“What the hell am I supposed to do with that weapon of mass vagina destruction?”
“Now you’re just trying to play to my ego,” he said with a wicked grin as he knelt at the foot of the bed. “I promise that the only thing I’ll be destroying is your desire for any other man in your bed.”

Xander James has wanted only one thing for as long as he can remember
Anne Z.
Feb 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sweet Victory was GREAT! I am struggling to decide if I like this one better than the first book or not - Seducing Cinderella - Decisions decisions... let's see if writing a review helps me decide hey?

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Amber Boyd
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm seriously possibly without words. It seems I've been waiting for years for this story, and in a way I guess I have. Bear with me this review has a backstory.

I read Seducing Cinderella (#1 in this series) way back in 2013, and absolutely fell in love with Gina Maxwell's writing and storytelling. Then later that year I got the chance to meet her and Parker Hurley (aka Reid Andrews) in Vegas at my first signing. From then I was hooked! Then there was Jax's story and then Irish (blew me away);
Richelle Robinson
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it

Xander is working hard on his comeback in the Mixed Martial Artist scene after a career threatening injury. He has no time for women or a relationship until he is confronted with an eviction notice for his gym. To prevent himself from losing his gym he teams up with Sophie who owns a bakery across the way. The business person who wants to buy them out is none other than Sophie's evil Uncle. Xander and Sophie decide to do a marriage of convenience so they won't lose their businesses. At first the
Feb 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Whenever I read (and review) any of Gina’s books there’s always that underlying anxiety, that worry, that my words won’t be able to do her writing - and what they made me feel as I was reading - justice. But as soon as I sit down to read her books the words just start pop in to my head, clamouring to get out even before I’ve finished reading or even sat down to write the review, and you know what? For me that’s just another sign of a good writer, where your brain is writing out the words even t ...more
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Cute romance! Kept picturing Conor McGregor! :))
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been wanting Xander's story since he first appeared in this series. And now that I have read it, all I can say is, "Noooooo!". I am not ready for this series to be done. After falling for Reid and Lucie in Seducing Cinderella and doing numerous "Re-Reid's," I have loved this series. And Xander and Sophie's story is the perfect ending. He is so deliciously dirty, compassionate, protective, loving, and encouraging. I loved him throughout this story. He took such care of Sophie and the scene ...more
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Mar 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-male, arc
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book

I enjoyed this story
It was fast paced and funny and sweet and a little bit of everything. Not to mention the sexucal chemistry between Sophie and Xander

Though Xander was a bit of a 'manwhore' in the beginning even though he was attracted to Sophie, when it counted he was totally devoted to her.
I loved their back and forth banter and liked that Sophie was a tough heroine. Everything about this book was just a good read for me. Will definitely keep you ent
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 34%

2 years of wait to read that...
Maybe i read too many or i wasn't into it but the story is the same as ever, too cliché and so predictable it's not even funny.
Sometimes it can work because the story is entertaining but with this one i was just bored and angry and decided to stop it.
Again it may be a case of me not the book so try it you could be surprised but i was not interested at all. I dn't know what i expected honestly, but i thought that after a long wait i would be at least ente
Feb 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Seducing Cinderella had always held a special place in my heart, Sweet Victory is now on top. Xander was everything I want in a Hero. Alpha, funny, playful, Sweet, charming and sexy!!! I'm utterly and totally in love with Xan!!!! And Sophie... she was amazing too. Strong, independent, fun... make for the perfect heroine. And not only do you get these two.... but the rest of the Fighting for love Crew is in this. The banner between Jax and Reid... priceless. Maxwell does a fabulous job with her d ...more
Feb 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
I haven't read anything else in this series, but I saw this book was by Gina and I knew I needed to read it.
I've read her other series, Playboys in Love and loved those so I knew I had to pick this one up.
Xander is English (swoon accent) and trying to get back into the UFC after an injury. He loves what he does and where he does it. Sophie is a baker, loves what she does and where she does it. Enter the evil Uncle who wants to kick them out of their homes, unless Sophie is married things won't
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books
The last in this series by Gina Maxwell, she definitely has given us the most wonderful cherry on top with Sweet Victory! A romance of convenience, I simply adored watching as Xander James and Sophie Caldwell fell madly for the other even when they didn't want to. Paced perfectly, this book may now be my new favorite right after Seducing Cinderella.

I just loved, like really loved, how both characters treated the other. How they came to each other's rescue, not only by marrying to save each of t
Bette Hansen
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
An excellent steamy read that is perfect for a relaxing afternoon read. It's very well written, has great characters, and the steam will make your ereader sizzle. Xander and Sophie were great together and it was fun to watch their relationship develop. The story has just the right amount of angst to keep things interesting but warning there is a bit of OW drama. Overall a very enjoyable book and one I would definitely recommend to everyone.
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Gina L. Maxwell is a full-time writer, wife, and mother living in the upper Midwest, despite her scathing hatred of snow and cold weather. An avid romance novel addict, she began writing as an alternate way of enjoying the romance stories she loves to read. Her debut novel, Seducing Cinderella, hit both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists in less than four weeks, and she’s been livin ...more

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