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unDefeated

(Wayward Fighters #3)

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*Note* While this book is a part of the Wayward Fighters series, unDefeated can be read as a standalone.



Spencer Bradley ruins everything he touches. Addicted to gambling, he’s lied, cheated, and stolen to get what he wants. Now, in order to protect those he cares for, he’s keeping his distance. Rehab’s taught him a lot, but when his time runs out and he finds himself wi
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Published May 26th 2015 by J.C. Valentine
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Patricia
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
My love of romance novels are epic. Now add in awareness to a cause or health issue and I'm enthralled.

The topic the author presented Liv with shattered my heart. This character whom I felt a connection with was strong yet has personal demons she is fighting while being strong enough to be there for Spencer.

In the last book I found Spencer to be a worthless piece of crap that allowed his friends to pay tor his sins and debts. In this book we discover a different side of Spence. A stronger perso
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Christa
May 15, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
***Received an ARC copy in exchange for an honest review***

unDefeated is the third book in the Wayward Fighters series. I haven’t read any of the previous books in the series and because of that I felt like I didn’t get as much out of the book as I would have if I knew the backstory. I was a little confused when I started unDefeated because they kept referencing to Spencer and Olivia’s big blow up and break up, but didn’t give any specifics or back story so I was constantly wondering what was th
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Heather andrews
May 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Spencer is great for Olivia's confidence, "don’t go getting embarrassed on me,” Spencer admonished. “I like that you used me. Getting you off is my pleasure.” With a wan smile, he reached between them and ran his fingers through his semen. “Obviously." He knows how to put his foot down, "we’re going to The Keys,” he murmured. “If I need underwear, then you’re doing something wrong. And I already told you, I’m not attending the wedding." I enjoyed this book I thought Spencer and Olivia were perfe ...more
Jessica Alcazar
ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review and I'm gonna tell ya that honestly, phenomenal!!

Everything that happened in this story I felt deep down to my soul. J.C. Valentine didn't just write a story here, she painted a picture for me with her magical writing skills that put me right smack in the middle of this tortured tale. The angst and the turmoil left me completely drained and in need of a detox read ASAP! I loved every single minute of it!

This story is real peo
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S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

I read this as a stand alone not reading anything else in this series. I do wish I knew more of Spencer's back story, it was explained but not the full level of his issue with gambling and what Jami did for him. Not having the information didn't hinder the read at all but just my personal opinion to read all books in series first.

Two people with very addictive personalities can they make it in a relationship? Does under
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Bree202
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gosh where should I start? This was one of the most heart wrenching books I've read in a while. After reading only a few chapters I found myself crying. unDefeated is the first book I've read from J.C Valentine. I read the overview and I knew right away that it was something I wanted to read.
Spencer and Olivia were two broken souls. Though they came from different backgrounds, they connected because of their unwavering love for each other. Spencer had a gambling addiction. Olivia was fragile, h
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Jennifer Lessard
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is a very well written story with a strong story-line and I really enjoyed the characters in the book and could really connect with them. They were characters that were human with issues like your average every day person can have. The connection between the H and h in the story is strong and well-recognized right from the very beginning of the book. Ms Valentine does an excellent job of portraying their love for each other right from the start. Before we really actually knew either Spencer ...more
Clare
Apr 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**** ARC from the author ****

This is the 3rd book and Ive been lucky enough to get all 3 before they were release, When i saw J.C was writing this one i caouldn't wait to read it, Spencer's had a hard time but reading this we really see it's not just him but Olivia too, The story and the way it was written was amazing, I wasn't able to put it down at all, I read this in 5 hours. I loved the ending nothing crazy or over the top and Ive seen that there's gonna be one more book, I'm so so excited f
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Melyssa Winchester
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Title: UnDefeated
Author: J.C. Valentine
Series or Standalone: Series Standalone (Wayward Fighters #3)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Rating: 5 Stars *****

Review:

***Received an ARC of this book from the author for an unbiased and honest review***

This book was an unexpected treat for me to read. Having met the main character of Spencer in the previous books, I have to say, I wasn’t always a fan. What I do happen to be a fan of is redemption, along with change and righting one’s wrongs t
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JB's Book Obsession - Jennifer
unDefeated (Wayward Fighters #3) by J.C. Valentine

Spencer Bradley came from a rough childhood never having a real home or a loving family. His best friend Jamison was all he had in the world. Too bad, he ruined any chance he had of having Jamison in his life. Spencer’s lies and addiction to gambling cost Jamison his fighting career and Spencer everything he ever loved. After hitting rock bottom, he checks himself into rehab. He learns a lot about addiction and about himself. After completing hi
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Book-Lover Book Blog
I'm so glad J.C. Valentine wrote this! By the end, I feel Spencer is finally redeeming himself. Though there were a few times he buggered up in this, by the end, he was a completely different dude.

My opinion on Olivia has changed though. I'm really not sure I like her anymore, generally because she spent most of the time either acting like a petulant brat or nagging the crap out of Spencer when she said she wouldn't. She blows hot and cold. I loved her in the two previous books but she just irri
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Books Laid Bare
May 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Ok, so shot me… but I can’t help myself I just love a fighter series and this is the third book in the Wayward Fighter Series by the super talented JC Valentine and picking right up where Tapout left off we are thrown into Spencer and Olivia’s story.
Now I have to say that I haven’t been a Spencer fan up until now but he comes out fighting and I have to say he has won me round.
We know that Spencer is an addict, he has a gambling addition that has ruled him for too long and like many addicts he ha
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Linda
" unDefeated" is the third in J.C Valentine's Wayward Fighter Series, the story picks up shortly after the conclusion of " Tapout" ( Jamison and Allison's story). This book picks up with Spencer and Olivia's story, a story of recovery, redemption and love.
If you have been following the series, you already know that Spencer has a gambling addiction that has cost him the freindship of the man he considers a brother , Jamison, but also cost Jamison his dream. Spencer feels horrible for it , he feel
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Mignon Mykel
Received a review copy in exchange for an honest review; original tour posting can be found at:
http://mnonmklreviews.blogspot.com/20...

This is the story of two broken people, but two who deal with their shattered pieces differently.

Spencer is an addict -- to gambling. After a bet fine terribly wrong, he lost what few friends he had and spent time at an inpatient rehab center. Every Thursday, he was granted visitors and while he knew she showed, he couldn't face the one person he cared about the
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Aisha Oaktree
Originally Reviewed on Bewitching Bibliophile

I so didn't know this was a part of a series, and it doesn't read like it is. You meet some new characters who are clearly from previous books but these characters have their own arc and are only secondary characters here, so you don't need their stories to understand who they are to Spencer and Liv.


I loved this series. It was amazing. I haven't read a book about addicts in recovery in a while , and they are struggling to become full humans again. Ha
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Risa
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Spencer Bradley ruins everything he touches. Addicted to gambling, he’s lied, cheated, and stolen to get what he wants. Now, in order to protect those he cares for, he’s keeping his distance. Rehab’s taught him a lot, but when his time runs out and he finds himself with nowhere to turn, he seeks help from the one person he’s capable of destroying.

Olivia Carter fell in love the day she met Spencer Bradley. Despite him being responsible for the downfall of his best friend’s career and landing him
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Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
May 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: fans of the Wayward Fighters series, contemporary-romance readers
Recommended to Deanna (A Novel Glimpse) by: J.C. Valentine
I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Undefeated is the third book in the Wayward Fighters Series and continues the story from the end of Tapout from Spencer and Olivia's POV's.

Spencer's trip to rehab has finally brought him to terms with the gambling addiction that ruined every good relationship he had. His goal now is to stay away from those he loves and prevent them from facing any future harm his addiction could bring. But when he has no where else to go after re
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Melanie
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love J.C. Valentine's writing and I was so excited that we got more of Spencer and Olivia!!! I love this couple!! While both Spence and Olivia have things from their past that they have to work through, adding a "disease" to the mix makes it hard for on both of them to fine a happy medium. Spence is getting out of rehab when we start this story and he has worked his way through a gambling problem. When he is released unexpectedly, he has no where to go since he has ruined all his previous rela ...more
Shawna
May 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
I was give an ARC of this book for my honest review.. I have read several books By Valentine now and she has never fallen short of amazing.

This book IS book #3 in the series, but can be read as a STANDALONE. I have purchased the first 2 books, and plan to start them very soon. I say that so that you know that my review is from someone who before page #1 knew little to nothing about this series and or book.

I really enjoyed this book. The author filled you in on all the highlights of what you ne
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FMR Book Grind
Jun 08, 2015 rated it it was amazing
DONNA'S REVIEW
5 STARS

"UNDEFEATED" AWESOME title for this book. I really liked this book and gave it rating of 5. At first, I was thinking Olivia and Spencer should stay far, far away from each other. Olivia and Spencer were both dealing with some major issues with themselves much less another person. Towards the end, Olivia and Spencer show that maybe they can have a healthy, intimate relationship with each other or maybe not. The author not only wrote a good story but you can tell she did her r
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Melissa Ogletree
May 26, 2015 rated it liked it
I received this book for an honest review.
Liv loves Spencer and no matter how hard he tries to push her away she can't let go convinced he needs her to get better. Spencer loves Liv but after destroying those around him and his own life he doesn't think he deserves her but though he tries to push her away he can't stay away either. Both have demons they need to face can they do it together or are they just going to bring each other down?
I find myself struggling to write this review. I've read an
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Kim
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Olivia wouldn't give up on Spencer when everyone else did. She kept trying and trying because she knew in her heart that the Spencer she knew and fell in love with was somewhere deep down in himself and one day she would hope he would come out and show everyone else. But when he wont see her week after week when she would show up at the treatment facility she was loosing hope. But when he shows up at her door after being released she thought she saw hope but after 2 days of him being at her home ...more
Racy
May 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Two lost souls trying to find their way. Hand in hand they try to get thru another day. Can’t live without each other, what is one to do? Can two people that both have additive personalities help each other along the way? Will their relationship survive?

Olivia is so in love with Spencer. She tries to stand with him thru thick and thin, even though her friends do not understand why. Olivia appears to be this healthy sweet person who does not wrong. No one except for Spencer had seen the true Liv
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Sharlene
May 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: indiesagepr
I don’t know how I made it to the end. This book was so emotional!

UnDefeated is the 3rd book in the Wayward Fighters series. I haven’t read the first 2, but don’t let that hold you back from diving into this book. It’s a great standalone too. Knockout, the first book in this series, is available on Kindle for free! Grab it today!

Olivia, has been battling her life threatening addiction to cut herself. Spencer, straight out of rehab for his gambling addiction, jumps back into Olivia’s life. He has
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Toni
May 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I was gifted this book by the author for an honest review. As always J C Valentine's books are captivating and enthralling. Undefeated is no different, but this book is not your standard, hearts and flowers happy ever after love story. It tackles very real dark and deep issues that affect many people around the world. Spencer is in rehab to tackle his demons. He has turned all of his friends against him and has nothing. The only person he knows still cares is Olivia, but he needs to keep her at ...more
Jay
Apr 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Book 3 in the Wayward Fighting Series

Spencer a gambling addict would do anything for his next fix, including lie, cheat, beg borrow and steal, whatever it took to feed his addiction, that addiction has now cost him dearly his lost everything, including his best friend who was more like a brother.

Olivia, has her own demons, self harming is her release, she loves Spencer fiercely, and will help him anyway she can, even when he throws it back in her face, time and time again.

I loved and hated Spenc
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Jeannie
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mantano, arc, 2015, indiesage
I really didn't know what I was getting into when I started reading this book. Yes I knew Spencer had a gambling addiction and when his problem ultimately hurt his best friend, he knew he needed to seek help. Into the rehab centre he went and every week without fail, Olivia goes to visit him but she ends up leaving the rehab centre sad as he had refused to see her.

I was wondering initially, why is Olivia so fixated on Spencer especially when he had caused her brother to be in such a state. Why i
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Jenny Harris
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I received this book as an ARC for an honest review. In this book we get to see what happens with Spencer and Olivia. In Tapout we see that Spencer's gambling cost Jami his fighting career. This book can be read as a stand alone but you should read the first two book first just to have an understanding of the back story.

Spencer knows what he has done and isn't sure that Jami will ever to forgive him but knows that if he doesn't change his ways there will be no way to get that friendship back. S
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Kim
May 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
I love this author!!
Spencer and Olivia have history. Alot bad, some good, but you can't help who your heart chooses to love.
Addiction is a really hard thing. And I can't even begin to imagine the amount of research this author had to do in order to write this book.
Spencer has a huge problem with gambling. He gets himself into rehab, but doesn't really put in the work to make himself better. He's just marking off the days until he gets out.
Once he hits the streets as a free man, his situation get
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Breanna Eichhorn
May 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Spencer is in rehab for his addiction to gambling addiction. Spencer knew that the first step and only step toward making things right was to get his head on straight. He has been in rehab a month and he has traded on addiction for another. Olivia has been going to see Spencer and he never shows. His addiction has cost him everything his friends, family and Olivia. Olivia knows that he regrets everything and that he is punishing himself, so she can't punish him. Spencer goes to Olivia when he ha ...more
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn't sorry.

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