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Ground & Pound

3.86  ·  Rating Details ·  569 Ratings  ·  86 Reviews
Kane Travis is one of the most successful fighters in the UFC. His name is known worldwide. Men want to be him, and women just want him. All Kane wants is the heavy weight title, nothing else matters to him. Not until, he see Emmy twirling around a pole

Kane has one rule, never give anyone else control. He doesn’t let anyone in, especially woman. The night he meets Emmy, he
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Published February 7th 2016
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Feb 20, 2016 Debbie rated it really liked it
Kane Travis is a successful and popular UFC fighter. He doesn't pay much attention to the women throwing themselves at his feet, instead concentrating on winning the heavyweight championship title. When his brother takes him to a fancy strip club, Kane never dreamed of meeting the one. But from the moment he locked eyes with Emmy, he knew she was something special.

Emmy's parents died when she was only eighteen leaving her to raise her younger brother. She works as a stripper to pay their bills
This is the first time I've read either of these authors. I can guarantee it won't be the last. It's a shorter story so the love is insta, but it's a good story. Boy sees girl, boy wants girl, boy gets girl.

There are a few outside forces that try to keep Kane and Emmy apart, but it takes more than that to stop true love.

Emmy is raising her brother on her own and has turned to the one thing guaranteed to make easy money: Stripping.

Kane Travis is a fighter. Born to a shitty father yet an amazin
Libby Harrison
The prologue was good and then it went downhill fast.

h is a stripper who has not even attempted to find alternative work, she gets molested by her sleazy boss, goes on stage and 'performs' for the H who follows her backstage and promptly " shoves two of his fingers inside me"

Stephanie Phillips (Stephanie's Book Reports)
I was given a copy of this book from the authors for an honest review.

Initially I beta read this book for Alexis Noelle then they changed the story completely from the beta and I scrapped my whole beta review for this advanced copy one.

Minton and Noelle have created a great mix of funny and suspense. Be prepared for Kane-swoon. He's a MMA fighter and Emmy is a stripper. He won't take no for an answer and she won't say yes over her fear.

There were quite a few parts in the story I busted out la
Feb 07, 2016 Jos rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Stars.......Hot, Sexy, Total Alpha Male and Hot Beautiful Girl.....GREAT

OMG, I bought this today, devoured it all day and just finished! I am a huge fan of both Emily Minton and Alexis Noelle so when I saw this finally out, I knew I had to one-click. This book was everyting I had hoped for and so much more!!!!!

Kane and Emmy....oh lordy, did I ever want to be the cream in their oreo cookie sandwich. There was not one thing I disliked about them, the story, the characters, etc.... The storyline,
Yesenia Gonzalez
I really liked it, At first I thought Emmy was acting like a bitch and I was not ready to continue but I feel like Kane brought out the good in her. Emmy lost her parents and she wasn't going to let her younger brother go into the system so she stepped up , did everything she can to put money on the table even stripping. UFC fighter Kane went with his brother Ozzy to the strip club but as soon as he sees Emmy dancing he knows she is his. I loved that Kane was there for her brother and just wanti ...more
Shari Kay
Feb 08, 2016 Shari Kay marked it as maybe-maybe-not  ·  review of another edition
Not sure can trust this author... writes other books with cheating
* A review copy was provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review *

~ 5 Sunshine Stars ~

Ground & Pound is a Standalone MMA love story, written by Alexis Noelle and Emily Minton. I have been a huge fan of Alexis's for quite awhile now, but I am new to Emily Minton. I happy to say that I will for sure be checking out other books by Emily in the future.

What I love the most about a book that is co-authored is you get two writing styles, but what is amazing about that is when you g
Renee Entress from Renee Entress's Blog
5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has pain, secrets, suspense, twists & turns, steamy naughty fun, and heartbreak.

This is Emmy and Kane’s story. Emmy will protect and care for her brother no matter what. With her working as a stripper she can just support them both. She will do everything she can so her brother stays in college. Kane is a fighter and knows what he wants. He wants Emmy. Now he has to convince her that she wants and needs him also. When he steps in to help o
Nov 26, 2015 Laetitia rated it liked it
The book starts off with Kane's childhood, when him, his brother Ozzy and his mom used to get physically abused by their father. But they made it out and have had a great life since and he became an MMA fighter. On a night out at a strip club, he sees Emmy onstage and he wants her instantly. After her set, they almost have sex in the back room but she stops it before it gets too far. Emmy gets a phone call to go to the hospital for her brother Trey and Kane takes her. Later that night they do ha ...more
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Feb 08, 2016 Samantha's ~*Confessions*~ rated it really liked it
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review**
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4 Hot Pounding Stars!

I loved Kane’s alpha tendencies, but I also like that Emmy was sassy and only gave over control in the bedroom. There was angst, suspense, hope, despair and super, explosively hot sex. These two kept me reading and wanting to find out what happens next.

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Good book! Insta-attraction. Emmy 'Sunshine' works as a stripper who is being harassed by her boss and Kane is an MMA fighter getting ready to fight for the World Title. I really like stories where the hero sees the heroine and falls for her instantly and becomes uber protective and possessive of her. I do like the fact that, even though her boss was an ass, he still let her work at the strip club because she wanted to keep being independent He didn't force her to quit her job until she was knoc ...more
Apr 28, 2016 Lauren rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
2.5 stars

Mediocre, predictable plot. Full if cliches and tropes. Didn't really have a problem with this. I like these types of books. My problem cane with the stupidity of Emmy. How she ignored the danger she was in. My final straw that brought this below 3 stars was the ending. What Kane did with his career to please Emmy. I wanted to punch her in the throat for making him do that because of her weakness. I didn't care after that point.
So I thought I was getting to read about a strong heroine. It started out that way and unfortunately for me she turned out to be one very selfish and very insecure girl. Who in their right mind would hold back their loved one from doing what they love when it's because of fear?! This h is something else.
Simona Webb
Feb 18, 2016 Simona Webb rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Had Me Guessing

Good read!! I expected more to come to Jason!! Glad Trey got a piece of him but I wanted more!!
Feb 24, 2016 Katie rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks
Anne Milne
Feb 08, 2016 Anne Milne rated it it was amazing
Great story great characters, lots of future possibilities hopefully start of lots in the series.
Feb 18, 2016 Lynn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-kindle
Love Emily Minton's writing.
May 09, 2017 Sweetpea rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ground & Pound is the story of an MMA fighter named Kane and Emmy, a stripper. Both of them are working hard toward their goals and don't want distractions. When Kane meets Emmy he has to have her. They both relinquish the control that they have so carefully guarded and must fight for their love.

Even though this is a romance, the first part of the book outlines the domestic abuse that Kane's family suffered at the hands of his father. It was a difficult section to listen to but it was essent
Zara Quintana
May 22, 2017 Zara Quintana rated it liked it
Great Story - Less than Par Narrating. I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via Audiobook Boom. I really wanted to enjoy this audiobook. The story is very interesting and the narrator has a pleasant voice to listen to, but he performs with too much monotone. He doesn't put too much inflection in his voice which gets very annoying. Luckily the story and writing kept me interested that I tried very hard not to let th ...more
May 05, 2017 Dympna rated it did not like it
Pounded into the ground.

I had high hopes for this after reading the blurb but unfortunately it fell flat for me. It was predictable and didn't hold my interest. I kept going to the end waiting for it to pick up but it never did. Also the whole thing of Emmy being 5'5" but having legs for days.... *eye roll*

There was very little differentiation between the narration of Kane and Emmy's POV and at times was confusing- no change of voice for Emmy's chapters just read straight, especially her inner m
Feb 10, 2016 Julie rated it really liked it
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

I’ve always been a fan of MMA books and being a fan of Emily and Alexis, I knew this would be a must read for me. Ground and Pound is one of those books that kept me interested from beginning to end and I just loved Kane.

Kane “Knock Out” Travis is one of the hottest and badass fighters in the UFC world. He’s tough, sexy, and such an alpha male. He lives for one-night stands and never lets a woman get into his heart. Until Emmy. The one woman who break
Cairn Stone
Mar 06, 2016 Cairn Stone rated it really liked it
ARC received in exchange for an honest review

I’ve always been a fan of MMA books and being a fan of Emily and Alexis, I knew this would be a must read for me. Ground and Pound is one of those books that kept me interested from beginning to end and I just loved Kane.

Kane “Knock Out” Travis is one of the hottest and badass fighters in the UFC world. He’s tough, sexy, and such an alpha male. He lives for one-night stands and never lets a woman get into his heart. Until Emmy. The one woman who break
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Feb 08, 2016 Nerdy Dirty & Flirty rated it really liked it

Sexy and edgy but sweet and impossible to tell that it was written by two people.

Kane is a title UFC fighter; he gets what he wants, when he wants. His life wasn’t always what it is now and has spent a number of years taking advantage of his success. He has had women looking for nothing but his money and fame, while he is looking for nothing more than good enough for now. Until something unexpected catches his attention, in the least likely of all places.

“Things don’t just disappear because yo
Feb 04, 2016 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-s
I received a complimentary copy of Ground & Pound in exchange for an honest review.

This was my first book from Alexis Noelle and I’ll admit when I started the first chapter I thought “What the f*ck did I get myself into?”. I always read the synopsis when I say “yes” to a complimentary copy of a book – but when the book appears on my kindle I don’t re-read the synopsis, I just dive right in. In this case, the synopsis wouldn’t have prepared me. With all that being said – after the first chap
Tiffany Readz
Feb 08, 2016 Tiffany Readz rated it really liked it
Emily Minton and Alexis Noelle give their readers quite the story packed in a few pages. We have a stripper, a MMA fighter and each has a younger brother they are taking care of, as well as a not so great past. Quite the combination.

Kane is on the fast track to super stardom. He is getting ready for the fight of his life and now isn't the time for distractions. However, Emmy isn't what he would call a distraction, she's the sunshine he's been waiting his whole life for.

Emmy is working to take ca
Lita Thomas
Feb 02, 2016 Lita Thomas rated it really liked it
Ground and Pound by Alexis Noelle, Emily Minton is the story of Kane Travis a MMA fighter who ends up going to a strip cub with his brother to see a stripper name Sunshine who his brother says is something to see. Emmy stage name Sunshine hates her job as a stripper but the money is good and it allows her to take care of her and her brother. Her parents were killed when she was 18 and now her brother is in college. The place is one of the better strip joints but she will not do any of the extras ...more
Jennifer Pierson
WOW WOW WOW! I absolutely LOVED LOVED LOVED Ground & Pound! Emmy Sanders has put all her dreams on hold to take care of her younger brother. Since she will do anything for him, she's stripping to put him through college, as nothing is more important to her than that. Kane Travis is one of the best fighters in the UFC. Men want to be him, and women just want him, but all he wants is the heavyweight title. That is until the night he comes face to face with Emmy. They both recognize the danger ...more
Dec 17, 2016 iloveladyporn rated it really liked it
Emmy is the girl at the strip club that gets all the attention when she's stage. She could have her pick of any man but that's the last thing she needs. When Kane see's her he is determined to have her and Emmy doesn't know what hit her when he comes at her full force. It takes a little bit for Kane to break through Emmy's walls but he is hard to resist. Kane didn't even know he wanted to have a future with a woman until he meet Emmy now he has to tread lightly to make her his. The sex scenes ar ...more
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