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(The Fighter Series #3)

4.40  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  27 reviews
I was just getting my life under control — new job, new friends, less past. Until I met him — this persistent and insanely sexy man who spoke few words. He stormed into my world with one rule — leave your heart out of it. I knew I had to walk away, but his grip was tighter than I ever expected. I had no idea my past intertwined with his present, yet it almost stood i
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Awakened is the third book in The Fighting series by TC Matson. I loved this book. We finally got Adam's HEA and Kelsie was his perfect mate.

Although not a fluff piece, it was a sweet story. I liked how Matson built the story and developing relationship. It had several obstacles to overcome, yet it was plausible and interesting.

I love Matson's writing style. Her heroes have a unique conversational manner that draw me into the story with humor, as if it's a private conversation between me and th
Angela Lamb
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars

I devoured this book in one sitting. My poor family had to fend for themselves until I finished #sorrynotsorry! I loved Adam in Levi’s book. The quiet playboy sidekick, but in Awakened, we finally get to see the sweetheart he really is. Adam is the ultimate bad boy Alpha, who’s been broken in a sense. His one true love ripped away from him, he’s sworn off all relationships…sex only, no strings attached, leave your heart out of it. Until he meets Kelsie, then even he can’t follow his own a
Sep 12, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc, eram
In the first two Fighter series books we met Levi's assistant/sidekick, Adam. We get to know him a little bit better in Awakened.
For the most part, I enjoyed this book. Unfortunately, there were several distraction and detracting factors that made it hard for me to give it the credit it probably deserves. I don't know if it's a case of the author's style and I not meshing or if it was something specific to this book, but I just didn't like it as much as I did Paige and Levi's story.
The two big
Megan Crisp
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Who knew?!?!?!

I'm sure all who've read the fighter series has expressed an interest in Adam, Levi's quiet playboy, broody bestie.. Aside from his car Nora, he's only had one true love in his life, when that was destroyed, ripped from him, he begins the downward spiral of never feeling that way again, sex only- no feelings.. That is until he meets the married Kelsie. I know what y'all are thinking, y'all are rolling your eyes and saying oh yea another cheater book... Nah huh uh, it's nothing like
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5 Stars

I devoured this book in one sitting. My poor family had to fend for themselves until I finished #sorrynotsorry! I loved Adam in Levi’s book. The quiet playboy sidekick, but in Awakened, we finally get to see the sweetheart he really is. Adam is the ultimate bad boy Alpha, who’s been broken in a sense. His one true love ripped away from him, he’s sworn off all relationships…sex only, no strings attached, leave your heart out of it. Until he meets Kelsie, then even he can’t follow his own a
Linda~True Blood Diaries
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
"I like being a dream come true." - Adam, Awakened by T.C. Matson.

A dream come true is exactly whom Adam is. Early in the Fighter Series Adam may have come off as arrogant and man-whoreish as Levi, but he is a sweetheart underneath it all. He has a past that holds him hostage until he meets Kelsie. She turns his entire world upside down.

Kelsie is a successful woman in career, but not in love. She cannot escape her past relationship, but Adam may just push her to fight her past.

I adored Adam! H
Jul 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After meeting Adam in "Blindsided" and "Unexpected", I was ecstatic to hear that TC Matson was going to write his story.

Adam is a character full of contradiction. He is cocky, arrogant and full of himself. You want to smack him but also hug him! But he has a side to him that nobody has managed to know...until Kelsie.

Kelsie is the type of woman I want to be. After suffering a devastating betrayal, she closes off her heart for fear of being hurt. Until she meets Adam and he breaks down her walls
4.5 Fabulous Stars! Kelsie is trying to get her life back on track after ending things with her ex. Adam is your typical bad boy who has swore off relationships because his one true love left him. When Adam meets Kelsie all his rules go out the window. Can Adam convince Kelsie to give love a try again? The author had me from the first chapter and I could not put the book down! The story was well written and the chemistry was through the roof. This is the third book of the Fighter Series and I ca ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is the third book in this series, and is about Adam and Kelsie. Adam is Levi’s bestie, and in the previous books he was always quiet and mysterious, and he goes after what he wants. Kelsie is married but separated from her hubby, and Adam wants her. The chemistry between these two is off the charts. What will happen when Adam realises who Kelsie is married too? You need to read this amazing story for yourself. No spoilers from me.
The author has written a wonderful story, and I was hooked fr
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
omg this book ......I loved it. Adam is bad ass sexy. Kelsie is trying to move on from her soon to be ex if he'll every sign the papers, but she needs a new start but Adam wasn't part of that, but what's a little fun, but her heart is wanting in to can she trust again. Adam was instantly drawn to Kelsie when he first seen her, commitment he can do it, he just chooses not to and that's clear with Kelsie. They will not fall in love with each other, but you know the old saying" the heart wants what ...more
Susan Trewick
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in the fighter series but could be read as a standalone. We met Adam in the first 2books, he was fairly quiet and brooding, in this book he's cocky, arrogant and goes after what he wants. Kelsie, once she gets into her stride is feisty and sassy. They both have ghosts in their past that they have to let go of so they can have a future together. The chemistry between them scorches the pages and you will be rooting for them to get their HEA, this is my favourite book of the ...more
Michelle Neubert
Nov 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Hands down, one of the best series I have ever read! (And trust me, I have read many). Awakened is a perfect balance of sensual, sentimental, and sweet...all wrapped in sexy, muscled, badassed packaging. I have loved Levi since Blindsided (book 1). However, I really wanted to know his best friend Adam's story. I just knew there was way more that meets the eye. T.C Matson delivered. Adam is this polite, mysterious, supportive, and gorgeous guy. Except he is a major player who comes with some deep ...more
Michaela Zankl
Dec 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Awesome Book!

I love this series and Adam is my new favorite character. He is intense and determined and Kelsie slowly sweeps him off his feet. Awakened is Book 3 in the Fighter Series and with each book TC Matson is outdoing the previous book. This book is a standalone but fits perfect into the series and seamlessly works with the previous 2 books. Characters from the first 2 books are incorporated in this book, which makes this book a great addition in the series. It is a great book as a standa
Nov 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another good one in this Fighter series. I was curious about Adam in Levi's books and loved getting his story.
This couple went through a mess of trouble and a scary situation to get together.
In the end I was smiling through tears. I read out of order so I thought this was my last in the series but NOPE I saw the author has another one coming. Yay! I can never get enough of the sexy men she has created.
Kylie Allen
Jun 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

He's a lot deeper than I imagined. Kelsie is so strong, but doesn't see it until Adam makes her. These two bring out the best in each other. And she's a perfect fit with Paige.
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this! Awesome follow up to the series, and Adam had hidden depths not seen previously, great stuff :)
Rina Smith
Jun 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really liked this one

Adam is so much more than he seemed in Levi's story. Kelsie was finally getting her life back when she and Adam collide. Great story.
Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets
3.5 stars

Ok so this is Adam and Kelsie's story. It was a very fast paced relationship. Lots of sex in this one. I didn't really connect with them like I had hoped. Maybe it was just a tad too much too fast. There was no "working for it" and no Real drama or omg moments for me. So sadly this wasn't as good as Levi's two books.

I failed to mention I did enjoy the "one liners" pick up lines he used through out
Fiction  Vixens Blog
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Awakened is the third book in (The Fighter Series ) by T.C. Matson ,and I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this whole amazing series. T.C.Matson has given us a wonderful series that will have you hooked right from the beginning .I found that each and very book got better and better ,which you will fine that the authors style of writing is totally seamless and her storyline flows smoothly. The story will take you on a emotional roller coaster ride with Adam and Kelsia as they try to get ride of ...more
Oct 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Pasts & Futures Will They Intertwine
This can be read as a standalone, but it is the third book in the series. It has characters from the first two books, but the main characters, are more of background characters in this book, and a background character from their books is a main character in this book. Does that make sense? Hope it does! I'm loving TC Matson's books more and more and I need more! Please and thank you! This book ends so that it could leave it open for a second book, but it d
Amanda at WickedGoodReads
Aug 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I met Levi, I fell in love with his cockiness. His honesty. Then T.C. brings us Adams book, and my god, I fell in love Adam in no time. Is he cocky? Arrogant? Knows he's hot shit and goes after what he wants? Absolutely. Is he also a softy on the inside and a one woman kinda man when he finds the one? Absolutely. Did he think he could be with one woman and not fall for her? Oh yeah, he thought he could...but even he couldn't follow the one rule he set in place-no feelings.

Kelsie is trying
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
Now that Levi and Paige are settled, we finally get to find out what is really up with Adam!

Poor Adam. He's all quiet and broody and loves nothing but his car. Nora is the bomb! Then he meets Kelsie, who is....married. Adam has left behind a string of nameless, faceless one-night stands, because after something terrible, he can't bear to commit. Kelsie changes that, except there is that whole pesky marriage thing.

Here's the thing...this is not a cheating story. It isn't. I promise. Kelsie's mar
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
After reading the other books in The Fighter series, I really wanted a story for Adam to find his HEA. And this book did not disappoint! Things aren't easy for Adam and Kelsie and both of their pasts rise up to pull them apart but they fight for each other and it makes it so worth it.
I absolutely loved watching Adam fall for Kelsie and give up his playboy ways. And it was a added bonus to see Levi and Paige still going strong:)
I love this whole series and I would highly recommend it.
Carrie Gubish
Oct 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good book

This book was a fun read. I still think he won't be Faithful to her later on. I didn't care much for him but I liked her character. She deserves way better. The story kept you turning the pages for sure. Liked the drama and sex but needed more connection.
Sep 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Book

5 stars for the 3rd book in the series. Adam is a really good guy. The book had the characters from the first 2 books. I still want a book about Ryker.
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“Dreaming in Reality…You dream in reality when you pick up a book and get lost in it. In my writing, I strive to take you to a place where reality and fantasy become a blurry line. Everything should be relatable. It could happen…couldn’t it?” ~ TC Matson

TC Matson loves to let her character’s voices be heard. With a head full of stories, she puts her keyboard through a beating daily. With an unders

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The Fighter Series (5 books)
  • Blindsided (The Fighter Series #1)
  • UnExpected (The Fighter Series Book 2)
  • No Holds (The Fighter Series #4)
  • No Hesitations (The Fighter Series #5)