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3.70  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  40 reviews
Only bad boys go to prison …

To everyone else in town, Zack is just an ex-con. All he wants is to be an MMA fighter … and good girl Mia is the only one who knows he's going to be a daddy.

Zack

I f*cked up. I lost a year of my life and my MMA career to prison, and I earned every day of that sentence.
But I did it for a woman.
To protect her and our unborn child.
And
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Kindle Edition, 300 pages
Published July 22nd 2016
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Melissa J (Book Addicts Reviews)
3.5 stars. I enjoyed the story line very much. This was a good book in that sense and I did get to know the characters pretty well. There was also a little twist I did not see coming.
This story is about redemption and a bad boy. I mean who wouldn't love that.
Zack went to prison for a year for a crime he should have never committed. He let a woman talk him into to something and then let him take the fall. Now a year later he is out and he is NEVER going back. He was about to be a pro MMA fighte
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Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
Hooked is a rare example of a book where I liked the male lead (Zack) more than the female lead (Mia), but that didn't dampen my enjoyment of the book. While I did find myself questioning the decision making process of both characters multiple times during the course of the book (the reason behind him going to jail, their failure to get to know each other better by sharing DETAILS of their pasts, and their general lack of communication when problems inevitably came up), I do realize that these v ...more
Beth
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I was given this book from the Author in exchange for my honest review.

The saying of bad boy turned good really applies.

Zack was in love and told she was pregnant but that she didn't want the baby. He was going to get the money so that he could show her they would make it together with the baby, then the worst thing happens. He gets caught. He took the full responsibility and that way she would be pregnant and in jail. But the girl he loved didn't feel the same. She completely allowed him to tak
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Carrie Waltenbaugh
Aug 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
"Take it slow. Don't fall in love with him because he beat up some guys."

Zack has made a mistake that landed in prison for a year. Mia graduated college and is a manager of her father's gym. One unfortunate mistake on Mia's part, puts them together. Zack saves Mia and Mia wants to help Zack get his life back on track. But while helping Zack, Mia feelings grow. Zack is not looking for a distraction while trying to decided whether he should pick up where he left off or leave MMA fighting behind.
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Lori
Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
3.5 stars

Really enjoyed this book. I was looking forward to this book and was not disappointed at all. It pulls you in from the start and never lets go. Being a shorter story it moves at a pretty fast pace but is well written and flows smoothly. It doesn't have that "choppy" feel many short stories have. It's not often a short story can give you a twist you don't see coming until it happens, this one does.

A bit of suspense and steamy romance with a little angst and drama all combined in a very e
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Patty
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
MMA romance is quickly becoming a sub genre that I really enjoy. This book is a quick listen and has well developed characters. At times I wished it was a little more in depth, but I think Natasha Tanner and JB Duvane did a great job entertaining me. Zack is an MMA fighter just getting out of jail when he comes upon Mia who is being attacked by two men. The couple do not get together immediately, but you know this is not the end of their chance meeting. The story is about redemption for Zack. He ...more
Claire
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
For a shortish book this story has great character development and there is real depth to the characters which is shown throughout the book.

Zach ticks all the boxes to be a bad boy, sexy MMA fighter with a heart? Yes please! His experiences have left him with emotional scars that create issues in his relationship with Mia and create some interesting scenes.

Mia is a very understanding person who is able to judge people for who they are now rather than who they were or what they've done in the pa
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Jean
Dec 11, 2016 rated it really liked it

MMA Romance..

Zack was a well known MMA fighter who was sentenced to a year in prison for his current girl friend.

He does his time, gets out, and meets Mia one night when she needs help.

Overall, this was a decent a Bad Boy MMA Romance with a Happy Ending.


Logan McAllister did well with the narration.

Note:
"This audio book was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review."

Toula
Jul 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Have it in audio
This is a fantastic MMA story . The author wrote a story full of Action , love and resolution.

Hero is Zack . Heroine is Mia.

Zack is an ex-con that became MMA . He meet Mia and feel hard . They go at it hard and heavy Zack has feelings for Mia .

Mia finds out that she’s having a baby. Does she tell Zack. How does he take it

Logan as a narrator was great. His voice was clear . He was great doing all the characters

Kelli Santistevan
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
* I borrowed this ebook from an ebook lending website.*

Things I liked: the female lead character and the male lead character and I liked the way this book was written and the love story between them. This book is a love story between an MMA fighter and the woman he saved one night from getting raped outside of a dark alley by two guys trying to take advantage of her because she was drunk.

Things I disliked: Nothing

I would recommend it if you like books written in the romance genre.

Ruby McDemon
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobook
This story between Zack and Mia is so sweet. Their story is how all the sweet ones should begin with the amazing hunk saving the innocent damsel and then becoming better together. Yes. As in all good romances there were some problems and things go wrong, but I love how it all worked out. And Logan had an amazing voice and his husky rasp made the story so much more enjoyable.
Barbara
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars. Enjoyed the book and the narrator. Well written novel with MC's that we really get to know. Little bit of a quick ending but cute.
I would listen to more from this pair.
I received this audiobook for free in exchange for an honest review.
Brandi
Jun 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Another audio for me. I have listened to Logan McAllister before and he does not disappoint. He's an excellent alpha male and he makes for a decent female too.

This was a quick listen for me, but that doesn't mean the story is lacking in any way.

In fact, I thought it was very well developed for a book that only lasted a little over 3 hours.

Wanna know what happens? Read it. It isn't a long book!
Sarah Scott
Dec 30, 2016 rated it did not like it
Dnf at 15%. Just bored and couldn't connect.
Amanda Ridings
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Bad Boy MMA Romances happen to be a favorite of mine and this one was no different. Our H is Zack and our h is Mia.

When this book starts we are introduced to Zack... as he is getting beat on, in prison, again. Zack was a well known MMA fighter until his girlfriend at the time set him up. He took the blame and was sentenced to a year in prison. Once the new guys come in and hear who he is, they want to fight him to prove themselves. Zack never fights back. He takes every hit, kick and all around
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Lisa
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lots of twists and turns in this book by Natasha Tanner and JB Duvane! This books is about Zack and Mia. Zack is a former MMA fighter that just got out of prison. While his stay was short, his time away cost him plenty--his girlfriend and his career. He did what he did to protect his ex-girlfriend, only to find out it was all lies. Now he wants nothing to do with women and is focusing on getting back in the cage. Unfortunately for him, he runs in to Mia. This is fortunate for Mia since he saves ...more
Julie Jefferies
Jul 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Zack is finally getting out of prison, a year for something he really didn't want to do, a huge mistake that has possibly ruined his life. Zack is feeling lost, unable to work out a direction for his life, until he sees something in a dark alley, something that doesn't look quiet right.
Mia has dated the worst men ever, and now she's single, all her girlfriends have boyfriends and don't want to hang out with her. After been left alone at a bar, a guy she knows from work approaches her with his f
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Hanne
Jul 25, 2016 rated it liked it
3.5 -- Saving -- stars

Zack is just released from prison after being locked up for a year for breaking and entering. He did that to make his girlfriend happy and never wanted to do it, so he regrets doing it. He was the next big fighter and now he hopes to ever fight again. One night, he saves Mia. Mia trusted the wrong men, but she does feel safe around Zack. Mia can convince Zack to train at her dad’s gym. Zack is over the moon and falls for Mia. Mia falls for Zack and wants to be with him fore
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Sabrina L.
Jul 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Sabrina by: ARC
One bad decision changed Zack’s life forever and not in a good way. After spending a year in prison he’s out and looking to get his life back on track and get back into the world of MMA. He's not looking for any complications on his road to the pro’s but then he wasn’t expecting to meet Mia.

Mia is young women looking for love after she catches he boyfriend cheating. After having a few drinks with someone she thinks she knows and can trust she finds herself being dragged down a dark ally with no
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Patricia Hoffstaetter
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished-reading
This was a very interesting and intriguing bad boy romance to read and I enjoyed reading it. The story covers Zack Turner (aka Hook) who was betrayed by an girlfriend and went to prison for her, he has just released from prison after being locked up for a year for breaking and entering. Zack saves Mia from being raped in a alley by two men and this is where the story really begin. What you will find in this story is drama, suspense, intrigue, betrayal, prison, released, attempted rape, rescued, ...more
Mary Edwards
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful love story and really good story of how to come back up to the top when you've been kicked to the bottom. Zack and Mia are both recovering from strong negative blows in their lives, Zack for taking all the blame trying to protect his ex-girlfriend when she talked him to trying to steal money from her uncle and serving a year in prison, Mia is trying to get over her boyfriend's cheating on her. When Zack saves Mia from being raped by two guys she is very thankful and just wants to retur ...more
Scrap
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book for an honest review,

I normally read paranormal books but oh this book was so very good! Zack just spent a year in prison due to a bad decision.
but really his heart was in the right place, I feel that why he did what he did shows the type of man he is. Zack was known as Hook on the amateur MMA circut. His signature move was a Left-Right combo so fast his opponent say it feels like you are hit
with a sledge hammer on both sides of your head at once.

Mia is a young gir
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Gucci 35
Hooked is about H Zack MMA fighter know has Hook and h Mia.
Zack just got out of prison and Mia is just our of college working at his Gym. These two characters meet at a cretain time in their lives one needs to be saved and the other needs to healing of his faith in himself and others. The chemistry between Zack and Mia is off the charts. Steam was coming from my Kindle from these two getting down and sexy in the weight room. There was a cetain twist towards the end that didn't see coming. Zack
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Coral Mitchell
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
To everyone else in town, Zack is just an ex-con. He took the fall for his girl, only she set him up and moved on the day he was arrested. All he wants is to be an MMA fighter. No time for girls and their games, until he met Mia. Mia is attacked in the alley and Zack stumbles upon her. She wants to help him and knows he does not want any complications. Good girl Mia is the only one who knows he's going to be a daddy.

Even with Zack being honest about his time in prison, they both withhold inform
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sherri jones-teachout
Jul 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
What a beautiful story about second chances, love, forgiveness, and redemption. Zack went to prison after being set up by his girlfriend. When he gets out a year later he feels worthless, and has to get his life back on track. The first night of his freedom he stops two men from raping Mia. These two meeting starts Zack on the road to redemption, forgiveness, and love. Zack is a nice guy who was used by his girlfriend. Mia is sweet and trusting, and when Zack saves her she feels protected and sa ...more
Nicole Guerrero
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love Zack and Mia. Zack is such a sweetheart and I love how Mia is always there for him. He's been burned and isn't looking for another distraction. But, he's the only guy she feels safe around, since the incident. Things seem fine. Then there's a misunderstanding. One of them feels like they've been betrayed and humiliated. But can they work it out? Hmmmm, you'll have to read Hooked to find out won't you! Great book loved it, give it try. You won't be disappointed.


Received this Arc in exchange
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Dee Archer
Jul 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Zach is a cage fighter that gets suckered in by a deceiving girlfriend and ends up spending a year in prison. Mia is a hard working gal that made a couple of foolish decisions of her own. They meet one night in a dark alley when he saves her from being assaulted by two burly men. This action turns out to be the turning point in both of their lives. When secrets are revealed, one realizes we live in a small world indeed. Their story is entertaining, heart warming and a joy to read. I was given an ...more
Lin ( Nerdy Bookworm)
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
          *** Received a copy from the author in exchange for an honest review ***
This is the outstanding and sad story of Zach Turner and Mia Arlington unfortunate meeting after a night of fun for Mia and Zach save her from being assaulted.  Zach, a pure alpha male was just release from prison after a year due to an old-girlfriend (Lexi) set-up and lies. Mia, a recent college graduate and newly manager of Zinzer's Gymnasium and Fitness Center owned by her father. The story contains humiliation,
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CharmaineW
Aug 16, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Received this complimentary arc copy from the author for an honest review.
Oh Zack...life has dealt you some rough choices but hopefully now your luck is about to change. After being cheated and lied to by an ex girlfriend, the going to prison because of her, his faith in women is at an all time low. Until one night..... He helps save Mia from two would be rapists.
Zack saves Mia but unknowingly, she saves him too in so many ways. She restores his faith in women, love and in himself too. A brilli
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Teri
Jul 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
Loved this book. The writing was spot on and so were the characters. I loved the redemption received for a man who made some mistakes. He worked hard to overcome some bad decisions and stir clear of repeating the same mistakes. Mia has made a few mistakes of her own and bad decisions when choosing the men in her life. The meet by happenstance and it's a whirlwind of fun, mayhem and passion all the way to the end.Only bad boys go to prison …
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