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Fighting Attraction

(Redemption #4)

4.06  ·  Rating details ·  1,581 ratings  ·  209 reviews
My sweet, sexy Penny has a dark side. Just like me.
I will have her. And then I will lose her, and suffer a lifetime of regret.

Rampage. Everyone loves him. He is Redemption's top heavyweight fighter and the biggest gossip in the gym. But he isn't the teddy bear everyone thinks he is. He's hiding a dark secret-and he hates himself for it.

Twice a week, Rampage transforms into
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Published April 4th 2017 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
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XxTainaxX Curvy and Nerdy
4.5 Stars. Audiobook review. Rampage is the fighter that gets along with everyone. He is easy to be around with a seemingly carefree disposition. Below the surface, however, there is a darkness and depth to him that few get to see or experience. That is why nobody really knows him... until Penny.

Penny's past has left some permanent scars that she deals with in a very specific way. She has kept a very personal but essential part of her away from those she loves causing there to be some distance
Mar 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 "gimme your pain" stars

Oh la la...this was unexpected...

well, i thought i was going to read about hawt alpha MMA fighter and well, i got more than i bargained for...

It was not exactly dark, but intense and deep in issues both characters dealt with...

He was a sadist
don't want to enjoy hurting you. I can't.

I'm not afraid of you, Jack. It's my choice. I choose you.

Christ. She's almost too good to be true. Can she really need what I have to give?

She needed pain to get a release...
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
ARC received for review

Sleep...who needs sleep. Started in at almost 10pm and thought I'll just get started and read a couple chapters. Yep, you guessed it almost 1am and I was done with the book.

Loved Jack/Rampage and Penny. They are so perfect together even though it seemed to take a while for them to get together. They were hot no matter where they were. I've only read one sadist before (Soren and Nora by Tiffany Reisz), and this one was just as well done. Penny did a great job saving him.

Aug 01, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember I read Miss Castille book before. Also Redemption series. I remember I have a luke warm feeling toward it. Now i picked up another book, Fighting Attraction because of the BDSM blurp. I am expecting a dark, twisted and angst story.

But again, I get a luke warm feeling. The story is mediocre instead of dark and twisted. BDSM aspect also light in my opinion. The character development, character chemistry is also mediocre. With the theme of pain and pleasure, I need the plot to be angst,
3.25 stars

Genre: Romance
Dual POVs
Triggers: Yes. (view spoiler)

This book was adequately titled! It was a friends-to-lovers romantic story about MMA fighter Jackson Caldwell and Penny Worthington, a legal assistant. Jackson was a celebrity of sorts and Penny struggled with some interpersonal problems that she shared with him under very intimate circumstances. It turned out that Jackson also had some issues of his own and the two spent the entire story in a weird relations
Lover of Romance
This review was originally posted on Addicted To Romance Summary
Rampage is the most infamous of the fighters at Redemption and his career as a MMA fighter is sky rocketing. He is a heavy weight fighter and trainer, and he is a friend to everyone even the little kids that want his autograph. But he is hiding something about himself. He came from the south, but he also is a master at a BDSM club and needs pain to get pleasure. He vows to never share his secret with anyone
Chris  C - A Midlife Wife
When you agree to read and review a book about MMA fighters, you expect some powerful words and scenarios. But what I did not expect was the powerful emotions and thorough connection between the characters.

The author has created a in-depth and flat out steaming hot read that makes you want to fan yourself in a few places, literally and figuratively.

Loaded with cringe worthy BDSM - heavy on the S and M, you need to be ready for the deep feelings and powerful imagery she brings to your mind. She
Jessica Alcazar
What can I say that I haven't already said a million times about Sarah Castille? The woman can deliver one hell of a smoking hot read EVERY.SINGLE.TIME. Her heroes are ALWAYS swoon worthy and her heroines are KICK-ASS. Her stories may sometimes be a bit long-winded for my taste, but she never misses a beat on flow. She doesn't fluff for fluff's sake and she doesn't angst for angst's sake. She is a ridiculously talented wizard with words #TRUST

If you're a ridiculous fan like I am, you've been wai
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“You’re funny, Pen.”
Ah, the kiss of death. “Thanks.”
“And sweet.” He waves Homicide Hank over to the curb in front of us.
“Innocent,” he continues, half to himself. “Quirky, sexy, strong, brave, and a bit naive.”
“I’m my very own romantic comedy.”

Fighting Attraction by Sarah Castille was a great fighter romance! Add in a healthy splash of BDSM, and this was equal parts poignantly spicy and infinitely sweet.

Penny has known Rampage for years now, and he’s one of her best friends. That changes when sh
Susan (susayq ~)
*sigh* How I love Sarah Castille's writing. She gives you interesting characters and a great story that you don't want to put down.

MMA fighter Jack "Rampage" Caldwell is hiding something. Underneath is his good ole boy charm, he loves dominating women and is actually a sadist. He hides it because people used that information to hurt him in the past. He has a wonderful friendship with Penny Worthington but knows he isn't good enough for her. She exudes kindness and innocence. What he doesn't know
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Scorching … yeah – If I were only allowed to use one word to explain Fighting Attraction (Redemption #4) by Sarah Castille that would be it


There would be several novel that I could compare this book too (given that I as a blogger read tons of books) – but no matter which book I would use as a comparison – to each of them I would have to add a “like this… but only hotter”

I jumped into this series without reading the first 3 books (which I will do no for sure) – and it was also my first
Nadine Bookaholic
I really liked Jack/Rampage and Penny, their story is an unconventional one, they each have secrets but their secrets are what makes them perfect for one another.

The chemistry was great, I loved that they could be silly with one another and then in a blink of an eye have the air sucked out of the room with their desire. This was the first book in the series that I read and I have to say that it can be read as a standalone but I have enjoyed the others in the book so much that I plan on going bac
Apr 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Whew!! This was a hot one 😍 You gotta love a story about a sexy ass fighter who's into BDSM. It's all the good shit wrapped into one.
Penny, the prom and proper British girl, who has her own dark secrets, always chooses the wrong guy.
Rampage aka Master Jack is a MMA fighter who just went pro, and is into giving others pain at his Sex Club.
Penny thinks Rampage is super hot but believes he only sees her as a friend. After seeing him work in his club Penny wants him to cause her pain.
But Penny h
Mignon Mykel
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Second "can't-put-it-down" book I've read this year!

Penny and Jack "Rampage" were a hoot to read about -- especially when Jack would make note of other fighters and ladies circling around one another, when he was just as bad when it came to his "friend," Penny.

Two broken souls with deep secrets...

This was a redemption story for both the hero and heroine, and I loved every moment of it. There's plenty of set-up for the next book, too!

*Voluntarily read an ARC copy of this title
Lauren Seiberling
This was a VERY intense story!

Let me just say that the subject matter of this story isn't my cup of tea. I'm not an enormous fan of BDSM, but I absolutely HAD TO read this because Sarah wrote it. And I was not disappointed!

First of all, sexual content aside, this book brings up some pretty deep issues of self-mutilation and domestic abuse. While those are not pleasant topics, they added a great deal to the story by being the dark contrast to the light that Penny and Jack eventually found in each
Gretchen  (About That Story)
Wow. This story was a lot darker than I anticipated. Not necessarily a dark read, just a darker storyline. I found it pretty intriguing. Loved the storyline, characters, and intensity of it all. These Redemption boys are hot, sexy alphas all the way.

This one is about Penny and Jack, also known as Rampage. These two had quite a journey, fighting feelings of who they are and what they need, fighting their feelings for each other even though that want and need is there, fighting demons from their
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Review for : Fighting Attraction 'Fighting Attraction' by Sarah Castille is book Four in the "Redemption" series. This is the story of Jack 'Rampage' and Penny 'Pen'. I have not yet read the other books in this series so for me this was a standalone book. I will say it appears these two met in a previous book as they are friends in this book. Pen is from England but has many American friends. In addition, she also has an abusive past with very low self esteem. This has lead her to cut herself to ...more
Sandy S
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars--

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date April 4, 2017

My sweet, sexy Penny has a dark side. Just like me.
I will have her. And then I will lose her, and suffer a lifetime of regret.

Rampage. Everyone loves him. He is Redemption's top heavyweight fighter and the biggest gossip in the gym. But he isn't the teddy bear everyone thinks he is. He's hiding a dark secret-and he hates himself for it.

Twice a week, Rampage transforms into Master Jack, a notorious Dom only the most hard-core submissives will pla
Sue "DavinciKittie" Brown-Moore
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Fighting Attraction is all about conflict, the push and pull of life and love and soul-deep needs. Both main characters are a study in contrasts. Jack Caldwell is the encouraging, good-natured gossip king of the Redemption gym, but he's a true sadist at heart, and a painful past has taught him to keep that part of himself locked aw
Monica Cardoza
Jun 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow I have no words after reading this book. I loved it from the beginning to the very end. It was full of emotion and it was just addicting.

This is the fourth installment in the Redemption series. I have loved all of the books in this series but I have to say that I think I loved this book a little bit more. Yes this was a little bit of a darker read but I loved it. I loved how Ms. Castille was able to incorporate BDSM into this book in a very tasteful way. These two characters were so much ali
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book.

WE meet MMA fighter Jackson Caldwell aka Rampage who is popular in and out of the rinbghe is the kind of guy everyone wants to be friends with. Men want to be him and women want him to keep them warm at night but Jackson is harbouring a dark secret from the public eye he is also a Master at BDSM club and a Sadist who gets complete pleasure in giving out pain. Jackson would never reveal his secret to anybody especially to long term who happens to a very prim and proper sort of g
Christine Reitz- mccarthy
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sadist sadist sadist!!!

Such a great story about Rampage, I mean Jack, I mean Master?? Ha. Love Penny!!! Love reading about our Redemption family!!! Can't wait to see if there's more to come.... would love to read about Fuzzy, or Cora, Shayla or Doctor Death.... hoping...
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
a great friends to lover dual pov read. Penny and Jackson had great chemistry but was to untrustworthy of thier feelings for each other. Jackson wasn't quit ready to commit to her but warned every male off her. These two are perfect for each other. ...more
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this book, and I loved Rampage/Jack. Was he a Dom yeah! gentle? yeah, no, yeah, no, oh I don't know, he was just ahhhhh!!
Jack and Penny made the perfect couple, Penny needed pain and protecting and Jack was the guy to do it, they ended up saving each other. This was a really hot book but it was tastefully written and not over the top so I enjoyed it very much.
And I'm a Brit so I loved Penny's dialogue too. It was great reading.

Safety - (view spoiler) ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
"She's the most beautiful woman I've ever met and never fucked."

I've been waiting for this one, and it lived up to all my expectations. My weakness is the broken bad boys and you can't get much more broken than choosing to spend your life alone. Rampage has taken relationships off the table. He has chosen to embrace his darkness, but not to share it.

Penny is his light. Even if she doesn't know it. She's everything he ever wanted, except for the one thing he can't live without. He watches her
Bookgasms Book Blog
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
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I have been a big fan of Sarah Castille's Redemption series since book one with Torment and Makayla. The way she balances the gritty and hard edged MMA fighters with the softer yet equally strong heroines is incredible. This book is the story of Jack "Rampage" Caldwell and Penny Worthington.

In Fighting Attraction, Castille did a fantastic job describing Penny's masochistic tendencies and Rampage's cravings as a Sadist. They both are ashamed of their particular wants and desires but find that wit
Feb 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can I just say HOT! OMG I could not put this book down. The tension between Rampage (Jack) and Penny is so thick you could cut it with a knife. Not everyone is what they show the world, some have secret lives.
Rampage is well loved and everyone sees him as a bug teddy bear. That is unless he is in the cage fighting. However, he has a side that no one knows about, it is dark and he hates it. He is a dom and only wants the most submissive to play with.
Penny shows the world a bubble gum and pop look
Kathleen R.
Apr 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Title: Fighting Attraction
Author: Sarah Castille

4 unexpected stars

It's the first time that i read a novel by Sarah Castille, and i'm not sure why i waited so long to do so, or even why i haven't heard more from her before now, before i ended up reading furiously through the pages of Fighting Attraction. The type of novel that mixes two opposites of a spectrum and puts them together in a way that i was captivated from the very beginning. The story of a MMA fighter, Rampage, who has a sec
Books Laid Bare
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There has been something about the Redemption series that up until now has made each and every book compulsory reading, so when this one hit the screen I was absolutely delighted that I was going to be able to spend a little more time totally absorbed in a world that I have come to feel almost part of. Each and every book of this series has been a study of grit and determination and I expected Jack and Penny to be exactly the same…but was it?
Well this is the story of Jack Caldwell, aka Rampage a
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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Sarah Castille, writes contemporary erotic romance and romantic suspense featuring blazingly hot alpha heroes and the women who tame them. A recovering lawyer and caffeine addict, she worked and traveled abroad before trading her briefcase and stilettos for a handful of magic beans and a home near the Canadian Rockies.

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