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Altercation (Playmaker Duet #1)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  105 Ratings  ·  61 Reviews
Sometimes it's the fight that proves your worth.

Porter Prescott spent years fighting to be his own person.
His goal of playing for a hockey club not associated with the Prescott name finally comes true.
But just as he's leaving for the next chapter in his life, he meets her.

Asher Spence spent a lifetime learning she was worthless and unwanted.
She learned that sometimes the o
Published March 1st 2017
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4.5 "Steady" Stars

Altercation is the start of a duet that will make your heart hurt, make you smile, make you swoon and make you want more. The story is the continuation of Trouble Maker and Breakaway (two prequels). Asher and Porter have an instant attraction but a slow building relationship that endures years of friendship and growing love and affection leading to twists you won't see coming and happen when you least expect it. Caleb will always be my first Prescott love, but Porter may just s
Lady Heather
I love how this storyline is developing!
Porter and Asher are beautifully developed characters and their story is one of slowly growing trust and love.
Porter is just an amazing character.
His patience and understanding with Asher is honorable and beautiful.
Asher's character is also a wonderful character to read because as the story develops, we see Asher gaining confidence, self worth, love and acceptance.
I can't wait to read the final book in this duet!
Chasing Away Reality
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I absolutely loved this story! There were so many emotions and twists and turns to Porter and Asher's journey. I was glued to my Kindle until the very last word, and then I shouted to the rooftops because of the cliffhanger. I knew it was coming, so that wasn't the issue. It was the shock of where Mignon left us. I NEED to know what happens next! Like, right now! I love Porter and Asher so much. I need Asher to finally be free of her past. I need Porter to have Asher's complete trust. I
Diane Lynch
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: hockey-romance, ebook
Altercation (Playmaker Duet #1) by Mignon Mykel Mignon Mykel’s ALTERCATION is an emotional and amazing read.  ALTERCATION starts out where Porter and Asher met in BREAKAWAY (Playmaker Duet, #0.6; Prescott Family, #3) but is told from Porter’s point of view.  The story continues with the couple’s lives, fluctuating between both viewpoints.  I adored this story.
Mignon Mykel did a wonderful job developing the characters.  Asher and Porter both grew tremendously throughout this novel, having severa
Cindy Wilkerson
3.5 stars
*this may be slightly spoilery if you didn't read the 2 prequel novellas: Toublemaker and Breakaway*

I love the Prescott family and really enjoyed getting to see Asher and Porter's relationship develop.
Buuut, there were a couple of things from the novellas that I feel like were tied up a little too quickly.
During Troublemaker we learn that Porter had a best friend Mo. She's the girl he had his first serious relationship with. They end up breaking up because they're graduating high school
Chasing Away Reality
4.5 Stars

I absolutely loved this story! There were so many emotions and twists and turns to Porter and Asher's journey. I was glued to my Kindle until the very last word, and then I shouted to the rooftops because of the cliffhanger. I knew it was coming, so that wasn't the issue. It was the shock of where Mignon left us. I NEED to know what happens next! Like, right now! I love Porter and Asher so much. I need Asher to finally be free of her past. I need Porter to have Asher's complete trust. I
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Prescott family stole into my heart with Caleb’s story and Porter and Asher just demanded their own corner of it! I was tantalized by the prequel to their story and this first of two parts has delivered the emotional powerhouse I was almost afraid to hope for.
“…never had there been a male who gave me butterflies. I wasn’t a butterfly type of girl.”
Asher’s life up to this point was a blueprint for survival when suddenly things began to change. She wasn’t fearful but, taking nothing
Tina Lynne
Mar 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Altercation is a lovely story of hope and healing. One of the things I loved most about this book was the pacing. It was realistic. This story spans years, the years required for a young woman to heal from her past and trust a new love again. Porter and Asher are brilliant together. These two have chemistry. Their attraction grows and creates a safe place for Asher to learn what it means to love a man who will cherish and care for her. The love story between these two is realistic and raw, allow ...more
Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
* Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot *
I generously received this BETA copy from the author in exchange for an honest review...

Oh no she didn't. Oh yes she did! Mignon Mykel has once again turned my entire world upside down with her next release Altercation, which is releasing on MARCH 28, so make sure you go and place your orders now because you are going to want this book the moment it goes live. Trust me! I absolutely adored both of their novellas leading up to this release - Troub
Shelly's Book Corner
Mar 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: lourdes-reviews
Porter Prescott has lived his whole life under the shadow of his siblings. Being “Baby Boy” Prescott or Caleb’s and Jonny’s brother is not his idea of who he wants to be and, in order to erase those monikers, the younger Prescott has put all his work on being drafted to the NHL right out of HS and as far away from his brothers’ team in San Diego as possible. Unfortunately, he wasn’t counting on meeting someone right before leaving his hometown in Wisconsin for his new life in South Carolina.
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: best-of-2017
Altercation by Mignon Mykel is a passionate, emotional tale of two souls connection against odds. This story should be read after enjoying Troublemaker (Porter's Story) & Breakaway (Asher's Story) which Altercation picks up right where these two novella's leave off and spans 4 years flawlessly.

I love slow burn romances that really let you feel what the characters are going through and connection they feel for each other. Mignon has nailed that down to the T in Altercation. The perfect amoun
Jackie Ziegler
Apr 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
First let me say this is book 1 of a 2 part series and yes you need to read this one first. It does end on a cliffhanger which I am not fond of but since book 2 was out already not so bad and it is a shocker for sure!

Porter and Asher- They each have a novella giving their backgrounds.. Porter the youngest of the Prescott children always getting in trouble .. Asher grew up in foster homes never felt loved or wanted. Will one chance encounter change all that?

this book was amazing.. So well written
Livros A Go-Go ~Joyci ~
Jun 07, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Eu gostei, adoro NA, difícil um que não me agrade.
O casal é fofo, o relacionamento avançou aos poucos, como eu gosto e a forma como a família acolheu Asher foi perfeita.
Só acho que foi muita coisa junta e muitas vezes a autora não as desenvolveu. E o drama da Ash, poderia ser melhor desenvolvido, fiquei com a sensação que a autora passeava na porta mas não entrava a fundo no problema, rs
E um pequeno detalhe, personagens onipotentes me dão certa preguiça, esse ameaçou ter um hein.
Charlene Petryshyn
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading both Troublemaker and Breakaway, and getting to know both Asher and Porter's back stories, I was immediately invested in the two of them and couldn't wait to read their journey to a happily ever after, but what a journey this is turning out to be!

The Prescott family is one of those families you'd love to be a part of, and after the horrible events of Asher's past, she finds herself taken in by these amazing people. Porter is attracted to Asher at first sight. He wants to know every
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 out of 5 stars

Porter and Asher have an unbelievable story that just has to be shared! I so enjoyed getting to know these characters -- and his family! This is a first for me by this author, but my one-click finger is very itchy to get some more and soon!

This story broke me to tears more than once, but managed to put me back together as well. I can’t believe how much I enjoyed reading and following their journey. Ms. Mykel really wove this story in a way that I felt like I was watching it play
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spoiler free zone.

I'll say this... Altercation and the subsequent Holding (Duet) is probably my favorite work of Mignon's to date.

This story... the power, emotion, growth of the characters. The suspense. It's all there. It's all real. It's a book that will make you fall in love with Porter and Asher, and you'll fall hard. Yes, it will leave you wanting more but trust me when I tell you, everything in this book will knock your socks off.

Plus, Porter is sexy as sin. So there's that.

I can see th
Lindsey (Linz Readz)
Mar 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle, beta-read
A-FREAKING-MAZING!!! I can't wait for the second part of this duet! Mignon has had me from the start with Breakaway, the prequel novella. I must insist you pick it up before diving into Altercation. I'm so invested in these characters it hurts that I can't be with them right now.

This book had my favorite plot lines: romance, sports, and a dash of mystery. The mixture of all these things made for the ultimate story for me. The amount of emotion that I felt while reading this story surprised me.
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Phenomenal! Wow! When I started this book, I was already in love with Porter and Asher. This book exceeded everything I was hoping for while at the same time breaking my heart. I laughed, I cried, and most importantly, I loved.
Mar 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow what can I say, what an amazing reading experience! I was lucky to receive an ARC of altercation. I fell in love with porter in troublemaker and when reading novella breakaway started to fall in love with Asher. I knew that altercation was going to be something special but I didn't expect to be drawn in from the start and unable to put the book down. The rush of emotions experienced from happiness to anger, love and sobbing like a babe what an amazing journey! I can't wait to read holding.
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Porter Prescott finally has the break he needed to break away from the pressure of the being a part of a legendary hockey family. He's making a name for himself, by doing the total opposite of what everyone thinks he should do. He's going to be playing in South Carolina instead of San Diego like his brothers and father before him. As he gets ready to start his new life, he gets hit, straight through the heart when being introduced to his sister Avery's new friend... Asher. He supposed to be head ...more
Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.

I've been waiting to read Altercation ever since I finished its prequels, Troublemaker and Breakaway. (Click on the titles of the prequels for my reviews.) Getting to know Porter and Asher's pasts was both heartbreaking and addicting. Their stories made me hunger for a happy ending for them both. I couldn't wait to find out how Mignon Mykel was going to navigate their struggles and make the
I got an ARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review ;) this book… *sighs* this book gave me all the feels… I can honestly say that out of all the stories I read from her, this one is my favourite… without a doubt ;) and I say that without even knowing how it will end… ;) let me explain ;) this particular book is the first part of a duology ;) and said duology is actually part of a bigger series about members of one family… but those two books revolve around the same couple ...more
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Susan reviewed on behalf of Mytimeoutbookblog

I give Altercation 5 stars for discussing serious issues, such as rape, and cancer, and yet still being able to bring out a true love story and making my heart sore. The cliffhanger left me reeling but also left me with hope that all will end well in the next instalment, Holding.

Mykel Mignon is a new author to me and let's just say, this won't be my last read from her. She told a great story, with great characters, plot, and a wonderful writing style
Janna ♥ I'm A Sweet And Sassy Book Whore ♥
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Altercation is the first book in the Playmaker Duet and is also tied to the Prescott Family series as well. Okay can I just mention how much I love duets? I love knowing that there will be two books, I never usually have an issue with a cliffhanger but while I love a long series a duet at times it just what this book whore needs. Okay sorry for getting side tracked; now it is time to talk about Altercation. I do
Amie Morgado- We Stole Your Book Boyfriend
OMG talk about a cliffhanger - I was hooked and I do admit that I have not read anything else having to do with these characters or the series before. I obviously plan to check out this author's other work when I get the chance because I truly enjoyed her writing. This is a combo with sports romance , mystery and suspense, love story and also heartbreaking stories from the past. There may be triggers for those who have suffered abuse but we really only get a glimpse of what happened to Asher in ...more
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Altercations by Mignon Mykel
A love story of hope and healing. When Porter gets the opportunity to become his own person, playing for the team of his dreams, he is excited. Life is looking really good. On a trip home just before he has to return to his team he meets Asher. He is in awe of her. Asher has landed up in the Porter household and they have accepted her fully. For the first time in her life she feels the love of a family and she feels the attraction between Porter and herself. Overtime,
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Altercation by Mignon Mykel is book 1 in the Playmaker Duet and makes book 4 in the Prescott Family series.

OMG. Mignon Mykel pulls out all the stops in this one. We get a little insight into Ashers background by reading prequel Breakaway, but even without that, Mignon does a fantastic job with Porter and Ashers story. This one has all the feels and I love the fact that all of the characters are so perfectly imperfect.

This was such an amazingly honest and heartfelt story and I experienced every e
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Porter and Asher's story is certainly one that has taken up residence in my mind. I really enjoyed reading the progression of their relationship. This isn't your typical boy meets girl, girls falls for boy and in two weeks they live happily ever after. This story spans several years and touches on some tough subject matter. It had a realistic quality to both characters when it came to insecurities and trust.

Porter needs to win some kind of award for most patient book boyfriend ever. His love an
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Just . . . Amazing. That's the first thing that comes to mind when I think of this book. This author continues to impress me with the intimate way of drawing a picture and weaving a story and planting you smack dab into the midst of it. You can't stay detached, it isn't just a story, it's personal.

Ashley didn't have a good experience with the foster care program. When she ran away from her past, she took a side journey before she ran into the Prescott's and Porter. With her dark secrets and hid
a sweet breathing fresh air of 4 stars

ARC received against the honest review

In brief, the story was heart crunchingly sweet and a fresh read of a sports background novel. Although I haven't read the previous novels of the series, I was able to grasp the gist of it and I fell in love with Asher and Porter over the span of years.

Their story is worth reading for the lovers of slow romance because it takes to develop their story over the span of couple of years and months. I loved their chemistry a
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Playmaker Duet (2 books)
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