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The Boxer

(Modern Love #2)

4.28  ·  Rating details ·  1,854 ratings  ·  316 reviews
“Who knew a bad boy could mend a broken heart?"

What does a girl do after she discovers her fiancé is a cheating bastard?

In my case, I performed the ritual implosion of all scorned women. I drowned my sorrows in cases of white wine, wallowed in gallons of ice cream, and ignited a bonfire to burn away every damn remnant of his existence. Six months later, the only result
Kindle Edition, 264 pages
Published March 1st 2017
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Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
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Six months ago Talia’s whole world was turned upside down when she found out her fiancé was a lying, cheating piece of fecal matter. She has spent most of her time since drowning in Ben and Jerry’s and dvds. Her bffs, Whitney and Lennon, decide that enough is enough, and force her get off the couch and go out with them. Unfortunately for Talia, the night doesn’t end well, and she winds up embarrassing herself in front of a gorgeous boxer named Lucas. She was hoping for a hot one night stand,
Eve (Between The Bookends)
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it


descriptionI really like this cover. I am not sure it is a super good representation of the story within, but at least the guy on the cover is blonde like the hero! The composition is great, though. It's very bright and eye catching. Simple yet attractive typography. Nice use of a tagline as well as a cute graphic letting us know it's part of a series. It's also similar to book one's cover keeping a nice consistency going throughout the series.description

descriptionAnother super sweet addition to the MODERN LOVE series by thi
Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
OhEmGee!! With friends like Whitney and Lennon, who the heck needs enemies?! I'm just kidding, they're awesome besties to Tahlia. But let me just say that the first time Tahlia and Lucas meet was surprisingly horrific because of some unintentional sabotage from her friends. Seriously, these three ladies are obviously the best of friends, almost sisterly, and they've got each others' backs.

Tahlia's ex-fiance cheated on her (we learned this first in The Bartender) and her friends gave her six mont
Shannon Moore
Feb 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
The beginning of chapter one, imitating a boxing announcer and having Piper Rayne vs The Readers was extremely clever and something that I appreciated! Just a fun little opening to get you in the mood and relax. I could definitely go for one of those margaritas though!

“I want you,” I say more to my sandwich than Lucas.

The first encounter between Lucas and Tahlia, my first thought was 'Wow, this boy is flirty!' and I looooooove when the guy is flirty off the bat. I like banter. I lik
Aug 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Pretty cliche.

Don't get me wrong, it was a pretty cute read, too bad it had nothing special. Truth be told, I can't remember much of it (and I finished it less than a week ago).

I remember the cute, sweet characters and a bit of the plot, but nothing memorable. True, it's pretty common for this to happen in romances, but I can't really give a book more than 3 stars if I can barely remember what happened less than a week after finishing it.

Not a bad read, just nothing special either. It all depend
Carmen Rae
Ok so I loved The Bartender and the little tease we got for this book was enough to have me waiting with baited breath for the release of this one. But of course there is always that concern that this book isn’t going to live up to all that I have built it up to in my head. And since The Bartender is the only book by Piper Rayne I have read I was doubly scared it was a fluke. Two pages in and I knew I was good.

The Boxer was awesome. We had the same great characters and a perfect continuation of
Book Review
Title: The Boxer
Series: Modern Love #2
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy, Sports Romance
Publication Date: March 1, 2017
Cliff Hanger: No

4 Stars

*This story is for mature audiences only. Contains explicit scenes and language intended for adults 18+

“Who knew a bad boy could mend a broken heart?"

What does a girl do after she discovers her fiancé is a cheating bastard?

In my case, I performed the ritual implosion of all scorned women. I drowned my sorrows in cases of white
Dilek VT
Mar 31, 2017 rated it liked it
This is the 2nd book in MODERN LOVE series. This one is about Tahlia & Lucas.

Like the first book, this is another nice pastime, a hot and light read whenever you are in the mood.

The characters are likable, the plot is really simple and there is very low angst.

In order to understand the characters and events fully, you need to read Book 1 before this book.


The book is as short as 200 pages; therefore, some things are rushed and the male character isn’t portrayed deeply enough.

Also, the problems
Book-Bosomed  blog
Feb 21, 2017 added it
Shelves: dnf

I really enjoyed The Bartender and the sexy, funny way that Whit and Cole met. But I just couldn’t get past Tahlia and Lucas’s gross and cringe worthy opening in this one. The whole debacle after the fight was too much of a turn-off for me. While Lucas certainly intrigued me and I tried to carry on for a chapter or two after that for his sake, I just couldn’t help but feel that the first impression Tahlia made was that of an absolute hot mess, and I honestly couldn’t figure why a sexy guy lik
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
The Boxer is the second in the Modern Love series, but can be read a standalone.

Tahlia is wallowing. Sure, her fiancé cheated and ruined her dreams. But her two gal pals aren’t going to let her just drown in her Ben & Jerry’s. Presenting her with a challenge. Adventure Dating. Four weeks. Extreme activities with other singles. What could go wrong?

Oh yeah.... the guy running the show. Lucas Cummings. Bad boy. Boxer and Adventure Dating guide.

I loved this book. Tahlia was such a personality A c
Jessica Alcazar
Once again this writing duo knocked it out of the park. The Boxer was everything sweet and fun that you want to find in your romance fiction, wrapped around a could of heart. BIG SMILES for this one!

Tahlia and Lucas have chemistry from the moment they meet. You can feel it in the story! Their journey is low angst and high passion. It's a great read with lots of feels!

Copy provided for blog tour review
Jul 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
~4 Stars~
Prim girl meets supposed bad boy at a boxing ring, bets on him inadvertently and get her knickers wet, but one embarrassment after another follows and the promise of a sultry night to come screeches prematurely to a halt. Well, there's a little more than that of course, as 'class conflict' and shades of infidelity and deception are written into the plot...and who the rough-and-tumble boxer really is, isn't quite who we can expect.

I'm not entirely too sure how to rate my first ever read by Piper
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ratula
When I saw that my one of my new favorite author duos had another book coming out in the Modern Love series I couldn't jump aboard fast enough! Tahlia and Lucas were on FIRE! They were equally sweet and sexy and I could not get enough! I couldn't wait to see how a sassy spitfire with a broken heart was going to rock this alpha macho Boxer off his feet.

Picking up right where book one left off, The Boxer right hooks its way straight to our hearts with a combination of swoons and heat. Tahlia Santo
Christina Pannell
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I loved Lucas and Tahlia. I love how Tahlia found Lucas and the asshole Chase. She was way to good for him anyway. Lucas is amazing with her and patient. I also love how each book includes Tahlia, Whitney and Lennon. How each of them is in each book. Piper Rayne is definitely worth reading.
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing

I enjoyed the first book in the Modern Love series, The Bartender. It was funny, charming, romantic, with a dash of heat, and Piper Rayne delivers all of that and more with The Boxer.

One of the aspects of this novel that draws me in as a reader is the relationship between Whit, Lennon, and Thalia. I never laughed so hard as when the three of them are together. The love between these three are clear, and I love how they bring their men into the fold, making this n
Aug 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars

This, was definitely better than the first one. I liked the connection between, Tahlia and Lucas. The premise was pretty good, but the prose was still somewhat lacking. Hoping the next one is even better.
Sam C
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this second entry in the "Modern Love" series by Piper Rayne.

Thalia is where I think we all have been. She is recovering from one of those break-ups that not only leave you single, but leave you doubting who you are, how you picked the man you broke up with, and wondering how to go on when you have lost what you thought was your future. I have been where she is (albeit less dramatically and less cheating...this is all revealed in
Jul 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved the first book... and I loved this one! Can't wait to read the next, Piper Rayne is defiantly killing it with this series! ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Lucas is an easy going guy, “it’s all right. You’re not going to hear me complaining if you look.” He steps forward, and my breath halts in my chest. “I think I made it clear the other night that I was hoping you’d do more than just look.” Lucas sure knows how to compromise, “these are the rules. One dresser, half a bed, one sink, one chair, we have to share the shower and tub, half the closet. But you can do all the housework and cooking that you want.” I liked this book, Lucas was sexy, and ma ...more
Terri Wells
May 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
This was my second Piper Rayne - I started with Real Deal, a single dad story (not usually my favorite plotline) but that book had a lot going for it and the characters were well rounded (believable, made mistakes, not romance novel 'perfect' but I liked them both). I really enjoyed that read.
The Boxer was a huge disappointment after that - it had the right elements (cheating ex fiancee, hot physically fit/secret billionaire new love interest, misunderstanding overcome to lead to the HEA etc et
Sep 04, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviews
I really liked Lucas and Thalia's story—I really did!—but somewhere in the middle I felt like it lost its drive and shine and it took a few chapters to get it back.
One more thing, I was kinda disappointed Lennon was, again, the fairy godmother who got the main couple back together. I like it more when they realize it on their own and work for it.
Mar 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: series, read-in-2017

The Boxer is a perfect opposites attract, mend a broken heart, romance that I couldn’t put down!

If you’ve read The Bartender by Piper Rayne, then you are familiar with Tahlia and how her ex-fiance cheated on her. Whitney and Lennon (her best friends) have given her six months to mend her broken heart, but are now sick and tired of not having their Tahlia back and are pushing her to live her life again. When they take her out for a night out, and she meets
Mandie Foxylutely

This is the second book in the Modern Love series but each can be read as a standalone.

Tahlia was in the first book where she found out her fiancé was cheating on her. This book picks up six months after where she has sat wallowing in her despair. Being a woman who likes to be in control and everything in its place, a cheater threw all her life’s plan into disarray. Having two great BFF (Whitney and Lennon) they don’t let her wallow in self-pity any longer and take her to a boxing match. When s
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Tahlia is still devastated over the breakup of her and Chase. Lennon and Whitney have given her six months to get over him and start living again. Now they will not take no for an answer. They are here to force Tahlia into the land of the living. They take her out to a fight night where Tahlia bets on Lucas in the fight. Little did she know the man standing in line convincing her to bet on him was the boxer himself. She feels an instant connection with him. Will Tahlia give into her desires or w ...more
Sassy Southern
May 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another ahhmazing book by the double unicorn duo!!! I was captured again by the words that they wrote and was pulled in to there world. I felt like I come back home and was getting updates on what was happening with my friends. I couldn't put it down I finished it in one day, I actually forgot to eat!!! But it was so worth it!! I laughed so hard in this book!! And let me tell you I don't care who Piper and Rayne are I just hope they keep writing together because when they do it's pure magic!!! I ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I loved The Boxer! This book is a cute romantic comedy that flowed beautifully. I have enjoyed getting to know the characters in book 1 and even better in this book. Tahlia and Lucas are the most perfect couple, although Tahlia is so stubborn! And Lucas, oh Lucas…so HOT and the most perfect man! He is the bad boy after the good girl.

After Tahlia is heart broken by her fiancé cheating on her in their long term relationship, her best friends have had enough, they are determined to get her back ou
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Boxer is a fun romantic comedy with hot and steamy love scenes, smart and witty banter and a hilarious group of girlfriends to get Tahlia through the tough times.

Tahlia has just been betrayed and dumped by her first love, longtime boyfriend and former fiance. She's been in a funk for months now and her friends are forcing an intervention. They drag her out to a fight night to get drinks and to hopefully meet a one night stand. She meets a gorgeous man in line for the bar and they share an in
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
How do you handle breaking off your engagement because your fiance cheated? Find a one night stand, of course! Tahlia Santiago is an executive at her family's sausage business and has followed all the family traditions: College, Debutante school, etc. When her friends try to get her out of her funk from the break up where do they take a boxing match for heaven's sake....a girl that doesn't know much about sports! What does she find? A VERY attractive man with blonde hair and emerald g ...more
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