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The Boxer (Modern Love #2)

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“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 w
Kindle Edition, 262 pages
Published March 1st 2017
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Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
Mar 01, 2017 Jessica-❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥ rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
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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, bu
Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends)


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 this
Natalie The Biblioholic
Feb 28, 2017 Natalie The Biblioholic rated it really liked it
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 Shannon Moore 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 like wit. I
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-Bosomed  blog
Feb 21, 2017 Book-Bosomed blog 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
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 Dilek VT 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 probl
May 21, 2017 Michelle 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
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
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
Bookgasms Book Blog
Feb 24, 2017 Bookgasms Book Blog rated it it was amazing
Shelves: george, 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
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

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
Sam Canto
Mar 07, 2017 Sam Canto rated it it was amazing
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Mar 01, 2017 Laura 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
Heather andrews
Feb 23, 2017 Heather andrews 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
Mar 25, 2017 Chrissy 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 Books!*

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 Chasidy 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
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 ViolinVixen 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 Mary 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
Mar 10, 2017 Dianela rated it it was amazing
The Boxer is book 2 in this series and I just couldn't wait to get my hands on it... Tahlia has been scorned after planning the perfect wedding only to find out her fiancé was a cheating liar... after moping for weeks her BFFs Whitney and Lennon have had enough and decide its time for Tahlia to move on and get out... to a boxing event... a place where prim and proper Tahlia would not set foot on her own but goes to please her friends... there.. in line.. while setting a bet on the underdog she m ...more
Kimberly Cermak
Mar 21, 2017 Kimberly Cermak rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous read from Piper Rayne! I fell in love with The Bartender and was not sure how The Boxer would compete! This is Tahlia's story and I was a little hesitant as I found her a little stiff in The Bartender. However, this book did not disappoint. Tahlia was so much more than I bargained for and I loved how she let her walls down for the right guy! FABULOUS story!
Mar 28, 2017 Jo rated it really liked it
Shelves: gifted
Enjoyable book again from Piper Rayne.

I loved that Lucas could get Tahlia to come out of her shell and enjoy the less extravagant things in life.

There was a twist I didn't see coming until a few paragraphs beforehand - well done PR!!

Overall, another light (yet still with some angst and emotion) read!
Maddy's Reading
Feb 28, 2017 Maddy's Reading rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romantic-comedy, arcs
I have become a big fan of this mystery author due since The Bartender and fell in love with the three girls- Whitney, Tahlia and Lennon. This is Tahlia's story.
Six months ago she broke up with her fiancé since he was cheating on her. She has not been the same. Finally her girlfriends take her out for something different- an amateur boxing fight night. A little bit of Everclear and she ends up flirting with a stranger. Unknown to her, he is the underdog Lucas who ends up winning the match. They
Kathleen R.
Mar 02, 2017 Kathleen R. rated it really liked it
Title: The Boxer
Author: Piper Rayne

4 unexpected stars

The first book i read by Piper Rayne, The Bartender, made me fall in love with her (or rather they're) quirky sense of humour. I laughed so many times while the characters charmed me in ways i never saw coming. So it's no wonder that when i saw The Boxer, i absolutely had to jump on that train and see just what this author duo could come up with . having always went after the more 'tame' men - the polished, refined and rich ones, Tahlia wa
Feb 25, 2017 Louise rated it it was amazing
After reading ‘The Bartender’ by Piper Rayne I was so excited to be reading ‘The Boxer’. My expectations were high and thankfully I was not disappointed at all. This was another brilliantly funny and sexy book by Piper Rayne. Although each book can be read as a standalone I really think you are doing yourself a disservice if you don’t read them in order.

We get to meet Tahlia in the first book and find out that her fiancé Chase is cheating on her. This is devastating news to her as her and Chase’
Chasing Away Reality
Mar 02, 2017 Chasing Away Reality rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars

I loved the second book in the Modern Love series! Piper Rayne is a wonderful pair of writers. I REALLY wish I knew who they were, so I could buy their other books! The Boxer was a fabulous story of redemption for Tahlia after what Chase did to her. (Don't worry; you don't need to read book 1 first.) But poor Tahlia! Was it not humiliating enough to have her fiancé cheat on her? Why must you torture this sweet, perfect woman? I was cracking up and mortified for her all at the same time.
Mar 01, 2017 Emilie rated it liked it
The Boxer was the second book by Piper Rayne I read, and I'm happy to say that I liked it even more than I liked the first one. Maybe it's that I was already familiar with some of the characters but I clicked with The Boxer in a way I didn't quite get to with The Bartender and that only made me like the book even more.

I don't know exactly what made it so I clicked with The Boxer, but right away I was into the story. I knew what had happened to Tahlia and I was curious to see how she was now doin
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