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No Holds

(The Fighter Series #4)

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***This is a STANDALONE***

Ryker
I lost the championship.
The contract.
My dignity.

I’ve been offered a second chance.
I’m back with vengeance.
Determined and focused.
I’m going to win the championship.

Just when I thought I had it all planned out, she walked into my brother’s anniversary party. She’s beautiful, exquisite, and has a smile that makes me weak. I need to make her mine
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Natalie The Biblioholic
The saying goes “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, but that’s exactly what Whitney did when she first caught a glimpse of Ryker. Hot, arrogant, confident, borderline cocky, and a sexy MMA fighter to boot… she figured they were from two different worlds and those worlds could never meet. However, she wasn’t prepared for that persistence of his because the moment Ryker laid eyes on Whitney, he knew he had to have her. No one and nothing was going to stand in his way.

This story was a slow burn and
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Tpagirl
No Holds was the fourth book in the Fighter series by TM Matson. It was part one of a duet. We met Ryker in previous series books, primarily as the antagonist.

Ryker Hayes was an up and coming MMA fighter who was working towards his next level. He was confident, driven and disciplined. He was also loyal to family and friends.

Whitney was a wedding planner that owned her own business. Personally she was guarded, hesitant and reserved. She steered away from Ryker because he was her exact opposite:
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A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog
Have you ever just looked at a man and completely judged him by his appearance? Well, as the saying goes...don't judge a book by its cover. Whitney saw Ryker and she judged him hard. She saw an insanely good looking, confident and tattooed bad boy and DID NOT want any part of him. Oh Whitney, you silly girl! That was your first mistake.
Big bad Ryker the MMA fighter saw Whitney and just KNEW there was something about her that he needed. He wasn't going to let anyone (including Whitney) or anythi
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Heather Soligo
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
Have you ever just looked at a man and completely judged him by his appearance? Well, as the saying goes...don't judge a book by its cover. Whitney saw Ryker and she judged him hard. She saw an insanely good looking, confident and tattooed bad boy and DID NOT want any part of him. Oh Whitney, you silly girl! That was your first mistake.
Big bad Ryker the MMA fighter saw Whitney and just KNEW there was something about her that he needed. He wasn't going to let anyone (including Whitney) or anythi
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Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
The fourth in this series as I read this as a stand alone and as an introduction to this author. I felt the storyline worked well on its own but I'm intrigued enough to go back and read the back story to each of the characters in this self contained love story. A tale of second chances and lowering ones guard to take a chance on the unexpected No Holds is a slow burn romance as neither one of them expects to fall so hard. He is trying to correct his one mistake, letting emotions into the ring is ...more
Tanya Santiago
***5 Stars!!***

I truly loved this book!! This was my first read from T.C. Matson and I was not disappointed. The story and characters were all great! I can totally see Ryker being voted as one of the best book boyfriends this year! He was so lovable despite his tough persona that is portrayed throughout this book.

Ryker is a MMA fighter on the verge of becoming pro when he meets Whitney who is the event planner for his brother’s anniversary party. They are instantly attracted to each other but bo
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Sara Oxton
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
No Holds by T.C Matson a fantastic five star read. This is the forth book in the Fighter series but it can be read as stand alone. This was such a great story, I haven’t read the other books but I am going to go back and read them, not because I feel I missed anything but because I have enjoyed the writing. T.C. Matson has written a story that pulls you in and makes you has you dreaming of going to the gym to watch the hot boys squatting. (Or maybe that’s just me)
Ryker ‘The Stryker’ is a broken
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Jen
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I don't usually read a series out of order,but I read this one and loved it! The story is cute,sexy,and funny at times. I love the characters and the writing style. It hooked me from the first page. I can't wait to read the rest of the series! I loved Ryker and Whitney!
 Charlie  ✰ WLTB Blog ✰

4.5 stars

This is the first book I have read from this Author and I have to say I will be checking out the others in this series I really enjoyed this book.
Such a good story. Likeable characters.

Written really well and once you start reading you just don’t want to put it down.
Ryker is a MMA fighter he is bad ass, sexy tattooed, he finds it hard to trust and he gets offered a second change and is determined to win the champion ship. Just when he thinks he has it all planned out. He meets Whitney
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Amanda at WickedGoodReads
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh Ryker, Ryker, Ryker....I always knew that I could love this guy, despite his appearances in the other books....and I think I may love him more than I love Levi. Because aside from the MMA fighting, full of themselves bravado, these two men don't compare.

Ryker is working his way back after a devastating loss to Levi, but does he have time for love?

And Whitney-well girl never stood a chance when it came to Ryker. Even if she wanted to, Ryker was just too damn cute and persistent to resist.

I
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♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ the Romance Bibiliophile ♡


I read so many Fighter novels and after reading the plot I was totally looking forward to this one. I had a certain idea on how a fighter needs to “feel” like for me to connect to him. Ryker the male lead in No Holds by TC Matson unfortunately did not fit that description … at all.

From the first page on he was different and to me he felt like he was missing depth. There was supposed to be a background to him of lets call it darkness because of his losses but. That took already the backseat befo
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Dawn
Aug 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Wow!! Loved this book!
No Holds is the fourth book in the fighter series,although it can be read as a standalone id recommend reading previous books as there is a crossover of characters.
Ryker is an MMA fighter,hot sexy, tattooed and determined he knows what he wants and thats reaching the top of his game,having made mistakes in the past hes given a second chance at becoming pro when he meets Whitney and she rocks his world!Whitney is an events planner,shes been hurt before so is reluctant to get
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CeeJay Daisy
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
🔥RYKER THE STRYKER....I'M IN LOVE!!!! 🔥
First, although NO HOLDS can be read as a standalone...I highly encourage you to read the first 3 books of The Fighter Series (BLINDSIDED, UNEXPECTED & AWAKENED) ...In my opinion, you will not only enjoy NO HOLDS more, because you will have the history between Ryker and the other characters, but, more importantly, if you don't read the other books, you will be cheating yourself of some really good reading....🔥
Having said all of that, I LIKE RYKER!!! I
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Pamela Greving
Aug 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Not only was this the first book by TC Matson I had read, it was also the first MMA in the sports romance genre. I know absolutely NOTHING about MMA, so I was for sure going into this blind. I did read No Holds as a standalone even though there are 3 other books in the series.

Whitney and Ryker's paths cross during an anniversary party Whitney had been hired to plan by Ryker's brother Jackson. While a brief encounter, their paths crossed again soon after.

In the story, Whitney has strong feelings
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Angela Lamb
May 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 Striker Stars!

“I can fight the biggest men, yet I’m scared to death to tell you exactly what you have me feeling” - Ryker

There is nothing that will melt my panties faster than a badass Alpha man that has a heart of gold and a sweet side that will give me a toothache! Insert my next book husband...Ryker “the Striker” Hayes. SA-freaking-WOON!

“No holds, Whitney. No hesitations. No second guesses.” - Ryker

Mad and ashamed at himself after his loss to Levi, Ryker is more determined and focused tha
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Nicole Studioso
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I've read fighter and MMA stories before, but can I say, just OMG, this just blew all others away! TC Matson completely flips this genre and the characters on its ear. Not at all what I expected. The main character, MMA fighter Ryker the Striker, is a dominant, loyal, cocky family guy still reeling from a huge loss in a previous fight that would have given him the championship, leading to the pros. He meets Whitney, a confident event planner who is running the wedding of friends. He is instantly ...more
Jamie
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the fourth book in this series, and can be read as a standalone. No Holds is my first book by TC Matson, and what a fantastic introduction to a new author.

I’m a sucker for alpha assholes, and Ryker is just that. He’s a MMA fighter, so obviously he’s built like a brick shit house, and cocky, too. Uh, well maybe that’s confidence. Eh, it doesn’t matter, he’s hot! Ryker’s main objective is to stay focused and make it into the pros. This is his second chance, one he can’t mess up, the LAST
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Jessica
Aug 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Levi has always been my obsession and he is the alpha male in the first two books of The Fight Series and where we first meet Ryker. Although I always had a soft spot for Ryker. So to finally read his story was amazing he is every bit the badass alpha with a heart of gold (swoon) can you say sexy!! Yes he is ladies. He meets Whitney a beautiful event planner and his opposite in every way. I love the way Ryker goes after what he wants in every aspect of his life. He has had his heart broken and s ...more
Breanna Eichhorn
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
We first met Ryker while he was sparring with his brother Kyce. Ryker and Kyce both are on there way to Sarah and Jackson's fifth wedding anniversary. While at the party Ryker he couldn't keep his eyes off a pretty brunette. He went over and met Whitney who turned out to be the person who planned the party. Gracie finally found Ryker and she was so happy. Ryker was on his way to a friends house when he gets a call from Kyce telling him that Whitney was in the gym.
Ryker is 6 years younger than J
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Louise
May 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
I absolutely loved Open House by T.C. Matson, so jumped at the chance to read an arc of this book. I'm afraid it just didn't work for me. I didn't really connect with either Ryder or Whitney and at 30% into the book felt that very little had happened. At this point I also didn't feel much of a connection between the main characters. There was obviously a sexual attraction there but it just felt a bit cold, less like chemistry and more like lust . Technically the writing is very good but for me t ...more
Kerry-Ann
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
As a HUGE fan of this author, I was once again blown away. And to be honest, I think this is her best work yet. Ryker and Whitney are a couple that will stay with you long after you finish…and not just because of the cliffhanger!!! T.C. Matson certainly knows how to make you want more!

Ryker is 100% PURE ALPHA MALE. Stubborn, strong and sexy as hell…he is not a man you will easily forget. He is not looking for love but when he lays eyes on Whitney, he knows he cannot let her go. And I loved how t
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Mommaleena
Aug 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
No holds (Fighter Series #4) by T.C. Matson
• Opposites
This may be the 4th story within the Fighter Series, but it's the first one I've read.... I'm HOOKED! I can't wait to read more. Each story is about a different fighter within their MMA circle, I can't wait to start at the beginning of the series to see what I've missed as well as read what comes next. Matson makes her stories and characters come to life, you expect to see her characters around the corner of your town. As well as wanting to
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Nova
Jun 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was so excited when I saw that Ryker was getting his own book I pre-ordered it and put a reminder on my phone so I made sure I had it in my library asap…

Ryker is a sexy, tattooed MMA fighter that has recently lost his last fight and chance to enter the pros. He is training hard to get back to where he needs to be and won’t be making the same mistakes that he made the last time. It’s all planned out train hard and win the championship, that is until he attends his brothers anniversary party and
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MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
May 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Review by: Jennifer
(5 stars)

There seemed to be some books previous to this with a few of the characters returning, but seeing as this is the first book from this author I have read, it didn't seem to make a difference. Ryker is a fighter, who of course spends most of his life training for his fights. When he spots the girl that made him look twice in his gym he makes a point to talk to her again. But Whitney is a runner and the moment that Ryker shows his interest in her, she bolts, but then she
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
May 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Have you ever just looked at a man and completely judged him by his appearance? Well, as the saying goes...don't judge a book by its cover. Whitney saw Ryker and she judged him hard. She saw an insanely good looking, confident and tattooed bad boy and DID NOT want any part of him. Oh Whitney, you silly girl! That was your first mistake.
Big bad Ryker the MMA fighter saw Whitney and just KNEW there was something about her that he needed. He wasn't going to let anyone (including Whitney) or anyth
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Maura Pritchard
Jun 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ryker and Whitney!
I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book for my honest review.
Wow! This book just gripped my heart! I could not put it down! Ryker what woman wouldn’t want to the focus of his attention! Loved the dynamics between Whitney and Ryker! Ryker might be the epitome of the alpha male but Whitney is no light weight either! Loved the seen at the hotel in the bedroom after the charity event when she told him he wasn’t getting anything after the way he behaved! #doghouse Of course t
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Denise Van plew
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first time for this author with her drawing my attention to this one. There are not too many out that in this type of storyline that can get my attention. This one starts out down with the road needing to go up. Ryker has a goal but he will also have a curve in the form of Whitney. Being they are both determined it is a explosive combo when put together with this author giving us that. Little by little you are given how it happens with heat rolling off while it is happening. It is a ...more
Kristel
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
this is the first time ive read TC Matson and my first MMA book. It is the 4th standalone book in a series and I will definitely read the previous books so i can find out more about some minor characters and where Ryker, this story's main character was introduced. I really connected with the Ryker and the heroine Whitney. She's sweet and he's full of surprises.

"He's a contradiction-hard and soft, demanding and easygoing, hatred and love." - Whitney,

“No holds, Whitney. No hesitations. No second
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Spunky N Sassy
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.5

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ★★★★★ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Ryker is a fighter trying to work his way back from a heartbreaking loss. He has one shot at the championship and into the pros. It has been his only focus. If he wants sex he has tons of women who will be there but he is bored with that way of life. In walks Whitney she is so different and innocent. She is wary of Ryker and his way of life. She fights him as much as he fights to have her but will she be the one unattainable goal
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Michaela Zankl
Dec 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing!

Ryker.....defeated, broken but yet determined. After losing the championship to Levi, Ryker is more determined than ever to win the next championship to go Pro. His biggest challenge....winning Whitney's heart. At first unsure she finally succumbs to his charm. Is she the one to settle his wild soul down?
Book 4 in the Fighter Series this book is a standalone but is incorporated into the series perfectly. Its the first book in a 2 book bundle about Ryker with "No Hesitations" being the se
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Other books in the series

The Fighter Series (5 books)
  • Blindsided (The Fighter Series #1)
  • UnExpected (The Fighter Series Book 2)
  • Awakened (The Fighter Series #3)
  • No Hesitations (The Fighter Series #5)