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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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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 Heather Soligo 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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 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 Amanda at WickedGoodReads 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 ♡
May 15, 2017 ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ rated it it was ok
Shelves: 01-books


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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CJ Wollam
May 10, 2017 CJ Wollam 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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Angela Lamb
May 18, 2017 Angela Lamb 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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Breanna Eichhorn
May 16, 2017 Breanna Eichhorn 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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Jessica Kennedy
May 17, 2017 Jessica Kennedy rated it it was amazing
Shelves: must-read
"No holds, Whitney. No Hesitations. No second guesses," -Ryker

Okay, lets rewind back in when we first meet Ryker in Blindsided. I was all about Levi until TC Matson introduced Ryker Hayes to us, I had to look at Levi and tell him to kick rocks. (I'm sorry Levi). I was so intrigued by him with his wicked and charming behavior that I had to have him. So, when I read this book, I had so many high expectations of him and TC Matson exceeded them and gave me something extra.

"It's a Hayes thing"
Yeah, t
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Louise Hallett
May 16, 2017 Louise Hallett 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 Kerry-Ann 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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Nova
Jun 01, 2017 Nova 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 MJ's Book Blog and Reviews 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 Read.Review.Repeat Blog 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 Maura Pritchard 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 Denise Van plew 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
Konny
May 06, 2017 Konny rated it it was amazing
No Holds by T.C. Matson is book four in the Fighter Series.

Meet Ryker Hayes, MMA fighter and gym co-owner. Ryker lost his championship, his contract and his dignity. Now he has a second chance and is determined to win.
And then comes Whitney. Shes an event planer. She plans not only weddings and aniversaries, no her life is planned out too. She knows exactly what fits in it and what not.
Ryker is not the type man Whitney dates.
Hes too much, a adrenaline junkie, but she falls for him, hard.
Theyre b
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United Indie Book Blog
May 18, 2017 United Indie Book Blog rated it really liked it
This is the first book I read in this series and I really enjoyed it. I'm planning to go back and read the other books to find out more about the other characters. I admit I usually am not a fan of the MMA/Fighter books but this was really well done. When Whitney and Ryker first meet she doesn't think he wants a serious relationship but ohh is she wrong. I love how he continues to pursue her and does some really sweet and romantic things. The development of their relationship really is what make ...more
Linda~True Blood Diaries
Jun 14, 2017 Linda~True Blood Diaries rated it it was amazing
Ryker is the kind of man that comes out of nowhere and sweeps you off your feet. I swooned...literally swooned several times over this man. He is a self-made man, determined to win, at everything.

"He's a contradiction-hard and soft, demanding and easygoing, hatred and love." - Whitney, No Holds

Whitney and Ryker's story is a fairy tale that is not perfect, but is nonetheless a real and desirable dream of love. TC Matson creates two characters so deeply enamored with each other that you cannot he
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Erika PBookHavenBookBlog
May 07, 2017 Erika PBookHavenBookBlog rated it really liked it
A little slow at first, once it got going, it gave me butterflies and warmth in my stomach from all the feels. I wanted this MMA hottie for myself. Vulnerability and sweetness from a strong and confident character always melts me to a puddle. The pairing of Ryker, MMA fighter and Whitney, Wedding Planner were complete opposite, unable to fight the attraction, and try to find common ground. I enjoyed the push/pull and the struggle they had to figure things out while they lit my kindle on fire.

"I
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Megan Crisp
May 25, 2017 Megan Crisp rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Ryker?

Holy crap!!!! I cannot believe what I just read!! Sigh, here I thought I hated Ryker, oh god, hear that? I'm choking on crow.. hahaha!!!! Anywho we see a totally different side to Ryker and why he is the way he is, at first he had one girl in his life that he gave his heart to, Gracie such a sweet girl, but then.... but then..... shhhhh I can't tell ya, however as much as I loved Ryker, I still love my Levi... but holy crap, I'm on the fence for which one I'm marrying now!!! Loved thi
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Michelle
May 17, 2017 Michelle rated it really liked it
Arc provided on behalf of The Wandering Bookaholic in exchange of an honest review


This was my first read by TC Matson and what a read it was. I really enjoyed it!
I actually didn't release until the end of the book that this was the fourth in a series so could easily be read and enjoyed as a stand alone.
I love an MMA fighter and Mix that with Ryker's sweet and determined alpha male personality, you get the ideal man.
I really liked how the characters emotions were portrayed in the book making
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Kylie Allen
Jun 11, 2017 Kylie Allen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've never hated Ryker.

I didn't realize how shallow the glimpse we had of him was. I liked him, and thought he had a lot of potential to begin with. And I'm happy to find out I was right. He's amazing and I absolutely adore Whitney. She's perfectly suited to bring him back from the anger and focus he has when fighting. I'm so excited for No Hesitations.
Erin Lopez
May 17, 2017 Erin Lopez rated it really liked it


**I received an Arc for an honest review **
Ryker & Whitney have that instant opposites attract mojo when they meet at a family gathering for Ryker. Whitney is a confident responsible and reserved woman who takes comfort in reliability. Ryker is anything but predictable in his line of MMA fighting world. Together they blend up a mix of passion and love you'll fall in love with as the reader.
Kim Austin
May 17, 2017 Kim Austin rated it it was amazing
First I need to say that I ENJOY reading T C Matson's books, They flow well, I love the characters and I look forward to the next book in the series. I need a Ryker of my own, please? Although it's 4th in a series you can read it as a stand alone but I bet you'll want to read the first 3.
BlytheBel
Jun 12, 2017 BlytheBel rated it liked it
i loved levi and paige. but haven't been crazy about the follow on books. why does this need a second book?
diane cramer
May 20, 2017 diane cramer rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
OMG are you kidding me

5 stars but a cliffhanger. WTF I don't like this. I know he's going to propose, so why end it there. I wanted to see her Dads reaction to Ryker come on now.
Alphas Do It Better Book Blog
Let me tell you TC, your next book should say "waterproof mascara alert". I'm fairly certain my husband thought there was something wrong with me.

This is the story of Ryker and Whitney. Ryker is an MMA fighter who after a hard loss is trying to find himself again. Although he is not the "play the field" kind of guy when it comes to all the girls that parade around, he certainly indulges. Whitney is a wedding planner, who after been burned way too many times, decides to focus on her career and le
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“Dreaming in Reality…You dream in reality when you pick up a book and get lost in it. In my writing, I strive to take you to a place where reality and fantasy become a blurry line. Everything should be relatable. It could happen…couldn’t it?” ~ TC Matson

TC Matson loves to let her character’s voices be heard. With a head full of stories, she puts her keyboard through a beating daily. With an unders
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