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Love on the Mat

(Powerhouse M.A. #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  347 ratings  ·  139 reviews
Life isn’t fair.
Hadley James learned early on in life the easy path was not in her future, and the past six months have been a testament to that. Losing her sister and getting guardianship of her nephew have knocked her world off its axis with no one there to help.
She takes the only job she can find to pay the bills, but it doesn’t exactly make her feel like the moth
Kindle Edition, 1, 290 pages
Published May 29th 2017 by Snowflake Publications
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Sara Oxton
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love on the Mat by Winter Travers a loveable five-star read. This is the second book in the Powerhouse M.A. Series, and what a series, the author tells us that this series was born from her mind going crazy with ideas after her son started taking Karate lessons, so I for one am thanking his Karate instructor (I secretly hope he’s a hottie ninja we get photos of one day, doubtful I know, but I live in hope).
Hadley James has always fought for what she wanted, life has never been handed to her on
Maddy's Reading
May 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sport-romance, arcs
I was lucky to get an ARC for the first book in this series otherwise I wouldn't have discovered this author and this amazing fun series she has created.
After Kellan it's now Tate's turn. He owns the martial arts centre along with three of his friends and he loves what he does, though he's missing someone to share his life with. Hadley has always had to work for everything in life. Six months ago she lost her sister and became the guardian for her sixteen-year old nephew Ryker. She is still try
Melissa Murray Quintanilla
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: may-2017
I just love Winter, she is so amazing at what she does. You can never go wrong with any of her books. This book has all the feels. Laughing, crying and wanting a piece of Tate. With that said, I LOVED Hadley and Tate! She hasn't had the best past. She lost her parents in a accident and then her sister passed away from cancer. Hadley now has custody of teenage her nephew, Ryker. She has no self confidence in herself when it came to Ryker and worried she would fail him. She will do what ever it ta ...more
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

Winter Travers gained a new fan in me with the first book in the Powerhouse M.A. series. Well now she is back with book two and man what an amazing book she delivered. Packed with heart, heat, and undeniable chemistry... Travers takes readers on an unforgettable swoony journey.

Sexy. Sweet. Fun. Captivating. Love on the Mat was so so good with an engaging storyline, great banter, and just enough angst to keep me hanging on to every word.... Travers continues to impress me with this series
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Tate and Hadley's story, and I could connect with it a lot more than I had with Kellan and Molly's. Plus, the Devil's Knights and their women made a cameo, so that automatically gave the story extra points 😂

Tate is one of the owners at Powerhouse, the karate studio in the town where Hadley lives. Hadley is a struggling waitress at a strip club, and is also guardian to her 16-year-old nephew, Ryker. They meet by chance before realizing that Ryker actually goes to Powerhouse and i
May 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love on the Mat by Winter Travers is the second book in the Powerhouse Series.
Love on the Mat can easily be read as stand alone, I recommend to read the books in order. Book one in this series is Dropkick my Heart - Molly and Kellan´s story.

Meet Hadley James, she´s in her middle thirties, inherited shortly guardianship of her nephew, and lost her sister.
Tate is one of the owners of Powerhouse, a MMA studio.
He meets Hadley and is smitten. Everything could be sunshine and roses, but no. Hadley has
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This book had me hooked from the start and I couldn't put it down. This is the second book in the Powerhouse MA series. This is Tate and Hadley's story and this one gets interesting when Tate realises that Hadley is actually The Aunt of their student Ryker. Hadley is a strong woman who is the guardian for her 16 year old nephew and is making ends meet by waitressing at a strip club. Hadley doesn't like to ask for help and she hates feeling like people are offering them handouts. Their story is o ...more
Rachel Caplinger
I wish I had are more spectacular way to express my love for this series and even more love for this installment--- the second book in the Powerhouse series, Love on the mat was even better than its predecessor with historical antics, fun twists and a heroine with enough sass to put the most alpha male in his place.... within reason of course. I mean there is a reason that we call them alpha males to begin with. An aunt with the sudden task as a single guardian to a sixteen-year-old boy, and one ...more
Lisa Book Stacks
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Review – Love on the Mat is the 2nd book in the Powerhouse MMA series. I recommend reading the 1st book for more background for the series. Tate is one of the partners in Powerhouse and an ex winning martial artist who teaches at Powerhouse- when he sees Hadley hes attracted to her. She may be the One . Hadley is in a rough spot -struggling with bills , guardian ship of her nephew and working as a waitress at a strip club to make money. But both of there lives collide when trouble comes calling ...more
Kat Wes
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tate and Hadley are great!

Tate and Hadley, or Haddy as Ryker calls her, are a great pairing. The way they battle on me another and themselves while they come together is the perfect match of drama and lust with some angst thrown in the mix. I was excited to see where this series would lead us and it does not disappoint. And let me just tell you the dynamic of Hadley and Ryker's relationship is just another aspect to love about this book.
For those who loved Winter's MC series you get a peek at th
OH Tate, you sweet, dangerous, sexy, funny, complicated , mystery of a man. Hadley , you sweet, overworked, unpaid, misunderstood, greatest aunt in the world woman. Together you two are my spirit couple! I love the no holds bars between you both, and the love that grows. I love this series. I can't wait to see the other two boys go down!
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
**I received an arc for an honest review**
How difficult could it be to raise a teenager and work nights? Pfft, easy to do for any single lady right? No way! Hadley, young and single woman is finding her balance in life after her nephew comes to live with her. She meets new karate hottie, Tate, by chance one night, and love blooms. Tate is man who knows what he wants, but we all need a little butt kicking sometimes. Who better than your friends right? This book is a real sweet and an easily enjoy
Cassandra Hall
May 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***Arc for honest review***

As usual Winter wrote a very entertaining and funny book. It took me a bit to get into the book but once i did i wasnt disappointed.
Kathryn Linke
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Stars

Love on the Mat is the second title in the Powerhouse MA series, and features an endearing set of characters, Hadley a sassy, strong heroine and Tate a sweet, sexy, alpha male and thrown into the mix is Hadley's nephew Ryker.

Hadley's life is thrown into a tail spin, when she unexpectedly gains guardianship of her sixteen year old nephew, and she's floundering both financially and emotionally without support.

Tate and Hadley's story is full of emotion, drama, angst and above all humor.
Bobbi Wagner
May 29, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love on the Mat (Powerhouse M.A.) by Winter Travis is a sports romance book. This is the second book in the Powerhouse series and can be read as a stand alone. You will enjoy seeing characters from the first book in this book also. I enjoy when the author puts characters from previous books in the current book, we get to see what happens to them after the fact. This story is full of emotions, drama, laughter, and compassion. You will enjoy the roller coaster that these characters will take you o ...more
Jun 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love on the Mat is book 2 of the Powerhouse M.A. series by Winter Travers and can be read as a standalone.

Tate owns Powerhouse Martial Arts with his four friends and appears to have everything a guy could possibly want but he feels like something is missing; someone to share it all with. He lives in a house big enough for a family but lives alone and is ‘missing the key piece’ to complete his ‘puzzle’. On a night out at a strip club called Sultry Knights, he sees Hadley but doesn’t approach her
Kendall {Book Crazy}
4.5 stars!

I've been on a few of this author's Release Tours and such, but I'd yet to read any of her books! I then really wanted to read one, and I decided to start with this one! I know it's the second book in the Powerhouse M.A. series, but it can be read as a standalone! I'm really happy that I've finally read one of this author's books! I loved this book! The plot was developed at the perfect pace and it did keep me interested and wanting to read on! There also wasn't any action and suspense
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love On The Mat (Powerhouse M.A. Book 2) by Winter Travers

5 Stars

This is my second book by this author, I loved the first one of this series and I think if it's possible I liked this one even more. Hadley Jones hasn't had the easiest life, her parents died tragically when she was just starting her senior year of high school, leaving her and her sister to figure things out on their own. Having to drop out of school and get a job was not in the plans as she was forced to get her GED, which then m
Laura Furuta
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love on the Mat (Powerhouse M.A.)
By: Winter Travers
5 out of 5 stars

The story Love on the Mat (Powerhouse M.A.) by Winter Travers is a sports romance book. This is a wonderful second book in the Powerhouse series that had me hooked from the first chapter. It took me one afternoon to read because I just couldn’t put it down. I truly enjoyed the storyline and all of the characters. This is the story of Hadley James and Tate Holten. Hadley is struggling. She is caring for both herself and her nephew
Misty Ziegler
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*****5 Stars*****
Love on the Mat by Winter Travers

Love on the Mat is Book 2 of the Powerhouse M.A. Series by Winter Travers. While it is part of a series, I read this book without ever reading the first book of the series and believe this could definitely be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone. Even without reading Book 1, I loved the story and give it 5 stars.

Love on the Mat follows Hadley James, who recently became guardian for her 16-year-old nephew Ryker, after her sister lost her battle wit
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 Starts

Tate Holten appears to have everything. He is co-owner of the one of the best karate studios around, he has money, and he appears to want for nothing. What he does want for is the same thing that his friend and co-owner has, someone by his side that is there for him. But spending almost all his time at Powerhouse does really allow Tate to meet someone that could fulfill that role. He also never expected to find that one person who piqued his interest to also be working at a strip club,
Jun 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star
5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Love on the Mat is the second book in the Powerhouse M.A series by Winter Travers and was a fantastic read! This is the second book that I have read by this author and I was impressed with this book as I was by the first. I recommend that the books are read in order even though this is Tate’s story. In book 1 we met Kellan, sexy, romantic and my new book boyfriend – well until this book and Tate came along! OMG I LOVE LOVE LOVED him!! He appeared in book 1 as he co-owns the martial
Jun 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Love on the Mat ( Powerhouse M.A.)
By: Winter Travers
4 out of 5 stars

Such an honor to read and write a review for Love on the mat the second book by Winter Travers in the Powerhouse M.A. series. I'm a fan of Ms Travers. I have read her other books and also I've been waiting on the second book in this series. This book is funny and witty. A great read that will not disappoint you.
Tate Holden is co- owner of an karate studio Powerhouse Studio. He owns the studio with three of his friends ( Kell
Tracy Wilkin
May 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Yet another stellar story by Winter Travers. I always know each book by this author will rock my world, but I can never quite anticipate the splendid greatness that Winter puts into each character, plot and conclusion. I am always chomping at the bit to get my hands on the next release, and Love on the Mat is just as good, if not better than the last book.

Hadley is raising her teenage nephew and works at a club to make ends meet. She is prepared to put her life on hold to give Ryker everything h
Mom's Guilty Pleasure

Love on the Mat Powerhouse M.A. Book 2 written by Winter Travers
4 stars

Love on the Mat is the second book in this series. It can be read as a stand alone, but you will get so much more out of reading book one Dropkick My Heart first. It will help you understand the characters and how they all met and became friends and business partners. Book one is Kellan and Molly’s story and you get a little glimpse of them in Love on the Mat as well as some familiar names from another one of Winter’s series.
Clarissa Purnell
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved the story of Tate and Hadley! The more I read about the Kung Fu hotties, the more I’m liking these boys. Hadley is working as a waitress in a strip club trying to support her nephew after he lost his mom (her sister) to cancer. Hadley’s life seems to be one mishap after another. I honestly know how Hadley feels—when it rains it seems to pour sometimes. Tate is tired of doing the bachelor thing, especially after he sees firsthand how a loving relation
Jun 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Love on the Mat is the second book in the Powerhouse M.A. Series and it is such a fantastically fun read. I think it's a universal fact that karate instructors are hot and this series doesn't change that one bit. I love all of the guys that run the Powerhouse studio, their personal dynamics play off each other perfectly. Hilarious!

This one is the story between Tate and Hadley, aka Haddie to her nephew Ryker that she's now the guardian of. It is so not easy to have a teenage boy fall into your li
Jennifer Lilly
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“Love on the Mat” by Winter Travers is the second book in the Powerhouse M. A. series and will have readers demanding more of the men of Powerhouse!

Tate Holten is at the top of his game: money, beautiful house, cars and a job that he loves. Being one of the co-owners of Powerhouse M. A. gives Tate everything he needs – except what he is searching for the most. He longs for someone special to share everything with. A night on the town keeping Roman out of trouble might be just the thing Tate need
May 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
When Tate goes for a night out to the Sultry Knights strip club with Roman; one of the four owners of the Powerhouse studio, he himself is a co-owner of, he spies a pretty waitress, but due to Roman’s drunken antics he doesn’t get chance to speak to her. When he next goes to the club he finally gets chance to speak to Hadley and he knows right from the off, that there is something about her that makes him want her.

Hadley is barely making it, living payday to payday. She’s recently become guardia
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Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Winter Travers is a devoted wife, mother, and aunt turned author who was born and raised in Wisconsin.
After a brief stint in South Carolina following her heart to chase the man who is now her hubby, they retreated back up North to the changing seasons, and to the place they now call home.
Winter spends her days writing happily ever afters, and h

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