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27: Dropping the Gloves (Enforcers of San Diego #1)

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Hockey defenseman, Jordan Byrd, has made some mistakes. Not fighting harder to be in his daughter’s life was one, but the other was thinking that life would be somehow better without his best friend in it. However, as badly as he’d like Marlo back in his life, the last five years showed him a side of her he never imagined possible.

At twenty-two, Marlo Byrd unexpectedly fin
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Published July 5th 2017 by Mignon Mykel
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Jen
2.5 Second Chance Stars

This was my very first Mignon Mykel book and for the most part, I really enjoyed it. My only real complaint stems from the fact I needed about fifty additional pages of book to make this story work for me.

What could possibly warrant all those pages, you ask? An actual real life, no shit grovel!



As disappointed as I am that Jordan, hockey stud and sexual purveyor of all women that haven't given birth to his child, didn't grovel AT ALL after leaving his family for five years,
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Bev
This wasn't good. I love me a marriage in trouble/second chance romance where the wronged party has some damn self respect and the other party knows they've done wrong and WORKS to fix it. That didn't happen here, and instead she welcomed him back with open arms and legs within a couple of weeks of seeing him again - after being divorced for five years with little to no contact and ..... I can't even ...... she forgives him and takes him back (with no work on his part) after HE had the unmitigat ...more
Qhuinn
I cannot tell you how much I hated the H in this story. He was weak and such a horrible husband and father, that nothing he did could have redeemed him. He cheats on his wife, the h, when he makes out with another woman (Anna). He only just barely stopped himself from sleeping with the woman. Then the H comes to the realization that his marriage and his wife aren't fun anymore, so he asks her for a divorce, after being together for 10 years. The H basically asked for a divorce because he wanted ...more
Paige
4 Stars!

This was a sweet and emotional second chance romance. For a quick read, it packed quite a punch. I could have used a big more grovel but over all I loved this novella.

Provided for honest review.
Beth
This is the first time I have read anything by this author and it certainly won’t be my last. I love sports romance, especially hockey, so I jumped at the chance to read this novella. It is the beginning of a new series and I can’t wait to continue with it!

This had all the great feels of a second chance romance! Childhood sweethearts that were together through middle school, high school, the NFL draft, infertility issues, and the birth of their daughter. Life was stressful and the stress caused
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♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
Okay. This book has some good bones to make an interesting story. Unfortunately, it was very rushed.

*SPOILERS*

The hero Jordan abandoned his wife and baby all because he found himself attracted to another woman and almost cheated on her. They have been together since they were 14 years old and Jordan realized he wanted to experience being with other people. Plus, he's a hockey player who has his career ahead of him. So he filed for divorce, asked to be traded to another team and left his wife an
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Heroesinbooks
2 Not My Kind Of Hero Stars

This is a quick read and it certainly delivered a hefty punch to the heart of this die hard romantic. I get how this book will really work for some people - it's a well written story about a second chance romance for a couple who were together from the age of fourteen to their early twenties. I like that trope .
This book did not work so well for me because I really disliked the hero. I hated why he left and how he did it. I thought Jordan was so callous and quite hone
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Spoiler Whore says calm your tits people, it's just a book
The story had promise but the heroine gave up way too easily and for a fucker like the "hero"?....

FUCK THEM BOTH
Christine
Jul 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
27: Dropping the Gloves by Mignon Mykel is fast paced, emotional second chance romance. Do I think this story could have been a bit longer? Yes, but overall I enjoyed the story and felt the characters emotions packed into this story. Did I wanna throat punch Jordan Byrd? OMG yes! This story is a case of high school sweethearts who married young and a wandering eye. 5 years later, Marlo Byrd has her ex moving back to the city she's made a live for herself and finds Jordan wanting for what he left ...more
Aurora (Whoo Gives A Hoot)
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mignon-mykel, beta, 2017
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I generously received this BETA copy from the author in exchange for an honest review...

The beautifully talented Mignon Mykel can do no wrong. It's hard to believe that it's only been a little over a year since I discovered her captivating writing and ever since then I have found myself stalking (not in a creepy way...at least I hope so) her. Every time I start one of her stories I never know what I am going to get, but that is the perhaps the be
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Christine Frieseke-Miller
Jul 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was a really good novella. I haven't read the Prescott books, but I have to go back and meet the characters! Jordan and Marlo were first loves, but when life got real, Jordan walked away. Now he is back and wants his family back. He will do whatever it takes to win Marlo back.

I liked this second chance story. It was a novella, so I easily read it in one sitting. There is a lot of baggage between Marlo and Jordan and I could definitely have seen more of a story playing out between them in a
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Jen
Dec 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
Mingon Mykel, wow! Can she write!! This book took me by total surprise and although the H in the story drove me a little batty, I couldn't put this book down. This is the kind of story that may want you to magically stab a knife through your kindle, but the angst and the push and pull was right up my alley. My only wish was that it was a bit longer and a little more groveling, but that could be me being greedy.

I'll say it again. Ms. Mykel knows how to tell a story. I'm for sure diving into more
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Sheila Schwartz
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This gut grabbing and emotional journey to rediscover a love that was thrown away carelessly will have have you gasping in pain. You will find yourself turning page after page faster and faster to discover a truly happy and beautiful happily ever after that makes the emotional upheaval all worth it! Loved it!!
Anne Griffin
have not read and from reading the reviews will give this a miss.
Chris
Jul 13, 2017 rated it did not like it
So let me wrap my head around this story..... he leaves her and their newborn to have sex with other women.... he doesn't think she is fun anymore.....he basically ignores them for five years ( but wait he has the wrong number her saved on his phone and his friend blocked her from calling him) how do you have a kid with someone and not have their phone number but you can FaceTime then... which is linked to you phone number GIVE ME BREAK!!!! But they end up together two weeks later... I can't wra ...more
E-Reader Addict
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I went into this book being very skeptical about whether or not the hero could redeem himself and deserve to earn back his wife - because from what I read in the second book in this series, it wasn’t looking good. When I read some of the reviews? Things looked even bleaker. But I’m a sucker for second-chance stories, so with great trepidation I decided to read this book.

First off, this was a well written, extremely emotional story. I could feel Jordan’s remorse, and Marlo’s heartache made me cry
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Kathy
Jul 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This review is from: 27: Dropping the Gloves (Kindle Edition)
I absolutely loved 27: Dropping the Gloves , a second chance hockey romance, by Mignon Mykel!!! I was hooked from the beginning of the prologue and couldn't put the book down until I reached the last page. The prologue is powerful and makes you immediately become emotionally involved in the story. Mignon Mykel's character development is excellent. The story line is believable ,entertaining , and holds your interest throughout the story
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Deanna (A Novel Glimpse)
Original review: A Novel Glimpse

Note: I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an unbiased review.

4.5 Stars
Hockey romances are my favorite sports romances. I'm not a huge hockey fan, but the guys in these books make me swoon hardcore. One of my newer favorite hockey romance authors is Mignon Mykel. I enjoy her writing style and the characters she brings to life. I love her Prescott Family series, so I was excited to read 27: Dropping the Gloves, the first book in her new Enforcers of Sa
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Diane Lynch
Jul 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: hockey-romance
4.5 of 5 Stars

Mignon Mykel gets off to a great start with the first book of the Enforcers of San Diego series 27: DROPPING THE GLOVES. This was a delightful spin-off of the Prescott Family. Hockey defenseman, Jordan Byrd, is traded back to the Enforcers and wants a relationship with his daughter, Rori. Jordan ex-wife, Marlo, is still considered part of the Enforcers’ family, and everyone is taking sides. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult audiences.

I love the plot of this s
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Lourdes
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Five years ago Jordan Byrd asked his wife for a divorce, pushed for a trade to the other side of the country and never looked back. Marlo had to stay behind, broken and alone, with a baby to take care of while picking the pieces of her life.
Without relatives, in an awkward place with her former in-laws and no longer a hockey gf or wife, Marlo found herself alone for the first time in her adult life, but the team didn’t push her aside but built around her and they became the family she needed whe
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Sienna Logan (Lost to Books)
Sep 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
Dropping the Gloves was a sweet, heartfelt novella about a second chance romance. I'm not new to this authors work, and this instalment/spin off of her Prescott series lived up to the other books.

I won't say too much because it's a novella and it's hard not to give the plot away. However, this author's writing engaged me fully and drew me into her world. I didn't realise how fast I was getting through the book or how much time was passing as I read. Before I knew it, it was midnight and I was at
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Sarah Dale
Jul 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a great Novella which you can devour in one sitting. I do love a second Chance romance and this is a great one.

Jordan and Marlo where childhood sweethearts. Jordan asked for a divorce, got a transfer to a team over the other side of the country and never looked back, not even for his daughter. He made a mistake leaving her and now he's back 5 years later he will do whatever it takes to win her back.

I'm not going to lie, I would have loved to have had a longer story with these 2. I did th
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Tera
Jul 05, 2017 rated it liked it
3 .75 Stars

I have been dying to read something, anything by Mignon Mykel because every book blurb and every cover has grabbed my attention. So when it was time for the release of Dropping the Gloves, an all new spin-off from her Prescott Family series, I jumped. And I wasn't disappointed.

So this is a fairly long novella to introduce this new series featuring Marlo and Jordan. Jordan walked away shortly after the birth of their child for mostly selfish reasons and never looked back until he was t
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Sarah Beth
Jul 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A quick, fun read, with a few familiar faces!!

I really, really wanted to hate Jordan, what kind of man walks put on his family and doesn't even try to see his daughter. I adored Marlo she was such a strong, vibrant young woman and she worked hard to provide Rori with a stable, loving home. She didn't accept handouts she did it on her own and with dignity grace. She was a sweetheart who had been royally screwed.
My cold heart slowly began to thaw toward Jordan as he really tried to make things r
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Kaitlyn
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Second chances.... that's what life is all about. It's what makes people who they are today. And it's definitely what makes up Jordan and Marlo! This story could not have been more perfect then it was!!

Jordan and Marlo have a history, an extremely complicated one. One involving a child and then just the rest. (I don't want to give anything away.) We come back 5 years later. Rori is about the cutest kid ever and then enters Marlo and Jordan again. Life had a way of showing you the consequences o
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Scrap
Jul 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book
Jordan Byrd gets what he thought he wanted freedom. When he divorces his wife Marlo, but did he really. Jordan and Marlo have been together forever, since middle school. They were married for 3 short years when Jordan told Marlo he wanted a divorce.
When Jordan is traded back to the team he use to play for he is back in the same town as Marlo and his 5 year old daughter. I do not want to give anything away but this book absolutely tore
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Kari Hansen
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Jordan and Marlo had been together 10 years and they had a one month old baby when Jordan advised his wife he would like a divorce and he was traded by his hockey team shortly after. In addition to the devastation of the divorce she also lost the connection with his family however his teammates stepped forward and became her new family.

Five years later he has been traded back to his team and once again Marlo feels that she may be left on the outside looking in as he starts to reconnect with the
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Emmbooks
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I've had this book on my kindle since release day and I'll admit, I was scared to read it.

At face value Jordan is not a redeemable character, and if I'm honest he didn't totally manage it in the book either. He faced up to his actions and while admitting they were wrong, he recognised there wasn't anything he could do to change them. No grand gesture would be enough to make up for leaving your family to go live the single life. This wasn't about Marlo forgiving him as such. it was more them bot
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Valeen Robertson
Although I think Mignon's writing is excellent, I just couldn't get into 27: Dropping the Gloves. Although I like Marlo, I found her too quick forgiveness of Jordan's ridiculous behavior to be a major turnoff. And of course, Jordan's behavior (view spoiler) was an even bigger turnoff for me. Perhaps if 27: Dropping the Gloves had been expanded beyond novella length, and the characters went through a rea ...more
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Mignon Mykel is the author of the Prescott Family series, as well as the short-novella erotic romance series, O'Gallagher Nights. When not sitting at Starbucks writing whatever her characters tell her to, you can find her hiking in the mountains of her new home in Arizona.

Mignon's current release, Playmaker Duet, is available now!
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