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Gym Junkie

4.26  ·  Rating details ·  8,910 ratings  ·  639 reviews
We’ve all done it, salivated over a guy at the gym, imagined the unimaginable.
Wanted what we can’t have.

Only my fantasy has turned into an obsession.
Every night like clockwork he’s there.
Every night like clockwork I’m ready.

I’m not the kind of girl who does this sort of thing and
he’s exactly the kind of man that does.

He’s as sexy AF.
Dominant as all hell.
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Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Published September 22nd 2018
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T.L. Swan Hello,
Yes this is Brock Marx, Natasha's and Bridget's brother. it can be read as a stand alone though.
Can't wait for you to read it.
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Yes this is Brock Marx, Natasha's and Bridget's brother. it can be read as a stand alone though.
Can't wait for you to read it.
Tee xox(less)
Kayla Williams Yes I was looking as well. Haven’t had any luck finding any of the extended epilogues on the site. 😔

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Jesus Christ.

When I tell you the hero gave me creepy rapist vibes, I’m not exaggerating. The hero went from sweet to having the most disturbing thoughts and conversations about the heroine you could ever imagine. If I ever heard a guy talk the way he did when the heroine was ignoring him, I’d have called the police.

“He shakes his head in disbelief. “You can’t just take whatever you want from good girls like her.”
I frown.”

“Because you can’t take a good girl the way you want to. “Not the fir
Tianna✸loves books✸
Firstly the h has a steady boyfriend since she was 15. He loves her and wants to marry her. But she is kinda bored and wants a break from the relationship for 1 year.
Then after some 9 months she meets the H in a gym and then they hook up. Both are attracted to each other. But when she sees her ex with a girl in a bar she is suddenly feeling angry. Wow. I mean she can hook up and flirt with other guys but when her ex does that she is angry.
And plus the h’s theory that there are two types of
Nov 19, 2020 rated it liked it
2.75 ✨

did I read this for the cover? YES

*This is like the third time I re-read it and I can't decide how to rate this so I'll probably change it later*

This is Tully and Brock's story. Tully (h) dated Simon since she was 15 yrld, now at 25, he proposes to her but she begins to doubt their love-relantionship so they take a break to explore ~the world~
Eight months later she meets Brock (H) at the gym. He is totally different from the sweet Simon, he's a dominant asshole.

The story had all the potent

this is the worst thing ive read out of the 400 books i've finished in the past 11 months.

flaming hot fucking garbage. if any of you actually find this desirable or sexy or whatever the hell, then you need to get yourself evaluated sis. this is is peak abusive/rapist behavior. yelling/screaming/flying fists/yanking/sneering/ and demanding you will DO what you want to a woman and she 'better damn like' is so beyond fucking disgusting i would lichrally set a motherfuckers balls on fire if i came a
Book-Bosomed  blog
This "hero" is the type of man you get a restraining order against, not fall in love with!
Men like this should not be romanticized. It's not healthy!

See London's fab review for an excerpt & details:

and another from Tianna with great points:
Jo - •.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•
Tully has been with her boyfriend since she was 15 years old. They have shared all their firsts through high school and college. In her eyes he is the perfect guy. The next step would be marriage but the thought of committing to Simon for the rest of her life right now is causing doubt in Tully's mind. She thinks they need to experience more, on their own, before making a decision to marry. Twelve months is what they agree to, they can do what they want with who they want and then they will pick ...more
So angsty... I love it!!!

I don't know what it is about TL Swan books but I love them. They're so angsty, and, while I don't usually do angsty, she writes them on a way that is so easy to read.

I LOVE BROCK!!! He is such an unapologetic alpha-male with the temperament (and temper tantrums) of a two-year-old. He's so adorable and frustrating at the same time. Tully, on the other hand, is such a good girl. She is always trying to do the right thing and feels so guilty for not feeling as much for he
Sep 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
It has taken me a few days to get my mind around what I wanted to say about Gym Junkie, or whether I wanted to say anything at all. I realise that others will not share my views but the more time I’ve spent thinking about this book, the more I realised I needed to write my review.

I enjoyed almost the first 25% of this book. It was hot and steamy and gave me more than one laugh. However, I began to feel rather uneasy as the story progressed, particularly in relation to a character called Meredith
Sep 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
DNF @ 15% Second hook up they have sex in gym shower he goes straight for anal without consulting with her...just surprises her during that act? Hell no and extremely unrealistic. Not to mention I'm not a fan of the h taking a year long break from her childhood sweetheart to explore the world but then gets upset when she sees her ex with someone else?! Fickle much? She wants her cake and to eat it too. Not OK, sister. 1*that's being generous * stars ...more
Aisling Zena
Mar 15, 2019 marked it as on-hold-to-get-back-to
I can't decide whether to continue with this.....

Heroine is a vacillating hypocrite who breaks up with high school sweetheart in order to travel and live before they marry and yet gets upset when she sees him out on a date after she got finger fucked by the new guy just the other night. And the H (who is not the high school dude) basically has anal with her without asking or preparing or anything during the first time they get it on. And then the h goes home and has a complete meltdown in the sh
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Oct 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Hands down, T.L. Swan writes some of the hottest stories with f*cking hot alphas!

Brock & Tully are the opposite in everything except in not wanting a serious relationship. Brock's never had the urge to want to settle down but when Tully comes into his life he might just change his mind.

The chemistry between Brock & Tully was H.O.T-especially one of the first scenes they are together in the gym bathroom. One thing that's for sure is that there are plenty of hot scenes but there's also some myst
Mar 14, 2019 rated it liked it
Cute but nothing special

I liked this one. Maybe I have too high expectations for books that are over 3 stars, but I don't really care. 4 stars is a high rating, not all of the good ones deserve it. It has to be a great read for that!

Well, I mean, the book was fun at times and a bit boring at others. The characters were decent (no depth but fun at times) and the plot was pretty good as well (nothing special, but I'm not really looking for that in a romance (it's almost impossible to find anyway
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

I am torn about my feelings for this book. After reading Mr. Masters by this same author, and loving it, I thought I'd try something else. Gym Junkie was not Mr. Masters. I don't even know how I even finished this book, it's so so bad on one hand but there's just something I liked about it.

First of all, the hero is an asshole. He gets better towards the end but for most of the book, especially the beginning, he is an entitled jackass who deserves to get his balls cut off. And I don't m
Oct 10, 2018 rated it did not like it
I am beyond disappointed in this book. I had high hopes for this story line too, which it could have been a good one had Brock not been psycho, for lack of a better word!! I even feel like it started out with a good start, but with Brock's moodswings it just gave me whiplash! One scene he was what i would call endearing and in the next he was this overbearing, jealous ape! I really wish that i was about to enjoy this book and give it a great review, but unfortunately i just couldn't deal with Br ...more
Well.. Holy hotness! What a book! Finally read a great 5-star book after a really long time
The story kept me captivated and the smut was off the charts hot! my god!
I wont spoil anything because you have to read it.
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
GYM JUNKIE is Brock Marx’s story. And in true TL Swan fashion, she gives us another handsome, dirty-mouthed alpha-hole who hardly has a romantic bone in his body. Well, as commitment-phobe as he is, there’s no need for that anyway, or is there? So you see, a real catch of a man and every girl’s mother’s dream of a son-in-law. And still, it was so easy to fall for him. Well, I did, anyways. It’s just the kind of hero – flaws and all – that speaks to me … every damn time.

Tully is the total opposi
How to explain this book... It was “different”.... it took me all day to read and though it was annoying the hell out of me I was invested enough that I continued to read it. This book is called Gym Junkie but the gym is literally only part of about .5% of this book. This book was absolutely all over the place. Tully was a true pain in the ass. She decides she needs a year break from her 10 year relationship before they get married and then obsesses over everything Simon does the entire time whe ...more
Lana Reads
Feb 17, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020-read, kink
4 stars from me ☀️

I can imagine how many people would hate the hero and be pissed with the heroine. For me personally, all the flaws in the characters made those two very real.

The book is all over the place at times, with so much happening, with lots of back and forth... Again, Swan's language is noticeably repetitive and sometimes I spot same phrases used on just neighbouring pages, which means she really needs a good proofreader and a better editor... (I'm not even a native speaker and notice
Dilek VT
Sep 29, 2018 marked it as not-interested
My friends with similar taste as mine in reading are giving it low grades so I decided not to try it at all although I was interested in it at the beginning.
Nicole ♡
Jan 14, 2021 rated it it was ok

Different to what I expected.

Brock is one HOT tempered alphahole 🔥 He started out as strong male but somewhere along the way went a bit too soft for me throwing tantrums like toddler and just lost his edge. To be fair his territorial trait with Tully was shown throughout.

Loved Tully having a backbone and she stood up for herself but again went overly sappy. She fell in love pretty quickly and it felt rushed into and used the words making love very early on.

Didn't enjoy knowing about
My Pink Fairytales
Ugh, i really hoped my friends were wrong.
I’ve read some other reviews before starting this book and they weren’t quite positive, but i thought “hey, this is T.L. Swan, i like her, what can go wrong?”. Unfortunately, this heroine is as exasperating as other readers portraited her to be and Brock Marx isn’t that lovely either. 😔

First of all, the premise is just wrong. Some couldn’t get past the first 30-40% of the book, just because little miss Tully just broke up with her nine years boyfriend, h
2 Stars

What in the actual f*** did I just read?

First, this can be read as a standalone but it makes the first part of the book difficult to follow. I have read the previous books, Dr. Stanton and Marx Girl, but it's been a long time and I didn't remember much of them. I didn't even realize they were part of this series at first. The author throws so much information at you in the first chapter - what felt like 30 characters, Brock's business that was only briefly explained, and a murder case tha
Jul 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Slut Bus

This author has really evolved form her first set of books! It has a 4.15 overall rating, but was surprised by so many one and two stars that popped up for this book when I looked at the individual ratings, because I enjoyed it!

Brock Marx, was like a super-de-duper alpha! I still don’t know if I love him or not!! He is the most unromantic romantic, yet I felt for him when his heart was broken. He was another strong silent type, and ex-military...swoon! Tully, had a really hard set of
Sharon McCreadie
Sep 26, 2018 rated it did not like it
I go to the gym regularly and I'm sorry but that preposterous scene at the gym!! I just thought what a crock of sh*t!!!! He is on the rower and she is on the treadmill when the chain on the rower snaps (yeah right) and it gets tangled in her treadmill which makes her fall off and hurt herself.

BUT if that wasn't bad enough the sex scene that followed just had me rolling my eyes and thinking f*ck this sh*tty book and gave up. I'm pleased I did as reading other comments the second hook up is just a
Precious ✨ {semi-hiatus}
Basically for Brock. This one started off okay and then just declined gradually with every extra plot twist and every reckless action by the main girl Tully. Brock was a bit much too but atleast he always knew what he wanted and was honest about it. To say I was disappointed is, well.. accurate since I loved reading The Takeover and thought this one would be a winner too. There were a few laughs to be had but outside of that and the steamy parts wasn’t really into it.
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I just love TL's books... all of them!
And I wish this book had at least 150 pages more to have a longer ending!
Paperback Princess
Sep 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Heather andrews
Sep 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Brock loves to shower his woman with compliments, "...Brock kisses me quickly on the lips. “You look effing delicious,” he murmurs, his eyes drifting down my body again." To Brock nothing is off limits, “you want to have a conversation with me with,” I gesture to his groin, “with your ***k hanging out.” Seriously this man has no boundaries, "Brock is gone, and I walk up the hall to investigate. He’s urinating, the bathroom door is wide open. He looks up casually. I gasp. “Close the door will you ...more
Farah Raslan
Jul 03, 2021 rated it did not like it
Definitely judge a book by its cover then
Nov 03, 2018 rated it did not like it
Absolutely off its tits bad.
I only got to about 20% and it was making me angry.
Who would let a complete stranger have sexy times with
A: their anus
B: whilst in a gyms toilet
C: They were a butt virgin
D: He never asked

These above are not in order of importance.

This book was rank *pulls a face like drinking wee wee*.

Both characters are as hateful as each other, if any guy ever spoke to anyone like he did to the heroine I refuse to believe the police wouldn't be called to remove a stalker.
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