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Tap Out

(BTU Alumni #2)

4.80  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  38 reviews
What would you do if you came face-to-face with your celebrity crush?

Rocky Steele is surrounded by professional athletes.
It’s her job.
As a physical therapist in a world renowned gym, she works with the best of the best, from hockey players to MMA fighters. Celebrity status does not impress her. Nor do big, strong men in peak physical condition.
When it comes to her
Expected publication: September 9th 2019 by House of Crazy Publishing LLC
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Lilian Stewart
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So after months of bribes and threats, Alley FINALLY sent me through an ARC.

Oh My Word!

The wait is worth it!
Books on Fighters aren't usually my style, but Gage James is HotAF.

The story line has enough heat and angst you don't even realise you are more than half way through before they 'get it on'!

I want to BE Rocky Steele when I grow up (shh, don't remind me I am older than her)

I need to know what happens next to my Favourite squad. DAMMIT ALLEY. Type faster 😂
Sarah N
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! Just WOW! Author Alley Ciz delivers another addicting and utterly swoon-worthy read! Book two in the BTU alumni series, Tap Out, is deliciously sexy, completely forbidden, and sure to steal your heart! If you thought you couldn’t love the BTU crew more in Jake & Jordan’s story, get ready to make room, because Tap Out dishes out even more characters to love and another sports romance to die for! I’m positive while reading that I felt every range of emotions. I laughed out loud, cheered h ...more
Lager & Lefse Book Blog
You know when you just have to read a book. Tap Out was that book for me. Firstly, it was because of Power Play. (If you haven’t read it, you must). It’s through that book that I got a good sense of her writing style. She’s sarcastic, her heroines are feisty, and some of the best use of ingenious jesting I have seen in a book, thus far. I laughed, cried (happy tears), had a spit take or two (Thank you, Alley😉), and just overall swooned. Secondly, I’ve been blessed in life to be able to work ...more
D.L. Gallie
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What can I say, Gage and Rocky are...awesome
Alley has found her stride, this new author is one to watch
PS. Jase is mine
Stefanie Jenkins
Jul 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alley Ciz created a world of BTU alumni that gave us the girls you wanted to be besties with and men you wanted to crush on. When we first walked into this world, the gang was just in college now they are all grown up and thriving in life.

I loved Jake and Jordan but OMg Rocky and Gage are their own. 🙌🏻

Rocky and Gage are passionate, not just about each other but about their love of MMA. Not only is Rocky gorgeous and fit but so smart earning her the real t handle alphabet soup for her many degre
5 Stars

I'm in love!! Have I ever told you guys how much I love fighter romances?? No? Well, I do! They are some of my favorites but sadly a lot of the books are more like mentioning the guy is a fighter and then that is that. This book is nothing like this.

Gage is everything. I loved him from the beginning, and it also helps he is a smoking hot fighter that is one huge ass man. He is one of those guys that when he sees something he wants, well watch out world because nothing is getting in his w
Heather Yates
Aug 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am so impressed with this book! I loved Alley’s debut book Power Play but Tap Out was even more AMAZING!! The story between Gage and Rocky was perfect!

Gage “The Kraken” James is a UFC fighter who moved to the East Coast to be closer to his cousin who’s wife was about to have a baby and wanted to be closer to family. His old coach hooked him up with a new one so he could continue his career. He’s with his cousin in a bar when he meets the most amazing women ever! Rocky, a physical therapist at
Britney Chavez
Aug 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alley my girl!!!

God this book fit me with all the feels! She wrote yet another amazing book.

I have to say that I loved Gage right from the get go. There was never a point while reading did I hate him. That rarely happens for me lol. I always at sometime hate a hero haha. But Gage, nope no hate just love with his beastly 6 foot 7 inch self. I love me some UFC fight nights and for him to be a fighter was such a cool thing to read. To be honest I haven’t read but maybe 2 fighter books, this one bei
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I never know what to expect from this author except an excellent book full of characters that are so life-like I expect them to come out of the book!
Jennifer Marie
Aug 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky to receive an advanced copy of Tap Out!

Gage is a UFC who relocated across the country to be closer to family. Rocky is a bad ass physical therapist who grew up in the UFC world.

The chemistry between Rocky and Gage is electrifying. This book pulled me in right from the start with laugh out loud moments, best friends that are like family, and coven text threads that will make you wish you could join too!!!

I give this book 5 stars and can’t wait for more of the BTU alumni!!!

This is a
Deborah Kimberley
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh my God, what can I say, what can’t I say??!! This book was freaking awesome. I was given this book as an ARC, and I offer my review freely.
This is Alley’s second book, so quite a new author. You really wouldn’t believe it as she comes across in her writing as seasons and so professional.
Rocky and Gage. The two main characters in this book with an extended family consisting of actual family and friends from her debut book Power Play.
Sexy sportsmen, strong and sassy women. Sex scenes that we
Ash Lovesbooks
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alley Ciz has a TOTAL KNOCK OUT with this book! It's a one-two punch of comedy and romantic heat.
I was incredibly lucky to be given an ARC of this book. The book is a mixture of amazing characters and a great story plot.
Rocky is a fierce beautiful woman that has a huge group of close friends that are also a family. She works as a physical therapist in her family's gym. She is incredibly smart, good at her job and after a lifetime growing up with fighters never plans on dating any of them.

Sierra Beckwith
Aug 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Stephanie Hutchison
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I was lucky enough to get to read an advanced copy of this book, and OMGoodness this book is amazing.

Book 2 in the BTU Alumni series brings you the story of Rocky (we met her briefly in Book 1 - Power Play) and Gage, the super hot MMA Champion.

When it comes to famous athletes, not much phases Rocky. Some of her best friends are the NHL's top players and up and coming fighters. But when her celebrity crush walks into her family's gym, the air sizzles and she is speechless. But she doesn't date f
Katherine lopez
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
OMG!!!! What can I say but excellent job Alley Ciz. Tap Out was everything I was expecting and so much more. I fell “in love “ with Alley’s writing in Power Play when I met for the first time “The Coven” and “The Guys”. In Tap Out we met Gage ”The Kraken “ and Rocky “Alphabet Soup”(just by their nicknames you know their personalities are going to be one of a kind). Their chemistry is off the charts 🥵 and I love the fact that even do the sexy scenes were steamy hot (melt your panties hot you bett ...more
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alley Ciz is back with another installment of the BTU series and she has done it again!

A fast paced plot with epic characters, swoon worthy alphas, squad goals and more steam than a sauna! She is two for two!

Gage James is going to melt your kindle and your heart! Rocky will knock you for six. And their chemistry... Phew! Make sure you're sitting down when reading!!

I am so in love with this cast of characters and Alley's humour. These books are addictive and I hope the series never ends.

Thandiwe Mpofu
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
" Ahh!!! Alley really strung me up with this one and I may or may not have been in her messages giving her a piece of my mind. (When you finally read this, comment under this post and let me know if you know what I'm talking about LOL)

First of all, Gage is mine and you can fight me all you want from your home.

Second of all, you need a paperback of Tap Out just to stare at Gage. The cover is just that amazing!!!

Thirdly, I loved this story so much, I want to give spoilers but I can't which is why
Aug 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I can not wait for you to get your hands on Tap Out!
I had the great privilege of being able to get an ARC, and it did not disappoint. The gang from power play is back, bigger and stronger than ever. The authors writing growth from power play to tap out is phenomenal, making the story even better. Rocky and Gage might be my new favorite couple 💕
Jul 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ 5 STARS

Full review to come
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alley Ciz is back with her BTU series. Tap Out is the 2nd book in the series and features Rocky and Gage.

She delivers such a great read with great characters. The main hero and heroine are so well developed and have amazing chemistry together. Alley Ciz writes such memorable characters that you can’t help but anticipate more from the BTU cast.

Rocky and Gage are relationship goals. They are both such strong characters, physically and mentally. Everything about this story will have you hooked fr
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You are going to LOVE this book! It has killed me!

Official review will come closer to release date.
Janet Taggart Baldwin
Aug 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tap Out is my first book by Alley Ciz and I have to say when I found out this was only her second book, I was even more impressed than I already was from reading her book! It grabbed me right from the start and never let me go.

Some sports books barely mention the sports other than the MC plays and goes to practice or plays, but Alley really knows her stuff. This book was all about MMA, but you weren't bored or skipping parts because they were too technical. You learned. They were blended in the
Aug 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
”Getting involved with a girl was bad enough. His new coaches daughter- worst idea ever.”

Tap out is book 2 in the BTU Alumni series and can be read as a stand-alone, but if you want the full effect and you want to know all of the inside jokes then make sure you read Power Play first as you will be seeing a lot of the crew from there in this book.

I love MMA romances, and Alley Ciz killed it will Tap Out. She bought to life not only the BTU world but all of the sports that makes up a large part
Tap Out is book two in the BTU Alumni series and can read as a standalone, but it is sure nice to see the crazy BTU clan and now the Steel Maker clan. This is every person’s dream, to come face to face with your celebrity crush. What would you do? I sure would like to think I would act normal, but if the chemistry is anything like they shared I’d probably make a fool of myself. Lol Oh my, the Coven you steal these men limelight. Love it!
Rockey is a PT for professional athletes and plenty of her
Lisa Hill
Aug 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Well, dear reader, I am grasping for words that are not profanities to describe how much I loved this book! Jeez, this book made me swoon so hard!

Let’s start with our main protagonists: Gage ‘The Kraken’ James and Raquel Anne ‘Rocky’ Steele. What an awesome, kickass couple. Gage is the reigning Heavyweight UFC Champion. Six foot seven inches of prime fighting muscle, he’s a force to be reckoned with in his chosen career.

Rocky is a physical therapist at her father’s MMA gym. Nicknamed Alphabet So
Aug 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it's been a long time since I read a fighter book and I wasn't disappointed at all. Especially when the female lead is just as badass as the male lead. All though saying that all the characters are brilliant, with a group chemistry like I haven't read before.

This book revolves around the MMA Heavyweight champion Gage The Krakken James and  Rocky Steele the physical therapist and daughter of his new trainer. This story glides from the pages exactly how you expect
Skye Yanovsky
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Tap Out by is the sexiest book I have read in a long while. From page 1, I was hooked on Gage and Rocky. Their chemistry was off-the-charts HOT and you knew it was only a matter of time before they connected, it was inevitable. Gage was so alpha which was hot but he knew Rocky could take care of herself and while protective, he was totally turned on by how strong she was. I love a guy like that!! Us girls can handle business too!

There are some issues they have to go through since she is the dau
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
I haven’t read a fighter romance in a very long time, so was definitely eager to meet Gage James...prepare to have him steal your heart! Who wouldn’t tap out of single life for a man like that?! 4.5 hot as hell Stars!

Gage is a UFC Heavyweight Champion and Rocky is a physical therapist at the new gym where Gage will be training, not to mention, she’s also his coach’s daughter. Rocky doesn’t date fighters and the last thing Gage needs right now is a beautiful raven haired distraction, but damned i
Aug 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Hot and Sexy Stars! After reading the blurb, I was eager to meet Gage James...he’d make any woman want to tap out of single life!

Gage is a UFC Heavyweight Champion and Rocky is a physical therapist at the new gym where Gage will be training, not to mention, she’s also his coach’s daughter. Rocky doesn’t date fighters and the last thing Gage needs right now is a beautiful raven haired distraction, but damned if he can seem to let the attraction go. Sounds like the universe is against them, bu
Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
Hot MMA fighter and a fierce woman with plenty of sass? Yes please! I honestly had so much fun read Tap Out. Alley Ciz has created this world full of close friends and family that you just can’t help but fall in love with. Between the hilarity and sisterhood of the Coven and the seriously swoony romance between Gage and Rocky there wasn’t a single moment of this book I did not love.
I adored how Gage was this bad@#$ MMA champion but unlike most was not at all arrogant. As a matter of fact he’s so
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I'm Alley. I'm an Indie author and I write Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances with fierce heroines and their swoony Alpha partners with heart. There's a heavy dose of witty banter and sarcasm in my characters.

I'm a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy minis all under 4yo, a 95lb lab, and let's face it on some days my hubby is my 4th kids... But to be fair I totally love him a a

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