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(Black Ops MMA #2)

4.58  ·  Rating details ·  113 ratings  ·  71 reviews
D.M. Davis’ ROWDY is a messy, meant-for-me, sexy, contemporary romance and Book Two in the Black Ops MMA series.

You think this is a love story. You’re wrong. It’s a massacre.

A massacre of who I think I am,
where I come from,
and who I thought I’d have a future with. 

One wouldn't have me.
The other couldn't.
Both stole my heart.

You think you know me. You have no idea.

Kindle Edition, 311 pages
Published January 7th 2021 by D.M. Davis
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Jenifer Briggs
Dec 31, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was a hard read for me, but it wasn't because it's a bad book -- it's the exact opposite. This is truly an amazing, emotional romance that I could not stop thinking about, and even though I finished a few hours ago, the characters and the storyline is very much etched into my soul. It was hard to read because of how *real* it was, to the point where I felt like I was living Reese's experiences. My god, that woman has been though absolute hell, but seeing the badass lioness that she turned o ...more
Dec 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I'm not a reviewer that rehashes the plot, if you're reading the reviews you know what the book is about. I also purposely do not include spoiling details. I will tell you what I look for in a review, what I like (or don't) about the story. I will start by saying I don't give 5 stars often. This series begins with No Mercy (another 5 star read) and Rowdy is a fantastic addition. They are stand alone complete stories, theoretically you could read Rowdy without having read No Mercy. However, as th ...more
Amy Reierson
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rowdy is book two and although you probably could read this as a standalone I highly suggest reading No Mercy as the Author intended them to be read.
That being said I loved No Mercy, Gabriel and Frankie were amazing characters, but Rowdy played a really important part in the end of their story.
These three characters will be forever connected. Rowdy was Frankie's Knight when she felt she had nothing he was ready to give her everything because of there intense connection and trust in each other. A
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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"You think this is a love story. You're wrong. It's a massacre." ~Rowdy This story hits all the emotions. You will cry, laugh and will be mad all within a chapter. We all feel in love with Rowdy in No Mercy, but his story is just starting. He has had a somewhat normal life. Mom and Dad that love him, a brother that has issues with him and a sister he loves. His Cocky personality is in full force but he has a sweet spot for a girl that caught his eye. Reese is the sister of Gabriel, from No Mercy
Char Davis
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rowdy is attracted to Reese he knows her brother a friend an fellow MMA fighter won't like it.One thing he sees is that she's got the look of someone who's been hurt an he wants to take that wounded look from her eyes. Reese is really attracted to Rowdy but she's damaged goods an she thinks she doesn't deserve to be happy.One day they are at the gym ,a loud noise goes off as Reese hears it she almost rolls into a ball.When Taylor tries to touch her it gets worse Rowdy walks in sees Reese losing ...more
Dec 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
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Emotional, deep and scorching hot.

I couldn't help but love Gabriel in No Mercy, but Rowdy was the one that stole my heart away, and I just couldn't wait for him to get his so well deserved HEA, and this book gave me everything I needed.

Rowdy is a special book. It beautifully balances the dark and light, dealing with twisted and heart shattering subjects with such care and finesse, like holding a butterfly in your palm.
It's so surprisingly deep with such emotionally developed characters - especi
Kari Hansen
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rowdy is a MMA fighter who would do anything for those that he cares about despite the personal consequences it may inflict on him. He thought that he knew what love was and felt the pain when he chose to do the right thing. When his life is turned upside down Reese shows him that what he thought was love was nothing more than mirage.

Reese has endured a devastating past who doesn’t trust easily and allows very people close. Rowdy is her brother’s best friend, and not only does he make her feel s
Ga Books LoverX
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Are you looking for steam, emotion, and a totally amazing story in your next read? Well guess what, you DEFINITELY found it here in Rowdy. I could not help but falling for this guy in No Mercy, but man hearing his thoughts, I dare you not to love him.

Rowdy and Reese are just downright amazing and I loved everything about this story. It was serious, but with plenty of fun wit and emotional times included. I cannot recommend it enough and don't have enough words to tell you how I felt while readi
Michelle The Outgoing Bookworm
I fell in love with Cameron aka Rowdy in No Mercy. Wish there was more guys like him in real life.

The author weaves a heartfelt and steamy romance that has humor and heartbreak. Reese is a woman who has suffered a lot in her young life and suffers from PTSD as a result. Rowdy is one of the few people she allows to touch her.

This story tugged at my heartstrings as their love story unfolded. Both have their own demons though Reese’s is more cause for alarm. But they overcome many obstacles to ob
D Carlson
Jan 24, 2021 rated it it was amazing
An Excellent Read

What can I say but WOW!
After reading Book 1- No Mercy, I was not prepared for this one.
In the beginning I was like oh no it's going to happen again. I was wrong, but there was so many references to Frankie and the love they have for each other it made my suspicious mind wander.
Reese and Rowdy have their fair share of challenges growing up.
This is heartwarming and angsty all in one.

Well done D.M. Davis
Samantha Rennaker
Feb 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Demons and fighting for true love

Rowdy and his Kitten story is one that grabs you from the beginning and keeps you holding on. Rowdy is a protective and very loving man with a lot of demons. Reese is a shy, scared woman with even more demons. Getting the demons out and being able to love each other fully is a bigger battle than Rowdy faces in the octagon! If you read No Mercy first you will fall even more in love with Gabriel in Rowdy also!
Nancy Kehl
Dec 21, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Forever Shadow❤❤❤❤❤

Reviewed thru Kindle Unlimited...What a break your heart, make you mad, cry your eyes out, emotional love story that will leave your heart floundering that Reese could be so strong. Rowdy and Reese have that chance of a lifetime in being soul mates. But can they stand the test of confronting the monster that has Reese scared for her life? I loved this book!❤❤❤❤❤
Valeen Robertson (Live Thru Books Blog)


Rowdy's torn between two women - one is the woman he has been there for all these months, as a friend, and more if she had ever let him, the other is Gabriel's innocent sister, Reese, the woman who really holds his interest. But it's when Frankie tells him herself that they both know she's not his ONE and to go after Reese that Rowdy finally realizes where his real interest lies. Now the question is, will Reese let him into her heart where he really wants? Or is she far too dam
Jan 07, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rowdy is the second book in the Black Ops MMA series, and focuses on Cameron "Rowdy" Jenkins and Reese Stone. I LOVED Rowdy. I love how caring, protective, patient, and understanding Rowdy is. I think he is such a charming character, and the way that he cares for Reese shows a gentleness about him. He is unfailingly supportive of Reese, and he never once made her feel inferior or broken because of her past. He would willingly sacrifice what he believes is important so that he can be there for he ...more
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rowdy is the second book in the MMA Ops Series from D.M. Davis. Back when the first book came out – No Mercy – I fell hard for the characters in this world.

Well it finally arrived and it did not disappoint. You kind of have to read No Mercy to be able to jump into this one as Rowdy’s story is tightly intertwined with the second half of No Mercy and picks up right after that story ends. So let’s get right into it, shall we?

To start off, the first few chapters kind of gave me whiplash because it
Shannon Ricci-Mayronne
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
If you read No Mercy, Book #1 in the Black Ops MMA Series, you met Cameron “Rowdy” Jenkins. Although, Rowdy can be a read as a stand-alone, I highly suggest reading No Mercy. Believe me it’s also amazing and you will find about 25 more reasons to love Rowdy- guaranteed.

Rowdy is a newly recruited MMA fighter who finds himself drawn to a fellow fighter, Gabriel’s sister- Reese. Rowdy is also best friends with Gabriel’s wife, Frankie. At the beginning of the story you might feel this is a love tria
Jan 10, 2021 rated it really liked it
Brief Synopsis:
Rowdy is a successful MMA fighter who is attracted to Reese, the one woman he cannot have. Reese has overcome a lot in her life, she had a very traumatic childhood and is fighting PTSD. The only man that she trusts is her brother Gabriel, another MMA fighter and friend of Rowdy. Reese and Rowdy are instantly attracted to each other and she is not scared of Rowdy's touch like she is with everyone else. Rowdy is different, she craves him. Can they both overcome their doubts and past
Nina ~ Meleth Bookaddicted ~
Jan 08, 2021 rated it really liked it
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Ooohh, ROWDY! His story truly packs a punch – no pun intended, lol. It’s filled to the brim with emotions – the good, the bad, the ugly –, wicked good fighting scenes (MMA romance is my weakness), a plot with a twist the size of Mars that left me reeling, and two characters, both damaged in their own way, I couldn’t help but root for.

We met Rowdy in book one of the series, being a huge shoulder to lean on for Frankie. He was never really a side character for me. He is protective and caring, an a
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I got to meet Rowdy in No Mercy and was taken with his gentle soul outside the ring but in it? Anger could be seen shining through. I had the fortune of reading this as part of a Hidden Gems ARC so I was able to go straight from No Mercy to Rowdy without delay. You definitely need to read these in order... and be prepared for difficult subject matters... if abuse is a trigger for you, then this is probably not the series for you. If you like Alpha men brought to their knees for the women they lo ...more
Elsie Pitt
Jan 06, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Oh my gosh! My emotions are frayed and my heart is still sitting in my Hine! What a spectacular read and one that is on my to reread shelf! I met this character in the first book of the series No Mercy and be still my beating heart then! This read was a rough one for me, NO IT IS NOT a BAD read, quite the OPPOSITE! It is one of those reads that yanks you into it and does NOT let go! First I must congratulate Miss Davis as she is not only a spectacular author but she happens to get to the heart o ...more
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rowdy was an amazing friend to Frankie and Gabriel in No Mercy (book 1). He was definitely a character who intrigued me...boy, did he thrill me in this book! Please, please read No Mercy before reading Rowdy. The journey Rowdy, Frankie, Gabriel and the other fighters have been through is needed to fully understand the importance and emotions of some of the relationships - especially Rowdy and Gabriel & Frankie.

In No Mercy there was a darker element to a good portion of the story so I really was
Shirley Cuypers
Jan 02, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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Original review

This book was provided by the author through Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for an honest review. Thank you D.M. Davis and GMBP!

Rowdy is the second book in the Black Ops MMA series and tells the story of Reese and Rowdy.

I fell in love with Rowdy in No Mercy, the first book in the Black Ops MMA series, and I was so excited to read his story. I think that Rowdy is a bit of a heavier read because it talks about PTSD and about child abuse/assault. I wish there was a trigger

Kelly DeMarco
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shadow of Dark with a serious side of sweetness
Rowdy (Black Ops MMA Book 2) by D. M. Davis is a very well written book with some serious backstory. Rowdy is just about the sweetest MMA you might ever read about. I fell a little bit for this character in No Mercy, but in his own book, simply melted. He’s definitely got a sweet side, but in the octagon, he’s all darkness. Reese is just as sweet even while battling demons. Despite her trauma, she is not afraid of Rowdy, her Shadow. And despite his
Italia Godinez
Jan 09, 2021 rated it liked it
This man is a boy with a great desire to save a damsel in distress but ends up with a very dark tale to handle. His desires control his emotions, his heart tells her something but his instinct wants something else. Although he knew that Frankie was with another of hers, he couldn't help but love her but he also loves No Mercy's little sister, in Rowdy, we see how Cameron finds himself in a battle against himself. While Reese holds back her wishes because she knows she can burn.

MMA has always bee
Jan 05, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Spicy 5
Dark 4
Romance 5

The first line of this story will tell you it is a massacre, and it is of your heart.. This story hits all the emotions; you will cry, laugh and will be mad all within a moments. We all feel in love with Rowdy in No Mercy. He has had a somewhat normal life, Mom and Dad that love him, a brother that fights with him and a sister he loves. His Cocky personality is in full force but he has a sweet spot for a woman he saw once. Reese is the sister of Gabriel, from No Mercy, her
Jan 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
Rowdy is the second book in the Black Ops MMA series and tells the story of Cameron "Rowdy" Jenkins and Reese "Ree" Stone. Yes, this is the story of Gabriel's sister and the new guy.

Their story is hard to be described because Reese didn't have the best life, we already know that Stone brothers had a rough childhood, but Reese had it worst. She suffers of PTSD and the small thing is a trigger for her. Rowdy is the best guy for her. From the beginning he had a way to her heart and was her rock, he
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Before you even turn to page one this book will tell you to read No Mercy first and I would recommend doing just that. As it will give you a back story to Rowdy that you will want to know. Rowdy is the newest member of the MMA Black Ops each member will hurt your heart and put it back together. Rowdy is as tough as they come from a background that will hurt your heart. He is also the most sweetest man that you will ever meet. His heart is town in two and he needs to figure out what to do about i ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Jan 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I was already addicted to this Black Ops MMA world before Rowdy (and it's only book two) so that should tell you something. This story is so powerful, so emotional, so realistic that I'm of no mind to give anything away which means  you'll just have to read the blurb and/or get wild & get the book. Rowdy was amazing, and Reese was amazing & strong despite the fact that I would have totally understood if she wasn't a lioness (Rowdy thought she was a lion but the lioness is stronger in the pride) ...more
BookLove with Renee
Jan 08, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Rowdy • Black Ops MMA Book 2

This man 🔥🔥 I thought I fell in love with Rowdy in Book 1 (No Mercy), but that was just the beginning.

Rowdy is a MMA fighter who falls in love with a fellow fighter's little sister, Reese. Reese has an abusive past & is unable to touch or be intimate with anyone, but then Rowdy comes along. Rowdy also discovers some secrets of his past. Together, they navigate their darkness & demons.

This book is a story of conquering your past and your fears in o
Sandie Chraponski
Jan 04, 2021 rated it it was amazing
I’ve been waiting for this story since I read No Mercy, when I fell in love with Rowdy’s heart and Texas charm. D.M Davis has written a story so beautifully emotional and raw, she could have taken the easy way and made Rowdy an alphahole and made Reese a vapid victim, but instead she gave these two emotional layers that kept getting pulled back one by one. Yes Rowdy is 100% alpha, but he has vulnerability and you see it and it makes him more real, and yes Reese has been through hell but she has ...more
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D.M. Davis is a Contemporary and New Adult Romance Author.

She is a Texas native, wife, and mother. Her background is Project Management, technical writing, and application development. D.M. has been a lifelong reader, and wrote poetry in her early life, but has found her true passion in writing about love and the intricate relationships between men and women.

She writes of broken hearts and second

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