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Tap Out

(BTU Alumni #2)

4.37  ·  Rating details ·  433 ratings  ·  177 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. Nope. When it comes to her ...more
Kindle Edition, 386 pages
Published September 7th 2019 by House of Crazy Publishing, LLC
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Sep 08, 2019 marked it as to-read


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the cover of the book! holy shit! one of the best covers I have seen. it instantly attracted me to the book and dont get me started with the book! if was more than amazing.

The coven which a group of girlfriends, is supposedly the best squad ever. I loved Vince who is Rocky"s brother so much and her mom is a total badass. I loved their family bonding and how quickly they accepted G
Sep 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019, arc
Five stars for Rocky and Gage 💕!


"Tap Out" is my first MMA romance book that I've read and I like it.

After I've read "Power Play", I was wondering would be the next book the same good as the first and now I have the answer 😉!

Ally did it again and impressed me with her writing style and the new book. I can say that I love this book more than the first one 🙈.

The chemistry between Rocky and Gage is so real that you just want to them be together no matter what.

If you're looking for a sports roma
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
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 ...more
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
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
Becca Steele
Aug 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Back in the BTU alumni world! It was great to catch up with the previous characters, and to meet the new ones. I loved Gage and Rocky together, and it was clear how much research Alley has done into the MMA world - sometimes books set in this world can feel unrealistic, but Alley did an amazing job of keeping it real! 😍 I particularly appreciated the Harry Potter references 😊 If only Espresso Patronum was a real place!
I can't wait to see what comes next. Bring it on!
Lilian Stewart
Jul 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh Gage! Why are you so perfect?

Oh My Word. So many stars. 5 isn't enough!

I have to say... I was nervous to read this.
I usually don't like MMA/boxing/fighter stories. BUT!

Rocky and Gage are EPIC.
I loved this story so much.
The BTU crew are even more fun in Tap Out than they were in Power Play!

Hurry up and write Alley! I need more now!
Jun 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
You guys. I don't know how to convince you enough that you need this book in your life.

This book is one of my top books of the year.

I think about it all the time. I reference it enough that the Hubs knows what I am talking about. And let me tell you, he tries - keyword tries- to be interested in my books. Just like I try to be interested in his politics and music. So I am happy if I get a teasing remark about a cover or plot. For the man to know the names of the characters, the jobs of the char
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 hard, ...more
D.L. Gallie
Apr 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What can I say, Gage and Rocky are awesome
The Coven are awesome
Everything about this book is awesome
The gang is back, with a few added extras...when I grow up, I want to be friends with these guys
Alley has found her stride, this author is one to watch...I cannot wait for more from her
PS. Jase is mine
Carmen Rae
I stumbled across this author's debut novel by complete accident but it sounded like my kinda story so I signed up for an ARC and I can honestly say I am so happy I did. And when the opportunity came along to sign up for her second book in the series I was right there. Sadly my goldfish memory kicked in and I picked up this book to read it and had completely forgotten that
A) it was part of a series and
B) who it was about.

Luckily for me as I started reading it all came flooding back and I was
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
Brittany from Can’t Quit Books
This book seriously blew me away! I knew this group of characters was going to be a fun group from reading Power Play, but this book took their dynamic to a whole new level.

Rocky is a fierce, independent character. She works hard to prove herself, and is always willing to put other’s needs above her own. The way she interacts with all of the other guys at the gym and her friends shows that she is trustworthy and a genuinely good person.

Gage was a bit lost. He didn’t really know what he wanted
Tara Lee
Sep 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
She has done it again!!!

Gage is so god damn hawt!!!


I loved that Gage and Rocky had chemistry from the start and that every page just got better and better.
I loved everything about this story, I am a huge UFC watcher so I loved that Gage was apart of that world and even Rocky was a badass.
Nothing about this book was wrong or bad everything was amazing and I couldnt get enough of Gage James. Boy oh boy Alley Girl I needed a fan through most if it.

The passion, drama, love and f
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
Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh man this was so good! Alley has delivered another absolute winner! Absolutely loved Rocky and Gage and that this tough fighter completely fell head over heals for Rock. Loved that all my favourites from Power Play were back and that the BTU family's so much bigger. Can't wait for the next one in the series!
Andi Isack
Sep 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
There's a before and an after tap out for me. And I will tell you why. When I've first heard that this book is about an MMA fighter I thought...ok, let's see what you got. Considering that my first book boyfriend is a certain Remington Tate. So this was the biggest challenge for Alley. And her book. For me nobody has ever compared to Remy. Nobody until I met Gage James. Beside the 🔥body and a hundred skills that hero has a golden heart. Has something you need. He may be a champ in the cage, but ...more
Ashley Estep The Art of Reading
And she does it again! I cannot even explain how much I absolutely love all the words Alley Ciz writes! Third person POVs I hate, I will read one line of a book and close it and never pick it up again. But when Alley writes she can make me not even realize it's third person.

I loved Jake in Power Play but Gage in Tap Out, OMFG! Just let's not tell Jake I may love Gage James more! I mean after you read Tap Out, who wouldn't want to climb him like a tree?

Gage starts training at Rocky's family gym.
Jul 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Sofia´s Beddable Reads
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing

If I thought I liked this gang before, oh man they own my heart now. I laughed out loud so many times and it's amazing to see how they all love, support and complete eachother. What an awesome group of people. Can I join?

Where do I even begin?
To be honest, at first I was reluctant and didn't know how I would feel about this story and its main characters because they were not really introduced previously and I just assumed the next book would be about either Ryan and Madz or Tucker and Skye.

Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
It’s time to Kraken!!!!!

OMG!!!! What can I say but excellent job Alley Ciz. Tap Out was everything I was expecting and so much more. I felt in love with Alley’s writing in Power Play when I met “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 be
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 MMA 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
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.

C. Lymari
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Gage and Rocky *sigh*
Power play was sweet, fun, and flirty, but this book was so much more.
It was sexy, hilarious (I almost choked on my dinner) and the steam whooo. It was fast-paced, the secondary characters were as fun as the main. I need to know it all.
Alley Ciz grew tremendously as an author and I can't wait to see what she brings for Sweet Victory!
Brenda Hawkins
Aug 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I think when I first read Alley Ciz's Power Play, I was taken back to a time when I had left school and was around the same age as the Characters in this book. It reminded me of my time but it was before mobile phones (when really it wasnt that long ago lol).
But here we are a few years later, school is gone Careers are being forged, friendships are still as strong, but these guys have certainly grown up. Alley Ciz was "holding out "on us in Power Play, and in a way it is respectful of the age th
Sep 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Tap Out is Book 2 in the BTU series. I highly recommend you read Book 1 first to fully enjoy.

In this book we meet the MMA fighter Gage "The Kraken" James and the female physical therapist at the Steele Maker gym Rocky.
Rocky is also the daughter of the owner of the MMA gym and has grown up knowing all the fighters. So when her favorite fighter joins the gym she knows she will have to reign in her fangirling to work with him daily.

"Gage James was a hit combination she had no chance of defending he
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.

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
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
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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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