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Craving the Fight

(Gloves Off - Next Generation #1)

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L.P. Dover, the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who brought you the tantalizing Gloves Off series, presents Gloves Off – Next Generation. This brand-new saga of interconnected standalones unites new characters with beloved originals in dark and sexy stories laced with suspense!

Fame. Money. Status. An infinite number of women standing ringside in hopes of on
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 242 pages
Expected publication: May 24th 2022 by Books by L.P. Dover LLC
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Mary Mooney
May 17, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
This one started out with a bang or a win and didn't stop there. Cater is the MMA champion again and loving life only thing missing is the one that got away. Now he is back home and so is she.
While Emma has a career of her own as a model, the world of MMA is familiar to her and she knows how to fight.
When Emma gets a note in her mailbox, it scares her back home. Back to the circle of family, cousins, f
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MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
(4.8 Stars)
Welcome back the the gloves off family with the next generation of fighters. As the son of Matt Reynolds, Carter is just as famous in his MMA career. He has everything a young, handsome athlete could ask for except Emma Jameson. Yes, Ryley Jameson’s daughter and the one who got away. When Emma gets some troubling news she decides to go home to her family. Can they help figure out why the past is coming back to haunt them? Will she be able to see Carter again and keep it friendly? This
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book_nerd13
May 18, 2022 rated it really liked it
This was my first MMA, and my first ARC by this author. Going in i didn’t know exactly what to expect, but I loved it! There’s so many amazing characters to get to know, and love. The fact this was the next generation from another series, (I’ve not read but I now will!) and it’s still so easy to understand and connect with these characters says a lot about how good this book is.

The relationships of all the characters, their parents, and friends is truly unmatched. I really enjoyed the mystery a
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Shayla H
May 19, 2022 rated it really liked it
This was my first book by this author and I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I’m glad there was a family tree in the very beginning. For someone like me that did not read the original series it helps out A LOT!
This can be read without having read the original series, it does give you rid bits of what happened previously. It still mad me want to go back and read the original series!

It starts out with an action packed MMA fight! The story line/plot was thrilling and interesting.
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J. Ockenhouse
May 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Emma and Carter definitely go to the ring and deal with some swings and someone going for the KO.

Their second chance was real. I felt the feelings, the heartbreak, I needed to be ringside and cheer them on. I like how it started slow but picked up quickly. I was almost sad to see it end but I can say their ending was worth all the drama. It made them stronger.

I received an ARC for an honest and voluntarily review.
Rhonda Ziglar
May 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
5 PHENOMENAL STARS!! What a phenomenal start to a new series. This author's words are addicting....I could not put this book down. Carter and Emma have a ride to take you on, so sit back and enjoy. I can't wait for more books in this series. ...more
Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided to me. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I don’t know where to begin on how happy I am that we get the next generation of fighters from LP Dover! The fact we start right out the gates with Carter and the gang lets me know that this series is jam-packed with not only fighters but lovers as well!

Emma Jameson is the daughter of Ryley and Ashleigh. Having spent the past few years living in New York working as a model, she ge
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
May 11, 2022 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars!

I read ARCs of the original series to this one just before the books released! I remember enjoying the books, so I was excited when I heard that the author was going back to her MMA world! I received an ARC of this book and I started reading it straight away! I have to be honest and say that I think my experience would have been enhanced had I re-read the original series first because I would have remembered events that were mentioned in this book! Nevertheless, I did enjoy this book a
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Trudy Dowling
May 02, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I don't know what rock I have been hiding under, but I will admit that I have not read the original series. I thought it was just a MMA fighter series. Boy, was I wrong!!!! I definitely will be rectifying my mistake. I want to go back and read the original stories so I can meet the rest of the family, the original characters, and see everything that they went through and survived.

It will not be a hardship. Just the hints of the parents past in this book has my curiosity demanding to read them
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Kate
May 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
********** Contain Some Spoilers**********

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I’m glad that LP Dover included a family tree at the start of the book, as it was a bit hard to keep straight who was related to who. Carter Reynolds, Famous MMA Fighter and Emma Jameson, a model were each other’s first loves but they both decided to call it quits before Emma left to New York before distance tore them apart. None of their inner circle even knew that they have a past. Emma has a lot of resentment where Car
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Terry
May 11, 2022 rated it really liked it
The Next Generation comes out swinging!

I really liked Carter and Emma. The premise of the story is really good because you can tell that certain aspects of the story that will carry on into the rest of the series. I did not read the original series Gloves Off, therefore I'm finding there are a lot of characters But it did help that there was a chart at the beginning to let you know who was who ... I would have been totally lost without it. I would have liked to know why Emma and Carter split up
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Mags
4.5⭐

Craving the Fight returns readers to the Gloves Off Series with the next generation ready to pick up the mantle having been raised by MMA royalty. These guys and girls know how to love hard and fight and will go to any lengths to keep those they love safe.

And kicking off this new series is Carter Reynolds the son of UFC Heavyweight Champ Matt and Emma Jameson whose own dad was once a UFC Champ himself. But he also had a brush with the dark side and now an old adversary is back ready to seek
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Daisy Knox

More reviews posted at Tales of Love, Life, and Murder

Carter and Emma were first loves who couldn’t make it work but when she goes home to avoid a creepy stalker in New York, they rekindle. He’s determined to protect her at any cost and proves it. There’s a lot of suspense, high steam and an intriguing villain, as well as an unlikely ally so all in all, a great read.

There's a lot of scattered background information about the previous series but it's scattered throughout the book which was tedio
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Kelly  DeMarco
May 14, 2022 rated it it was amazing
A second chance, and the next generation of fighters repeating history
Craving The Fight (Gloves Off - Next Generation Book 1) by L.P. Dover is so much more than a second chance for Carter and Emma. Going to extremes to avoid one another only gets them so far. When Emma is threatened and in imminent danger, all bets are off. Carter’s primal need to protect the only woman he’s ever loved and will ever love prompts him to lay his heart on the line. Emma meets him half way, overcoming her fear, open
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Fargoanbookmoth
May 15, 2022 rated it liked it
Thank you to NetGalley for the e-ARC!

Craving the Fight is about two MCs; Emma and Carter. Emma is a model out in New York and Carter is a fighter based out of California.
Emma grew up in California with Carter (there is some past heat here), her brother and a whole boatload of other kids (there’s even a family tree at the beginning of the book). The story starts off with Emma relaxing in her New York apartment when her roommate comes home and gives her the mail. And ominous letter lays inside th
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Sarah Poulton
May 17, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I'm new to the Gloves Off world and I am hooked. This book gripped me straight away and the chemistry between Emma and Carter was electric. Enough background was given that I wasn't lost as a new reader in this world and the book sets up a brand new thread of darkness and intrigue linked to the original series.

The second generation of fighters are pulled into the dark world of underground and illegal fighting (as their parents were before them). The book has a real sense of threat and darkness t
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Stephannie Tolitsky- Swoonworthybooks/EnticingJourney
I really liked this book. I read the previous series about their parents. This book is about Carter Reynolds, Famous MMA Fighter, and Emma Jameson, a model who were each other’s first loves but Emma left to pursue her modeling career in New York. They ended really before they had a start and no one knew. Emma avoided him because she didn't like seeing him on TV with women hanging all over him. It's been 4 years since they have seen each other and they both love each other. 
Emma receives a threat
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Reading  In the  Red Room
May 09, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I’m excited about this new series! This was a great start to a brand new MMA series. Emma is a model that comes from a MMA fighting family. She had one true love and no matter how hard she tries she can’t get him out of her head. Carter is a MMA fighter it is what he lives for. He is good at what he does and knows it. When he finds out a enemy from his family and friends past has targeted Emma he wants to protect her at all cost. As Carter, Emma,their family and friends work together to fight th ...more
Donna
May 18, 2022 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars
Gloves Off- Next Generation #1

Carter is MMA royalty, the UFC Heavyweight champ and he loves the limelight. He has everything he wants or does he?
Emma lives in NY and is a model and has made a name for herself even though it took a while and because her dad was a middleweight champ she knows all about the MMA world. She gets an envelope addressed to her that was dropped off at her apt that has her spooked. She is in fear and decides to go home to Calif to be around her family. Someone is
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Breck
May 19, 2022 rated it really liked it
As a huge fan of MMA fighting, I knew I would love this book from the start! It didn’t disappoint with a nice mixture of romance, steaminess, and lots of suspense as the characters find themselves involved with a super shady mafia group.

This book seems to be starting a new storyline with the next generation of the MMA fighters’ children, some of who continue the family business of MMA fighting. I would like to go back and read the previous books to get a better idea of the history of these fami
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Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
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Someone demands retribution for the sins of the past, and they’ve chosen to make Emma their first target. Determined to keep her safe, Carter will do whatever it takes to protect her, even if that means putting his life on the line.

The Gloves Off – Next Generation series is a series of interconnected, standalone, dark, sexy romances laced with suspense!
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Jess Marshall
May 11, 2022 rated it really liked it
Thankyou so much for the ARC. I have never read anything from L.P. Dover but I'm so glad I did as it was incredible. I loved this book the connection between Emma and Carter was Just incredible, I'm so happy it was a reunited romance but has its dramas. Because who doesn't love a drama that effects love ! It was slow to get into but when it did I was loving it. The spicy scenes where so good it was perfect it had the perfect combination of spice to storyline which is good. I'm so excited to see ...more
Tammy
May 07, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Holy what an intense read this was. I missed out on the first series that involves the parents to this series, and I can not wait to read that one. This is going to be an amazing series. Carter and Emma seemed to have loved eachother forever, but had to go their separate ways, what lives they lead without one another. Once these two were back together they made the best team ever. Can't wait to read the rest of this series
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Sophie Ruthven
May 18, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read this author in way too long.
And I'm now kicking myself.
This book will sneak up on you. For a large portion of it I thought it was GOOD but not GREAT.
And then it became unputdownable.
Because of what happens within the pages, I'm not going to comment on either the characters or the plot but just know that it has me wanting to go back and read the parents books while we wait for book #2 as I can't get enough.
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Rebecca from Cover to Cover Book Blog
Wow what a book! Carter is a MMA fighter wanting to slow down. Emma has a scare and heads home to talk to her brothers and sisters. She is having tons of second thoughts when a stranger comes to talk to her. Carter finds out she’s home and want her back and will fight to the death to get her. I can’t wait for the next one!!!
Christine
May 10, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Carter is one loyal hard head man. He has a fierce need to protect what he cares about. Emma is one smart sexy woman. They have an amazing connection. They have been in each other’s life’s sense they were just kids. Loved the ending can’t wait to read more.
Cherie Maggi
May 14, 2022 rated it really liked it
While it is not necessary to read the Glove Off Series prior to this book I feel you will enjoy it more if you do. Loved Emma and Carter and all the drama they go through as a couple to reach happiness
Nancy Metsch
May 05, 2022 rated it really liked it
Yes I enjoyed this book, but it took me a while t really get into it.

Shannon
May 06, 2022 rated it really liked it
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I am a HUGE fan of this author's Gloves Off series and was so excited to hear she was writing a next generation series with the children from the main characters of that series.

After receiving some disturbing mail where she thinks she might be in danger, Emma heads back home to California to where she can talk to her family and hopefully get help with the situation. She is trying to avoid one particular person though....Carter. Carter and Emma have a bit of history together and Carter would rea
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Michella
May 14, 2022 rated it really liked it
A great start to a spin off, next generation series. Carter and Emma’s chemistry is electric. This second chance storyline with a dark element will captivate you from the beginning to the end.
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play golf, go on mountain hikes and white-water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two young
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