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Taking the Fight

(Gloves Off: Next Generation #2)

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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!

Two months ago, everything changed. The enemy no longer feels the need to sulk in
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Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 279 pages
Published July 26th 2022 by Books by L.P. Dover LLC
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Shay
Jul 25, 2022 rated it it was ok
This was Reagan and Braden's story, and though it had great premise, this story fell short for me; I'm all down for steam but when this book is labeled something different than erotica and that's pretty much what we get is saddening.

All the steam took away from the suspense, lies, deceit, and everything in between.

The characters were great and the storyline was amazing, but.... lay off the steam so we can enjoy an actual suspenseful story and not just pure erotica. If that was the intended plan
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Mags
4.5⭐

The Gloves Off - Next Generation are back and ready to face the next threat that comes their way.

As Nikolai may have backed off but that doesn't mean this group of fighters is safe. As there is always someone waiting in the wings to do his bidding and for Reagan and Braden it's a threat they don't see coming.

When Reagan is inadvertently drawn into the underground fights her parents were once involved in, and when Braden finds out just what she's been up to. He's determined to fight for her.
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MissPetiteBrunetteBookBlog
(3.9 Stars)
Reagan Jameson is Ryley and Ashleigh’s daughter. Braden Emerson is Paxton and Gabriella’s son. They are both MMA fighters under the guidance of their parents and caught up in the chaos from book one. Nikolai Michelson wanted to continue the dangerous underground circuit his predecessor created. One by one he wanted revenge on all the original fighting boys including their children. When trouble arises can Braden make Reagan see they’re better together & more than just friends? Is Nik
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Coco.V
Jul 20, 2022 marked it as to-read
Shelves: arc
💝 ARC provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. 💝
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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Mary – ☆☆☆☆
This is book two in the series and it is filled with deceit, lies, and Braden and Reagan are fighting for their lives and their love.

I loved the first book and was looking forward to this one but there was something missing. I cannot figure out what it was. This story was filled with suspense as the first one was and had the steam as the first but I am not sure what is off, maybe it w
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Ruthie Taylor
Jul 27, 2022 rated it really liked it
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

This is the second in the series, following the children of the Gloves Off series romances! I would suggest that you really need to read the first book to be able to fully appreciate the mess that these guys and girls have got themselves in with the fighting underworld.

In this installment we get Reagan and Braden's story - friends since babies, they have been choosing to keep their romantic feelings hidden away, for fe
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Jennifer Pierson
Jul 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
OH MY HELL! I LOVED LOVED LOVED Taking the Fight, as I never got mad even once at our starring couple which is actually miraculous (WELL DONE L.P. DOVER)! There's a tree of the family at the beginning, so I won't take up time by talking about it, but man I do love this family a ton. Reagan is the MMA featherweight champion, but after what happened to her sister, she's been waiting on her turn with the crazy fool man who really wants to get back at her family, and he finally comes for her. She kn ...more
Renee Entress
Aug 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, arc, fighter, read-2022
4.5 star

I was pulled right into this story. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first as they are the first generation of this series:
A Fighter's Desire: Part One (Gloves Off, #0.5)
A Fighter's Desire: Part Two (Gloves Off, #0.6)
Tyler's Undoing (Gloves Off, #1)
Ryley's Revenge (Gloves Off, #2)
Paxton's Promise (Gloves Off, #3)
Camden's Redemption (Gloves Off, #4)
Winter Kiss (Gloves Off, #4.5)
Kyle's Return (Gloves
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Mary Mooney
Jul 26, 2022 rated it really liked it
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads, so here is my review.
This is book two in the series and it is filled with deceit, lies, and Braden and Reagan are fighting for their lives and their love.
I loved the first book and was looking forward to this one but there was something missing. I can not figure out what it was. This story was filled with suspense as the first one was and had the steam as first but I am not sure what is off, maybe it was the way Reagan kep
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Kari Hansen
Jul 31, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Keagan is following her family tradition and is making quite the mark as an MMA fighter. Her agreement to train a fellow fighter leads to a much more sinister plan as she finds herself caught in the crossfire due to a vendetta from the past. She doesn’t want anyone to know about the situation she finds herself in, but Braden knows that all is not right and will do anything to keep her safe.

Braden is a fellow MMA fighter who has always been part of Keagan’s life. He wants to be more than friends,
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Read.Review.Repeat Blog
Jul 30, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Taking the Fight is the second book from the Gloves Off NG series, and well worth reading. I loved reading following Braden and Reagan's passionate story. Each book that the author writes for this series keeps getting better with the great characters and all the twists and turns, I look forward to the next book in the series. ~Dawn


Oh boy this series is getting good!! So much suspense and the family camaraderie that this author writes about just make her one of my favorite authors to read. I cann
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Michelle Krystel
Aug 05, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I was given an advance readers copy of this book and have decided to write a voluntary honest review. Wow did this book ever make nervous, I thought Carter and Emma's did but Braden and Reagan just took it to a whole new level. I absolutely love how these two protect each other. God I hate nikoli and Finn and Annika all three of them need die mean thing to say but it's true after everything they did. But Seth Omg do I love him. And i really hoping to get he gets his own book. ...more
bookjunkiejane
Jul 27, 2022 rated it did not like it
I love LP Dover books but this series is just awful.. The women in this series are just total hypocrite, self-centered bitches..
Rhonda Ziglar
Jul 16, 2022 rated it it was amazing
5 KNOCKOUT STARS!! OMG....I was on the edge of my seat with the suspense through this story. Reagan and Braden are both phenomenal characters and their story had all the hotness with some many feels. As alway this author gives us readers a fabulous book. You must read this book and series.
Trudy Dowling
Jul 03, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I am so happy after reading Taking the Fight. It checked off so many of my favorite genres including MMA, Mafia, friend to lovers and workplace romance. It didn't hurt that there were a lot of hotties decorating the pages either. The ending had me bubbling over with happiness making it the best escape from reality.

Carter and Emma from book one are leading their best life, planning a wedding with Braden as best man and Reagan as maid of honor. Braden and Reagan are going to have to be together a
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Jill S (Love Affair With Fiction)
Bloggers, Bookstagrammers & BookTokers sign up HERE to be a part of the release for this sexy Romantic Suspense!

Fighting for a title is one thing, but nothing beats the stakes of fighting for love. This is one TKO that could cost them everything.

The Gloves Off – Next Generation series is a series of interconnected, standalone, dark, sexy romances laced with suspense!


Genre & Tropes: Romantic Suspense, Sports Romance; MMA Fighters, Female MMA Fighter, Mafia Romance, Alpha Male, Dark, Edgy, Friend
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Sandy S
Jul 26, 2022 rated it really liked it
TAKING THE FIGHT is the second instalment in LP Dover’s contemporary, adult GLOVES OFF-NEXT GENERATION erotic, MMA romance series-a spin off/next generation series from the author’s GLOVES OFF series. This is MMA fighters Reagan Jameson and Braden Emerson’s story lines. TAKING THE FIGHT can be read as a stand aloe without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines or series is revealed where necessary. Reagan is the daughter of Ryley and Ashley (Ryley’s Revenge/Glove ...more
Danielle Cordsen
Jul 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Taking the fight
By: L.P. Dover

📚💕⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💕📚
Oh my that’s hot!

In the second book in the Gloves Off Next Generation series we get Braden and Reagan’s story. This book is intense. Power, winning, and so much loyalty it will catch your breath. The author writing is flawless, and the words are so captivating, the plot had so many twists and turns and none that I was expecting, and many shockingly intimate I have become a huge fan of this author. The author writes with so much intensity and emotion pu
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Kendall {Book Crazy}
Jul 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I read an ARC of the first book in this series and I liked it a lot, but I felt like it was missing something for me to fall in love with! I was still looking forward to this book releasing because I knew that it was going to continue a plotline that started in the first book! I then received an ARC of this book and I started reading it as soon as I could! After reading, I can say that I enjoyed this book more than the first book! The plot only took me a few sittings to read and there was a lot ...more
Renee
Jul 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book from the publisher/author to review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Two months ago everything changed. The enemy no longer feels the need to sulk in the shadows. Instead he hides in plain sight and prepares his attack....against Regan Jameson.
Regan knew this day would come. She proudly holds the featherweight title and is known as one of the sexiest female fighters in MMA history. She can handle her own and that's exactly what she plans to do with Nikolai. Unfortunat
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Kate
Aug 05, 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 even though this is book two in the series. First up it was Emma and Carter’s turn, now it’s Reagan and Braden’s. Reagan proudly holds the featherweight title, and is known as one of the hottest female fighters in history is approached by the psychopath Nikolai to train one of the female fig
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Escape to the pages
Jul 22, 2022 rated it really liked it
After Carter and Emmas story I’ve been eagerly awaiting the next in this series and this book doesn’t disappoint.

Braden and Reagan are excellent characters with wit, style, the ability to totally kick ass and take names in the ring and a dynamic that enthrals and frustrates in equal measures.

Braden wants Reagan and doesn’t think he’s been all that subtle about it, but Reagan is elusive and thinks that a change in dynamic is risky given they are both in the same group of family/friends and also
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Joelle
Jul 25, 2022 rated it it was amazing
We loved Braden and Reagan's story, it was full of a ton of suspense from the moment you started turning the pages. We loved the characters, they were amazing, even the bad and deceptive ones.

Reagan was one tough cookie, loved her from the moment we met her. She was feisty, can kick a**.
Also compassionate and kind and sassy and has a big heart, and she was genuine, loved that about her.

Braden was sexy and kind and protective of Reagan and so in love with her his heart ached. Reagan was always th
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Cate at Fiction Beer & Cupcakes
Jul 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book provided to me. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

I was incredibly nervous about starting this book. Paxton and Gabby are my go-to reread couple. The history they have just exploded, and I had hoped it would happen for their kids. Needless to say, L.P. Dover did not disappoint and wrote Braden perfectly. If you like friends to lovers, MMA fighters and the mafia then this book is for you.

Reagan is the daughter of Riley and Ashley.
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Terry
Jul 13, 2022 rated it really liked it
4 Stars for these MMA fighters!

I could tell from the beginning that Reagan and Braden are meant to be together ... even though they didn't. There are a lot of characters because this the second generation of the Gloves Off series. I'm glad there is a chart at the beginning to let you know who is who ... I would have been totally lost without it. I liked that Reagan could take care of herself and even though Braden wanted to protect her. And Braden ... who wouldn't like a hunky MMA fighter wantin
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Kali Dempsey
Jul 15, 2022 rated it really liked it
3.5/5 ⭐
4.0/5 🌶️

This was my first MMA romance and I really enjoyed it. I loved Reagan and Braden along with all the supporting characters. At times it felt a little rushed and occasionally I wanted to yell at Reagan for not using her smarts, but overall it was a fun and sexy story.

Braden has been after Reagan for years, but she is afraid to do give in because she doesn't want to hurt their working relationship. Braden loves to rib her and Reagan loves to shut him down. When Nicolai comes back int
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Shannon
Jul 22, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sports
**4.5 Stars**

Taking the Fight is book two in the series and is full of adventure and excitement as Raegan finds herself somewhat entrenched in a world she doesn't want to be in when she agrees to train someone she really probably shouldn't. Meanwhile, everyone is already on edge due to threats made against her family and getting mixed up in this situation is the last thing she needs. When the brother of the fighter Raegan is training makes it clear he wants Raegan and will stop at nothing to get
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S.M. Harshell
**I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.**

TAKING THE FIGHT is the second installment in the Gloves Off Next Generation series. I don't feel that this one can be read as a stand alone and should be read in the order that the author intended.

I loved the premise of this one but I didn't quite feel the connection to Reagan and Braden that I wanted in order to connect to the story.

Reagan is the featherweight belt holder and with promises of big things she's drawn t
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Melinda
Jul 26, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Hot dang we have book 2 of the next Generation and it is everything we have wanted. We have Braden and Reagan and boy are these two just hillarious to read with them denying the love that is already there. Both are Champions in the UFC world and know there is danger everywhere especially when it involves their parents. They all made a pact with one another to protect them and boy is Reagan going all the way to stop it getting to them. Braden is all there for Reagan and seeing them go from friend ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Taking the Fight is the second book in the Gloves Off- Second Generation series by L.P. Dover. You do not need to read the Gloves Off series to fall hard for the second generation but you will want to! I do recommend reading the second generation series in order though even if not required. There is a storyline that will flow throughout the series.

Braden (Pax and Gabby’s son) and Reagan (Ryley and Ash’s daughter) have been on edge in their intense sexual tension since they were sixteen years ol
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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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