Title: The Boxer (Modern Love #2)
Author: Piper Rayne
Release Date: March 1, 2017
Source: ARC from Publicist
“Who knew a bad boy could mend a broken heart?”What does a girl do after she discovers her fiancé is a cheating bastard?In my case, I performed the ritual implosion of all scorned women. I drowned my sorrows in cases of white wine, wallowed in gallons of ice cream, and ignited a bonfire to burn away every damn remnant of his existence. Six months later, the only result was a permanent impression of my ass on the couch.Adventure Dating my friends dared.A new and exciting opportunity they said.I thought they were crazy, but I’m not one to back down from a challenge, so I signed up for the entire four-week deal.That’s where I saw HIM. Lucas Cummings. He isn’t the classic rich boy I usually end up with. The one who’s idea of working up a sweat is waiting for his margarita to be served beachside. Nope. He’s a rough and tough bad boy that all fathers warn their daughters about. You know the type. Cocky swagger, chiseled jaw—the ‘V’.SOLD, I said to myself, until I discovered he was much more than just a BOXER.Left Hook.Right to the heart.This is a standalone book in the Modern Love World. You do not need to read book one, The Bartender, in order to read The Boxer.
The Boxer was the second book by Piper Rayne I read, and I'm happy to say that I liked it even more than I liked the first one. Maybe it's that I was already familiar with some of the characters but I clicked with The Boxer in a way I didn't quite get to with The Bartender and that only made me like the book even more.
I don't know exactly what made it so I clicked with The Boxer, but right away I was into the story. I knew what had happened to Tahlia and I was curious to see how she was now doing in the face of everything. I was excited to get glimpses of Whitney and Cole just to see if they were still just as happy together. And I was ready for more of Lennon's antics (if I could have her book right now, that would be great...just saying). And then Lucas got thrown into the mix and I was just a very happy reader. I really enjoyed seeing Tahlia and Lucas's relationship develop, the way they sort of fought their attraction for each other because neither one of them was exactly looking to be starting something with someone. But much like I clicked with the book, Tahlia and Lucas just clicked with each other and made sense. I couldn't seem to get enough of them and I was more than happy to see both of them getting what they wanted.
After reading The Boxer, I'm excited at the prospect of more stories from Piper Rayne. They're fun, they're sexy and they're the perfect escape. Now if I could only get my hands on Lennon's story...