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REVIEW: Grappling for Position by Melynda Price

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Genre: Sports Romance
Date Published: 3/2/17
My Rating: 4 Stars
Publisher: Kindle Press

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coverThis battle of wills is about to go below the belt…

Willow Scott is sweet, innocent, and untouchable. She’s the epitome of everything MMA fighter Regan “Rapscallion” Matthews has always wanted but will never have. She deserves more than a scrapper from the wrong side of the tracks—the Scott’s charity case.

Unfortunately, Regan’s best friend’s little sister is all grown up and she’s tired of playing by the rules. With a shot at the Welterweight title finally within his grasp, Willow is a distraction Regan can’t afford. But this willful woman is determined to make him tap-out.

Willow has loved Regan since she was in pigtails and braces. She’s all but given up hope of her brother’s friend returning her affection, but she never stopped praying he would see her as more than Kyle’s annoying little sister. If Willow has her way, that’s about to change. Regan must decide if he’s willing to lose his best friend and the Welterweight title for a woman he doesn’t deserve but cannot live without.


I had never previously read any books by this author but I knew that this would be a good one – just by the synopsis.  I’m not usually a big fan of sports romances, but this one was worth every bit of time I spent reading it.  I think this is definitely a book that can be enjoyed by anyone, whether they are typical sports romance fans or not.

This book follows the story of Regan & Willow.  Regan is best friends with Willow’s older brother so he knows that she is off limits, but there is just something about her that he can’t ignore.  Willow has had a crush on Regan for years & for years she has tried to ignore it.  Until she decides that she isn’t going to any longer; she is determined that he will be hers leaving Regan to decide who is more important – her or her brother.

The interaction between Regan & Willow is so well written & very believable.  It comes across as a realistic story that any one of your friends could be telling you.  I was glad to see that Willow was almost the aggressor in their relationship journey.  It shows that she is a determined individual but also that Regan is a fiercely loyal one.  But the chemistry between these two is off the charts – I mean honestly, everyone around them knew what they were to each other EXCEPT for Willow’s brother?  So oblivious.  I liked the way the author wrote them together though.  I definitely want to read more stories by Melynda Price.


About the Author

Melynda Price a two-time RONE finalist, a USA Today, National Readers’ Choice, and New England Readers’ Choice Award-Winning finalist for her Against the Cage series. A multi-published author of contemporary and paranormal romance, what Price enjoys most about writing is the chance to make her readers fall in love, over and over again. She cites the greatest challenge of writing is making the unbelievable believable, while taking her characters to the limit with stories full of passion and unique twists and turns. Salting stories with undertones of history whenever possible, Price adds immeasurable depth to amazingly well-crafted books. She currently lives in Northern Minnesota with her husband and two children where she has plenty of snow-filled days to curl up in front of the fireplace with her Chihuahua and a hot cup of coffee to write.

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