Review of 5 Rounds (The Fight Game #1) by Nikki Castle

“You stole my clothes?!”


Genre: MMA Romance

Length: 422 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person


She’s a feisty workaholic that hates his guts.
He’s an arrogant MMA fighter that can’t afford any distractions.
This isn’t the kind of fight they’re used to…
When Remy is suddenly evicted from her apartment, her best friend offers to let her crash at his house while he’s traveling for work. The only problem is, she can’t stand his arrogant, self-centered roommate, Tristan.

Now, she has to figure out how to live in the same house with him for ten days while dealing with all the temptation that comes with… including punching Tristan’s smug face in. But when one night strips them of their masks and exposes the truth, they’re forced to reexamine how they really feel about each other.

While Remy struggles with her attraction to this notorious womanizer, Tristan has to decide if his feelings for Remy are worth it, or if they’ll just distract him from his longtime goal of becoming a world champion.

Can Tristan and Remy drop their guards long enough to fall in love? Or will old prejudices deliver the final blow?
Scroll up to dive into the world of Philly MMA today!

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from The Indie Pen PR.*

If I had to use one word for Remy it would be determined. She’s determined to find her own place to live instead of having to stay at her best friend, Jax’s house, when he wasn’t even going to be there, sticking her with his roommate of whom she couldn’t stand. She’s determined to not murder Tristan while she does stay there. And she’s determined not to be one of his one-night stands. She does move into her own place. She does come close to murder, especially after he initiates war via whip cream floor and when he steals her clothes. And she does not become a one-night stand, she, becomes much much more.

“I don’t think there’s a word for the level of mind-blowing that our sexual chemistry is.”

Triston thought a girlfriend would take his focus off of the MMA, but after spending time with Remy he realized he could have the best of both worlds if only he’d admit what he was feeling to himself. Her spitfire attitude and unwillingness to let him beat her in anything only made him want her more. He’d wanted her a long time but respected his roommates and best friend enough to never pursue her. Now that he had her though, nothing could take her away from him…except maybe his own stupid actions.

Remy and Triston are fun and interesting characters. From the pranks they play on each other to the fiery passion they discover for one another there is never really a dull moment. I absolutely loved their chemistry and the way the writing brought the characters to life.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon purchase page.

Happy Reading Y’all!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s