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Knockout by [Martín, CJ]
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A sexy boxer with a past. A small town girl. An unlikely love.

From the moment I laid eyes on professional boxer Sean Savarese, I knew my life would never be the same. From his crystal clear blue eyes to his strong muscular arms, to the dark wisps of curls that framed his beautiful face, I knew I was his for the taking. But he had secrets. Secrets that could shatter my world and crush my heart.

Kristen. She was everywhere. All around me. At the gym where I trained. In my thoughts. In my dreams. And she was proving to be a distraction. A beautiful, sexy, complicated distraction. Despite my past, despite knowing I wasn't the man for her, despite my inner conscience urging me to let her go, I couldn't walk away. So I didn't. But would she still want me if she uncovered the truth?

Knockout is a standalone sports romance. If you're a fan of boxing romances like Beautiful Disaster, Real, and Consumed, then you'll love this sizzling, down and dirty romance by best-selling author CJ Martin.

Buy Knockout to get into the ring with sexy alpha Sean today!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 994 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01MQ473Q0
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #207,132 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By Emski TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 8 November 2016
Format: Kindle Edition
The best thing about this book is it has action, angst and drama. Those three things together enhance the read because you feel like you experienced the book.
Kirsten works at the gym that Sean goes to and they are warned to keep away from each other, well that's not going to happen. Sean fights his demons away in the boxing ring and is all alpha male. There is nothing he can do to fight away the chemistry that hits him when he encounters sweet Krsten. She also fights the attraction but really they are inevitable. This book should come with a Heat warning, the sex scenes were sizzling. Also the way Sean thinks he is not good enough for Kristen combined with his backstory just really warmed me to him and all along the book he just got better and better. I loved how tenacious she is with him in regards to his past and believing in the best of him. The fact that he hadn't been in a relationship was awesome because you get to see him discovering that side of himself. He also questions if he can keep his past away from her and be the man she thinks he is. This has awesome characters and great descriptions and I just took to this story straight away. There was no hesitation in turning the pages at all, I just wanted to find out more and more. When it comes to Sean's dark past will her faith in him being a good man be tested or will she run? Don't hesitate to get this book it's a winner just like these two characters. CJ Martin you have written a wonderful story with lots of goodies for the reader to find. Without giving the good stuff away I can tell you this book will turn you on and upside down and then give you a gift at the end. I was sad to say goodbye to them both.
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what a great book, cj martin is fast becoming a 1 click without reading the blurb author for me.
knockout knocks these 5 stars out of the park.
kristen is so sweet and cute then you pair her with sexy fighter sean "knockout" saverese there dynamic together.
with lots of twists and turns this is a great story.
5 fantastic stars
i voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Beautiful Love Story!!! 26 October 2016
By Rhonda - Published on
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Knockout by C.J. Martin.....C.J. has written a beautiful love story that pulls at your heartstrings and into the ring with these great characters. Kristen and Sean have so much chemistry, but Sean has a past that holds the back from each other. C.J. Martin is one of my favorite authors and never disappoints with her storytelling. If you love books that are full of drama, fabulous characters, hot sex scenes, a sexy boxer and a whole lot more, you will want to read this story. I voluntarily reviewed an advance copy of this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 beautiful stars 24 November 2016
By momto2cuties - Published on
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If you haven't read a book from this author you are seriously missing out. The writing is amazing and the storylines are beautiful. I wish her books never ended.
5.0 out of 5 stars A knockout story of love 4 November 2016
By Chook74 - Published on
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Hang onto your hats, everyone. We are in for one hell of a ride. Knockout kicks off with a bang. I loved this story hard and instantly.

First we meet the hero and heroine. Kristen works at the gym Sean will be training at for the next few months. Kristen is instantly struck dumb by lust, and Sean is just as taken with her. Sean tried not to give into the insatiable hunger that grips him whenever Kristen is near. He believes he is not good enough for her, and she is too sweet and innocent for him. He does not want to destroy her. He is still troubled by his past and cannot really see a way that Kristen will fit into his not so glamorous life.

Kristen doesn’t believe that Sean is trouble, only seeing the the man in front of her and the way he brings out all these unknown emotions in her. She wants to explore this intense and all consuming passion they feel for each other. They can only deny those feelings for so long before they succumb to the irresistible pull that their attraction creates. Never has anyone made Kristen feel the way Sean makes her feel, and Sean has these same feelings for Kristen. They share a connection that is more than sexual. They can talk and really enjoy each other’s company. This is all so new to both of them. Sean is not used to seeing one woman, preferring to casually hook up as his fighting and training takes up so much time. Add to that, the fact that he never was interested in having a relationship with anyone, until Kristen, that is.

The short time they have been together, they learn a lot about each other. Kristen was not prepared for all that she learnt about Sean’s younger years. She wants to run away and never look back. But she just cannot give up when she has only began her journey with Sean. She has never felt more passion, more hunger, more contentment, than when she is with Sean. He makes her feel every emotion. He is infuriating and alpha, but impossible to deny. When they are apart, they yearn for the times they are together. Sean is as addicted to Kristen as she is to him. He is still unsure if she can handle all that he is and all that has happened in his life. She does not fit in his world, and he carries a tonne of baggage, the weight of it almost crushing him. He decides to fight for their love, because he just cannot imagine a life without her in it.

As there love grows, so does the drama. With a fight looming, tensions are at an all time high. Sean is ready to ditch the fight, quite happy to make Kristen his priority. This book has such a good storyline. I could not get enough. The words flowed, the author captured all that made up each character, making them so real and lifelike. The story just effortlessly carried you to a different world. One where you get lost and could quite happily stay lost. It takes particular talent for an author to deliver such a riveting story. CJ Martin did that for me.

Knockout really was a knockout for me. From beginning to end, I lived, felt and breathed Sean and Kristen. CJ Martin just got another avid fan to add to the collection. I cannot wait to read more of this author’s work. A fabulous read for lovers of a gutsy, dirty and delicious fighter romance. A 5 Star read that will leave a beautiful, lasting memory.
5.0 out of 5 stars Steamy, Passionate... Left me with a book hangover! 1 November 2016
By TillyTillzz - Published on
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From the moment Kristen laid eyes on professional boxer Sean, she knew nothing would be the same again. With his clear crystal blue eyes and his strong muscular arms to the wisps of hair that framed his beautiful face, she knew everything had changed and that she was his for the taking. But Sean had secrets. Secrets that could shatter her world and break her heart, but is it possible to forgive the past?

When Sean first saw her at the gym where he trained her knew he was a goner. She was everywhere. She made her way into his dreams, into his thoughts, she was everywhere and was proving to be a distraction. But despite his past, knowing that he wasn’t good for her he couldn’t or wouldn’t let her go, she was beautiful, sexy and a complicated distraction but she was going to be his Kristen, but would she still want him once she learns the truth about who he really is? Will he be able to ever move on from his past?

This is the first book I have read by C.J Martin and OMG I’m so glad I got to read this book. It’s such a beautifully written epic story of love and enough drama to keep it suspenseful, and keep you turning page after page. This book contains two of the best characters I have read this year with their undeniable chemistry, hot scenes and an attraction that burns through the page.
The book had a strong prologue that completely sets the story with being intriguing and mysterious and left you wanting more.

This book pulls at all your emotions from anger, to heartache, to happiness and luckily this book has a HEA. The characters are genuine and you related to them in some way and when any of the characters went through something you could feel what they felt by how well this author wrote the book by connecting the reader to the characters.

These characters are so completely different but that’s what makes them click.

Kristen lives a normal basic life, living by the same routine day after day. But all it took was one day to change it all for Kristen. She wanted a man to challenge her, a man to make her beg and that’s exactly what she got from Sean. Her normal reserved self is pushed to limit, when she experiences things she never thought possible. Her personality starts to shine through, and her connection to Sean develops further and deeper. On some issues I think she was a bit stubborn in a case of not hearing Sean out on some occasions and just jumping straight to the wrong conclusion before even hearing him out. But being with Sean brought out the best in her, he helps her explore things she never thought possible.

Sean was an incredible character throughout this book. Starting with his dark past he is purely focused on his career in boxing. You wouldn’t have taken him as the type of guy who falls quickly and easily, but I loved the way Kristen was able to break down the walls and steal his heart. He most defiantly stole my heart! Being an Alpha male Sean is fiercely protective anyway but even more so because of his past. Also his personality changes slightly through this book as he become slightly vulnerable due to his love for Kristen but it never makes him weak in fact it makes his fire grow stronger as he becomes to accept that he can trust her enough to share his past with her, something that he has never told anyone before and to see his defences down in that scene really brought home how much his past still effects his everyday life.

These characters’ journey was raw, emotional, intense, passionate, and won't be forgotten.

Overall this book was steamy, passionate, intense, had secrets and a HEA and has left me completely with a book hangover. This book is defiantly one of the best I have read this year and I highly recommend this book for everyone to read!
5.0 out of 5 stars This was a pretty steamy story and I couldn’t put it down 13 November 2016
By Hornsfan73 - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
This was a pretty steamy story and I couldn’t put it down. It is a must read! The scenes with Sean and Kristen were just plain HOT and CJ Martin did a great job painting a picture in my head with her words and the visualizations in my head, were just wow.

Kristen Dakow is just coming home from a week in Cabo with her best friend Rachel. She loves her job at Fit Plus Gym, but it is the typical Monday after a vacation feeling of dread. She goes to catch up with her boss and finds Sean Marcelino Savarese a boxer who is training for huge fight at the gym as a favor to his old friend Romey who is the owner of the gym. They can’t stop staring at each other, and in the process Sean gets sucker punched by his training partner.

Sean has a lot of baggage from his past. He does not do relationships and he does not want to get involved with Kristen but he can’t help but want her like he has wanted no other woman. He just can’t stop himself even though his trainer and sponsors don’t want him involved with a woman, they are nothing but distractions. Kristen has been warned by Romey to stay away from Sean. He is concerned because Romey knows all of Sean’s secrets and doesn’t want Kristen hurt and he thinks Sean can and will do just that.

This book is a standalone book with a very happy ending. My favorite supporting characters are Sean’s Nona and Kristen’s best friend Rachel. Would love to see a story about Rachel in the future.

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