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Unexpected Forfeit (A Ground and Pound Novel Book 1) by [Knight, Sapphire]
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Length: 141 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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Every chance I get, I go to watch the local fights.
I crave the excitement and the rush as it courses through
my body, with the sounds of fists meeting flesh.

It’s not just the blood or the hard bodies that keeps me coming back each time, wanting more.
It’s Jace ‘King’ Kash and his artic blue eyes. He has fists made of steel with a body honed for speed. He’s breathtaking to watch in the cage. The King easily brings men to their knees, and then graciously helps them up when he’s finished.

Getting introduced to him was thrilling, falling in love with him, unexpected.
Jace comes pounding through, waking my mind and body up; showing me what I was missing out on in my life.
He makes me realize what I could have and that what doesn’t destroy me, will eventually make me stronger.

Illusions, life is full of them. My life wasn’t always like it is now, how it appears from the outside.
I was drowning in drugs, gangs and in my brother’s bad decisions.
So, I did what I do best, I fought my way out. I keep fighting, using every asset I have and attempting to get as far away from my past as possible.

Chyna enters into my life right as I’m prepping for the biggest fight of my existence.
I wasn’t looking for any new distractions, but she becomes my personal drug of choice, begging me to use her.
Unfortunately, Chyna’s not the only person that show’s up out of the blue.
When my past decides to go after my girl, it’s my turn to make it rain, to make it hurt.
I refuse to let it destroy me this time, dragging her down in the process. I just hope she can make it through the last round beside me and not forfeit.

Once that bell rings, watch out, because I will come for you, I will hunt you down and fight to the death.
I’m the King, I won’t be defeated.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 947 KB
  • Print Length: 141 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0692597980
  • Publisher: Sapphire Knight (3 December 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B016LI26P6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #59,543 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) HASH(0xb205e6b4) out of 5 stars 67 reviews
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb22182ac) out of 5 stars Stop scrolling the reviews and just READ IT! 4 December 2015
By Confessions of a Serial Reader - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Lets be honest for a moment....I was a bit apprehensive into starting this book. I've read all of Sapphires books and I really wasn't a fan. They were good...just ok. Then I read Forsaken Control...It was an eye opener...I LOVED IT! I didn't even think I was reading the same author. This made me nervous...yet hopeful that UNEXPECTED FORFEIT would do the same and FC wasn't a fluke...

I am glad to report that it was EXACTLY what I hoped for story wise. To the point where after I was done, I messaged the author and told her I loved it and expressed what parts I loved the most...Which I wont add in here because I don't do spoilers or plot rundowns...READ THE BOOK!

Chyna and Jace were great characters, (although in the beginning Chyna's inner monologues at the fight were a bit...ehh) This was a love story more than anything I think. Two people, one couple overcoming their pasts to try and find where they fit. Chyna especially, anyone would understand her apprehension toward a relationship given her past. What makes me SO happy is that Sapphire didn't feed the angst monster by using that as a plot point, even though at times I thought she might. She stayed true to the character and kept their love pure and solid.

What I need to know is: When will we get Gavin's story??

This is my Confession: I've said in the past that I am a converted fan and this TRULY solidifies that that was a good decisions. Well played, Sapphire.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb22187c8) out of 5 stars Don’t tell me Show me 13 February 2016
By Lusty Reads by a Busty Girl - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
I went in to Unexpected Forfeit pumped, I’m upset to say this because I dislike writing “bad reviews” but I was disappointed.
It was so wordy and filled with unnecessary information that I struggled to get through it. I didn’t connect with either character and even as I’m sitting here writing this I have a hard time recalling the story.
The monologue was overwhelming, don’t tell me Show me.
I have loved all of Sapphire Knights books so maybe this was just a blip, crossing my fingers that next one is better.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2bc7ccc) out of 5 stars A Knockout of a Read 4 December 2015
By Read Between The Lines - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Okay I fell in Love with Sapphire Knight's writing when I read Forsaken Control. Her writing is so intriguing and flows well. Her characters are so well developed and the worlds she creates for us to travel are so vivid that it is like I am right there.

Unexpected Forfeit was my first MMA Novel I Know I Know I am behind lol but I assure you now that Sapphire Knight popped that cherry ;) ;) I will be devouring more so many more.

I absolutely Loved Jace's character. I loved that he came from a broken past but he did not let that determine his future he knew what he wanted out of life and he was going to achieve all of his life goals. One goal was to rise to the top of the MMA World and that he did. With the One Distraction He could not live without Chyna (Kiki). The fighting scenes was so phenomenal it was like I was watching it live or even on TV.

Chyna's (Kiki) was always a fan of Jace "The King" Kash and when her friend set her up to meet him let's just say she made an impression. Chyna was a spitfire of a character strong and independent yet vulnerable when Jace was around she had an attraction to him that was like a magnet that was pulling them together. Fate had a hand in that relationship and they flipped each other's worlds upside down it the most passionate and thrilling way.

Sapphire Knight you have outdone yourself again and you are now on the top of my must read author's list. Thank You for all the work you put into creating these amazing characters and worlds for us to become acquainted with.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb3cb596c) out of 5 stars A heartfelt read about opening one's heart 18 February 2016
By Pages Abound - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition
Reposting of my review from December 3

I love me a great MMA story, and Jace and Chyna made my heart happy. The personal demons from the past that these two faced and the willingness to open their hearts to each other when they discovered their passion and compassion for one another made this story not only more believable, but far more heartfelt. I loved how Sapphire Knight was able to capture the developing friendship, the slow and careful leap the two took to come together, and the additional troubles the two faced as they navigated their relationship. Jace and Chyna’s story is about learning to move from the past and embrace the future, to willingly allow one's self to take a risk to discover true happiness while maintaining one's own person. It is about breaking down the walls and forfeiting one's fears to allow one to live and love.

As I shared with Sapphire immediately upon finishing this fast paced read, Jace has captured my heart! He may just turn out to be your next BBF! Oh, and everyone needs to cross their fingers that Sapphire will be able to retrieve Gavin and Aria's story from her computer. Trust me, once you read Unexpected Forfeit, you will want to know more about those two as well!

*I was gifted a copy for my honest review.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xb2d15288) out of 5 stars Another great read from Sapphire Knight!!! 4 December 2015
By Amazon Customer Vera Quinn - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Jace " King" Kash is an up and coming MMA fighter. He is focused and determined. He's overcome a troubled past and worked hard to get where he's at and won't let anything get in his way to achieve his goals.
Chyna loves MMA and goes to a lot of matches. She is a total fan and King is her favorite. Not normal for most women but Chyna likes different. At times she can be a little unpredictable and wild.
Jace and Chyna meet one night after one of his matches. They become friends who are very attracted to each other. The more time they spend together the harder it is to deny the sexual chemistry between them. Both have past experiences that makes them hesitate to move forward with a relationship. Jace is career focused and disciplined. Chyna is unpredictable and you can never tell what will come out of her mouth next. Can these two balance each other?
Unexpected Forfeit is fast paced, smooth flowing, and I read it in one sitting. The action is in the ring and out. The technical details of MMA tell exactly how much research was put into this book. I am a MMA follower and it was superbly written. Very refreshing. Well balanced between ring time, training, and romance. Loved the way I got to read the relationship unfold and they didn't just skip straight to bedroom time. Great job Sapphire Knight. I can't wait for the next book in this series. This author just keeps impressing me. Great read!

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