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WANT by [Rider, Emma]
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Savage in the cage. Savage in the bedroom.

Powerful. Brutal. Mixed Martial Artist, Ryland “The Savage” Cole doesn’t play by the rules. He wants it. He takes it. And he wants Jade.

Professional cuddler Jade has not only been hurt but also deceived by the one she once loved. She’s not going to make a mistake again by giving her heart to a man. Especially since she’s now free.

When a motorcycle club threatens her best friend, she puts her life on the line in order to save him, but in order to do that, she must spend every night in Ryland’s arms.

WANT is a full length contemporary MMA Romance, a standalone, and has no cliffhanger.


The announcer said, “Your winner tonight by way of TKO is Ryland ‘Savage’ Cooooolllle.”

Ryland’s arm was lifted high.

The crowd cheered, and I whistled and clapped along with them. Then I froze as Ryland’s grays ensnared mine. Something powerful gleamed in them. Something predatory, and I was unable to tear away.

A thought crossed my mind. Should I run because of the way he was looking at me? I’d never had anyone look at me like that before. Not any of the menacing women in the prison who were picking their teeth with bones nor my ex when we were in the peak of our relationship. Ryland’s look was scary but another kind of scary. A pure sexual scary, and I kind of liked it.

My insides quivered, and my body ached for him. Sexual tension was a cunning enemy, always present, and I had ignored it since I’d met Ryland. But at the moment, I felt that I was going to blow if he came near me.

He moved, his body a ripple of power as he stalked toward me, ignoring the crowd seeking his attention. A reporter with a death wish stepped in front of him, cutting off his path.

Ryland halted to shoot the man a glare. The reporter changed his mind fast and scurried out of Ryland’s way. Coach threw his hands in the air, shouting at Ryland to stay, but was ignored. Ben must have had iron balls to put a hand on Ryland’s shoulder, but Ryland shot his grays to him, and Ben lifted his hands and backed off slowly.

My jaw had already dropped but fell even more when Ryland vaulted himself up the cage’s chain link, over the edge, and leaped to the ground, his knees bent to soften the impact. The spell broke when people swarmed him like flies, and I lost sight of him.

Tyeesha gave my hand a quick squeeze, mumbling, “Oh Lord, someone has it baaad.”

Who had it bad? Me or him? Because I freaking had it bad. I needed to get the hell out of here before he caught me. As I decided to run far away, maybe Hawaii or someplace farther, I watched the unfortunate person in front of me get tossed aside, and Ryland’s T-shirt-clad body materialized two inches from my face. I cranked my head back and froze.

The lights flashed behind him, and I blinked quickly. The crowd moved and buzzed around me, but they were merely background noise. His white teeth flashed in a predatory way, his grays were molten, and the way he was staring at me had my body flaring from a single flame to a freaking inferno. Run? What was the definition of that word? Before I knew it, he bent and I landed on his shoulder, my breath escaping me.

We were moving before I realized what was going on. I didn’t struggle, but I did attempt to brace myself on his back so I didn’t just hang there. He carried me out of the arena like he was a victorious warrior claiming the glory, claiming his prize. And I was his prize.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1262 KB
  • Print Length: 262 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996818901
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Emma Rider (13 October 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0161Z7LHM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #52,036 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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By BK Baines TOP 500 REVIEWER on 16 November 2015
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Well this is a new author for me, I didn't mind the writing style though I was disappointed the book was told only from Jade's POV, I think we only got one chapter from Ryland at about 85%, so it seemed random and out of place.
I like Ryland, I mean who in their right mind doesn't love a hot, tattooed MMA fighter, though on occasion's his decisions were a bit iffy due to his protectiveness, but still a likeable character.
Now Jade, hhmmm, I get that her situation was s***ty and I liked the originality of the 'professional cuddlier', even if it seemed weird, but she was really annoying and came across a bit immature and not the smartest at times, I just couldn't warm to her.
There seemed to be a big plot hole that annoyed me. Jade wanted to pay off Gus' debt as she borrowed money from him to start her "business", so she takes the lucrative contract with Ryland, blah, blah, blah, we get to the point of Ryland knowing of the debt but not asking his friend Jase for the money and then throws a fight to pay it off but then changes it to win??? WOW did I totally misread where he was loaded with 5 gyms, endorsements and a brand!!!!! I mean Jade's wage was going to be enough to pay them off at the end of the contract, why not use that money???? This is the main reason for the 3 stars.
Overall an ok read, I liked some of the secondary characters, Jase, Ben, Maverick so would possible pick those ones up if the synopsis interests me enough.
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OMG what a book. Excellent,loved every page. Excellent characters.
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It was great
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome cover! 18 October 2015
By Sparkymom - Published on
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I love a good MMA fighter story. The awesome cover was what attracted me to the story at first. Thankfully, the story lived up to the cover. It stays off with Jade. She has made some poor decisions in the past resulting in a loser ex and some undeserved prison time. As a result, her job prospects are non-existent, and her legal and other bills are pulling up. She borrows some money from a friend and uses her education in psychology tho open her own business...a cuddling service. No, you didn't hear me wrong. I did say a cuddling service, affection for those who lack it in their daily lives. No sex allowed. Yes, I agree, it's a strange notion, but just go with it.

Ryland is a famous MMA fighter and a client of Jade's. He wants her ask to himself and offers her an exclusive contract. Jade resists at first, but quickly changes her mind after a run in with a dangerous motorcycle club leaves her in need of money and a place to hide. Ryland senses something is wrong but let's her keep her secrets...for a while. The more time the two spend together, the more Jade risks breaking her rules and falling for Ryland. She also fears how he will react when he knows all her secrets. She would give everything to protect him from the fallout of her life, and end the end, she may very well have to.

I love, love, love this story. Ryland was super sexy with his alpha tendencies, gentle touches, and MMA bedroom moves. Jade was everything Ryland needed. She was a cuddler and a talker, and Ryland was a man of action with little time to even speak compete sentences. They amused me and made me smile. The suspenseful subplots also kept things moving quickly and the excitement building. It was a great read.

I received an ARC from Net Galley.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars 3.5 Stars 24 October 2015
By Alyse Novak - Published on
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First, before I even get into what I thought about this book... Professional cuddler?!?!?! Ummm.... I have to be honest... I googled it. Is this a real thing?? Does it actually have therapeutic benefits?? WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON!?!?!? I kid you not. This through me off for a little bit. And yepp, it is real and yes it is said to have benefits for those suffering PTSD and other disabilities.

Okay, onto the book...

It's starts with a classic story. Girl loves boy. Girl and boy get engaged and start a life together. Girl gets degree. Girl finds out boy is a lying slimeball. Boy sets up girl with drugs in truck of car. Girl gets arrested and spends time in jail. Girl gets out of jail with a mountain of debt and becomes a professional cuddler... You know, happens all the time.

Jade started her business, Snuggle up to Me, to help people (and herself). She is determined to make it on her own and remain free. She screens clients and has contracts with them to protect both her and her clients. She has rules and boundaries with them all. One client that pushes her boundaries and actually makes her FEEL while they cuddle is MMA fighter Ryland "The Savage" Cole.

Ryland is heading into his last year of competitive MMA fighting and wants to go out on a high note. He has worked hard to reach the level of success he has. He is the type to know what he wants and set a plan on how to get it. And he has his sights set on Jade. His "plan" on how to get Jade is a little... unorthodox, but I understood where it was coming from.

By the end of the book, you understand more of the "professional cuddler" aspect of the book. Want was a good romantic read with some pretty steamy scenes. I hope Emma Rider writes Jase and Jules story!!

**I received an ARC through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Rating: 3.5 out of 5
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A great read! 18 October 2015
By MayaTheBookExplorer - Published on
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I'm so glad I got to read this amazing story. At first I wasn't sure, if this one was for me but that quickly changed once I started reading it.

The story starts of with Jade and how she re-invents her life after the disastrous mess her ex fiancé left her in, by starting her own company that provides professional cuddling service. One of her clients happens to be Ryland “Savage” Cole, who is also a MMA fighter and soon the opportunity arises for Jade to go with him on his last tour and be at his disposal 24/7 as his cuddling buddy. After some troublesome events that force her to accept his proposal, their love story takes its course.

I got confused a few times because of the writing style, it wasn't as fluid as I'd liked it to be. The present/past intersections of h's story were at times too sharp and sometimes I wished for a more detailed scene, so I'd have a clearer picture of what was going on, especially the action scenes.

That being said, I loved H's character and his determination to get his woman. He never wavers in his pursuit and after they (finally) get together I really liked his way of showing her what she meant to him. The h was at first not my favourite character. She was too stubborn and kept pushing H away for over half the story by finding excuses as to why they shouldn't be together. She won me over after SPOILER being kidnapped. END SPOILER I felt like we got to see a whole new side of her.

There's romance, action, angst, loyalty and of course we also get our HEA. All in all a great read. :)

Safety-gang: It's a safe read. There is some OW/OM drama but nothing too serious. In the club scene, after H won his fight, h sees H just as one OW makes a move on him but he makes it obvious that he doesn't want her. In another scene, we find out H has a stalkerish ex (H had a one night stand with her in the past, who he deeply regrets) who then ends up in a cat fight with h. Then there's some drama from h's ex fiancé, and since he owes some bad people h get dragged into his mess.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Hot Sexy MMA fighter 27 October 2015
By Debbie - Published on
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Jade was set up by her ex boyfriend and ended up serving time in jail. Once out, she has bills to pay and needs to find a way to make money. She starts a business where she provides her clients comfort as a professional cuddler. Ryland is a successful MMA fighter and becomes a regular client. Once he meets Jade, he decides he wants her even though she's determined not to get involved with a man again. When someone threatens an old friend of hers, she's needs more money. So when Ryland makes her an offer to pay her for traveling with him as he fights, she can't turn it down. When Jade's past come back, they could all be in danger.

Ryland is a quiet, gentle giant. But he's a deadly bada$$ when he fights and makes Jade feel safe when she's with him. She doesn't tell him her secrets even though they get closer and Ryland makes his intentions towards her clear. She tries her best to fight her own feelings, but the attraction and chemistry between she and Ryland is too strong.

There's some drama and suspense and the secondary characters were good. I'd love to see what happens between Jules and Jase if there's another book written. It's told from Jade's POV and I was happy with the ending.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sexy MMA Fighter Ryland? Yes, please!!! Reviewed for What I Read & What I Thought 14 November 2015
By MinxB - Published on
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A Very Strong 4 Stars

I loved this book. Granted Jade’s career was a bit redic but I have seen a few of these careers on television shows so they are a thing, not ideal but a thing. Ryland is to die for. I love everything about him. Especially his possessiveness.

Jade has a s***ty past and had to make employment accommodations because of that past. Enters sexy MMA fighter Ryland. He has a hold on Jade she has fought for some time until Gus gets himself in a mess to which Jade feels responsible to help Gus who is her only friend and was there for her throughout her ordeal with Jake. Jake must accept a job she knows is not going to end well for her or Ryland.

I absolutely love reading this story. I couldn't always figure things out and that is a huge plus for me. I like the game but don't really want to be right. It was a little fresh and all the characters were likable.

Love MMA fighters who are hot sexiness? >Read Want.
A sexy possessive “convincing” caveman?
>Read Want, Ryland is your guy.
Like a good chuckle every now and again?
>Read Want.
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