Thursday, March 6, 2014

Blog Tour: On the Ropes by Christa Cervone

Rating:  4 out of 5 stars 

How is the story line?
Flows easily and has good depth and content

How are the sex scenes?
Hot and erotic

Would you read it again?


A murderer’s child…A foster child…A troubled teen…Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has never had an easy life. Being shuffled from one foster home to another after his father murdered his mother, he found himself in and out of trouble with the law. Never giving a damn about himself, let alone anyone else, his life was spiraling out of control; fast. Until one man and one sport changed everything.

Frankie Carbone taught Saint how to handle his anger and rejection; by fighting it out in the ring. On his way to stardom, Saint finds himself pushed into the spotlight and into the arms of more women than he can ever imagine; he’s completely content with one night stands and random sex.

Then Salem Harris comes walking into his life and changes his game plan. Saint finds himself wanting Salem in all the ways that scare him. She is off limits; taken. But that doesn’t stop Saint from going after what he wants, and he wants her.

Frankie showed Saint a new way of life with Boxing, but will Salem give him the one thing he's never known – love? Will Saint find himself fighting for the one thing he thinks he doesn't deserve or will Salem end up breaking his heart? Gabriel ‘The Saint’ Vega has had to fight for every good thing he's gotten in his life. Can he go the distance?


The lead male, Gabriel - The Saint isn't a saint by any means.  But he's a great fighter and a character you love despite wanting to hate him.  You can't hate him though.  He's had a rough life, tough childhood and all around bad deal of the cards.  But he makes the best of what he's got and even redeems himself by being a decent human being and good example for kids.  I have to say that the female character - she had to grow on me.  Salem wasn't my favorite part of the book but after awhile she managed to make me like her and that's kudos to the author for writing a decent story line.  The book flows very well and I love the erotic sex scenes - lots of fun parts.  If you're looking for vanilla love scenes, this isn't the book for you.  I have to say I was surprised to find out that this was book one of two.  Cliff hangers do disappoint me of late, but I'm invested in the story of Gabriel and it's great enough that I'll continue it.  Especially because I want to see more of the interaction between the two main characters.  I also loved the supporting characters and can't wait to see more of that in the next book.  

ARC provided in exchange for an honest review
No compensation was received