on January 1, 2014
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Kace Meadows lives in Austin, Texas. Now 26, she has been in an abusive relationship since she was sixteen years old. As abusive as it is, she can’t seem to find a way to allow herself to end it. With her abusive boyfriend, she can’t seem to win.
Shane Dekkar is an unknown, undefeated, and somewhat shy boxer from Compton California. After the death of his grandfather, he moves to Austin and meets Kace by happenstance as she and her boyfriend are in an argument in public. He is drawn to her, and she to him.
When he meets her again two years later, he begins to believe in fate. But, as he prepares for a potential shot at a championship fight, there’s not time in his life or career for a woman.
Shane fights his inner demons by using his fists. On the street or in the ring, Shane does what he does best, he wins at any cost. Unlike Kace, Shane can’t seem to lose.
Undefeated is an extremely romantic erotica novel about fighting. Fighting for what you believe in. Fighting for life. Fighting to live.
And fighting to find love in the most unlikely places.
Be prepared to be moved, touched, stand up and cheer, and cry your eyes out. This book will, without a doubt, knock you unconscious.
Taking the time after reading a book and before writing its review (if that’s something I choose to do) was something I rarely did, I liked to get my thoughts and emotions down as soon as the book in question hit that 100% mark or ran out of pages to turn, but for Undefeated I had to make the exception. The only reason I can come up with for ‘why’ is because I felt that I didn’t really read Undefeated but instead experienced it, I needed to go back and reflect on the thoughts and reactions I had as I tapped my kindle to turn each page. With that time taken, I can in all honesty say that other than the lengthy descriptions of certain scenes and a certain character’s thoughts, Undefeated made me swoon and melt, Hildreth knows how to spin a romance which further proves why he’s the only male romance author I read.
The only reason I chose to pick up Undefeated now instead of waiting until I finished the Selected Sinners MC series all falls on the insatiable desire to know more about Dekker and Ripp who I had read about in Hildreth’s standalone Brawler. As of right now I’m not sure if this was a great choice on my part since instead of satisfying this craving to learn more about these two characters I’m now beating back the urges to binge this series and do a reread of Brawler. Hildreth has created a monster just like Kristen Ashley did when she unconsciously made me fall in love with Knight and few of her other alphas. It’s contagious y’all.
It’s no secret that I’m sometimes overly harsh towards heroines and sometimes heroes, but the reasons why I really wanted to not like Kace (pronounced Casey) just didn’t make sense to me so I had to give up the ghost and grudgingly admit that I liked her character. Hildreth, in some sixth sense type situation, seemed to have already known the judgements that would’ve been heaped upon Kace’s head so he killed that direction of thought at the very beginning of Undefeated. The wisdom, or truth, of the fact that it’s easy to sit back, whether you’ve been through what Kace went through yourself, and judge her, or someone else’s, actions because they didn’t respond or act as you would’ve was something that was reinforced for me since I was headed towards judging her for being weak. By providing and artistically crafting the inner thoughts and motivations behind Kace’s decision to stay with “Buster” made it hard not to take her as she came and respect her decisions, and to respect her. Her persistence to make the relationship she chose really did show her strength, and endeared me more to her character.
To shine the spotlight on the leading men in Undefeated I would have to admit some hussy tendencies since I ended up cheating on Shane in my mind with his best friend Ripp. I know, I know, shame on me, here’s my hand you can slap it if you want. The reality of it was, was that I loved me some Dekker, but if I had to swear on a stack of Bibles I would have to admit that if I had to choose between saving Dekker’s life or Ripp’s I would readily start planning Dekker’s funeral at the same time preparing for my wedding to Ripp.
From the words of my man:
I interrupted him before he finished, “Say one more God damned word without me asking you a question. One fucking more, just one. I’ll knock every tooth out of your mouth and wear ’em around my neck on a chain. Say something. Anything.”
“I don’t like you. People like you make me want to spend my life in prison for murdering them. The only thing preventing me from doing it is the fact that being in prison would keep me from finding another piece of shit like you and doing this all over again. Believe it or not, I enjoy this. The satisfaction I get from stopping you from abusing another woman is the same satisfaction most men get from fucking, multiplied by about ten. Remember, not a word unless I ask you,” I rolled my shoulders and popped my neck.
Now can you see why I’m head over heels for Mike Rippton?! I need ice and a fan cause it’s hot in here 🔥🔥!!
At the end of the day, though I clung to Ripp, Shane was his own brand of unique yumminess. He was the manifestation of the word ALPHA.
“Why you supposed he walks like that?” the manager asked as he watched the boxer walk away. “Because he can,” the trainer responded.
Just read it, that’s all I have left to say about Undefeated. Just read it.