Author: TC Matson
Series: The Fighter #7
Published by Self-Published
Release Date August 15, 2019
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance
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I’m on top of the game about to conquer it.
Then my dream is shot down and I’m staring into the eyes of an angel.
A gorgeous redhead with stunning green eyes.
She’s a game changer.
And I’m ready to play.
Life isn’t always roses and sunshine.
Mine is full of thorns that have molded me into something I can’t control.
Then I meet him… an MMA fighter who changes everything.
He infuses me with strength
And it prompts me to face my fears—my past.
Weakness causes me to fall.
His love is what catches me.
Title: No Control
Series: The Fighter #7
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
Author: TC Matson
Release: August 15, 2019
Praise for No Control
“I don’t know how she does it, but this series gets better and better with each book.”
~ Latifa M
“No Control by T.C. Matson a five-star read that will fight for control of your heart.”
~ Sara O.
“TC Matson has written another incomparable book in the Fighter Series. Who would have thought that these tough Alpha males she writes about could have a soft marshmallow interior for their women!”
~ Maura P
“T.C. Matson once again delivers a book that will keep you glued to its pages.”
~ Michaela Z
“A hero in more ways than one Carter totally stole the show for me in this book.”
~ Britt Franks Red Hatter Book Blog
He’s everything I’ve never wanted—an egotistical womanizing MMA fighter. Yes, he’s easy on the eyes with a body to die for, blue eyes to fall into, and a smile that will make your heart skip beats. His smell is intoxicating, and he’s fun to be around, but I’m not interested in being another notch in his bed post. I can’t lie and say I haven’t thought about what it would be like, I have. Unfortunately, I know a woman like me can’t make a man like him settle down.
Look at me, I’m everything she wants—a sexy MMA fighter who no one can resist. What? I can’t help they all want me. I know she fantasizes about my naked body on top of hers, who doesn’t? But she has a telltale sign—her glassy green eyes, her crimson red cheeks, and the sweat that glistens her face—she wants me. I’ve never had to chase, you know, put in effort to get the girl in bed, but she is sending me on the longest treasure hunt I’ve ever experienced. Not even my smile can make her panties drop. But somehow, somewhere in the mix of chasing her, I’ve developed feelings. This cannot be happening.
Turns out he was everything I ever wanted—charming, loving, and super sexy. But I knew being with Levi, the gorgeous MMA fighter every woman wanted, was going to be difficult. Especially since he’s so far away training a beautiful up-and-coming female fighter, teaching the very thing he thrives on. I just didn’t realize how damaging and strenuous this would be to our relationship. With so many twists and turns, unfortunately, we both got blindsided by the unexpected.
I’m everything she wants and surprisingly, she was everything I needed. Quickly she became my very existence—my heartbeat. Everything around me faded as she became clear in view. And just because I’m affectionate toward her doesn’t mean I’ve changed. Don’t confuse my being in love with weakness. I’m still pretty damn perfect. I knew distance was going to be hard, but hell, this is agonizing.
I was just getting my life under control — new job, new friends, less past. Until I met him — this persistent and insanely sexy man who spoke few words. He stormed into my world with one rule — leave your heart out of it. I knew I had to walk away, but his grip was tighter than I ever expected. I had no idea my past intertwined with his present, yet it almost stood in the way of our future.
My life was exactly the way I wanted it — nothing of importance tying me down and endless strings of nameless and faceless women. That all changed when I met her. I gave her one rule, yet I couldn’t follow it. Her presence caused something inside me to snap and she awakened feelings and thoughts I had tucked away long ago — ones I knew caused pain. I had no control over what was happening. My only choice was to watch, unable to stop our worlds colliding. As both our pasts haunted us, everything around me shattered.
I lost the championship.
I’ve been offered a second chance.
I’m back with vengeance.
Determined and focused.
I’m going to win the championship.
Just when I thought I had it all planned out, she walked into my brother’s anniversary party. She’s beautiful, exquisite, and has a smile that makes me weak. I need to make her mine. Now I’m not only fighting to win the championship, I’m also fighting to win her.
My life was on track… until him.
He’s not my type—an adrenaline junkie who enjoys inflicting pain on others for sport. Tall and tattooed with piercing blue eyes, he’s too sexy to resist.
I didn’t see him coming until he was already firmly entrenched in my life.
Suddenly, I’m falling head over heels for a man I realize I can’t breathe without.
We’re in for the fight of our lives.
And we both have everything to lose.
My life is perfect.
I have it all—the woman of my fantasies and my shot at the championship.
It’s all right in front of me. In my grips. I can see it, taste it, feel it.
No chance in hell I’ll lose.
Until I fall at the mercy of another man’s hands.
I’m torn apart and forced to make difficult decisions while staring malicious hatred in the eyes.
Doors open and others close—ones I’m not ready to see go.
My course changes. My dreams begin evading me.
You think I fought hard to get where I’m at now?
You haven’t seen the depth of my perseverance yet.
This isn’t the end of me.
I AM NOT DONE.
He has everything in his hands—his career, me, our future.
One costly mistake, a defiant decision, and everything vanishes.
As he holds my hand through the darkness, he loses it all.
I watch with anguish as he struggles to put the torn pieces back together.
It’s not as easy as he had hoped.
But his strength proves powerful. His determination unbreakable.
Together we’ll conquer.
Together we don’t accept defeat.
WE ARE NOT DONE.
I’m man enough to admit I screwed up. I’m not proud of my actions, but it is what it is.
I learned from them and now I’m more determined than ever to prove to Paige my heart is hers.
Asking her to marry me was the easiest decision.
Walking down the aisle was simple.
Holding her for the rest of my life—check.
Being a sexy, excellent husband—check.
Staying undefeated—Damn right check.
But Karma has a funny way of getting back at me
And with her sneaky fingers wrapping around my throat
She sets my ass up and I’m in some serious trouble.
Who would’ve known Levi would become my husband after all the mess?
Giving him a second chance was easy.
Becoming his wife was even easier.
But I never would’ve known life had extra plans for us.
Fighting is what Levi does the best, until he’s surprised with two different types of challenges he’s never experienced.
Challenge accepted—for sure.
Levi might have his flaws and faults, but I couldn’t ask for a better man to hold my hand through life.
Or maybe it’s me holding his hand.
Can Levi can step up and overcome the obstacles that have been thrown his way or will he be leveled?
Author’s Note: Levi’s not happy the spotlight was on Ryker. In true Levi ego-fueled fashion, he takes the reins back and drops us where he meets Nick. This isn’t a retelling of the stories you’ve already read. Levi wants to tell you the best side of the story—his. You’ll still need to have read the entire series to understand all the characters in Leveled. If not, don’t say I didn’t warn you.
One of the most anticipated Hayes brother…
Let’s face it—relationships are hard work, full of compromises and sacrifices I’m not interested in doing. I have no desire to be in once since having my heart trampled on. Cliché, I know, but that’s why I stick to sex only.
Best way to live.
Except everything changes when I’m kissed by a stranger.
That’s all it was supposed to be.
Friends with benefits.
Only that wasn’t going to be enough.
Life couldn’t get any better… until I broke the rules.
When feelings begin to tangle inside me more than our bodies between the sheets, that’s when everything changed.
I hate men.
All of them.
Being left at the altar has left a nasty reminder in my heart to never get involved again. Swearing off men was easy after everything I’ve been through.
In a moment of desperation, I snatched a stranger by his arm and planted one on him.
It was perfect.
The way he felt under my hands.
Everything about him was perfect.
Friends with exceptional benefits has never been so phenomenal.
He turned my life upside down.
Alone, I fell for him. Unrequited love is torture, especially when you have to keep it a secret, so you don’t lose him.
I messed up…I should’ve kept my stupid heart out of it. Now I’m scared of losing the one man I didn’t want to begin with.
There’s absolutely no way I can tell him how I feel… right?