Making Him Sweat by Meg Maguire
In this corner is admittedly romantic Jenna Wilinski, who's inherited a rather seedy boxing gym from her estranged father. With it, she can realize her dream of launching an upscale matchmaking business…provided she can take on the very intimidating—and wickedly hot—boxer who stands in her way!
In the far corner is former pro boxer Mercer Rowley. He's the only one who can protect his "home"—even if it is a little run-down—from his determined and feisty little opponent. But man, once the gloves come off, his hands just want to touch her everywhere…
This matchup is too close to call. But no matter which contender comes out on top, the other is sure to enjoy every minute of it….**
Wow, what can I say? I really enjoyed reading this story. It definitely has an underlying message of don't judge a book by its cover, and people really need to practice that more often.
Jenna wants nothing to do with the gym that her father left her. I mean he left when she was four and she never heard from him again. Now that he's gone and left her the legacy of a boxing gym with a bad reputation, that could be a misunderstanding. She meets Mercer and listens to the love that he has for her father, and she really just can't understand why he could tend to Mercer and nurture a relationship with him but not her.
There is so much going on with this relationship, Mercer and Jenna are owner and manager, landlord and tenant. Adding lovers to the list can complicate things but does it? Run, don't walk to read this book. Watch Jenna go through all the emotions that she has about her dad, the gym and her new business. I can't wait to read the next in the series!!