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Review: Love Hurts by Mandi Beck

Even when she won’t fight for us, I’ll go to war for her… 

Inside the Octagon, I have no fear. I’m at home, in my element, inflicting pain onto men trained to hurt me just as badly. Making them submit, knocking them out, maiming them, because it’s them or me. And I choose them. 

Outside the Octagon, my only weakness is a five-foot-two, classy as fuck woman that I’ve loved for most of my life. She’s the one that brings me to my knees, fills my arms, my heart, and one day soon, my bed. She makes me reckless. Volatile. I drink too much and try too hard to fuck my way out of feeling—all because of her.

Frankie De Rosa is my girl, my best friend. I haven’t earned her yet, but I won’t stand by and let anyone take her from me. She will be the greatest fight of my life, but she’s worth the battle. 

Love hurts, but anything worth having does, right?

I’m Deacon “The Hitman” Love — Welcome to the Cage.

My Review

What can I say about this book?? I’ve been seeing quite a bit of buzz about this book on FB and was definitely intrigued by it. So, when I got the opportunity to read this ARC, I couldn’t wait!! And I was not disappointed at all! What a fantastic debut novel from Mandi Beck! I was hooked from the first page. And I mean wow! It was quite a way to start the story. I tried super hard to not devour this book in one sitting, but it was impossible. I was hooked!

Love Hurts was very well written. I thought the characters were fantastic and super easy to connect with. You couldn’t help but want to get to know them all more. I fell in love with Frankie and Deacon instantly. They had such a strong connection and such great chemistry. Deacon is a total alpha male. He knows what he wants and will stop at nothing to protect and keep what he wants.

The title for this book pretty much says it all, love hurts. Real love can be hard and complicated. It’s not always easy. But, when you find that love, you’ll fight with everything you have, even when things aren’t going your way or when it all feels hopeless.

Love Hurts has some scorching, steamy moments and will take you on a roller-coaster ride of emotions. I laughed, swooned, was frustrated and shocked. It had some really great twists and turns and the end……it ends with one brutal cliffhanger!! All I can say is when does the next book come out??? This is a great start to this series and I can’ t wait to read more from this author in the future!

*I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review*

*Teaser Credit: Via author’s FB page*


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