cover image Fighting Attraction: Redemption, Book 4

Fighting Attraction: Redemption, Book 4

Sarah Castille. Sourcebooks Casablanca, $13.99 trade paper (304p) ISBN 978-1-4926-4885-7

Returning to MMA training center Redemption, Castille plays with contrasting personality traits as one of the gym’s most cheerful and popular fighters, Jack “Rampage” Caldwell, hides his taste for sexual sadism. He’s convinced no one will accept him, particularly now that he’s joined the professional circuit. After undergoing a massive makeover, Rampage catches the attention of prim legal assistant Penny Worthington, who escaped the U.K. to start her life over in Oakland following a destructive relationship. Like Rampage, she keeps her kinky urges a secret, but when he discovers her tolerance for pain, they ease into a dominant/submissive relationship. As always, Castille never sacrifices character building for sex, and there is ample time for Penny and Jack to earn mutual trust before they get intimate. However, their kink scenes are markedly harsher than in Castille’s earlier light-BDSM Redemption contemporaries. Familiar gym members and side characters pop up frequently, though fans will wish for more of Makayla and Torment, the pair who started it all. Agent: Laura Bradford, Bradford Literary. (Apr.)