Wanting the Fight

· Gloves Off - Next Generation Book 3 · Books by L.P. Dover, LLC
4 reviews

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From New York Times bestseller L.P. Dover comes a story of passion, revenge, and twisted manipulation. 

Ethan Jameson has it all. He’s one of the hottest fighters in the middleweight circuit and is loved by women everywhere. It seems nothing can stand in his way… except for the dragon tattoo that marks him as a target. He knew the day would come when Nikolai Michelson would seek out his vengeance. He even fooled himself into believing he was ready to fight back… until a one-night stand changes everything.

Peyton Emerson; Hollywood starlet and America’s sweetheart. She’s always wondered what it would be like to have Ethan to herself. After a drunken weekend in Vegas, she got the pleasure of finding out firsthand. But being with her comes at a cost. Peyton knows all too well how the paparazzi tear couples apart with their lies.

Still, there’s no denying that their one-night stand sparked something inside of them—a need for one another they can’t quell. Unable to fight their attraction, they work to keep their relationship a secret. Unfortunately, their efforts aren’t enough to keep an enemy from finding out and using that information to manipulate them both. When Peyton and Ethan are approached with a grisly demand, they have no choice but to accept. Those they love will pay the horrific price if they try to refuse… 

No cheating. No cliffhangers. Just hot, dirty-talking fighters who want to take you down to the mat.


Want more GLOVES OFF sexy love stories? Be sure to check them out!

A Fighter's Desire - Part One

A Fighter's Desire - Part Two

Tyler's Undoing

Ryley's Revenge

Winter Kiss: Ryley and Ash

Paxton's Promise

Camden's Redemption

Kyle's Return

Stay tuned for more dark and dangerous GLOVES OFF - NEXT GENERATION stories!

Craving the Fight

Taking the Fight

Wanting the Fight

Desiring the Fight

Longing for the Fight

Ending the Fight


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4 reviews
October 25, 2022
Wanting the Fight returns readers to the Gloves Off Next Generation series for what is the best story to date!! As Ethan and Peyton who have just witnessed their respective sister and brother marry in Vegas. Have a one-night stand they will never forget! And one that Ethan is desperate to turn into more. But Hollywood starlet Peyton like her mother Gabriella is stubborn, and she's not easily convinced MMA fighter Ethan can withstand the attention she deals with on a daily basis. But life conspires to bring the pair back together and before long Peyton realises that Ethan could be the man for her. And so a gorgeous romance begins. However, the threat they and their families and friends face from Nikolai Michelson is far from over and sooner or later he's going to come for them. But this time they have more to protect than most. And just as the pair are getting comfortable and enjoying some much needed downtime the games begin. Only someone far more deranged is calling the shots. And with lives on the line, fantastic pacing, heat and a little suspense. This was a cracking read. That I genuinely devoured in just one morning and it's a story I would enthusiastically recommend to all. I would also recommend the other books in the Next Generation series. As well as all of the original Gloves Off stories. **I was kindly provided with an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review**
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Rowena B
October 28, 2022
My first read of the series and it did not disappoint. Ethan Jameson, a hot MMA fighter meets his weakness when American sweetheart Peyton Emerson crashes into his life what was suppose to be a one night stand. When their path keeps finding them together, chemistry sizzles and will not be denied especially as danger seems to playing with their life. I enjoyed the dangerous element that adds the right touch to make the storyline intense and keep you flipping the pages until the end.
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Sandy S.
October 27, 2022
WANTING THE FIGHT is the third instalment in LP Dover’s contemporary, adult GLOVES OFF: NEXT GENERATION erotic, MMA, romance series. This is twenty-seven year old MMA fighter Ethan Jameson, and twenty-three year old actress Peyton Emerson’s story line. . The premise is dark, gritty and emotional-some definite anxious and heart pounding moments; the romance is seductive and provocative; the characters are strong, determined and charismatic.
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About the author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Everything’s sweeter in the South has always been her mantra and she lives by it, whether it’s with her writing or in her everyday life. Maybe that’s why she’s seriously addicted to chocolate. 

Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.

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