Book Review Outmatched by Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young

Nov 192019

Outmatched by Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young

What happens when a boxer finds chemistry with a geek?

Parker Brown can’t believe she needs to hire a fake boyfriend. When she landed her dream job in renewable energy, she thought she’d be entering a world at the forefront of progressive thinking. But the head boss prefers to promote employees who are “settled.” Thankfully, she’s found the perfect candidate, a fellow intellectual looking for some quick cash. What Parker gets is his protective big brother—Rhys Morgan. The tall, muscled ex-boxer with a foul mouth shows up just as her boss does, and now she’s stuck with the manipulative jerk.

Responsibility weighs heavily on Rhys. Now permanently out of the ring, he’s trying to hold together his late father’s gym and keep his younger brother, Dean, on the straight and narrow. To save Dean from himself, Rhys takes his place, ready to give this society girl a piece of his mind. Instead, he finds an opportunity. Even though they can hardly stand each other, posing as Parker’s boyfriend is a win-win deal. She gets to keep her job, and he’ll charm her star-struck boss into sponsoring his gym.

Problem is, they can barely keep their hands off each other. And what started as an easy deal isn’t so easy anymore. Because what future can a rough ex-boxer, afraid to open his heart, and a polished society geek, who has sworn off real relationships, possibly have?

They say opposites attract. These opposites are about to combust on impact.

Title: Outmatched
Author: Kristen Callihan and Samantha Young
Publication Date: November 19th, 2019
Shelves: Contemporary; Romance;
Format: Kindle (334 pages)
Rating: 10/10

OMG, I loved Rhys and Parker. This book was a lot of fun and I enjoyed my time reading it.

Samantha Young is a go-to author for me so when I saw her new book I grabbed it in a heartbeat.

Rhys Morgan is a boxer who retired early after his life long friend was unfortunately killed in a matched, leaving a wife and a kid. The fact that he’s known as Rhys “The Widowmaker” Morgan, is no help at all.

After his dad passed away, Morgan found out his money were gone because they were gambled on Jake when he lost his life. Now he needs to find ways to save his gym.

Parker Brown needs to be in a fake relationship because she’s the only female at her company and being a new hire, her boss only keeps committed people. She hires Dean, Rhys baby brother takes the deal, but she gets Rhys instead.

He goes to confront her but sees the opportunity for sponsorship from her boss. It’s a win – win for both of them. That is until feelings are involved.

While reading this book, him – gigantic and her – petite I kept imagining Game of Thrones’ The Hound and his wife.

Anyway, fantastic read, I totally recommend it!

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