Tuesday, 25 March 2014

REVIEW: Love TKO By Selene Chardou

An Irish Mixed Martial Artist who is fighting for the UFC Championship in Las Vegas.

A beautiful hustler who is counting the clock down to her twenty-eighth birthday when she can finally retire and enjoy her life.

A chance encounter that changes both of their lives forever. 

“I can’t allow what I feel for him to stop me from seeing the end goal. I never wanted this to be my life and in six months, it no longer will be.

“But there is something about Torin Duffy that makes my heart race, and creates a shortness of breath I have never felt in my life.

“I’m jaded; part of me feels like I am unlovable but when I am with him, he makes me feel wanted, needed, protected and it’s a slow burn that is leisurely turning me inside out and my emotions upside down.

“We both know how dangerous this is but nothing can stop the hurricane of emotions we make each other feel, and his touch is so dangerous, I know he could leave me broken beyond repair.

“How do we stop something that can destroy us both? Why should he risk what he’s wanted his whole life over me? 

“We both know where this is leading but how can we stop it when it’s too late to turn back now?” - Chiara Bassi

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Irish MMA fighter do I need to say more?

As with all of Ms. Chardou books I fell in love with the story and her characters. This book takes you right to the nitty gritty that is life and its not all hearts and roses, there is pain, heartbreak, love, family and the things you do for them.

Chiara and Torin come from broken backgrounds which has left them broken and thinking that they don't deserve happiness after the choices they have made. After being abandoned by there mum Chiara and her mentally ill sister, she doesn't see any other choice then to follow in her mother's footsteps and that is to become an escort. She may not be happy about it but she knows this will get the money she needs to help her sister and she will get out of her contract on her 28th birthday. 

Torin is orginally from Ireland where he left when he turned 18 and moved to America to get away from his father and his beatings. He has no desire to fall in love and is more then happy to fight and have sex with countless of women to fill the void. He is now a famous MMA fighter and all he wants is the championship belt and feels this could be his year. 

Chiara and Torin meet at a party and you feel the chemistry between them even if she is being paid to be there and they start to feel something more then they expected. I don't want to get to far into it because it will tell you everything and you need to read the book, as I said its full of angst, love, hardships, being there for someone no matter what happens, it makes you feel all of it and more. Things happen do they get there happily ever after you need to find out for yourself. I cannot wait for book 2 which will be Kieren and Tara's story.


Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou. 

Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the rich and famous set in the New Adult realm. 

She is currently working on Falling into Love (One More Night Trilogy).

There will also be a spin-off series titled simply the Scarlet Fever Series which will chronicle the relationships of all four band members in separate novels. 

She also has a pop stars series planned titled Young, Rich & Talented, which will also be a trilogy.

Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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