Knockout

Knockout Tyler Morris did not have a happy childhood He suffered abuse at the hands of his alcoholic father then bounced around a series of foster homes He became unable to express his emotions or deal with h

  • Title: Knockout
  • Author: Leora Stark
  • ISBN: 9781613725481
  • Page: 486
  • Format: ebook
  • Tyler Morris did not have a happy childhood He suffered abuse at the hands of his alcoholic father, then bounced around a series of foster homes He became unable to express his emotions or deal with his past Then, at fifteen, at a charity boxing camp hosted by heavyweight champ Jamie Lewis, Tyler found a purpose and an outlet for his anger Seven years later, Tyler arriTyler Morris did not have a happy childhood He suffered abuse at the hands of his alcoholic father, then bounced around a series of foster homes He became unable to express his emotions or deal with his past Then, at fifteen, at a charity boxing camp hosted by heavyweight champ Jamie Lewis, Tyler found a purpose and an outlet for his anger Seven years later, Tyler arrives at the The Gold Arena, Jamie s Los Angeles gym He s desperate to train under the man who helped him turn his life around With some difficulty, Tyler convinces Jamie to take him on, but their working relationship is complicated by a mutual attraction they both attempt to deny Jamie fears their relationship will ruin Tyler s chance at a career in pro boxing Tyler s scars run deep, and he knows he could be hurt if he opens up But how can he expect to win in the ring if he won t let Jamie win his heart

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    1. Lots of telling and summaring, but no boxing in sight; the big misunderstanding was silly, and I didn't feel the slow burn between the men despite the steamy scenes. Plus, the epilogue was a piece of work: 10+ years summed up in a paragraph. Yeah, but no.

    2. I don't understand nothing about boxing and for me, is not even a sport.But, I had to read this, the blurb was very interesting, and the cover was so gorgeous I could not help myself.This is a very nice story, the 2 main characters were terrific, if you are concern about the age difference don't be. It didn't feel weird at all, Ty is so mature and Jamie is such a wonderful character they are great together.The ending was so perfect, I wish all finales were as nice as this one.

    3. 3.5This was an enjoyable younger man/older man romance (22&36) and probably the first for me of this type that did deal with the age issues in more detail. There were some interesting power issues that went along with the age difference as well since Jamie is Tyler's trainer. I enjoyed the rough patches these two went through and the chemistry between them really worked although there were a few times where it came across as a student/teacher crush vibe that didn't really work for me quite a [...]

    4. 2.5Not one jot of showing here. This is an all authorial telling story. She simply relates everything. He said, she said, and thene epilogue is an especially horrendous bit of summing up.On another note, I do so wish writers would not feel the need to keep saying "the younger man". We get it. You're establishing a romance with an age difference. Duly noted. Now move on. It does not help characterisation one bit nor is identification by this means continually necessary.

    5. Tyler Morris catches a bus from NY to LA in the hope that Jamie Lewis, gym owner and boxing kingmaker, will take him on as a boxer. He has little money but sets about making Jamie see his potential, including giving him a heartfelt speech about how much boxing means to him. Tyler is 22, spent some time with Jamie when he was 15 at a boxing camp for youth identified as at risk; and never forgot what he learned there. Jamie is a 36 year old boxing mentor. He takes on those he think can make a go o [...]

    6. ★★★ 3 Awwwww! Stars ★★★This was a very sweet and romantic story between Tyler, an aspiring boxer, and his trainer, Jamie.When Ty picks up his whole life and moves to L.A. to be mentored by the man who saved his life when he was a teenager, Jamie, he is surprised to find out that he wants Jamie to be more then just his trainer. He finds himself genuinely attracted to the man when no one has really managed to turn his head before. Jamie, on the other hand, can't keep his eyes and hands [...]

    7. Knockout by Leora Stark4 StarsReviewed for heartsonfirereviewsTwenty two year old Tyler Morris had a horrible childhood and still wears the scars from his abusive father. He was a very angry teenager by the time that he was turned over to foster care but being sent to a boxing camp changed his life. He never forget his time training under his mentor, championship fighter Jamie Lewis, and hops a bus from New York to LA in hopes that Jamie, who is now a gym owner and boxing kingmaker, will take hi [...]

    8. 3.5 stars.I liked Knockout. Boxing is not my sport, but I liked the characters. I like age difference stories, where the gap is not too much (max. 10-15 years). So this was perfect.The conflict was mostly a misunderstanding, but the plot was good for a short read like this. And I felt like I got to know the guys pretty well. Plus they were hot together. (that's always a big + in my book :)

    9. A very well written M/M love story featuring boxers. *wipes drool* First time read for me from Leora Stark. It will not be last. The story was short and yet it wasn't lacking. It had just enough substance to make it a solid read. The characters both same similar histories - survivors of child abuse, rough childhood making them into the men they were today - poor Tyler had the worst of it compared to Jaime.Though Jamie, the older and more experienced of the two claimed to be possessive, he was no [...]

    10. Sorry. No review. I read this back in June -- and somehow I forgot to enter my thoughts. Since I didn't remember ANY of it, I assume I didn't hate it nor loving it that much. So the 'safe' 3-stars

    11. I'll say this, I wanted to love it. I had high hopes, but in my opinion it did not succeed. First off, Tyler picks up and moves from NY to LA without even knowing if Jamie will take him on. What happens when Jamie says no? Dumb move, Tyler!Second, where the hell was the training and boxing? I wanted more of that! It's why I bought the damn book. I love reading about the ins and outs of the sport, but I got one match described--and it was short to boot. That was it. Three, there was a whole lot o [...]

    12. 4.5 stars - I first read this when it was posted on Lit a while back. I totally fell in love with the story and the characters, so it was great to see it published. I enjoyed it just as much the second time around, even if I think there were some areas or scenes that could have been expanded to feel a little less rushed. While Ty and Jamie's story is short, it's also incredibly sweet. Their relationship builds beautifully and the ending was just perfect. I'm rating it so highly because this was [...]

    13. I really liked this novella. The storyline is drawn around professional boxing and a light romance between young Tyler, with an abused childhood, and heavyweight champ Jamie Lewis. I really enjoyed this light romance between Tyler and Jamie. They were hot together.

    14. I really enjoyed this story. Both main characters are likeable and although it´s a story about boxing that isn´t all there is. I really liked reading this book the epilogue however is just to short.

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