Choke Hold (No Holds Barred Book 2) by Eve Holmes

Choke Hold is the conclusion of the No Holds Barred mma duet from Eve Holmes.

From the blurb:

“But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward.”
-Rocky Balboa

Ty Roscoe and Luca Mitchell have moved beyond their rivalry in MMA, becoming more than just teammates. Now working together both in and out of the cage, they’re focused on one common goal: making it to the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

But their journey is about more than just achieving success in the octagon. As pressures and obstacles threaten to derail their path to the top, they also grapple with how to love and support each other through it all. As Ty returns to training after injury, and Luca continues to fight for his choices in life, they are no longer exerting dominance and control over one another. Instead, they learn to lean on each other’s strengths and break free from the choke hold these pressures have on them.

They’re stronger together than they ever were apart.
And no matter how tight the hold, they refuse to submit. Because the ultimate strength comes from facing life’s challenges side by side.

But is it enough to make their dreams come true?

Choke Hold is book 2 in the No Holds Barred duet and ends with an HEA.
Books in this duet must be read in order, as book 2 is a continuation of book 1 with the same main characters.

Molly Otto's review:

Not gonna lie, book 2 of the no holds barred duet does start off slower than Hooks In. But that is necessary from the events of book 1, Ty needs to get his confidence back to where it was. When something like that happens, time is needed, and well these two have a uniquely them way of going about that. These two are not nor ever will be a lovey dovey they are snippy and love hard ans strong. They solve life and love issues in the cage or on the mats, but guess what, thar works for them. They have a true alpha love story of two powerful men showing their vulnerable side in their true life partner.

As for the mma action again, you can tell the author did research and / or knows the sport. The love of this sport is so strong you can't help but be captivated but this lifestyle. This is not a standalone. You need to read before HOOKS IN to fully grasp this couple.

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