Friday, August 24, 2012

12 Rounds by Lauren Hammond

12 Rounds (Knockout Series) by Lauren Hammond has everything you want from a bad boy, muscles, tattoos, fighting, mafia and plenty of bad attitude. This is a must read!!! This was another one of those book I couldn't down. Your heart will break and fill with joy over and over again for Sean and Hadlee.

Sean "Right Hook" Reilly is the undefeated middle weight boxing champion of the world who also happens to be in the Irish Mafia, also known as the Braithreachas Don Saol. Due to some unfortunate circumstances, Sean took an oath and swore his loyalty to the Braithreachas Don Soal and to it's leader Conner Doyle (aka Connie). Sean knows he made a mistake, but there is no going back, the only way out is death. He knows that Connie needs him and considers him family, but he also knows to do what he is told. In Connie's world everyone is replaceable.

Hadlee Flax is alone in the world, she has no family and not very many friends. It's been a year since she was beaten and almost raped. That year has been the hardest of her life, she still can't be around men or crowds and doesn't want to be touched at all. With the help of her therapist and her best friend she decides that self defense classes may be what she needs to help overcome her fears. What she doesn't expect is to meet Sean. One look at him and her world is turned upside down, she is instantly drawn to him, she knows he is a play boy and always has girls hanging all over him, but she can't fight this feeling.

Sean  knows that he is not good enough for Hadlee and never will be. All she knows is the boxer Sean "Right Hook" Reilly, she has no idea he has a whole other life of organized crime, but he just can't stay away from her, he wants to give her the world. For once in his life he wants a relationship and has hope for a bright future with Hadlee. He wants to tell her about his other life, but is scared he will lose her and that isn't a chance he wants to take.

Will Hadlee be able to handle the truth? Can she let her guard down and let Sean in? What will Connie think?

I will admit that we were left with a HUGE cliffhanger that left be panicking and wanting more!!! I can't wait for the next book to be released I know it will be as amazing as the first!!

Okay, since we started posting pictures of who we think the characters look like, I will gladly show you MY Sean "Right Hook" Reilly


  1. WOO HOO!! I'm reading this now :)

  2. WHY WHY WHY!! THE CLIFFHANGER!! OMG, I was sooo getting into this book to find out I would have to wait until November for more! I LOVED IT!!!! (SQUEEEEEE LOVED IT!!)