For Nikko “The Bull” Del Toro, an ex-marine turned MMA fighter, only two things quiet the demons raging inside him—facing an opponent in the cage…and the memory of his hottest one-night stand. But when his PTSD resurfaces, causing him to lose control at a CFA press party, it’s his career that may be KO’d.

Dr. Violet Summers is stunned to discover her newest patient is the man who rocked her world—and put her heart in a clinch after her nasty divorce. She’s determined to delve deep into the darkness that haunts him and to keep all further encounters strictly professional.

Nikko doesn’t want a shrink. What he needs is Violet. With the memory of their passion blazing between them, it’s only a matter of time before they give in to desire. Can Violet help save this surly fighter from his own personal nightmare? Or will he forfeit his career and his last chance at love?


*New England Readers’ Choice Award Winner*

*RONE Finalist*

*Write Touch Finalist*


5 Stars A captivating read with much drama, angst, and sexiness. – Zita, Goodreads


5 Stars It was amazing! I absolutely loved this story, you got such a feel for the characters and you could feel how strongly Nikko was trapped by his PTSD and couldn’t break free from the guilt he felt. I’m so glad I got to read this book early as it really is a fantastic read and I was hooked from the beginning. – Nikki, Goodreads


5 Stars This was the first Melynda Price novel I’ve read, and let me just say, I definitely have a new addition to my top favorite authors. Loved the story, loved the narrative and the characters! Will no doubt be obsessively reading the rest of the books written by Ms. Price over the next few days. Any romance, mma, strong heroine fan should add this to their must read list!! – Megan, Goodreads