In the Ring

In the Ring


The biggest fight of his life isn’t . . . In the Ring.

The bright lights. The roaring crowd. The chance at a championship belt. The not-so-little secret Liam Shaughnessy—the Bonny Bruiser—is fighting to keep tucked far away.

Liam got the pussy pounded out of him on the mean streets of Cin-city—the other Sin City. The oldest in a Catholic clan where his da never pulled any punches, he went from geek boy to the golden boy of the boxing world care of his fists. Liam’s on the fast track to having it all . . . all except the one man he wants.

Michael Fairweather makes pretending to be hetero goddamn difficult for Liam. The man is blond and beautiful and just so happens to be Liam’s trainer. With a penchant for doing shirtless yoga, giving midnight massages to loosen Liam’s muscles, and sometimes even taking it out in the ring with him. To say Liam has porn-style fantasies about Michael is an understatement.

Michael’s out and proud. Liam’s only proud of what he can do in the ring. He can’t risk his career, least of all for someone unavailable. Michael has a lover. Liam has the lies he lives every day. And when his money-grubbing manager gets involved as the title win approaches, Liam doesn’t know what hit him.

Fight to win. Fight with honor. It won’t be easy, but that’s okay. Nothing worth fighting for ever is.

Title:In the Ring
Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:280 pages

    In the Ring Reviews

  • ~Mindy Lynn~

    3.5 starsFirst half was a struggle for me. But by then I couldn't not finish it. A problem I have. It's that awful book OCD some of us struggle with. But I'm glad I stuck it out because the second hal...

  • CrabbyPatty

    A hot and steamy story about a boxer, Liam and his trainer Michael - two gorgeous man hunks with muscles atop muscles and a slow-burning lust for one another. Holy sexual tension! In the Ring brings ...

  • Melissa

    I was provided a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I decided to read this story because I wanted to see these two strong and tough men find love with each other. It was beautiful to w...

  • Bookgasms Book Blog

    Oh, Rie Warren, once again you have GRABBED hold of my heart and didn?t once let up on your grip until I read the last word of In the Ring. Raw. Gritty. Powerful. Sexy. These are just a few words to...

  • Kim

    3.5 starsRie Warren is known for her unfiltered, dirty-talking, no-nonsense male point of view books with humor and heat. This story is told by fighter Liam Shaunessy. He is brash, bold, built, and in...

  • Rachel

    Likes:Without the other relationship aspect, it?s really a sweet story. But there was so much that bothered me that I had a hard time making it to the halfway point, which is where my first two stru...

  • Jay

    DNF at 46% -- Blurb needs a trigger warning that this is "homewrecker romance." Sorry, there's no way I can have any respect/trust for a main character who breaks up with his partner of four years bec...

  • JustJen

    Gorgeous cover, promising steamy blurb, sexy MMA fighter, oh my! Sign me up! I am a sucker for these stories, and I always love when they stray from the typically expected storyline. Here, Liam is a g...

  • Joyfully Jay

    A Joyfully Jay review. 4.5 starsThis book opens with an edgy, hard hitting first person narrative that put me right in the groove. We quickly swirl through Liam?s early years and his introduction to...

  • Sarah

    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. This is my first m/m story by Rie Warren and I loved every word of it. Liam?s voice stayed with me long after I finished his stor...