RYDER (Antagonist to Lovers)

All Rights Reserved ©


Only one thing mattered to him, at least until she came into his life. And what will she choose when she might lose it all? Antagonists to Lovers. Forbidden Romance. Brooding Male Lead. One Hell of a Challenge to Overcome Julie Stevens is a sports therapist at Rhino MMA--a mixed martial arts gym--when an infamous MMA fighter named Joey Ryder walks through their doors. He is seeking to enter the high-stakes, winner takes all MMA Warlord Tournament, offering its largest cash prize ever. This is the break that the gym needs, and it's a momentous moment for Julie. The gym is her brother's legacy and it's also all she has left of him. It's made all the more challenging when she realizes that Ryder is rude, hostile, and has his eyes only on the cash prize. How can she possibly manage being Ryder's sports therapist when every encounter with him seems to go wrong? It all changes when Ryder brings Julie a coffee one morning to make peace, and the tension between them changes to something as steamy as the latte he brought her. But neither should be feeling this way -- Ryder needs to win for his own hidden purposes, and Julie cannot lose the gym. If the co-owner finds out, who is also the new coach of Ryder, it's all over for Julie. ... Friendly for all readers who enjoy a steamy, tension filled romance with drops of humor. Knowledge and/or interest in MMA not required. ...

Romance / Drama
5.0 3 reviews
Age Rating:

Author Note

Welcome to my first pure Romance novel! It’s not my first rodeo with romance, but this is my first attempt at a contemporary romance!

You do not have to like MMA or sports to enjoy the story, as it’s all about Julie Stevens and Joey Ryder, with the setting happening to be at an MMA gym. It’s more about the energy and the dedication to train (and the strength that comes from that) that’s important. It’s also a great excuse to pair these two near each other

If you like a brooding/crass guy, who also loves fiercely once those walls are down, then here’s your place! Ryder is all of that and he has been noted by offline readers as being very realistic and reminding them of men that they know.

Julie—our leading lady—is also a pretty normal chick with flaws, strength, and determination, but is also lost on where her hopes and dreams are. We all get in a rut, right? Poor Jules is there too, and Ryder showing up doesn’t help at all!

.............................w a r n i n g.......................................

This story contains lots of mature material. There is a lot of crass language (c’mon, it’s a bunch of MMA fighters!), a few nerve wracking scenes involving physical threats (that never go too far! That’s not the point of the book) and then finally, quite a few erotic scenes, with steam gently rolling off of them...

This book is Rated M

Continue Reading Next Chapter
Further Recommendations

neacsu: Loved it... Mostly the friendship and of course the love... Strange love... Good book📖😊🤗

Michelle S: To author 🔥 😍: your writing skills & way with words are on point & your imagination oozes with details. I absolutely love this can't-put-down book filled with drama, twists, great details, hot passion, Lucca's POV, flirtation, some humor, some action, fiestiness & good chemistry between Lucca & h...

Janet Forrester-Newsom: Loving it so far. Has some spelling and sentence development problems. But sLove the story line.

_muraguri_: This pure art It's amazingThe plot flows perfectly and the characters are intriguingLove the book ❤️

stacieva: This book is simply amazing and funny .....I recommend it to everyone feeling sad or depressed , surely this book will cheer you up

Shantae: I love it! The plot, the writing style, I love it

Shezi: If you wanna read a cure short simple perfect alpha rogue werewolf story this is the one. It's definitely good enough to take your mind off of the edge of whatever is bothering you 😜

Abigail Lester: love love love it so so much can’t wait for update

More Recommendations

Tina Figueroa: Yeah baby, I love this book..

Melissa: Story was good but ending could have been a little bit better. Is there going to be more to the story? Never got her test results?????

About Us

Inkitt is the world’s first reader-powered publisher, providing a platform to discover hidden talents and turn them into globally successful authors. Write captivating stories, read enchanting novels, and we’ll publish the books our readers love most on our sister app, GALATEA and other formats.