Review: WITHOUT DOUBT by CJ Azevedo

Ava Sterling is tough and the most straight laced girl you will ever meet. Her family and her past have managed to alter her future permanently and she has no desire to allow anyone else into her life or her heart for fear of rejection or further altering.  Ava is alone in the world with the exception of the grandest responsibility she did not create on her own but on her own she will carry for the rest of her life.

Declan James is a MMA fighter, party all night kind of guy. Responsibility is nowhere to be found in his life or so he allows everyone around him to believe. Coming from wealth and a carefree lifestyle, Declan gets what he wants, always. And what he wants is Ava. In his pursuit of getting what he wants, Ava in his bed, his plan changes quickly without his consent. Against his plans of being the next hot bachelor to cross the tabloids as he makes his way to being the Ultimate Light Heavyweight Champion, Declan falls in love. He falls in love without hesitation and without doubt.

Neither Declan nor Ava are aware that fate has inconveniently intertwined their lives forever. Will they be able to survive the aftermath of the truth?

ARC provided by author.


Ok. Umm… this is going to be a hard review to write because I am too afraid to give away one damn thing lest I ruin the book for you!

First of all, we have the lovely Ava—sexy bartender and college student extraordinaire. She has had a rough life, and is carrying a huge load of responsibility, and a huge secret. One that I can’t even hint at, though you will learn it early on in the book. Still… the mystery is necessary, right? Especially because the book is told in Declan’s POV as well, and he has to be kept guessing! 

Declan is an MMA fighter. He’s got the pretty standard MMA MO—doesn’t date, beats ass for a living, walks around looking all desirable, and has a pretty decent amount of cock- iness (heads out of the gutter people!). 

So when he meets Ava, all bets are off, of course. He wants, has to have her. She tries her best to resist him, but she fails…duh. 

“He said he would get to me and he didn’t lie. He got to me and now I can’t seem to get enough.”

I really liked this story. There was a slightly unique slant on the typical fighter/good girl storyline. I liked Declan a lot, though at times I felt his protective/possessive nature was a bit too much. Ava stood her ground for the most part, and I was glad for that. I am sick of seeing completely weak or easily manipulated females in books! I also liked the gradual development of their relationship. 

And the rest, as they say, is history….UNTIL…something has to happen, right? And I can’t give you a clue about that either! You are just going to have to read it to find out exactly how their stories and secrets unravel, and maybe rip them apart.



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