Reviewed by Cinnamon
TITLE: Love Struck
AUTHOR: Alex Pietsch
PUBLISHER: self published
LENGTH: 160 pages
RELEASE DATE: November 27, 2017
Chase is used to fighting to survive. Dante is used to fighting in the ring. When a chance meeting brings them together can these two fight their attraction?
Chase is homeless, hungry, and just about broke. While trying to think of a way off the streets he’s attacked by a mugger and things turn ugly fast.
Dante is rich, fit, and dead set on boxing his way to being the next champion. While out for a run he happens to see Chase and can’t help but step in to protect him.
Sparks immediately fly between these two and over time they can’t help but admit their attraction to each other.
But Chase never wanted to fall in love, just wanted some fun while he made enough money to get out of town.
And Dante swore he’d never let himself get distracted from his goal of being champ.
Things only get more complicated – and more steamy – the longer they’re together.
Love Struck is sweet, slow burning love story between a young homeless guy and a professional heavy weight boxer.
Chase has been living on the streets since he left his addict mom and he’s been doing his best to avoid confrontations and survive day by day. One dangerous incident seems to be a turning point in his life. Dante is out doing his roadwork when he notices two guys in an alley. He approaches them and unintentionally harms and saves Chase in the process. What comes next is told in this wonderful story.
Alex Pietsch’ debut novel is surprisingly good and I really enjoyed every minute of it. The writer has a wonderful, unique writing style with great descriptions of scenes, complex portrayal of characters and some unforgettable lines that are truly poetic at times.
Dante and Chase have great chemistry and their mutual attraction and developing feelings are palpable.
I would have liked to read more about Dante’s background, and his past. I am truly curious how he became a champion and what had happened to him before his mentor took him in from the streets.
I love sport themed books and I enjoyed the boxing angle a lot. However, sport just gives a great background and not at all the focus of the story. Both the gym with its members and the exciting boxing match were very well written, making the story all the more interesting and entertaining.
I read this book in one sitting and I can’t wait to read more by this author. I can wholeheartedly recommend this story if you like a good writing style, great feels, a slow build-up, and lovable characters. Enjoy.