Below the Belt

Below the Belt - Jeanette Murray Below the Belt (First to Fight #1) by Jeanette Murray

Athletic trainer Marianne Cook is ready to do whatever it takes to turn the men of the Marine Corps boxing team into fighting machines. After all, her ultimate goal is to land a job training professional athletes. But when she notices a certain hard-bodied marine trying to hide an injury, Marianne realizes that she’ll have to use covert tactics to get him talking.
First Lieutenant Brad Costa has waited years for the chance to fight for a spot on the Marine Corps boxing team, knowing he has to push twice as hard to get half as far as his younger counterparts. Brad tries to downplay his injuries to the attractive trainer who has his dreams in her hands, but Marianne isn’t buying it. Maybe it’s time to deploy some targeted flattery.
As Brad and Marianne’s attraction turns red-hot, there’s more than one person having a hard time keeping their eyes on the prize

My Review:
I have mixed feelings for Below the Belt, I thought the environment and the plot the author chose was decent but the characters felt a little numb to me. Despite the void in the emotional scope I felt that Jeanette wrote a good story with enough detail to keep me interested and I liked the characters enough that I wished that I'd gotten more from them. Never the less it was still a good read over all.

My Rating:
3 Stars

Reviewed By:
Krissy's Bookshelf Reviews

Note: I received a print copy in exchange for an honest review from Berkley.