Tap Out by Alley Ciz Review + Giveaway


Title: Tap Out
Series: BTU Alumni #2
Author: Alley Ciz
Genre: Contemporary New Adult Romance

Release Date: September 9, 2019

What would you do if you came face-to-face with your celebrity
Rocky Steele is surrounded by professional athletes.
It’s her job. 
As a physical therapist in a world renowned gym, she works with the best of the best, from NHL hockey players to UFC fighters. Celebrity status does not impress her. Nor
do big, strong men in peak physical condition. 
When it comes to her job, she’s one hundred percent professional.
Enter Gage James. 
Her celebrity crush. 
And the newest fighter to train in her gym. 
Where it will be her job to put her hands on every inch of the six foot seven two hundred and sixty pounds of utter Alpha male perfection. 
She’s got this… Maybe.
Gage ‘The Kraken’ James is the reigning Heavyweight Champion in the UFC.
When he walks into The Steele Maker for the first time, it’s like he’s hit with a one-two punch to the chest in the form of a certain raven haired firecracker. 
His coach’s daughter. 
His physical therapist. 
His every waking thought. 
He’s in for the fight of his life. 
The stakes are higher… outside the octagon.
Time to release The Kraken.
Game on.


TAP OUT is the second book in the BTU Alumni Series and can be read as a standalone. All your favorites return as a new cast of characters joins in on the fun. Prepare for major #SquadGoals as you get your first peak inside The Coven. This book features a hella sexy UFC Champ, feisty besties, the most awesome coffee house ever, scenes that might melt your kindle, and a heroine who can fight her own battles thank you very much. Time to tap gloves, HEA guaranteed.

My review:

This book was so good! I really enjoyed Gage and Rocky’s story but I loved Rocky so much. But first of all, even though this is part of the BTU Alumni series, this truly is a standalone story. There is character crossover, but you don’t need information from the first book to understand this one (although it’s really good too, you should totally read it).

Ok now that’s out of the way.

Rocky. She is a fantastic female character. She is strong, she’s a skilled fighter, physical therapist, and an all around good person. Even though she has to deal with latent sexism from one of the people who should support her the most, she still works hard and does her best at all times. And she can easily hold her own with all the testosterone-filled fighters and athletes she is surrounded by daily.

Gage is a fighter with a secret. He’s also just moved across the country to be close to his family. He first meets Rocky in a local bar where she is being harassed by some drunk jerks, but is blown away when she takes care of them without needing him to step in like he had planned. That first meeting had him hooked and he was shocked to find out the next day that she is his new coach’s daughter.

This book was so fun to read. I loved the appearances by the other characters, especially the younger siblings. Those kids are going to take over the world one day! And the Coven group texts are priceless! We got a taste of the Coven in the previous book but we get so much more here and it’s everything. We all need a group of friends like that.

Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥

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Author Bio
Alley Ciz is an indie author of Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances. She’s a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy mini royals, a 95lb
lab, and let’s face it on some days her hubby is her 4th kid… But to be fair she totally loves him a a lot. 
When she’s not corralling her crazy mini royals she can be found writing the stories the voices in her head tell her. Caffeine is a staple in her daily diet since she does most of her writing late at night when the rest of her house is asleep, usually with her trusty dog Buke (short for Beukeboom reluctantly named after a NY Ranger even though she’s a NJ Devils fan all the way. Is it any surprise she writes sports romances? Pizza and mac-n-cheese are major food groups and she is a proud Potterhead and superhero buff. She is a complete romance junkie and can always be found reading or listening to a book.
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