Sweet Victory by Alley Ciz


Title: Sweet Victory
Series: BTU Alumni #3
Author: Alley Ciz
Genre: Contemporary Sports Romance

Release Date: November 11, 2019

Holly Vanderbilt is running.
From her past, her present, her future – everything.
Baking is her only solace. Cookies, cakes, ingredients coming together, they
make sense.
A professional fighter walking into her kitchen? Not so much.
Vince Steele is focused on his future.
The next fight.
The next win.
Nothing else matters except feeling the weight of the Light Heavyweight
belt around this waist.
Until Holly.
He has what it takes to win the belt.
But will Holly’s past prove to be an opponent he can’t beat?
He’s never backed down from a fight.
He wasn’t going to start now, not when winning Holly’s heart could be the
sweetest victory of all.
The Coven is back and about to recruit a new member. SWEET VICTORY is the
third book in the BTU Alumni series and can be read as a stand-alone. This book
features a Christmas-loving hot mess of a baker, an alpha-dirty-talking MMA
fighter, and the best group of friends ever (even if they don’t know how to
mind their own business). HEA guaranteed—being on Santa’s Nice List…not so

My review:

This series is so fun. While they can all be read as standalones – there are no cliffhangers and each book is the story of one couple – all the characters of the series are interconnected. Vince is the brother to Rocky of Tap Out. Holly is a new character for us, a childhood friend of Kyle from Espresso Patronum. (BTW this series has the absolute best coffee shop concept around and I WISH I could go there in real life!)

Holly has escaped her past and is staying with her childhood best friend Kyle and his husband Lyle, and putting her baking skills to good use in their coffee shop. Vince is on a mission to satisfy his pregnant sister’s cravings and get on her good side, and is blown away by the baker behind the treats. Their attraction to each other is undeniable, but Holly is still afraid of something. Slowly Vince wins her trust and these two are beautiful together.

I want a real life Coven. Can we make that happen, people? This group of women Gets. Stuff. Done. and it’s inspiring. And a little scary. Holly makes a perfect addition to the group.

I loved seeing big, tough guy Vince turn into a ball of cookie dough over Holly. It’s adorable when the giants fall. And even better is that he owns the heck out of it. He isn’t ashamed at all of how he feels, nor does he try to hide it from anyone. He is crazy about Holly and doesn’t care who knows it. Seeing a big, bad, UFC fighter show emotions like that is a wonderful example of positive masculinity. That is missing from so many romance novels.

I could go on, but just read this book. Read the entire series. Each book keeps getting better and better.

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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