Thursday, 25 February 2021

[Review] THE KNOCKOUT RULE (Showmen, #4) by Kelly Siskind

Source:  Received an egalley in exchange for an honest review.
Release Date: February 24, 2021
Number of Pages: 340 (Kindle)


Siskind’s latest slow-burn romance is stay-up-all-night addictive and proves love hits when you least expect it…

Growing up with an adoring father for a boxing legend isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. It looks more like hospital visits, bloody noses, and cracked ribs.

Isla Slade now works as a physiotherapist, helping athletes heal their bodies. Except for boxers. She has no interest in reliving the stress of her teen years. Dating someone in the boxing world? She’d rather snort wasabi powder.

Until she meets Preston Church.

Preston manages heavyweight boxing darling Brick Kramarov. A brute who’s built tougher than his name, with a cocky attitude to boot. She wants nothing to do with either man, but her father begs her to help them prepare for a huge Vegas fight.

She doesn’t expect Preston to recite romantic poems and slowly break her resolve. His fascinating mind gets under her skin, even if his star athlete reminds her how much she hates boxing.

Too bad it’s Brick coaching Preston how to woo Isla, fallinga for her from the sidelines. Once she finds out, she’ll have to decide if she can risk loving another man who puts it all on the line for the knockout.


“These characters are so full of passion and heart—their romance is what happily-ever-afters are made of.” ~ USA Today bestselling author Brenda St. John Brown


 I love, love, looooooooved THE KNOCKOUT RULE! Eric (a.k.a Brick) and Isla had such amazing chemistry, and I loved seeing their slowburn romance was so worth the wait and it left me so happy and content! This romance was sweet, heartwarming, and so lovely!!! I also loved the family dynamics, cute niece and nephew, and adorable dog!
The story itself was intriguing, and it kept me absolutely glued to the page. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen next. I already mentioned that I loved the romance, but I also just really adored these characters. Isla was so compassionate, and driven, and I loved that Eric had so many layers...I'm not going to mention how because I think a big part of the draw of his character is discovering them yourself. He definitely blew me away though, and I loved getting to know him more and more. I also loved Isla's bestie and her dad...there were so many sweet scenes in this book and Isla's and Eric's families and friends definitely added to that! It really helped round out the romance and just made the whole story even better. I honestly just had such a wonderful time with this book and these characters, and they left me feeling so satisfied. THE KNOCKOUT RULE was truly the perfect book for me right now and if you're a reader looking for a book to draw you in and leave you feeling super satisfied and happy then this might just be the perfect book for you right now, too.

Overall, I absolutely loved THE KNOCKOUT RULE! I thought that it was sweet, funny, sexy, and an extremely enjoyable read! I loved the characters, the romance, the story, and the writing! Highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys romances where the heroine is independent, fierce, and determined, and the hero is strong, smart, and so much more than meets the eye!

Star Rating:★★★★★

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