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Tap Out (BTU Alumni #2) by Alley Ciz

Tap Out Book Cover Tap Out
BTU Alumni
Alley Ciz
Contemporary Romance
9th September 2019

What would you do if you came face-to-face with your celebrity crush?

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 hockey players to MMA 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 MMA Heavyweight Champion.
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.


Tracey’s Review

Tap Out was the first book that I have read from Alley Ciz and I freakin loved it! What a great book and this is her second book. If she continues to write stories like Tap Out then Im sure, she will become a fan favourite of mine.

I was hooked from the first page! The characters were so engaging and relatable, I instantly felt that connection to the main characters. The storyline was easy to follow and while this is the second book in her series, I never felt lost and can say this book can be read as a standalone.

Alley Ciz, beautifully blended the sports lingo that can often be overpowering in a sports romance.
As a lover of MMA, I had a basin knowledge of the sport but at no point did I feel that it overshadowed the romance story between the main character Gage and Rocky. Its was the perfect mix of romance and sport lingo.

I thoroughly enjoyed the interactions between the characters and the chemistry between our main characters was there from the start. It was a fantastic read and one that I would be recommending to anyone who is looking for a great sports romance.


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 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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