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Blog Tour Review: The Clinch By Nicole Disney #RRBookTours

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Welcome to the blog tour for The Clinch by Nicole Disney. Read on for more info, my review and a chance to win a $25 Amazon gift card!

The Clinch

The Clinch

Publication Date: January 12, 2021

Genre: LGTBQ+ Romance/ Women


Eden Bauer grew up in a rough part of New York with an unsafe home life and took refuge in the neighborhood Taekwondo dojang. When the master of the dojang offered to train Eden as a live-in student, he started her on a journey that would eventually lead her to become the UFC featherweight champion of the world.

Eden loves competing and coaching the underprivileged kids of her community, but just as she’s getting comfortable with her champion title, a new martial artist from a legendary family comes roaring onto the scene with a dynasty on her shoulders. Brooklyn Shaw is a loud, cocky, aggressive Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu genius who’s also unfortunately pretty dreamy.

Brooklyn and Eden’s rivalry attracts worldwide attention, but as they spend time together, Eden sees past Brooklyn’s showmanship to who she really is. They ought to be perfect for one another, but can either really fall in love with the person standing in the way of her dreams?

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My Thoughts

Thanks to the author for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review for this blog tour with R&R Book Tours.

This is my first book by this author and it was a nice surprise. We all know I love my romance and I have read several sports romances but I have never read a romance with this particular sport. UFC fighting is something I know pretty much nothing about but after reading the synopsis I was intrigued so I agreed to review it.

I have to admit at first I didn’t think I was going to enjoy it because the first 25% of it was all about martial arts but as soon as the romance entered the story I was hooked. The entire story was about martial arts but the author wrote it in a way that made it so someone like me who knows absolutely nothing could understand what was going on and I never felt bored with it. Of course I was all for the romance though so the fact that this was more about the sports than the romance was a little bit of a bummer for me but that is personal preference.

I think this book could have benefitted from multiple POVs. We get Eden’s POV which is great but there were times especially in the end where I wish I would have had Brooklyn’s POV because I really wanted to know why she did what she did after being so adamant about not doing it. As for the romance itself I feel like it was a little rushed. Don’t get me wrong I still loved it but I feel like the book could have benefitted from being a little longer.

Overall I really enjoyed this book and would consider reading other books by this author in the future. If you love sports romance than you should definitely give this book a try even if UFC fighting isn’t your thing. I gave this book 4 stars.

Nicole Disney

About the Author

THE CLINCH brings together Nicole’s two lifelong passions: writing and martial arts. She has been a student and teacher of martial arts most of her life. She won the 18th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Story Competition for Beneath the Cracks. She lives in Denver, Colorado.

Author Links

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