ARC Review: Making Him Sweat by Meg Maguire

Posted February 18, 2013 by Annie in Reviews / 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review.
This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
ARC Review: Making Him Sweat by Meg Maguire
Making Him Sweat
by Meg Maguire

4 Stars


Released: February 19, 2013
Series: Wilinski's #1
Published by Harlequin
Pages: 224
Format: ARC


This is the first book in a series that centres around MMA. You know what that means, right? Hot, sweaty, half naked men. I’m there. ~ Under the Covers

MAKING HIM SWEAT is the first book in a brand new series by Meg Maguire. It’s a series that centres around MMA. You know what that means, right? Hot, sweaty, half naked men. I’m there.

Another big reason why I decided to read this book is because of the author. I’m a huge fan of Maguire’s authorial voice. A lot of detail is spent on the everyday goings of life and how a hero and a heroine discover chemistry and passion within each other. A Meg Maguire book also explores the past  in slow detail, outlining the events in their lives that have made them who they are today.

Jenna Wilinski is hoping to start her new matchmaking business where her father made a home for his MMA fighters. Mercer Rowley is one of them and the man whom her father trusted with his pride and joy. With Jenna’s plans to take over, there seems to be a little tension in there. But that also includes the sexual kind.

To be honest, Jenna felt a little overshadowed by Mercer. He really stole the show for me. I absolutely adored him! I loved the way he handled Jenna. As someone who is uptight and unsure of her place in her father’s surroundings, Mercer really digs deep and finds the true person beneath. I loved how her father seemed to play a part in bringing them together in a way.

I’m very excited to get my hands on TAKING HIM DOWN, which will be Rich’s story. I can expect only good things from Maguire!

*ARC provided by Netgalley

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Thanks for the review Ann.


Thanks Ann!