Getting in is easy—the tricky part is getting out.
Robyn Monroe is the Valkyrie, one of Chrystal Valley's most notorious street fighters, and she never taps out. But she dreams of freedom for herself and her sister--a peaceful life where she can pursue her lost dreams of becoming a ballerina. Working off her late mother's debt to a corrupt bookie is taking a terrible toll, and things are changing in the city's underworld. The stakes keep rising, while her freedom proves more elusive every day.
When first-year resident Dr. Andrew Alexander finds a half-dead Robyn in his ER, the cruel, merciless side of Chrystal Valley opens up before him. He's drawn to the street fighter's fearsome courage, but being near her awakens warring emotions of attraction and long-dormant guilt. Watching the fiercely independent Robyn get pulled deeper and deeper into this world makes only one thing clear: If she keeps fighting, he'll lose her forever.
As a dangerous tournament approaches, Robyn knows she won't survive it by herself. Andrew is more than willing to help, but can she let her guard down enough to let him?
Fight Club meets Flashdance in this vibrant debut novel from up-and-coming talent Cecilia Johanna.