In His Corner – Review

In His Corner





No sex for almost a year could kill a guy, but when you’re the boxer known as the Juggernaut, it’s the price you pay for turning pro. Tommy’s fully dedicated to his craft, until he meets the incredibly gorgeous Dr. Siena Carr. Now he’s looking forward to taking on this prim and proper lady in a wet and wild work-out…


Siena has seen many patients come through the ER, but none as sexy as Tommy Raines. With a nasty cut over his eye, she knows he needs stitches, but after he takes off his shirt, she needs some air. With rock-hard abs and taut biceps, it’s clear this man takes care of his body. And all Siena can think about is letting him take care of hers…


This was a bit shaky for me to get into. I liked the premise of a boxer and an ER doctor. I’ve never read a story about a boxer before, so you can say I was KO’d by Juggernaut. 😉 About half way through, is when it started to pick up for me. I was reading it much faster, and was more invested. I needed to know where it was all going: good or bad.

However, it took me a while to get there. At first, Juggernaut (Tommy) seems so self-absorbed. A part of me thinks he shouldn’t be, but the other part does because he’s famous. And most famous people can be. But. He does have a soft side, in more ways than one. I actually ended up liking him way more than Siena.

Siena was going to treat him like any regular patient, because that’s what he was. Until she found out he was famous. Then it was like all her professionalism went right out the window. I feel like she became this whiny, let-me-change-you-any-way-I-can woman. Tommy called her a snob, numerous times, and I have to say that I completely agree with him.

It’s so weird because usually I tend to fault the man, rather than the woman. In His Corner totally twisted it around for me. I was rooting for Tommy, not Siena. I like how this took me out of my ‘comfort’ zone!

This was definitely an insta-love story. I feel like they didn’t take time to get to truly know each before the “sparks” flew. The chemistry between them felt completely rushed. I like the minor details of the story, rather than the main details. Siena and Tommy’s relationship went from ‘sex’ to ‘we need to talk’ to ‘fuck talking and working out our problems, let’s have sex’. I like sex in my books, but I feel it was forced. Not like assault, but more like I couldn’t feel the chemistry between them.

Another thing that bugged me about this was that she didn’t support him and his profession. It’s like, come on. You knew he was a boxer before you started dating him. You can’t get mad because he has a boxing match. You can’t say you don’t support him fighting when it’s his career and you knew that from the beginning.

Overall, I did like the story, and I liked the writing. I would have loved to see a better side of Siena, and what her story was.


Vina Vina Arno is a pen name used by Cindy Fazzi. She is a Philippine-born American writer who has worked as a journalist in the Philippines, Taiwan, and the United States. Her two decades of experience as a news reporter and editor includes working for the Associated Press. She has a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio State University. Her short stories have been published in Snake Nation Review, Copperfield Review, and SN Review.

Vina Arno’s debut romance, “In His Corner,” was published by Lyrical Press, an imprint of Kensington Publishing, on April 14, 2015.



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  1. Avatar cindyfazzi says:

    Many thanks, Kendra, for reading “In His Corner” and for the shout-out!
    All the best,
    Cindy Fazzi (Vina Arno)

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