The Striking Back Series - S.M. Shade

The Striking Back Series

By S.M. Shade

  • Release Date: 2017-03-27
  • Genre: Short Stories


The complete Striking Back Series is now available in a box set. Follow three MMA fighting brothers who run a domestic violence shelter for women and children.

Book 1 
The first time I met Mason Reed, we were standing naked in a bank, surrounded by guns.
That should have been a warning.
An MMA champion, trainer, and philanthropist, but not a man who gives up easily, Mason is trouble dipped in ink and covered in muscle.
Growing up in foster care, I'm well aware that relationships are temporary, and I do my best to avoid them. After a sheet clenching one night stand, I'm happy to move on, but Mason pursues me relentlessly. Sweet, caring, protective, and at times, a bossy control freak, this persistent man has climbed inside my heart, and I can’t seem to shake him.
After saving me from a life threatening situation, he’s also won something much harder to obtain. My trust. But does he deserve it? Is his true face the one he shows the world? Or is his charitable, loving manner only a thin veneer?

Book 2
From the moment I saw her, I wanted her in my bed.
I should've stopped there.
Everly Hall burst into my complicated life and changed it forever. I'm a fighter, but I had no defense against this beautiful, stubborn woman.
Now, I stand to lose everything I have, everything I am. My secrets are dangerous, and put more lives at stake than my own. I intended to tell her in time, but my time is up.
Everything rests on Everly.
This is the conclusion of Mason and Everly's story.

Book 3
Hit it and quit it.
One and done.
Hump and dump.
That has been my philosophy on relationships for the last seven years. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a bad guy. I'm always upfront and truthful with the women I date. I don't promise them anything but a good time.
I could've gone on happily sleeping my way through the major metropolitan area if it wasn't for her. The dark haired beauty who haunts my days and keeps me awake at night. Strong and sweet, she makes me reconsider everything I believe about love.
Too bad she's completely off limits.
I've never been good at following the rules.

Book 4
Ninety- two days. Thirteen weeks. That’s how long it’s been since I lost my love, my best friend. It’s been everything I can do to drag myself out of bed and get back to work, but I know Cooper would want me to move on. I think he’d even be happy if he knew who I want to move on with. The target of my affection, though, may not be so thrilled about my choice.
He’s straight. Or he thinks he is.
A womanizer of the worst kind with a face and body that keeps a steady stream of willing women at his door, he seems happy to work his way through the entire female population. But there’s no mistaking the way he looks at me when he thinks I’m not paying attention.
One way or another, I’ll show him what he really wants.


  • Couldn't put the series down!!

    By Szewczyk20
    I was asked to given an honest review in exchange for a copy of this series. Easiest decision I ever made. The Reed brothers are all strong alpha males who together run a gym and a shelter for abused women. That alone melts your heart. The first brother you meet is Mason and you can't help but love his determination to win over Everly who is a strong and Independent woman who has some sarcasm and sass. Love her. She gives Mason a run for his money and really makes him work hard to win her over. As with each of these stories there is not just love and romance but there is action and a bit of suspense as well. Masons book picks up where Everly's leaves off so be sure to get that as well. Then there is Parker, the second Reed brother. Ahhh Parker. His humor and sexiness won me over immediately. His story starts off with helping Macy, an abused woman who is brought to Striking Back, their shelter, after her boyfriend beats her up and threatens her. Parker is tasked with protecting her after her ex comes back. Their story also had suspense, action, romance and some great sexy scenes as well. And then there was Alex, Parker's gay twin. His story starts off sad (can't give too much away) but he has a heart of gold and the body of a God and ends up with his own HEA! You will love these men and their strong and sassy women (and men)! Amazing series! Can't wait to read SM Shade new series.