Adam has been in love with his best-friend Olivia for years. Every seemed to know it but her. Olivia has found and married her own love (read about Olivia and Nathan in Prepared to Fight which is the first stand-alone in the series, but it's really good too, so you should read it). Adam and Cassie hooked-up at Olivia's and Nate's wedding but things have kind-of been weird since returning. Cassie is now dating Jay, her trainer. Things are going well until Jay starts to get possessive and aggressive towards her. Cassie has been able to hind Jay's behavior and physical abuse until finally one night, her friends find out. Adam feels it's his responsibility to look after Cassie and take care of her. Soon Adam and Cassie find themselves growing closer until they develop relationship. Can Cassie finally escape Jay and can Adam protect her?
I loved Prepared to Fight. It can read be read as a stand-alone but I recommend reading the first book, Prepared to Fall. In Prepared to Fall, you get to meet Adam and Cassie a little. Anyway, Prepared to Fight was excellent. I feel in love with Adam immediately. He was a secret alpha; when pushed, he dominant, protective side really came out and he would do anything to protect Cassie. Overall, Prepared to Eight was an awesome, well-written contemporary romance story. It was a definite 5 star read for.