Sixteen-year-old Venture Delving always believed he was meant to be a champion fighter, in spite of his status as a bondsman. But Venture’s confidence is shaken by an unexpected challenge from his old friend and rival, Lance. On the road with his trainer, Earnest Goodview, and the reigning Champion of All Richland, Dasher Starson, Venture has already been struggling to adjust to his double life—up-and-coming fighter, and bonded servant to wealthy entrepreneur, Grant Fieldstone. Now, Spurned by Grant Fieldstone’s daughter, Jade, and rattled by his failure on the mat, a deadly encounter has Venture questioning everything. Soon he’ll return to Twin Rivers, just in time for Jade’s sixteenth birthday—the day every eligible bachelor in Springriver County has been waiting for. Amidst the rumors that Jade’s been waiting for this day—and for another man to have his chance to court her—will Venture be able to serve Jade and her father? With his dream of marrying Jade coming undone, will his equally impossible dream of becoming Champion of All Richland survive?
The Right One is a novella, and is part of the VENTURE series. It takes place during some of the time that lapses in the novel, VENTURE.
About the VENTURE SERIES:
Venture Delving is a bonded servant, a member of the lowest class in the world. Already fatherless, when he loses his mother, he veers from energetic to out of control. But when Venture's rage saves the life of Jade, his best friend and his master's daughter, Venture finds himself in the last place he ever expected—a center renowned for training young boys to be professional fighters.
When Venture realizes he's fallen in love with Jade, he knows that the only way he'll ever have her, the only way he'll ever be free to live the life he's meant to live, is to defy convention, common sense, the trust of those he cares about most—and sometimes the law—and become the best fighter in the world, the Champion of All Richland. Venture must battle not only rival fighters, but the ghosts of his past and the members of a privileged warrior class who’d rather see him die than live his dream.