JB Salsbury’s Fighting Series up to this point has been nothing short of phenomenal. A little dark at times but so good I read all three books in a weekend. I didn’t want to really read book 4 but I figured I’d better since book 5 (More Blake! My favorite character) is being released on January 26th.
SYNOPSIS: The toughest fighters aren’t created in the octagon but are born of necessity. When life delivers blow after punishing blow, you fight back or get destroyed.
Eve Dawson has had her fill of bad luck. A string of unhealthy relationships has left her angry, bitter, and frustrated. She’s given up on being happy and settles for content. Swearing off men, she repels advances and makes herself a challenge to even the most persistent suitors. After all, how much can the fragile human heart take? But life isn’t finished with her, and when things can’t possibly get worse . . . they do.
Stay on your feet.
It’s Cameron Kyle’s motto, but with his fighting career ripped from his grasp, a child he wasn’t strong enough to save, and a marriage that even the brawn of a heavyweight couldn’t hold together, it’s getting harder and harder to stay upright. He takes on the position of CEO of the UFL, intent on hiding his biggest weakness in order to forge a path that leads him back into the octagon.
When an old rival mysteriously gets wind of Cameron’s plan to fight again, he comes out of retirement to settle old debts, but secrets, lies, and betrayal threaten to deliver the death-blow. The distraction of a sass-mouthed girl seventeen years his junior is the last thing he needs until a tragic accident shatters the firm foundation of his resolve and he realizes just how far he’s fallen.
Will they risk it all and fight to be together?
Or does defeat lie within the fall?
To say I was disappointed is an understatement. I had such high hopes for this book that when it fell short I wanted to cry. I knew that Eve wasn’t a strong enough character to carry a book on her own and I was right. She was weak, whiny and pathetic. And by the time I understood why she was that way it was too late, I already didn’t like her.
Cameron carried this book all on his own. Without his back story I would’ve had my second DNF (did not finish) something as you can see rarely happens. I liked hearing his POV and I loved the difficult relationship he had with his ex-wife and son. That drama with Eve sprinkled in was great. I understood his dilemma and connected with his character from his introduction I hate to say this folks but this book is not needed to follow the series. It actually takes place or at least is seems to be taking place at the same time as Fighting to Forget (book 3). I will give this book 3 stars.
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