by JB SalsburyWhat do you do when everything you avoid, turns out to be exactly what you need? Easy and predictable, just the way he likes it, Blake Daniels flies through life the way he burns through women: on his terms, no regrets. With his fighting career in full swing, he's on the threshold of title contention. But when his training is compromised by injury, the stakes grow impossibly higher. The rage that fuels his punches also chips away at his focus, and he risks losing everything he cares about. He won’t let that happen. Not again. Layla’s through with men. After a marriage that never should’ve happened, she hopes to reclaim the pieces of the woman she lost years ago. Emotional abuse has left her insecure and terrified. A master at faking what she’s not feeling, she masks her self-doubt in false confidence. She’ll never let another man hurt her. Not again. Chased by shadows of the past, Blake and Layla know what they don’t want, but their hearts have a different plan. As a web of lies and betrayal threatens to destroy them, they’re forced to make a choice. Is love enough to heal even the deepest wounds?
My Thoughts: Fighting to Forgive is a love story wrapped up in a whole bunch of secrets and danger. I had no idea what would happen at times. The story was fast, and the amazing characters made it fun and interesting. I loved the many tough issues that were tackled in the story.
My favorite part in the book was the characters. I know Blake was a cocky fighter who was a major womanizer, but he was a sexy cocky womanizing fighter. Add in his secret soft spot, and you get an amazing male character. I loved seeing his different layers peeled away. Layla was so brave. She was so determined to be independent, and I loved that about her. She was pretty straight forward from the start, but I still liked her story of recovery.
The secondary characters were no less interesting. I loved Layla’s daughter (especially her name). She is a total brat, but she loves her mom, and it shows. I loved the other fighters. They were often funny, and they stuck by each other.
I loved the setting of Las Vegas, but I loved even more how JB Salsbury made it seem down to earth. It wasn’t just an overwhelming talk of lights, casinos, and showgirls. It was their home, and Salsbury made it feel that way. I absolutely loved this book. I loved the surprising twists and the excitement. I cannot wait to read more of this series.
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