Friday, April 11, 2014

Fighting to Forgive (Fighting, #2) by JB Salsbury [Review]

What 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?
Or will they be left Fighting to Forgive?


I’m starting to really love J.B. Salsbury writing. I wasn’t a fan of Blake in book 1, Fighting to Fight. Yes I found him TOO much of a ladies man, but I was really surprised on how much I loved him in Fighting to Forgive.

I guess I kind of put it off because the title scared me. I thought to myself, did he do something really bad and he has to redeem himself? No, that is not the case. It’s a story about a ladies man, coming to terms that is current situation isn’t working out for him and the very thing he said he wouldn’t do, well, he did. You will see.

Blake doesn’t have the perfect childhood and his father was a piece of work, because of that, Blake is so scared that he will become his father. All Blake cares about now is basically Blake. He uses women for sex and loves to fight. He has a few conditions when he dates women, first he doesn’t date them, he just has sex with them and second they can’t have kids, Blake doesn’t want any excess baggage.

Layla is running away from her past life. She’s never had a job and she is broke. She once has had a nice life, but she gave it all up for something better. She wants to be safe and happy. She landed a job at Blake’s gym and she doesn’t need any male distractions, especially since Layla has a sixteen year old daughter at home to take care of.

I love single mothers and I love alpha males. It’s really the perfect combination

How great of a story line is that? You got the damsel in distress, with Layla running away from her past. Then there’s macho Blake who does not date women with kids, but now all he can think about his Layla. From start to finish this read was just pleasant, there were no crazy fillers or annoying parts. I enjoyed the read a lot.

In the beginning we get to know Blake and he’s a total jerk, he hooks up with a girl and doesn’t give a you know what about her. He’s also perfectly fine with it. Then there’s Layla who is a bit of a mystery. Why is she running away? Is someone after her? Why does she go from rich to poor? Is her daughter okay with the situation?

When Blake and Layla meet, of course there’s going to be some nice banter. Blake is very interested in Layla and Layla just wants to do her own thing. I love that Layla has a daughter and puts her first, I also love that her daughter is a bit older so it adds some nice tension.

Overall, Fighting to Fight had great elements, it was a decent long read, there was nice drama and the characters were well-rounded and developed.

I’m a fan!
Fighting for Flight #1 - REVIEW -  AMAZON - FREE (KINDLE) $1.99 (AUDIO)
Fighting to Forgive #2 - REVIEW - AMAZON
Fighting to Forget #3 - REVIEW - AMAZON
Fighting the Fall #4 - AMAZON
A Father's Fight #5 - AMAZON
Fighting Forever#6 - To Be Release - Pre-Order AMAZON

I got to meet JB Salsbury at RT Convention in Dallas and it was my first time. She's so gorgeous, sweet and I could tell she had so much passion for her series. I told her I was an audio fan and I was excited about her series in audio. She said she loved picking her narrators and I loved that she was a part of that process. More book signing photos - HERE

  J.B. Salsbury, New York Times Best Selling author of the Fighting series, lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day as a domestic engineer. But while she works through her daily chores, a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page.
Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing.

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