Fighting to Forgive Book Review

Fighting to Forgive book reviewFighting to Forgive

JB Salsbury


Contemporary Romance

November 2013

442 pages

About the Book:

Fighting to Forgive book reviewWhat 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 Review:

I am not a fan of fighting.  Don’t like boxing, wrestling, and especially not MMA (mixed martial arts).  Fighting to Forgive would not normally be my cup of tea.  There is too fighting, bad language and sexual situations.  It’s not exactly Jane Austen.

But backing up the cursing and bashing and mashing is a really well-written storyline.  The contrast between Blake and Layla and their different ways of handling their abusive pasts is both heartbreaking and maddening.  Layla’s “tiny tough girl” image is funny and infuriating.  I love how she puts Blake in his place, but I also felt bad that she couldn’t let herself relax and trust him, even when she wanted to.

The couple begins to fall in love as they reveal their deepest secrets to each other.  When Layla’s estranged husband finds her, their worlds fall apart again.  I won’t tell you how it ends, but you will want to stick with the story all the way to its finish.

I give Fighting to Forgive 3 1/2 stars.  Female fans of MMA will especially love this quirky contemporary romance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review through Promotional Book Tours.  All opinions are 100% my own.


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About the Author:

Bestselling author JB Salsbury 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.

Fighting for Flight is her first novel in the MMA romance series.

For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her Website, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads.

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