"Can you promise me when life gets too hard, that you'll fight it? Don't let the pain swallow you, fight back. Don't do it for your mom or because I asked you to. Do it because you're worth the fight."
Ladies, come on. Just looking at the cover alone has got you...
My first read by author Bethany Bazile, Fight For Me was an enjoyable read despite some pacing issues, clichés, over dramaticness, and abrupt choppiness in the writing.
The story deals with relatable subjects such as: love, loss, despair, and healing; as well as second chances and finding happiness.
After a tragic loss, Alexis Cole feels as if her world is torn apart. Numb and filled with guilt, she makes a life threatening lapse of judgment only to have a *tattooed, muscular, and pierced* UFC heroine that she's always held a torch for save her and shove his way back into her life.
Jilted after learning the betrayal of his own father, Ryder Hayes swears to steer off all contact with his old man until ownership of his family gym is at stake. With the deed in his father's and late uncle's names, Ryder returns home only to have a chance encounter with Alexis, the girl he's always wanted but never claimed.
Now thrown back into her life, Ryder reaches his breaking point and must make a decision: to do what he's always done and let go the girl of his dreams? Or to give in once and for all and fight for her?
And with Ryder's upcoming UFC championship on the line, how will things turn out?? Will he win the prized UFC championship?
Will Alexis let go of the past and embrace her future?
Not to mention, with ex flames and suitors in the mix as well as a family situation in need of some serious salvaging, how will these lovers wane out external forces and mend old hurts to go forward in their lives?
Read and you will find out!
*An ARC was provided to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so much!*
-Overall : 8
-Plot : 8
-Writing : 8
-Characters : 8
-Cover : 9
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