"To every child who waited for a savior that never came."
This book is in dedication to you...♡♥
Wow, just wow. J.B. Salsbury definitely is at her best in the latest book in the Fighting series, Fighting to Forget, as Rex and Gia’s story was something I did not expect.
I won’t go a whole lot into the plot as I don’t want to spoil the impact of the story but I will divulge that this book covers themes ranging from: abuse, sex, helplessness, despair, love, vengeance, forgiveness, and coming to a place of peace to find salvation.
So the story and characters:
Two individuals running from broken pasts:
Rex~ A tatted and pierced indifferent rock star crooner/sporadic MMA fighter. Rex is the complete opposite of the playboy image and seeks solace and release in daredevil, adrenaline pumped activities as a form to escape and keep his demons at bay.
He has closed himself off from all emotional attachments from people but still has flashbacks of the little girl with engine red hair and gray eyes that he sees in flashbacks but can’t seem to remember.
Who is this girl? Can it be the curvaceous bartender who goes by the name Mac? No, cannot be. Aside from having a different first name this person has jet black hair and different colored eyes.
And with circumstances throwing him constantly in her midst and bringing back good and bad memories, will seeing her bring him absolution? Or will re-opening old hurts lead him down the path of destruction?
So Mac or “Gia”~
A girl with a past of her own and who has lived all of Rex’s inner horrors.
Watching him from afar, Gia has always carried a torch for Rex since childhood and looks to shed some light and amends for the boy she has never forgotten.
But with fate stepping in and the two of them growing closer each passing second, will it work out between the two? And most importantly, will they find the redemption that each so desperately craves in one another?
My thoughts: I absolutely loved this read!! It was so addicting and compelling that I literally read it in one setting!! The plot and characters were to the point and yet deep and diverse; everything was ethical and was not rushed or forced, and there also wasn’t unnecessary fillers like sex or added drama added to the mix.
I mean, Rex and Gia’s backgrounds are strenuous clauses in itself and just the process alone of them letting go to form a future for themselves already makes for a harrowing story. Why need any more angst, right? ;)
J.B. Salsbury does a terrific job of journeying and voicing insight through both of their emotional struggles and upheavals and how they fight through obscurity to save each other.
Fighting to Forget is a hands down stand out from its predecessors and it will guarantee to leave you shocked and heartbroken. It certainly did for me!
Prepare yourself to be immersed in this amazing story featuring the scorching hot Rex and the girl who has always haunted his mind, Gia, and how they reach their happily ever after.
A lovely, lovely read!! I highly recommend!!
-Overall : 10
-Plot : 9
-Writing : 9.5
-Characters : 9
-Cover : 8.5-9
Where to get your copy!:
JB Salsbury, USA Today 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. Fighting for Flight, Fighting to Forgive, and Fighting to Forget are the first three novels in the MMA romance series. Fighting the Fall is due to be released in October 2014. For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, Facebook, or Goodreads page.
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