Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Axelle is your typical college student who likes to party, drink too much and has one really douchey boyfriend! Killian reminds me of poor Dawson in Dawson's Creek, always the friend, never the boyfriend. But when Axelle starts to realize what's right in front of her, she realizes that her feelings go much deeper than friendship when it comes to Killian.
Without giving anything away, Axelle makes a decision to let Killian go because he has the opportunity of a lifetime to train and fight in London and she refuses to hold him back because she needs help. Killian is heartbroken. He's confused and doesn't understand why Axelle would just push him away when she desperately needs him. So the question is, if you really do let love go, will it find its way back if it's meant to be?
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
"You don't need to protect me, Kill." Her lips are at my ear. "I can handle a lot more than you give me credit for." "I know you can, but that doesn't change the fact that I'm going to do whatever it takes to keep you safe. Fight me all you want, but you can't fight the inevitable." - JB Salsbury
I chose the above quote not because it's sweet, not because it's romantic, it's both those things. Most of all, I chose that quote because it PERFECTLY represents this book in its entirety. This singular quote tells you all you'd really need to know, especially about Killian.
I was given an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review. As always, I am so appreciative of that, Mrs. Salsbury and I thank you for the beautiful story I just read!! 😍
Killian is protective, gorgeous, dedicated, determined, loyal, strong, and faithful. Faithful not just to Axelle relationship-wise, but faithful in that he has stood by her. He has given and would give it all, give everything for her; all she has to do is let him- she doesn't even have to ask! The star of this book for me is Killer, hands down. I'd been excited about this book for so long, ever since we were introduced to Axelle and Kill. I knew there story would be epic and JB didn't let me down. I'm not shocked by that, though-- there's nothing she's ever written that I didn't drool over!!
Axelle is fantastic, too. She's not your typical heroine. She can be pretty rough around the edges, but has a bright, shining diamond hiding deep inside. She's been hurt more in her young life than many will experience. She's been repeatedly let down by men who are supposed to love and care for you, even if no one else in the world did. She has a pretty low self-esteem because of it but she has a killer best friend who's always been there to support her and try to help build her back up. Though she's definitely had some horrible cards she's been dealt, she still ends up a pretty lucky girl!
Though hard to see it and feel it at times, Axelle has a support system that most people would love to have. She has a man who would give up himself for her happiness, she has a mother who's had a difficult life herself but always kept her daughter as her #1 priority, the most adorable little brother, and the most loving, protective Step-Father who stepped in to be the father he didn't have to be. That's not even all-- she's got a lovely family that's not blood, but runs even deeper. She's part of the UFC family and after reading this series, there seems like no other place that I'd rather be!
"For a moment, I just sit back and watch as this group of men argue who gets to exact retribution on the dickwad that put Axelle through hell, and it hits me that, although the two men who meant the most in her life left her, they've been replaced by this renegade team of fighters who would gladly get arrested for her. My heart swells at the show of support, and I wish I could capture it on video and show her just how loved she is."
I think that's what I love most about this whole series. This family. This renegade group of individuals who are so different, have all had so much struggle in their lives, but FIERCELY love those that are in their inner circle. They are so welcoming and selfless, when in most of their own stories, that urge to be so giving and caring has been beaten down, shattered, and suffocated. Fighting Fate was no different. I'm not going to go into too many details of their story. You can get that from reading the synopsis. I hope I've painted a good picture of the characters though, because in my mind, that's what this book is. These two characters and their story. I highly encourage you to read it- there's no way you'll be disappointed!
Until next time, much love and keep readin'!
Until next time, much love and keep readin'!