Thursday, May 24, 2018

Review: Fighting for Everything (Warrior Fight Club #1) by Laura Kaye

From New York Times bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes the first standalone title in her brand, new Warrior Fight Club series, FIGHTING FOR EVERYTHING. Join the Warrior Fight Club world today!


Loving her is the biggest fight of his life…

Home from the Marines, Noah Cortez has a secret he doesn’t want his oldest friend, Kristina Moore, to know. It kills him to push her away, especially when he’s noticing just how sexy and confident she’s become in his absence. But, angry and full of fight, he’s not the same man anymore either. Which is why Warrior Fight Club sounds so good.

Kristina loves teaching, but she wants more out of life. She wants Noah—the boy she’s crushed on and waited for. Except Noah is all man now—in ways both oh so good and troubling, too. Still, she wants who he’s become—every war-hardened inch. And when they finally stop fighting their attraction, it’s everything Kristina never dared hope for.

But Noah is secretly spiraling, and when he lashes out, it threatens what he and Kristina have found. The brotherhood of the fight club helps him confront his demons, but only Noah can convince the woman he loves that he’s finally ready to fight for everything.

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Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Fighting for everything is a great beginning to a new series by Laura Kaye. I am not talking about the romance, but for the club and the people who are members of it. I felt like we dived a little deeper into the mind of a man who has survived the war and is now trying to find a way to get used to his civilian life and move on. Noah suffers from a lot of things and this is mostly his journey trying to have something more with his best friend and getting over the things that are holding him down. Sometimes he was frustrating me with his cold and hot behavior and I felt sorry for Kristina. Other times I was feeling sorry for him and I wanted him to get well. My favorite character was Mo and I would love to see him more. 

The romance wasn't very well developed and this is the reason I won't give a higher rating to the book. I didn't buy the fact that suddenly both of them decided that they were attracted to the other and they began their fling. It was a little rushed. I would have liked to see these two become a thing slowly and late in the book. Kristina could have been helping him heal and in the meantime, they would have grown in love with each other. The on and off thing they had was not good. 

What I loved about this book was the whole portrait of a person who suffers from PTSD. It didn't sugarcoat the situation and I want to see more about the people in the club. They have stories to tell. I didn't know that yoga and art therapy were a thing and they actually are which means that the author did her job very well. You must read this book.  

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And don’t miss the second standalone romance in the Warrior Fight Club series coming August 7, 2018, FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S HIS

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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Blasphemy, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.    

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