Every fighter is drawn to the violence, the release that a perfect hit can bring.
But very few are drawn to the pain.
Rex Carter lives behind a wall of indifference. The demons from his childhood act as an anesthetic, keeping him distant from emotional connections. Only the ache from a knock to the jaw, the sting of a tattoo needle, or the heat from a piercing can jolt him back from the numbness. The fiery pain is all he can feel, and nothing compares to the burn. Or so he thought. Working in a Las Vegas bar isn't Georgia McIntyre's dream. But she hopes it'll be an end to the nightmare. She's watched him, followed him and kept tabs, all in preparation for this moment: to make amends and share the secret she’s been carrying since she was a kid. But she didn't count on the feelings that seeing him again would stir up, the vacant look in his stormy-blue eyes, and his perfect body now mutilated by ink and metal. And she knows why. She's lived his pain every single day, since the day he left. Changed by time, Rex doesn't remember the girl from his past. If only she could do the same. Will she get the absolution she's spent her life seeking?
Or will he continue Fighting to Forget?
I've loved the Fighting Series, they're just the perfect blend of good story lines, hot men, strong women and all that jazz, before Rex ~ Jonah & Blake were 4/5 star reads for me!
But you know, I read a LOT and a lot of this genre are very much the same, it's not a criticism, they're my reading bread & butter, absolutely no hardship in paying for them, reading them and reviewing them!
So my point!
Every now and again a character completely blindsides me & Rex did that to me, I snuggle down, glass of wine, JB Salsbury has gifted me an ARC (total squee moment) and BAM ~ WHOA, the prologue has me in tears and I double check I'm reading an UFL fighter book because I wasn't expecting THAT!!!
I was totally gripped and devoured this book in one greedy sitting, Rex is such a beautiful, genuine, tortured soul with demons he cannot even remember but he knows they have defined him and made him the person he is, every day is a struggle, every therapy session is torture but he still manages to shine bright for those around him and when Mac comes into his life he doesn't know she's the girl with all the answers, who held his hand through the horrors of his childhood.
I loved Mac, I loved how hard she tried, I love how much she wanted to right the wrongs even though they were way beyond her.
Rex & Mac's road to destruction crucified me but their road to healing was truly beautiful, the author just seamlessly blended the most horrific of circumstances into something filled with so much hope I truly believe this book is inspirational for anybody even remotely touched by the horrors Rex faced.
Rex gets more than he bargained for and maybe could ever have hoped for and although I wasn't expecting it ~ total genius on the authors part that Rex ends up with something he could never have hoped for in his wildest dreams!
Yes this book is deep stuff, I ugly cried for 80% of it but it also has what we've come to expect from JB Salsbury, great side characters, some laugh out loud funnies and of course leaving us gagging for more!
5 Books Knocked Off
Review by Laura 17th April 2014
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.