Friday, November 22, 2013

Blog Tour: ARC Review: Fighting to Forgive by JB Salsbury

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Title: Fighting to Forgive (Fighting #2)
Author: JB Salsbury
Publication date: November 19th 2013
Source: eARC received from Stacey Blake for blog tour (Thanks, JB, Stacey and Promotional Book Tours!)
Pre-order the book: Amazon

What do you do when everything you avoid, turns out to be exactly what you need?

Easy and predictable, just the way he likes it, Blake Daniels flies through life the way he burns through women: on his terms, no regrets.

With his fighting career in full swing, he's on the threshold of title contention. But when his training is compromised by injury, the stakes grow impossibly higher. The rage that fuels his punches also chips away at his focus, and he risks losing everything he cares about.

He won’t let that happen. Not again.

Layla’s through with men. After a marriage that never should’ve happened, she hopes to reclaim the pieces of the woman she lost years ago.

Emotional abuse has left her insecure and terrified. A master at faking what she’s not feeling, she masks her self-doubt in false confidence.

She’ll never let another man hurt her. Not again.

Chased by shadows of the past, Blake and Layla know what they don’t want, but their hearts have a different plan. As a web of lies and betrayal threatens to destroy them, they’re forced to make a choice.

Is love enough to heal even the deepest wounds?

Or will they be left Fighting to Forgive?


I really, really enjoyed Fighting for Flight (and so did my mom) and I was so ecstatic to have been chosen to be a part of this tour because oh. My. Word. Reading Fighting to Forgive is just... cray. In a good way. If you fell in love with Jonah, you’ll love Blake. I couldn’t not feel anything reading this book. Reading about both Layla and Blake’s pasts will really impact you in a big and shocking way. Seriously. So shocking it’ll feel like someone suckerpunched you in the face, hard. You won’t even come close to guessing what their “secrets” are because they’re really so unexpected. Trust me, they are.

Layla is a great character. Right from the very get-go, she already gives off that cool mother vibe. She genuinely loves her daughter and it was so sad reading about what she went through. I can say, without bias, that she didn't deserve anything that happened to her. It was inspiring seeing how she didn't lose her spirit in the midst of all the chaos that was happening around her. Layla seriously needs to go on  vacation for the next five years or something because she just works so hard for her and her daughter. And I'm sure we all know how hard it is to take care of a teenaged daughter. Yup. So kudos to Layla for being such a patient, hardworking and amazing mother, friend and person in general.

I adored Blake. Like, seriously. Usually those super cocky player type of guys turn me off but I loved Blake. You already get a glimpse of him in Fighting for Flight and you know how he is with the ladies but you get to know him in a much deeper level in this book. His "secret" was the most... interesting one in the story, depending on how you look at it. I loved all of Blake's pick up lines because let's face it, it wouldn't be a book about Blake if it didn't have his infamous pick up lines. I never doubted it but I was definitely shocked to see the sweet side of Blake. He does have a caring side and it was great finally seeing a different aspect to his personality. And it was cute how he always referred to Layla as "Mouse" because of her size. Haha! I didn't know Blake was into pet names...

One thing I will tell you is that this series only gets better and better. The characters get more and more interesting and the drama more intense. I don't doubt that I'll love the next book in this series because wow, wow, W-O-W. JB Salsbury just knows what her readers want, and what they didn't know they wanted till she gave it to them. Fighting to Forgive will grip at your heartstrings and tug hard, it will make you cry, laugh, get pissed, swoon and it won't stop till you've felt everything single emotion this book has to offer which is a lot. Another great book from the lovely JB Salsbury, cheers!


About the author:

Bestselling author JB Salsbury 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 is her first novel in the MMA romance series.

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