Wednesday, May 23, 2018

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

 Hey, readers! I know, I know! The last time anything was posted to this blog was about two years ago. Life happened to get in the way, and reading has become a luxury instead of something I did for pleasure every day. Yes, I still read some books, but not as much, and I never found the time to be able to write my thoughts out on the books I was reading.

Fast forward to November of 2017, and I found out that I was pregnant with my first child. Yay, right? Except the morning sickness has been really bad, and Ive even ended up in the hospital with dehydration. Boo!. However, one of the very few authors that I have followed throughout my hiatus has released a brand new series, and I KNEW I just had to read it! And man, am I glad I did. Without further ado, below is my review for Laura Kaye`s newest release, Fighting for Everything!

Fighting for Everything (Warrior Fight Club, #1)

Fighting for Everything (Warrior Fight Club #1)

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.

Let me start out by saying, OMG! I'm fangirling, guys!  I haven't been so drawn into a story in so long, I couldn't come up for breath! I read this amazing book in less than a day. A DAY! The chemistry between Noah and Kristina burned so slowly and beautifully, I couldn't help but power read my way through the pages.  

Fighting for Everything was an awesome introduction into the Warrior Fight Club, although I wish there was more of the actual club in the book. While not focusing on that, however, the turmoil our main characters face more than makes up for that fact. Honestly, I cannot wait until August to see if this book can be topped! I laughed, cried multiple times, held my breath, and rooted for them both to get their heads out of their butts and communicate! 

To be honest, I`m anticipating how Laura Kaye is going to top this book with the second, and I am counting down the days to August! 

Noah suffers from a form of PTSD, having been discharged after an accident. He has trouble seeing and hearing out of one side, and the turmoil and pain he experiences throughout this story really brings to light the trouble our vets experience in real life, and its portrayed in a better way than I have ever read in any other books. Im also awed at the fact this his issues are continually portrayed instead of just mentioned then never shown just to add some sort of drama like most other books do. 

Kristina is a very likeable character, you can tell the love she has for Noah. It was great watching how she grows, and eventually comes to the realization that Noah means more to her than she previously thought. Honestly, it was great seeing two friends realize this, and I may have found a new trope. It was written out beautifully. I wish the book had been longer, because I couldn't get enough of these two. I hope to see more of them in future books. 

All- in - all, I recommend this book to anyone and everyone who loves romance, and very well written ones at that. The slow burn is perfect, the chemistry even more so. 5 out of 5 stars!