On a weekend visit to Las Vegas to visit his brother, Marine Braeden Daniels meets a woman who challenges him in ways he can’t deny. The best part is she wants what he wants.
No strings. No feelings. Just fun.
AJ is a Las Vegas performer who is finally living her dream. Growing up poor, she’s determined to succeed at any cost. No one will stand in her way—not even a hot Marine who breezes into her life all confidence and a cocky smile.
A few stolen weekends and neither can deny the feelings quickly growing between them. But the obstacles that keep them apart become more devastating when the Marine Corps calls Braeden away for a six-month deployment.
It’s only six months.
What could possibly happen?
Okay now this part of the review I have to get tough about. Listen here JB Salsbury this cannot be the end of this series! I am putting my foot down; arms crossed and giving you that you will write more woman look! You know that look; I know you know that look. I just can’t let this one go yet. I stubbornly refuse to let it go. I’m throwing the tantrums of all tantrums here and let me be honest it’s not a pretty sight.
Okay, okay now that is out of the way it must be said that I fucking LOVED The Final Fight! It had angst, it had such heartbreaking moments that also would shatter your soul, it had sexy alpha men, it had a sassy strong woman, and it had some of our favorite fighters who we love! Okay by now most of you know I am the wife of a veteran with PTSD, yes I am sure you are so sick of seeing those words but at times certain books really hit me in different ways. I must state that Ms. Salsbury, she not only impressed me with the way she handled it but that she didn’t down play PTSD like so many others do. It doesn’t just affect the person suffering from it, it also becomes a part of the loved ones lives.
The Final Fight really had my emotions all over the place. I cried more than once for both Braeden and AJ both together and separately. Braeden broke me though; even now I am getting all teared up just thinking about what he was suffering through physically and mentally. AJ she broke my heart too, shattered dreams on top of a broken heart is a combination no one should ever feel.
This book brought back memories of when I was dating my now husband. He was stationed in Oklahoma and I was in Michigan, so quick trips usually made by me were gifts until I moved down there. A long distance relationship or hell even fling when feelings start to get involved are hard, it’s even harder with a military member so I really not only respected AJ and how she handled it all, but Braeden as well. When things happen I wish that things would have been different because both were suffering but sometimes you need to be apart and suffer things separately so that you can become stronger together. Ultimately Braeden and AJ are stronger together and their strength should be inspiration for others in their positions.
JB Salsbury, while may be breaking my heart by ending one of my favorite series, she did it with an emotional, heart breaking and healing book that was the perfect final fight for our favorite fighters. The Final Fight is one of the best books I have read this year so far and one I can easily scream that needs to be on the top of your TBR lists.