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Friday, June 1, 2018

Review Tour! Fighting For Everything 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.


As the wife of a veteran who has PTSD I tend to judge them harsher than I would others. The reason for this is I see my husband struggle at times, I sit and watch and can only offer support and comfort when he is at his worse. As a wife I feel the effects, as do our children at times and it is heartbreaking knowing that he is at times struggling. His PTSD isn’t as sever as our hero Noah’s was but things like fireworks going off, crowds, and other triggers can send his mind back to the things he lived through during his deployments. I know you are probably saying book whore why are you telling all of us this personal information, well here is why. If a book written about someone suffering PTSD isn’t done right then I guarantee I call them out on it, but Ms. Kaye did it right with Fighting For Everything. This is one of the best books that shows the realities of what our men and women who have served really suffer through.

Noah broke my heart from the very start. I wanted to wrap my arms around him and comfort him and take his pain and struggle away. The daily fight within his mind and body wasn’t something to easily read about, but it was real. The range of emotions he felt went from one end of the spectrum to the other. The anger, the sadness, the feeling of utter failure all played a huge role in his actions. Now am I excusing how he treats Kristina? Hell no I am not. I have been on the receiving end of those same emotions and it hurts, it hurts more than I could ever describe, but I didn’t just stand there and take it I fought back and that was the best thing I did because he saw it for what it was and got help.

Kristina loved Noah, he was her best friend so to see him be the way he was, to be treated the way he treated her was heartbreaking and hurtful. She just wanted to be there for him and love him, but will she be enough to heal Noah? Well you will have to read the book to find out. I didn’t like her friend very much if I am to be honest. She didn’t understand the situation and didn’t offer Kristina anything helpful when it came to Noah.


Fighting For Everything personally touched my heart. I cried, I laughed, I got angry and I felt hope. Fighting For Everything reminds us that while there are physical scars we can see there are a million that we can’t because they are in our minds. PTSD is something that hits home to not only me but so many others whether it being themselves or someone they know. Fighting For Everything is one of the best books I have read by Laura Kaye and I can’t wait to read the next book. This is a must read for sure.




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Standing there in the arms of her best friend, Kristina knew she had to stop this...whatever this was.

Tilting her head back, the words were on the tip of her tongue. Her eyes locked with Noah’s, and even in the dimness she could see that they were blazing hot and almost predatory in their directness. It stole her capacity to speak, because she was unequivocally sure he'd never looked at her like that. Need roared off of him and through her, spiking her arousal so hard and fast that she became wet between her legs.

From just a look.

Heart pounding like a bass drum, Kristina swallowed hard. What would she do if he kissed her? One kissing experiment aside, she'd never had to ask that in regard to him. Another question followed close behind: what would she do if he didn't?

He didn't give her the space to debate. His hand fisted in the back of her hair. The roughness licked flames through her and sent her heart into a sprint. And then he was guiding her head, bringing them together, bringing his face closer and closer to hers. His gaze dropped to her lips, and a shaky breath caressed her skin.

Noah kissed her.

The first press of his lips against hers was soft and sweet, and she thought she might shatter from the shock of sensation just that light touch delivered. The one that made her want to forget who he was and what he was to her and climb him like a tree.

This is Noah. This is Noah. This is Noah.

Kristina had never wanted anything like this with him. Never before. But now that she'd had a taste, it was like she'd never eaten a meal in her life. His lips skated over hers, and she moaned at the unexpected goodness of it.

And it was like the sound burst some dam inside him. On an answering groan, he planted both hands in her hair and kissed her harder than she'd ever been kissed in her life. His mouth claimed, his tongue penetrated, his body grinded against hers. He pushed her against the opposite side of the door frame, pinning her there with all his muscled strength.

It was stunning. It was glorious. It was so wrong.

This is Noah. This is--

So freaking good.

The kiss felt like he was feasting on her, like he'd been starving for her and finally let himself have a taste. His desire was thrilling. His rough intensity was breath-stealing. His need fueled hers. Against his chest, her nipples ached to be tugged and sucked. She clenched her thighs together, dying for relief from the inferno he'd ignited inside her. She sucked hard on his tongue and ran her hands up the corded muscles of his biceps to grasp his thick shoulders, trying to anchor herself against the storm his desire had unleashed in both of them.

Her brain tried to remind her why she'd come down here, that she'd wanted to confront Noah-her best friend, Noah, but then his hands skimmed down her body-over her breasts, her belly, to her hips-and his clutching, urgent touch chased the thoughts away.


Later. There'd be time for talk, for thought, for consequences...later.

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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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