May 24, 2018

Fighting for Everything by Laura Kaye Review

Fighting for Everything
Warrior Fight Club #1
By Laura Kaye
Release Date: May 22nd, 2018
Tour Host: InkSlinger PR
Source: ARC provided by Author

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.

*ARC provided by the Author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review*

I have been a fan of Laura Kaye's for a while now, I have always enjoyed the grittiness of her writing, and after three mind-blowing series as Hard Ink, Blasphemy, and Raven Riders, I wasn't sure where the direction of her work would be going next, and, would it be a series I would actually enjoy? But clearly, I must have been sleep deprived or something because I clearly underestimated the pure talent of this extraordinary author.

In Fighting for Everything we find Noah, who is a marine vet, struggling with civilian life, after coming home from his last deployment, mind, body, and soul. But he's determined to hide behind a mask of normalcy, but there is one person he could never hide anything from Kristina! But when the girl Noah have been best friends with since they were kids, suddenly changes into someone he desires, how can Noah offer her the world, when he is a shell of a man!

As you read Fighting for Everything, you realize that you are reading more than a simple romance! The book sucks you into the world of PTSD, rage, heartbreak, hitting rock bottom and then rebuilding yourself, and living in your truth. So be warned, this book is not lighthearted fluff, within the first few chapters YOU will be fully invested and will NEED to know the ending.

I will 100% admit I had a hardcore book hangover after finishing Fighting for Everything, but boy it was totally worth it. This book is amazing, it gets inside your soul, and you don't want to say goodbye when the book comes to an end. Fighting for Everything is an amazing first book for this new series, from the get-go you cannot help but fall in love with all the characters, but I will admit I have a soft spot for Mo, and I hope we see a lot more from him.
 I give Fighting for Everything 5 stars! 

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.

And don’t miss the second standalone romance in the Warrior Fight Club series coming August 7, 2018, FIGHTING FOR WHAT’S HIS

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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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