“Crippling, thrilling, and just plain old heart breaking, the story stays with you for days, swooning over scene after scene in your head. You feel gutted then put back together again by Rex’s and Gia’s story”
Let’s just say I can’t say this loud enough – I LOVE THIS SERIES AND I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS STORY! Sorry for yelling at you like that, but I want to make sure everyone heard me when I say that I could not get enough of the story. From the cover, which Alex Minsky is on; if you don’t know who he is click his name…. to the well-written and fantastic plot twist, to the heart breaking background of these characters and their present situation being so well-described… you can play it in your head like a movie. The depth of these characters is so rich and crippling that it made my head spin a couple of times. You know when I read a book, I look for a book to have this “it” about them. It’s really hard to find, and I don’t like to be able to tell what happens next or be able to know how it will turn out, but I am happy to report this one fits the bill page by page.
“Don’t let the dark pull you in. Remember me. Kick and thrash and fight for the light. I’ll be here. NO matter how long it takes, I’ll be here.”
Rex is an MMA fighter who is a very emotionally driven person. You don’t really see it right away, but you do know he was treated badly in his younger years, but you don’t quite get why he does what he does until you hit the mid-point in the book. You already know from the synopsis that Gia is someone from his past and it is clear in the beginning of the book just who she is to Rex. Gia, to me, at first… I got irritated by. I mean, she came to town to find Rex but she kept to herself a lot so she didn’t really have a plan on how she was going to achieve her goal. Now don’t get me wrong, Gia by no means ruins the book for me, not at all, but I just was rolling my eyes at some of the things she was doing in the beginning, which once you read the book you will understand. But when you get midway towards the end, you are so vested in Gia that you just feel gutted, just plan pulled apart from ya insides, because I didn’t know what was going to happen. I closed my eyes (as if that would help) during a very terrifying part and cheered when Gia and Rex finally got it together.
All in all folks, I read this in one setting. So when you start this book, get your house in order so you have time to finish it (you’ll thank me later). 5 Stars*****
Here is an Excerpt from the book
“What do you dream about?” His voice is soft, desperate.
“Memories from the past. Things I wish I could forget but can’t.” You. Always you.
“Forget.” A humorless laugh, dry with sarcasm, tumbles from his lips. “You think your nightmares would end if you couldn’t remember the bad?”
“I don’t know. I hope they would.”
He exhales hard and his shoulders drop. “They don’t.”
God, what is he saying? He doesn’t remember the bad, but he dreams it? I’m pushing it, I know I am, but he’s opening up, and I can’t pass up the opportunity to find out if he’s okay, if he’s really okay. “You dream the bad, but you can’t remember it?”
“Something like that.”
That’s not possible. “Then how do you know it’s real?”
He drops his head into his hands, gripping fistfuls of his hair. “I don’t.”
Fighting series reading order
Buy Fighting for Flight on Kindle | Buy Fighting for Flight in Paperback| My Review
Buy Fighting to Forgive on Kindle | Buy Fighting to Forgive in Paperback | My Review
Buy Fighting to Forget on Kindle | Buy Fighting to Forget in Paperback
October 2014 release Fighting the Fall (Goodreads add)