I am so disappointed in this book. I love all the other books in the series except for this one. I just could not connect with Axelle. Boo hoo her real dad left and her stepfather is a jerk, big deal!! She has Blake to more than make up for shortcomings of the dad and stepfather. Everything she does she uses the excuse of being abandoned by her dad. She needs to talk to a therapist and then move on. I like Killian but he needs someone stronger than Axelle.
Can I just say that I FRIGGIN LOVED KILLIAN!!! He was a great lover and a fighter!! What a dreamboat!! This book has been in my library of books since last year and OMG why in the world did I wait so long to read this? The beginning of the book had me hooked, then mid way through my heart sanked. I was so pissed at Axelle!! How could she not feel loved, how could she not see what was right in front of her, why had she not learned from her Mom's mistakes as a young girl?? Luckily thanks to her short term lack of intelligence it gave both her and Killian a chance to really spread their wings and grow. But that a$$ hat ex boy toy of hers WHEW!!! I wanted him to get so much more than what he got. I was at least satisfied when Killian got in a few punches but dang it I wanted MORE to happen to that d**** bag!! He was such a dirtbag!! Now back to Killian and Axelle, they have become a pair of my fav book couples! Now I'm about to read the Final Fight, I hope it's just as good. Hmm Braeden and AJ? They are new to the series except I know he's not a fighter, only know that it's Blake's brother from the Marines, which means more of Blake which I'm ok with since his character is always funny but I was pissed at him for hitting Killian when as usual he was only trying to protect Axelle!!!
Wow, just wow. This is a stand-alone story. The last book in the ‘Fighting’ series. There is no problem following the story and the author provides flash backs to fill in the gaps for those who have not read any other books in the series.
First, I must say that I had a love/hate relationship with this story. As much as I had hoped for a smooth “geek boy turns into a hot man and is finally noticed by best “girl” friend and ride off into the sunset….” Well, that is not this book. I both love and hate the way my heart was put through the ringer. I was happy, shocked, sad, and disappointed. I was emotional and sometimes anxious as the story progressed. And, I had to take an occasional “emotional” break and put the book down for a bit. So in the end, that tells me that J.B. Salsbury did an awesome job! She kept me on the edge wondering where will this go? And noooo! Just no!
We first meet Killian McCreery in Fighting for Flight. A young, awkward, super smart geek who is obsessed with all things MMA/UFC. We see him again in A Father’s Fight where we meet Axelle. Her step dad is Blake Daniels, UFC superstar. Axelle and Killian become the best of friends. It is now 4 years later. They are in college and they each have personal issues to work through.
Now for the goods…..
She claimed my soul from the first time we met, and I can’t imagine loving anyone the same way I do her.
“I assumed you saw me the way I see myself: broken, messed up, desperate. You’re so together Killian. You deserve someone more….like you.”
Life steps in, hearts are broken, and choices are made. The journey is not smooth. The highs are high and the lows are devastating. It was hard to understand why Axelle made some of her decisions. Although she had a rough start in life, she ultimately is loved and adored by her mom, Layla and her step dad Blake. Killian too had some baggage to contend with, decisions to make. In the end, I was exhausted! Killian and Axelle take an emotional, gut wrenching journey to find themselves where they belong. I must say that although I may not have liked some of the decisions and scenarios it was still their story.
“Nothing between us has ever been simple, but the choice to be there for you was. It still is.”
I loved the Fighting series. I would recommend it especially if you like hot, alpha, sexy men and unique story lines.
There's a moment in a romance when the characters stop fighting their feelings, admit everything and give into what they both want. However, when it happens before even a third of the book is over, it's a sign: all hell's about to break loose. Such a moment happened in this one.
It was so frustrating! Neither one of them communicated feelings, and when they finally did promise honesty, it lasted a day before they just stopped. Stupid! I. Hated. It.
Killian started out so perfect. I mean "man of my dreams" perfect. Seriously. Yeah, he didn't stay perfect long, and for that, I took away one star. I hated him in the middle of the book. I get why he acted like he did, but damn. One thing in particular had me throwing my Kindle, the one thing that we had to assume but he later confirmed. I had hoped I was wrong, but no. Damn him. Damn Ms. Salisbury for writing it. Just... damn.
Axelle, what can I say? That s*** storm of crap (yes, redundancy intended) she went through was unreal. I don't mean unreal metaphorically; I mean unbelievable. It was too much to be believed. I'm calling bulls***, but the author has a tendency to like to force the unbelievable situations.
I'm happy with how it all turned out, but jeez, that was an emotional read.