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How steamy is it? Hot Damn

Publisher's Summary

The toughest fighters aren't created in the octagon but are born of necessity. When life delivers blow after punishing blow, you fight back or get destroyed.

Eve Dawson has had her fill of bad luck. A string of unhealthy relationships has left her angry, bitter, and frustrated. She's given up on being happy and settles for content. Swearing off men, she repels advances and makes herself a challenge to even the most persistent suitors. After all, how much can the fragile human heart take? But life isn't finished with her, and when things can't possibly get worse...they do.

Stay on your feet.

It's Cameron Kyle's motto, but with his fighting career ripped from his grasp, a child he wasn't strong enough to save, and a marriage that even the brawn of a heavyweight couldn't hold together, it's getting harder and harder to stay upright. He takes on the position of CEO of the UFL, intent on hiding his biggest weakness in order to forge a path that leads him back into the octagon.

When an old rival mysteriously gets wind of Cameron's plan to fight again, he comes out of retirement to settle old debts, but secrets, lies, and betrayal threaten to deliver the deathblow. The distraction of a sass-mouthed girl 17 years his junior is the last thing he needs - until a tragic accident shatters the firm foundation of his resolve, and he realizes just how far he's fallen.

Will they risk it all and fight to be together?

Or, does defeat lie within the fall?

©2014 JB Salsbury (P)2015 JB Salsbury

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Always a good listen!

This series is my "go to" series when I need something entertaining. This story is book 4 in the series, it is a stand alone, although I recommend reading the others as well. This is not my favorite -- not because of the angst of the May-December relationship, I just did care for the weakness in Eve's character. I realize I am in the minority here; she is a likable character, I just did not feel that her justification of being "used" by men was a valid one. Cam on the other hand is a swoon worthy man with real emotional demons that were relatable. I recommend the listen and it is credit worthy! I just wanted to forewarn those of you who like strong female heroines she is not the strongest. This series is one of the best I have read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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SWOOOOON!!!

I love a good May-December romance, couple that with a storyline that tugs at those pesky heart strings, and I'm an emotional mess! I liked that Cameron was looped in as a primary character instead of JB just plowing through fighter after fighter in the group. Pairing him w/Eve was genius--she was a hilarious character from book one, and the dynamic between the two was sexy, funny, and made my heart melt over and over again.

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I LOVE LOVE THIS SERIES

All I can say is the narration is great and the writing even better. I can listen to these books over and over again. I would like a little more stoking detail in the Nookie scenes. Just But It because it's a five star listen

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BRILLIANT... FROM THE PROLOGUE TO THE EPILOGUE

Cam and Eve have so many emotional demons haunting them that they're both willing to just settle.... settle in a relationship that can't go anywhere or move forward - not until they let their painful demons go free. The past is interfering in their futures - in Eve's case, she feels unloveable and unworthy and in Cam's case it's guilt at a heartbreaking tragedy that he accidentally caused which ruined lives. Eve is willing to lower her expectations to be wanted and needed and Cam is willing to take, use and then move on.

Through edge of your seat dramas, hot and passion filled sex scenes and many angst-ridden events Eve fought hard not to fall into the same pattern as before and Cam fought hard not to fall for Eve and they both fought jealousies, confusion and being hurt again. And, for a while their tactics worked but in the end neither one could fight their heart's desires so, despite all the emotional baggage and pain, love was eventually the happy victor. Good character development by a handsome, successful, dominant Alpha Hero and a feisty yet vulnerable Heroine who are both pushed into changing for the other.

This has to be the best one yet, it seemed to go on and on and yet it still wasn't enough because it left me wanting more - more of an Epilogue that would keep me linked into the lives of characters that I'd grown to care about. But alas it had to end sometime and I can always revisit them and probably future books will hopefully keep me up-to-date with Eve and Cam's lives. Great dual POV narration that catapulted a great book into an intense and brilliant listen.

Worth a credit? From the Prologue to the Epilogue it captured and held me riveted to what was coming next which surely makes JB Salsbury a gifted Author and it definitely made it a creditworthy listen.

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Not What I Expected

Cam and Eve's story had some hard parts if you are a parent. Being a mom of two (boy & girl as well), anytime there is heartbreak when it comes to a child whether it be by abuse, an accident or death it is hard to imagine as you can't help but wonder 'what if that happened to me'? I don't want to give too much away about what happened so I won't go into as much detail or synopsis on this one since the end caught me off guard with the outcome of the accident from the beginning of the book.

I sympathized with Cam with the guilt he had and why he kept trying to coddle and care for his ex wife after the accident 14 years earlier that turned her into an emotional, sensitive mess who developed a drinking addiction. With that being said 14 years is too long and I was glad when he finally came to that internal realization and cut that cord. I loved his son Ryder and wish there was more on him or his own side book. He seemed like it'd be a good addition.

Not having the type of parents or childhood that Eve had I had a harder time sympathizing with why she would continue to let her father be a part of her life and continually take from her and be verbally and physically abusive to her. Her inner monologue would war back and forth in her head with why she should just cut him out, yet how she didn't because she just wanted to feel loved by him since she never felt wanted or loved by her mother or father. So when it came to her side I had a harder time understanding her thoughts and actions.

I loved the ending and the blended family and hope and look forward to get snapshots of more of these two in the rest of the series. Do they get married, do they have kids??? Who knows, but I hope by the end of the series.

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These books drive me insane!!

I like these books but they annoy the piss out of me at the same time. there are so many unnesicery B.S. things that happen or don't happen.
Some of it seems so far fetched. It makes .e want to scream. But I get the point of it all. It's just so frustrating how the writer makes the woman out to be so stupid or I don't know. maybe it's also the voice of the woman that annoys me sometimes.
These books could be so better if they aren't so wishy washy and and back forth. Urrrgg!

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Unhealthy relationship

The heroine in this book is just too dumb to make Fighting the Fall enjoyable. Eve constantly throws herself at Cameron no matter how many times he treats her like trash. She makes poor decisions when it comes to her father and consciously makes a ridiculously stupid decision at work, all while knowing that a her boss was watching her like a hawk.

Cameron was not much better. A dictating asshole, who is a wonderful caretaker to his ex, yet treats Eve.

Unlikable and unintelligent MC’s in an unhealthy relationship makes for a 2 star romance.

5stars for the female narrator
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May-December complications!

Another of the Fighting series is just great listening! I loved the story of Eve, damaged by a lifetime of neglect and being used and Cameron, who is suffering years of guilt while dealing with brain injury. This was a complex story with lots of entertained characters and a really good plot. I really felt for this duo and wanted them to have a happy ending. Narration was well done also.

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Did it again

This author just makes her characters so realistic. I am blown away by the challenges they over come.

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highly recommended

Love love love this series. The book is well written and you can't help but fall in love with the characters. The 2 narrators are amazing and truly bring this book to life. 5 stars all around and if you haven't read or listened to this book, you need to get on it pronto!

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  • maltipom
  • 02-03-16

Fabulous

probably my favourite of the series so far. Read superbly, as usual. Really don't want this series to end.

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  • Clare Keating
  • 10-17-15

FANTASTIC

Would you listen to Fighting the Fall again? Why?

OVER AND OVER

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fighting the Fall?

THE WHOLE BOOK

What does Erin Mallon and Ryan West bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

THEY ARE FANTASTIC BRING THE BOOK TO LIFE

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

A FIGHTER NEVER FALLS

Any additional comments?

SUCH A GOOD BOOK, HAD ME IN TEARS AND ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT. JUST LOVE ALL THE FIGHTING BOOKS.X

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  • Madee
  • 04-26-16

Cameron you beautiful .... just yum

What made the experience of listening to Fighting the Fall the most enjoyable?

Eve is a little rebel and she knows it she is possibly has the most relatable stories of all the girls within the Fighting series bad parents and bad experiences with men I possibly enjoy her story the most.

What did you like best about this story?

Cameron Kyle’s Over protectiveness and unsure way to react to Eve.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Sadly I did

Any additional comments?

This book made me cry :')