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Publisher's Summary

Every fighter is drawn to the violence, the release that a perfect hit can bring.

But very few are drawn to the pain.

Rex Carter lives behind a wall of indifference. The demons from his childhood act as an anesthetic, keeping him distant from emotional connections. Only the ache from a knock to the jaw, the sting of a tattoo needle, or the heat from a piercing can jolt him back from the numbness. The fiery pain is all he can feel, and nothing compares to the burn.

Or so he thought.

Working in a Las Vegas bar isn't Georgia McIntyre's dream. But she hopes it'll be an end to the nightmare.

She's watched him, followed him and kept tabs, all in preparation for this moment: to make amends and share the secret she's been carrying since she was a kid. But she didn't count on the feelings that seeing him again would stir up, the vacant look in his stormy-blue eyes, and his perfect body now mutilated by ink and metal.

And she knows why. She's lived his pain every single day, since the day he left.

Changed by time, Rex doesn't remember the girl from his past. If only she could do the same.

Will she get the absolution she's spent her life seeking?

Or will he continue Fighting to Forget?

©2014 JB Salsbury (P)2014 JB Salsbury

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PREPARE TO BE SHREDDED TO PIECES

I've listened to many stories about overcoming adversity. Now, Fighting to Forget is one of my favorites. I should note, it was not without its extremely tough/dark moments where I wasn't sure I could stay focused on the bigger picture. Rating and reviewing this one is a tough call because it triggers so many different emotions, and like any book centered around a particular trauma that causes physical and emotional scars, it may not be for every reader/listener, but its worth giving it a try. I love JB Salsbury's style of writing, and it was beautifully written. Furthermore, with two great narrators, they truly brought these characters and the story to life in bold, vivid color! Passionate, is an understatement in terms of the narration.

The journey for both Rex and Georgia Mac to find peace, acceptance, love, you name it, was heart-wrenching and wonderful. I loved it.

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  • Elisa
  • Marietta, GA, United States
  • 01-16-15

Wow!!!

Heartbreaking and exciting. This was an excellent story. Hated the separation but other than that great read. Must read this one.

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Gritty....not for the faint of heart

Where does Fighting to Forget rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I like the series but I have to say this is one of the most difficult books to listen to. Even though its a good book the topic of child molestation is a difficult one for me to wrap my mind around.

If you’ve listened to books by JB Salsbury before, how does this one compare?

This is the third book in the series and by far the most gritty and hard to get through. The topic of child molestation is never easy to hear about ... and its a theme that is at the forefront even to the end of this book.

Have you listened to any of Erin Mallon and Ryan West ’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

They were awesome performers. They made the book easier to listen to.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The prologue. Without giving away a spoiler .... it was very moving the bond the two main characters formed.

Any additional comments?

If you have read the first two books in the series, this one is tied in with the main characters from those books. It is a stand alone so its not necessary to have read them but I recommend those books highly. This is not my favorite book in the series and I most likely would not have finished it had it not been for the first two books. This is book does have a light at the end of the tunnel but its an emotional journey getting there. The subject matter and abuse they characters suffered is why I did not give the story itself a higher rating. If you don't mind gritty, child abuse, flawed characters in the aftermath ... you would enjoy this book. It is worth a credit.

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Hard to hear

This book touched on some very hard topics. Most of us would not know these situations but they do exist. I think because they were children it made it more difficult to listen to. However this was another awesome book that would make a good movie as well.

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100% Love it!!

I can't get enough of these fighters! I really hope more come. They have everything you can imagine in a book without it being overwhelming, it's perfect!

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loved it

I really loved this "troubled boy meets troubled girl. It's a beautiful story. Great ending.

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My Heart Ached for Rex

This one was heavier and deeper, for me anyway, compared to Jonah and Blake's stories. It was filled mostly with a lot of heartache and pain for both Rex and Gia aka Mack that lasted pretty much the entire book. It wasn't until about 30 minutes left in the book that it seemed like the gray clouds finally cleared for these two and they were able to breathe easier. The first half of the book was a little slow going for me. My heart broke for the trauma young Rex endured and the guilt Gia felt not being able to help him even though they were both only 8 and 10 respectively.

When Gia reconnects with Rex 14 years after their horrible childhood I was torn on how I felt she handled the situation. I tried to imagine how hard it might have been for her to try and approach him to let him know of their past connection, but I still didn't agree with how she kept it from him for the week they started hanging out. She had many opportunities to tell him, but she kept making excuses and chickening out. When he finally realized who she was and he blew up at her I felt she deserved every harsh word he said. What I did not expect was the huge downward spiral Gia fell into after the blowout. That was shocking and sad.

All in all, I ended up enjoying this one even though it took awhile to get into it. Getting ready to start Cameron and Eve's story. Since meeting more of him in Rex's story and already knowing Eve from Jonah and Raven's book I can't wait to hear how these two hook up. Same great narration as the first two books.

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Most frustrating book ...but not terrible

Took WAY too long for the big reveal, then there's a time jump and you finally get into the actual story.

If I were reading instead of listening I would have skimmed through the first 25 chapters.

The female narrator did a fine job. The male narrator was a bit over-the-top but it actually fit the character.

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Awful. I Kusy can't

I just can't!! Sick!! Sad and extremely unappealing. I Could not even get past chapter 9.

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Wonderful writing - dramatic story

What an epic story!

Great book series. Fascinating characters. Captivating drama and intrigue.

Narration is excellent.

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  • 08-18-17

Fighting to forget.

So far, this one is my favorite. The others were good, but this one had more feeling. The two main characters had more of a connection.

The book was funny, sad, and very emotional at times. loved Rex and Mac/Gia.

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  • J. Dunbar
  • 06-10-15

Great 3rd book

Every bit as enjoyable as the first 2 books, couldn't stop listening, really good read.

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  • Clare Keating
  • 03-10-15

loved it

If you could sum up Fighting to Forget in three words, what would they be?

so so good

What was one of the most memorable moments of Fighting to Forget?

the whole love story was so moving

Have you listened to any of Erin Mallon and Ryan West ’s other performances? How does this one compare?

yes this is my third and loved all of them, cant wait till others are available

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

yes but made myself listen over few sittings.

Any additional comments?

such a good book loved Rex so much.

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  • Madee
  • 04-26-16

Speechless

Who was your favorite character and why?

gia and rex are both strong on so many different levels and complement each other perfectly it would be impossible to choose between them

Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Not gunna lie this was an emotional rollercoaster so much stuff has happened to both characters you really can't ignore it or push it away little part of you thinks that they need to talk to their friends about it but another part thinks that could make things harder and no one really wants to be destroyed with the weight of sympathy and pity but responsibility to each other need of freedom and life love without a pain gia and rex can finally begin

Any additional comments?

Hands down struggle story with a sliver lining and i loved it