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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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Wonderful writing - dramatic story

What an epic story!

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

Narration is excellent.

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beautiful story

loved this book. finally a book that isn't so predictable and 90% sex. It's an emotional book. I'll definitely read more from this author

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Emotional story!

This book in the Fighting series was very emotional and waded through a very touchy subject of child molestation and child abuse, as well as drug addiction. These may be triggers for some readers and may need to be avoided. The plot is unique and well written and the main characters are both angst-filled, damaged people who help heal each other. There is a very HEA and narration was well performed with two well seasoned narrators.

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Oh my heart...

Rex and Gia's story is so unbelievably powerful. It's beautiful even in it's heartbreak. This book will touch your soul.
The narrators were fantastic. They completely did this book justice and I 100% recommend this book! (as well as the rest of the series)

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  • Cheryl
  • Olathe, KS, United States
  • 09-21-16

I LOVE THIS SERIES

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

YES, BUT GOT IT DONE IN 2 SITTINGS!!!

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Started off very slow, but turned out to be a very good book. Very glad I stuck with it

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Real Issues

Loved this one just like the ones before. This author really hits some hard issues and shows they can over come every thing that comes at them. I loved how the heroine delt with the drug issue's makes the characters seem so real.

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LOVING THIS SERIES!!!

This "Fighting" series has been a great read. They can 'stand alone', but i've devoured each additional book and loving every one. I truly loved this one.
Narrators are AWESOME!!!

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  • B.N
  • 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.

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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

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