March 31, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
FIGHT FOR ME
by Bethany Bazile
I just needed someone to show me how to fight for me…
When tragedy hits Alexis Cole is shattered. She carries the blame on her shoulders after losing a big piece of herself. When Ryder Hayes sweeps back into her life, she has something to hold on to, but just as quickly as he appeared he was gone. When fate-or meddling parents-throw them back together they can no longer deny the heat that’s burned between them for years.
Ryder has always wanted Lexi, but he’s never fought so hard against something in his life. Saving Lexi from her past was never on his agenda, but he could never bear letting her drown in it. With his UFC championship title on the line, the last thing he needs is to be distracted by Lexi. When she’s thrown back into his life he can no longer fight their attraction.
But once he claims her he knows he’ll never let go.
Mature content warning: This title is intended for Adults 18+ due to language and explicit sexual content.
If you have an aversion to steamy scenes, you may not want to board this ride, because it will be a hot and sweaty one.
What a tangled web life can be! The hero and heroine in Fight For Me have an extensive history that is laid out during the course of the story. Their past adds depth and just enough complication to make this more than a simple romance.
The book opens on a down note with a tragedy and Lexi, a young heroine struggling to heal. Enter the real-life hero Ryder and you just know this book is bound to be delicious.
There were some mild pacing issues and a few abrupt changes in flow but nothing that made me think twice about enjoying the book. These characters just feel like people you'd like in real life. They react as expected in different scenarios, have the typical communication problems but then pull it all together without overdoing the angst. It was a perfect blend.
The suspense story thread could've been played up a bit more to make the story that much better. It kind of came out of nowhere and would've been that extra something to push this book to the top of it's genre. It was unique but under-developed.
Still, you can't go wrong if you like romances with MMA fighters. You'll enjoy Fight For Me.
“This love will never be easy but it will always be worth the fight. Even if they manage to tear you away from me, I’d come for you. You’re that piece of happiness I can’t live without.” -Ryder
4 Chocolate-Dipped Strawberries
This book was given to us by the author. Many thanks.