Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: ARC, NetGalley
Also by this author: Hold You Close, Trust in Me
Raised in the streets, Knox is a battle-worn MMA fighter with no past, present, or future. Fighting every day just to survive, Knox owns nothing but the pride in his victories and the scars on his hands. When his control snaps and he must flee the city to keep his life, he runs into a stunning woman with the same intent. All big eyes and delicate features, she's not cut out to survive on her own. And when finding her own inner strength leads to a shocking act of violence, Knox knows he must protect her at all costs...
Natalie couldn't spend another day under her father's lock and key. Raised to be the perfect picture of wealth and sophistication, she detests the dark, ugly side of her father's greed. Refusing to be held captive by her life a moment longer, she escapes his fortress - and runs right into the arms of the strongest, most dangerous, most desirable man she's ever met. As instant attraction leads to explosive passion, Natalie finds she cannot leave his side. But as their pursuers loom closer and threaten to tear them apart, Natalie and Knox have to decide: is it easier to stand apart? Or is a love this strong worth the fight?
Fight for Me
I am going to say up front, this book has a lot of things that irritate some readers. Insta-love and a ridiculous plot line with unbelievable danger. But I LOVE it. Fight for Me is perfect if you want non stop action with instantaneous love between two characters. I dove in and could not put it down.
Fight for Me starts with Knox, an underground fighter, who has a ‘disagreement’ with X, his boss of sorts. Natalie, meanwhile, is at a charity function with her father. Natalie’s mom died when she was young and her father has basically kept her prisoner so he can pilfer her trust. Knox and Natalie meet up when Natalie runs away and is discovered by one of her father’s bodyguards. Knox sees a damsel in distress and cannot walk away. He is instantly protective of Natalie and knows he will do anything to save her.
This all leads to being on the run from the cops, Natalie’s father’s men, and X’s men. Over the top? Totally! But I was so sucked in! These 2 characters are not really well developed; you know about their pasts, but because they jump right into the insta-love thing, you don’t really see the build up of the relationship. I know that bothers some people, but honestly, I hardly ever have a problem with it!
If you want realistic romance with a slow build, Fight for Me is not the book for you. But, if you are like me and want to escape, this book is PERFECT! Its fast paced, well written, and entertaining.
- POV: 3rd
- Tears: no
- Trope: damsel in distress, on the run, insta-love
- Triggers: none
- Series/Standalone: stand alone
- Cliffhanger: View Spoiler »no « Hide Spoiler
- HEA: View Spoiler »Yes, Natalie gets her trust fund and there is an epilogue that takes place 8 weeks later to give a little insight into Knox and Nat! « Hide Spoiler