by JB SalsburyWhat do you do when everything you avoid, turns out to be exactly what you need? Easy and predictable, just the way he likes it, Blake Daniels flies through life the way he burns through women: on his terms, no regrets. With his fighting career in full swing, he's on the threshold of title contention. But when his training is compromised by injury, the stakes grow impossibly higher. The rage that fuels his punches also chips away at his focus, and he risks losing everything he cares about. He won’t let that happen. Not again. Layla’s through with men. After a marriage that never should’ve happened, she hopes to reclaim the pieces of the woman she lost years ago. Emotional abuse has left her insecure and terrified. A master at faking what she’s not feeling, she masks her self-doubt in false confidence. She’ll never let another man hurt her. Not again. Chased by shadows of the past, Blake and Layla know what they don’t want, but their hearts have a different plan. As a web of lies and betrayal threatens to destroy them, they’re forced to make a choice. Is love enough to heal even the deepest wounds?
Rating: 4 stars
REVIEW: I'd like to thank the author and Promotional Book Tours for giving me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I loved reading this book.I loved the characters of Layla and Blake. Layla is this single mom trying to get out of a horrible situation while trying to remain optimistic for her teenage daughter. At the same time, her daughter is going through all the angst of being a teenager, while trying to adapt to this new life without her father, who was horribly abusive to her mother. Blake is this tough as nails fighter who likes the girls, he's a player, but its so fun to watch how he evolves when Layla and her daughter come into his life.
Some of the situations shown in the book are definitely not meant for a younger audience, however, use your discretion. Perhaps a more mature teenager could read this and learn from it.
The way the author writes is so realistic, and I love the interaction between the characters, all of them, from the bad characters to the good ones and every one in between.