Wednesday, April 23, 2014

REVIEW: Fighting to Forget by JB Salsbury

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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?

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Author Bio

JBProfilepicJB Salsbury, USA Today Best Selling author of the Fighting series, lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day as a domestic engineer. But while she works through her daily chores, a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page. Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing. Fighting for Flight, Fighting to Forgive, and Fighting to Forget are the first three novels in the MMA romance series. Fighting the Fall is due to be released in October 2014. For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, Facebook, or Goodreads page.

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RATING: 4 Stars

Review: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I was not expected to give a positive review.
This is the third in a series of books, and while jumping into series midway can often have disastrous results, each of these books can be read as a stand-alone. I really enjoy books like this.
The book focuses on Rex and Gia, two adults fighting to forget the very real, very painful abuse they suffered as children. In Rex's case, it has kept itself wrapped in the very dark recesses of his mind as he wrestles with sexual dysfunction as a result of it. Gia has struggled with the guilt of trying to protect the boy she loved from the abuse he suffered, while she was only a child herself. These two are some of the most broken individuals I've met in a long while in a book, and I couldn't help but love them.
Their struggles provided tension in the book that kept the storyline moving nicely, while the empathy I felt for the two characters kept me hoping for a happy ending/ The author writes very well, and I couldn't find amany hiccups in her writing style that would have kept me from reading this book.

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