ARC Review: Fighting for Everything (Warrior Fight Club #1) by Laura Kaye

Fighting for Everything Book Cover Fighting for Everything
Warrior Fight Club #1
Laura Kaye
Contemporary Romance - Military Romance
May 22nd 2018
eBook/Paperback
247
ARC eCopy/Won Paperback

 

Loving her is the biggest fight of his life…

Home from the Marines, Noah Cortez has a secret he doesn’t want his oldest friend, Kristina Moore, to know. It kills him to push her away, especially when he’s noticing just how sexy and confident she’s become in his absence. But, angry and full of fight, he’s not the same man anymore either. Which is why Warrior Fight Club sounds so good.

Kristina loves teaching, but she wants more out of life. She wants Noah—the boy she’s crushed on and waited for. Except Noah is all man now—in ways both oh so good and troubling, too. Still, she wants who he’s become—every war-hardened inch. And when they finally stop fighting their attraction, it’s everything Kristina never dared hope for.

But Noah is secretly spiraling, and when he lashes out, it threatens what he and Kristina have found. The brotherhood of the fight club helps him confront his demons, but only Noah can convince the woman he loves that he’s finally ready to fight for everything.

 

Fighting for Everything is book one in the Warrior Fight Club by Laura Kaye.

Wow! I’m impressed. I’m never sure if I’m going to like a contemporary romance or not. They are hit or miss for me, but Fighting for Everything really struck a cord. It’s a friends to lovers romance.

The author did a fabulous job with her characters, their struggles, and the friends to lovers romance. 

Noah’s got TBI and PTSD. The realism of coming home from war, how hard it can be, the struggles and things that can seam so mundane, but now can cause an issue was heartbreaking. The author did her research and accuracy portrayed what a wounded solder faces when they come home. It was powerful. 

Kristen is Noah’s best friend. She stands by him even when he’s pushing her away, well pushing everyone away. She truly sees more then he wants and she does what she can to help him. Their was no pushing him to do something just giving him the tools and little moments he needs to get back on track. 

Noah and Kristen have some major sexual tension that is off the charts and when they do give in it’s explosive. Their romance was bumpy. I cried when he didn’t want to fight for more and it looked like their 20-year friendship was over; especially when she gave him everything and tried to fight. The only thing that truly bothered me and made me drop a half point in my rating is them having sex without a condom. I understand she’s on birth control, been tested, and they talk, but we all know that birth control is not 100%, so I got a little bummed in the no sex without condom. The story was going fabulously until that moment, but as I said the sex is explosive, but I prefer safe sex. 

The introduction to the Warrior Fight Club was wonderful done. I liked how that was weaved into the story. I also liked how we get into the characters heads and feel what they are feeling. As I said the author did her homework and made this one feel so real. I applaud Ms. Kaye. And, last the secondary characters introduced where great. 

Fighting for Everything is profoundly emotional, deep and so real. I had a phenomenal time reading this novel and can’t wait to pick up the next one in the series. 

Rated: 4.5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Laura Kaye with the sole purpose of an honest review. I also won a copy of this novel. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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8 comments on “ARC Review: Fighting for Everything (Warrior Fight Club #1) by Laura Kaye

  1. I also really enjoyed this one. I like most of this author’s work. She brings out the feelings with great characters. Anne – Books of My Heart

  2. Excellent review angela!!! Sounds like another way read by Laura kaye!! Shared on all my socials!!

  3. I’ve read a couple of her books and liked them.
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  4. That’s an author I need to try
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