Fighting Strong by Marysol James
Series: Fighting For Love #2
Also in this series: Fighting Love, Fighting History
Published by Self-published on August 9, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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When Katie Lloyd finds out that her stepfather is dying, she’s determined to get to him, no matter what. Thwarted by transportation problems and challenged by bad weather, she ends up having to accept help from the one person she can’t imagine being trapped in a car with on a five-day road trip: Adam Pierce. He’s huge, muscled, arrogant and ferocious, and Katie and Adam have done nothing but argue since the moment they first laid eyes on each other. But desperate times call for desperate measures… and Katie is desperate.
Adam may admire Katie’s talent as a photographer, but she’s also the most frustrating and stubborn woman he’s ever met. When an accident reveals Katie’s shocking dark past to him, Adam changes from aggressor to protector. No matter what it takes, he’s resolved to get her home to face the man who made her childhood a living hell. And then, afterwards – if Katie will let him in and close – Adam wants to be there to help her pick up the pieces. In the bedroom and outside of it.
This book is the second I have read by this author and luckily for me I picked it up for free. I liked it more than the first story because the Hero, Adam is a decent guy. He doesn’t act like a douchebag and comes across as a genuinely nice and sweet guy.
When we first get to know Katie she comes across as dark, angry and hiding herself behind black clothes, goth makeup and a bad attitude. In this story we find out her reasons and they are not nice.
Adam and Katie start off not liking each other but Adam helps her out when she needs it and they start to get to know each other. Very slowly they learn about each other and it was very sweet. Not a lot of sexy times in this story but it was enough for me to see their connection.
This author has a bit of a weird (in my opinion) way of filling a room with characters and giving snippets of some of their thoughts. I found this a little hard to get used to. I also found it a little strange to get short segments of the couple from the first book. I would have been ok to see them together, but it was like they were still having their story told in this book.
My removal of one star is because this author loves her blokes to cry. I know it’s mean of me, but I don’t want my heroes to be vulnerable. I want them to stay the tough, muscled, tattooed fighter with a heart of gold…just not a sook.
A lot of emotions packed in to a relatively short story, packs quite a wallop.
Sassy’s Rating: 4 Stars
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